What is Domus Church?
In the beginnings of the Church, there were Domus Ecclesia, the home churches where the early Christian community would meet and gather. Lumen Gentium, the Vatican II Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, called the family a “domestic church”.
Just as the parish church is the home to our parish community, our homes are to our domestic churches. Just as a parishes are the blocks that make up a diocese, which are the blocks that create the Catholic Church, our domestic churches are the blocks that make up a parish.
But, how do we build these most core blocks of the Church?
Domus Church is a effort to share some ideas and suggestions on how we can take ownership of our role as pastors of our domestic churches.
The sacrifice of the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith, and so we join together to celebrate Mass, to worship His True Presence, and to be in Communion with Him alongside our brot. How, though, do we continue the practice of our faith at home? Maybe we have experience from our own families growing up, but maybe not.
As a community of faith, we work together to bring each other to Heaven and to help bring others along for the ride.