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Counting our Blessings is a new Scripture-based resource produced by the Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

  It is designed for use in a variety of pastoral/catechetical settings and consists of seven stand-alone sessions to support parish and school communities in accompanying families.

Counting our Blessings is part of an ongoing invitation from the Church to talk about our life experiences and, through gentle engagement with Scripture, grow in awareness of God’s presence in our lives.  In a guided small-group process using ‘everyday’ language each Counting our Blessings session explores a Real Question in family life.

  Bishop Peter Doyle, Chair Bishops’ Committee for Marriage and Family Life, comments, “As Pope Francis says in The Joy of Love (#187), “All family life is a ‘shepherding’ in mercy” and our aim in Counting Our Blessings is to reveal and celebrate this ‘shepherding’ going on in the complexities of our family life.”

  Bishop Ralph is providing a free copy of Counting Our Blessings which will be sent to all parishes in the New Year.

  It is a useful tool to prepare for the World Meeting of Families which will take place in Dublin in August, 2018.

  Visit the website at: http://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/ http://www.catholicfamily.org.uk/related-work/counting-our-blessings for more information.