National Marriage Week 2016 is February 7-14.
"The upcoming observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Sunday/Valentine's Day (Sunday, Feb. 14) provide an opportunity to celebrate the gift and blessing of marriage and to affirm and support engaged and married couples." - Bishop Richard Malone
The Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth offers the
following resources to bishops, priests, deacons, married couples, and
lay men and women to help celebrate and live the great gift of married
- Letter from Bishop Richard Malone (Buffalo), chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth to all bishops, sharing with them the various resources available for National Marriage Week.
- Preaching Resource for World Marriage Sunday (February 14): reflections on the Scriptures of the day to assist bishops, priests, and deacons in preaching about marriage.
- Bulletin insert about the social benefits of marriage: one-page front and back, available in color or in black and white.
- Seven-day virtual marriage retreat, three options: #1) New this year! "Marriage and Mercy" retreat, themed to fit with the year-long Jubilee of Mercy; #2) "A marriage retreat with Pope Francis" based on his advice about marriage and family life; and #3) based on the USCCB pastoral letter Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan. If you are on Facebook, you can join the virtual marriage retreat event by visiting the For Your Marriage Facebook page and clicking on More --> Events *coming soon*.
Looking for more resources
to strengthen your marriage, or advice for dating and engaged couples? Visit the For Your Marriage
website. En Español: Por Tu Matrimonio