Family Rock

Contact
information

Office/person in charge:
Ramón Martín & Ana Ibañez

Address:
Arzobispado de Toledo Calle Arco de Palacio 3 45002 Toledo (España)

Email address:
familia@architoledo.org

Website/social media:

Family Rock is a project of the Archdiocese of Toledo, Spain, to accompany spouses in their first five years of marriage. An accompaniment to the new marriages is sought, through the monthly sending of a nice email that, with the help of a blog, a simple work on different topics is proposed (a small doctrinal content to read and learn, a video forum for the marriage, free time activities, as well as prayer of the spouses). The project includes a web page (blog) where both the contents that make up the bulletin are stored, as well as the monthly bulletins themselves in image format; and it is also complemented with an annual joint activity where all the participating couples are summoned.

What is it?

What is this initiative about?

Family Rock is a project of the Archdiocese of Toledo, in Spain, to accompany spouses in their first five years of marriage. An accompaniment to the new marriages is sought, through the monthly sending of a nice email that, with the help of a blog, a simple work on different topics is proposed (a small doctrinal content to read and learn, a video forum for the marriage, free time activities, as well as prayer of the spouses). The project includes a web page (blog) where both the contents that make up the bulletin are stored, as well as the monthly bulletins themselves in image format; and it is also complemented with an annual joint activity where all the participating couples are summoned.

How does it help?

In what way does this initiative enhance the formation of the laity?

This project seeks to train young couples to live their vocation in depth. In this sense, they are helped to deepen their lay vocation, making it concrete on the path of marriage.

Why is it important?

Why is this initiative important for the training and advancement of the laity in your country?

We think it is a novel initiative that concretizes what Pope Francis asks for in chapter 6 of Amoris Laetitia “Accompanying the first years of married life”.

How did it start

How was this initiative developed?

A team of couples was formed to prepare the materials. On this team there was a young couple. Then the project was launched, disseminating it in all the preparation courses for the sacrament of marriage that take place in the Archdiocese of Toledo.

Benefits

Does it benefit the laity on a national or local level?

We think that it is an initiative that helps young couples to live their lay vocation to live their call to conjugal holiness.

Means and funding

Who funds the initiative? What is needed to launch this initiative?

This initiative is carried out by the Family Delegation of the Archdiocese of Toledo.

It is very simple to do because it only implies that young couples sign up to receive the email that is sent monthly.

Learn more

Where can people learn more about this initiative?

Visiting https://familyrock.jimdofree.com/ and also through our Facebook and Twitter accounts

Countries involved

Does this initiative exist in other countries?

How to start?

How can this initiative be implemented in other countries?

It is very easy because they only have to enroll young couples in the project.