Dinner & Doctrine Presentation
Mark & Kelley Peffer – October 5, 2022

The Apostolate for Family Consecration® (AFC) supports and challenges Catholic families to grow in holiness, grow in truth, and grow together so that they can become fully alive in Christ. We offer Catholic family vacations, retreats, and resources to lead families to an encounter with Jesus and form them in the truths of our Catholic Faith. The AFC is a private association of Christ’s faithful founded in 1975 by Jerry and Servant of God Gwen Coniker. Learn about their history.

We share the message of Family Consecration to the Holy Family as the best way we know of for families to grow in holiness. Family Consecration is a commitment to live your baptismal promises with the help of the Holy Family and to set your family apart for God. Individually and as a family, you entrust yourselves to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. You pledge to model your family after the Holy Family. In return, the Holy Family comes to stay in your home and surround you with their love, protection, and guidance.


  1. Family Consecration overview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwZxf5e4NjI&t=3s

  2. AFC History Timeline:  https://www.afc.org/our-history/

  3. Short History of AFC told by Mr. Coniker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdUpCSm9r7Y

  4. Sanctifying Daily Duties w/ Mr. Coniker & Cardinal Arinze:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ued8w9zpe2k

  5. Holy Family of Fatima Prayer Site:  https://www.afc.org/holy-family-of-fatima-prayer-site/

  6. Holy Family Fest Promo:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQpx3cYRlfw

  7. Holy Family Fest flyer:  https://afc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/325-500_HFF-Flyer2023-FINAL-1.pdf

  8. Link to biography of Servant of God Gwen Coniker:   https://www.amazon.com/Servant-God-Gwen-Coniker-Follow/dp/1950108163/ref=sr_1_1?crid=KCL5HOTLVKLC&keywords=servant+of+god+gwen&qid=1665079699&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjkzIiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&s=books&sprefix=servant+of+god+gwen%2Cstripbooks%2C123&sr=1-1 (This can also be found on the AFC webpage.)

Families interested in going to a Holy Family Fest for the Summer 2023,
please e-mail Kelley Peffer