Blessings from God flow through every family, but since the fall of Adam and Eve, the effects of sin have touched every family. Those who came before us provide us with an inheritance. Just as physical characteristics are passed from generation to generation (such as your mother's eyes or dad's nose), so too are patterns of behavior (creativity, stubbornness, etc.), illnesses, and spiritual effects. Our spiritual inheritance is based on the blessings and sins of our ancestors and the effects of these blessings and sins on the present generation. (See Exodus 20:5-6; Deuteronomy 27-29; 2 Kings 17:7-14).
The effects of sin have been present since the original sin of Adam and Eve. As generation upon generation passes, the effects of sin continue and compound. Many of the difficulties we see in families today are a result of the effects of sin, our own and those of our ancestors.
God's power can heal the effects of these sins. We need to prepare to receive God's healing (through confession and prayer), then offer a Eucharist focused on healing the family through the generations.
Many have received God's blessings and been healed of problems in family relationships, illnesses, addictions, and emotional wounds through a Generational Healing Mass.