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How to Establish the
Confraternity of Christian Mothers
at Your Parish


See Chapter 2 of the “Manual for Directors and Officers,”

which can be purchased by calling the National Office.  

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1)  Ask your pastor to establish the Confraternity.  

2)  Have your pastor fill out an Application for Affiliation (.pdf or .docx) and send it to the Ordinary of the Diocese.

3)  Once it has been signed and returned to the pastor, forward the application to the Director General of the Archconfraternity (currently Fr. Joseph Tuscan) who will fill out and forward a Diploma of Affiliation.  

4)  From the date the diploma is issued, the new Confraternity shares in all the indulgences and privileges of the Archconfraternity.  Now the “real life” of the Confraternity begins! 


While you are waiting on your Diploma of Affiliation to be issued, purchase and read a copy of the “Hand Book for Officers of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers."  Work with your Father Director (pastor) to appoint or hold officer elections for President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  


Once your Diploma of Affiliation has been issued, have a Solemn Reception Ceremony to enroll members and have them sign your local Confraternity’s Register of Members.  Then you can have an official Installation of Officers ceremony.  The founding officers will draft and approve Bylaws and any Special Statutes of their Confraternity, including principal and indulgences feast days.  Additional information can be found in the “Manual for Directors and Officers” and the “Hand Book for Officers.”

Call or email Jill Turok with any questions!   


Free Resources

Memo from Fr. Tuscan

Indulgences and Advantages
to Joining the Confraternity
of Christian Mothers

Confraternidad de
Madres Cristianas

Our Members' Manual
in Spanish

Ceremony for Reception of Christian Mothers in English and Latin

Download the Ceremony
for Reception below.

Wisdom Shared
and Wisdom Gained

Meredith Hinds shares a reflection
on the community formed by Christian Mothers throughout the centuries.

Welcome Packet

Template for
Local Parish Confraternities
of Christian Mothers


This is not mandatory, but an optional tool for your local Confraternity.


View YouTube videos that have been beneficial to other Confraternities.

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