Year of the Family

Live the Joy of God's Love


What is the Year of the Family? Pope Francis established the Year of the Family on March 19, 2021, the solemnity of St. Joseph. This also marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (“The joy of love”), which explores the beauty and joy found in family life. The Year of the Family will conclude on June 26, 2022, which is the start of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome... Read more here

Check out General Year of the Family Resources at the Seattle Archdiocese Year of the Family Webpage

What's Going on at Holy Innocents?


Year of the Family Committee:

Thank you to the following Couples and their children who have volunteered to coordinate Year of the Family Events here at Holy Innocents: 

  • Megan and Rocky Raymond
  • Angie and Jake Belarde
  • Diane and Gary Price
  • Cynthia and Ramon Arguelles
  • Jamie and Ryan Hariden

The committee here at Holy Innocents is working to plan and coordinate 4 events over the next year in honor of the Year of the Family. The first event will be a celebration of Grandparents and Elders Day on Sunday July 25th. 

Grandparents and Elders Video Project  

-- In preparation for Grandparents and Elders day here at the parish, the committee is collecting snippets of videos of our grandparents and elders that will be put together into a a short presentation. If you would like to submitt a 60-90 second clip of your grandparent or friend for the video, follow the instructions below: 

Recording instructions for your Video

  • Decide how you will record the video. (On your phone; zoom meeting etc.)
  • Record a 60-90 second video your grandparent or friend answering the following question:     "How has your faith helped you through your life." 



Upload Instructions

  • Click on this folder  to upload your video. (you should sign in with a google account -You should not need to create a Google account; simply enter your existing email address and create a password.)
  • Click on new
  • Click on file upload
  • Choose the file from your computer or cell phone, and upload it.






Year of the Family Prayer

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendor of true love;
to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic churches.

Make us mindful
of the sacredness of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Graciously hear our prayer.