Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments (Second Edition)

Chapter 9: The Domestic Church


The Domestic Church

Film Focus: This video shows the family is the Church in miniature. Through four truths or cornerstones, it defines the family as a domestic church. The focus of the video is encouraging families to live their lives as a domestic church who serves the entire world.

Text Focus: Pages 306–311

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the domestic church? Have you ever considered your family to be a domestic church?
  2. What four truths or cornerstones make the home a domestic church?
  3. What are some ways your family can be the Church in the world?
  4. The video concludes with a quote from St. John Paul II which states, “As the family goes, so goes the whole world in which we live.” How have you seen this in your own life?

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