Celebrated annually, National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, is an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love and fostering an ever-deeper appreciation for the gift of marriage and the blessings of family life. The week-long celebration includes World Marriage Day (Feb. 10) held every second Sunday in February.
Catholics believe marriage is a gift bestowed by God. Marriage in Christ is a source of blessing to the couple, their families and society, and includes the wondrous gift of co-creating human life. “Indeed, as Pope St. John Paul II never tired of reminding us, the future of humanity depends on marriage and the family.” – U.S. Catholic Bishops, Pastoral Letter: Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan
Virtual Retreat provides a theme, reflection and prayer for married couples to think about and discuss each day of National Marriage Week.
For Your Marriage | Por tu Matrimonio has a variety of resources for married couples, as well as dating and engaged couples.
Marriage: Unique for a Reason offers resources to assist with education and catechesis of Catholics on why marriage is unique and why it should be promoted and protected as the union of one man and one woman.
Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty invites parishes to consider promoting Friday, Feb. 8 as a day of prayer and sacrifice for this intention: “May married couples draw upon the grace of the sacrament of marriage to bear witness to God’s love.”
Find a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend near you.
Retrouvaille is a program that provides couples with the tools needed to restore hope and rediscover a loving marriage relationship.
Preparing for marriage in the Catholic church
Cherish Marriage event (Feb. 2) in the diocese
Marriage & Family resources on the diocesan website