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National Marriage Week

National Marriage Week USA


Let’s celebrate National Marriage Week USA! From February 7-14, 2021 parishes all across the nation will celebrate marriages with the theme To have, to hold, to honor.


Online events to for National Marriage Week

Beyond Cana Marriage Enrichment Ministry

Beyond Cana Marriage Enrichment Ministry is offering FREE virtual meetings open to all Catholic couples the four Thursdays in February at 7pm. For registration contact Jo Anne and Dave Dimitriou by email or call 210-618-6672.

• February 4th (Week 1): Marriage and COVID – 5, Couple Panel

• February 11th (Week 2): Marriage as a Sacrament with Father Roger Keeler

• February 18th (Week 3): Biblical Concept of Marriage with Mike and Cathy Portele

• February 25th (Week 4):  Marriage Enrichment Evening with David Kauffman

Conversation on Fatherhood and Spousal Love with Fr. Daniel Hanley and Mr. Dominic Lombardi

Tune in on the  For Your Marriage’s Facebook page Wednesday, February 10, at 1:00 PM (CT) for a live-streamed discussion between the associate director for Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations, Fr. Daniel Hanley, and the director of Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth, Mr. Dominic Lombardi as they discuss their reflections on fatherhood and spousal love looking to Saint Joseph as their example.

Pray a rosary for married couples and families

The rosary will be led by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the head of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth, and live-streamed on Friday, February 12, at 2:00 PM (CT) on the  USCCB's Facebook Page.

Marriage Encounter online retreats

Find dates for upcoming Marriage Encounter online retreats here.

At-Home Online Retreat “To have, To Hold, To Honor”

Download our digital booklets, including a seven-day retreat with daily reflections for couples in English and in Spanish.


Resources for Parish Leaders

There are a variety of ways for you to make this occasion memorable for the many married couples in your parish. Here are some ideas and resources that can help you celebrate the gift of marriage among your parish members:


1

Pastor or deacon can bless the married couples during the Sunday liturgy of World Marriage Sunday on February 14, 2020. Couples can stand in their place (those in-person or watching virtually) and receive a special blessing. The priest can utilize the blessing from the Book of Blessings, Order for the Blessing of a Married Couple (Order of the Blessing within Mass on Other Occasions – outside of anniversaries), pages 25-27 from the 1989 version.


2

Make the At-Home Marriage Retreat available to couples online by announcing the link in the bulletin, website, social media, etc. or by printing copies of the guide and giving them out during World Marriage Sunday. The USCCB has provided this online resource available in English and in Spanish for couples to do daily reflections at home.


A Digital Retreat PDF booklet is available for download in English and in Spanish. Please find general printing instructions here.


3

Priest or deacon can utilize the  Preaching Resources and Prayers of the Faithful provided by the USCCB for the Sunday liturgy.


4

Host a special holy hour of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for engaged and married couples (in-person and/or online) utilizing the topic of marriage. This can be also done for youth and young adult groups on the vocation to married life.


5

Other options on how to celebrate National Marriage Week  can be found here.