During the coming year, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will continue to post homily ideas and prayers of the faithful to help link the Sunday liturgy with the national pastoral initiative for life and family.

The proposed texts for the first month of 2014 include suggestions from the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, January 1, to the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 26, including suggestions for the Sundays of the Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord.

January 1 is also the World Day of Peace. The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the World Day is “Fraternity, the foundation and pathway to peace”.

These suggestions for homilies and prayers can be adapted for family prayer, as well as for personal prayer or for use with other groups or organizations.

The texts for the month of January are available on the special Life and Family webpage, under the section “Documents and activities proposed by the CCCB”.