Resources for Marriage
Dating and Engaged
If you’re looking for reliable advice on preparing for marriage well, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find guidance on dating, great conversations to have when things get serious, tips on wedding planning, and more. You’ll also find real-life reflections by dating or engaged couples, advice from Pope Francis, and book recommendations for this exciting time in your life.
For Your Marriage-Dating & Engaged
Marriage is a vocation to holiness. From their first days as husband and wife through their golden years, married couples have the awesome task of witnessing to God’s faithful love to each other, their children, and society. No couple does this perfectly, and everyone needs help when love feels strained and the going gets tough. All marriages can grow in knowledge, faith, joy, and love. Whether you are just starting out in marriage or have fifty years under your belt, the advice, real life stories, and Church teaching here can help strengthen and bless your marriage.
For Your Marriage-Married Life
Family Life and Parenting “The joy of love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, no. 1). Family life – though not without its challenges – is a great gift! It is in the family that all of us learn what it means to love and be loved, to forgive, and how to maintain relationships over time. The family is called to welcome others, in particular children, and to care for those in need. Content in this section can help families become places of prayer and faith (domestic Churches) and navigate the challenges that come with parenting, extended family relationships, caregiving, and more.
For Your Marriage
March 17, 2023March 16, 2023 - 7:00pm
Legend has it that St. Patrick expressed the mystery of the Trinity through the symbol of the shamrock. Marriage is like that too – the unity of husband, wife, and God.
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March 2, 2023March 1, 2023 - 6:00pm
Marriage is easier if both of you are of the same faith and relatively equal devoutness. Still, interreligious couples sometimes are pulled into a deeper understanding of their faith when explaining it to their beloved and learning about another religion. Praying at home is often unifying.
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February 23, 2023February 22, 2023 - 6:00pm
Have you ever prayed the Stations of the Cross with your family? This Lent attend a service at your parish or pray our Stations for marriages and families at home. Stations of the Cross for Marriages and Families
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February 21, 2023February 20, 2023 - 6:00pm
Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” is about more than decadence and parades. It’s a chance to let your lighter side play. If you’re the serious type, lighten up for a day. If you’re already lighter than air, take responsibility for humoring your spouse.
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February 16, 2023February 15, 2023 - 6:00pm
“Welcoming a child, through birth or adoption, is an act of faith as well as an act of love.” (Follow the Way of Love) Pray for couples who want a child but are infertile as well as for those who have an untimely pregnancy and are afraid. Bless your child today.
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