The upcoming observance of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) is an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family.
In the 2018 Wedding Anniversary Mass homily, Bishop Zarama said, “Marriage is a vocation of sharing your life, and through sharing your life, you will teach about that union that Jesus speaks of in the Gospel, ‘Lord, I want for them to be as one as we are one. And that they know that I love you as we love each other.’"
Through the Office of Evangelization and Discipleship in the focus of Marriage and Family, the Diocese of Raleigh is dedicated to providing support, resources and learning opportunities surrounding the vocation of married life.
Here’s how you can observe the week:
- Spend a little dedicated time in prayer and reflection by participating in our seven-day virtual retreat (also available in PDF) focused on marriage. This year the retreat theme is “Marriage: Made for a Reason.”
- Pray a rosary for married couples and families with us! Join the livestream on Friday, February 8, at 3:00pm EST on the USCCB Facebook Page.
- Invite your diocesan or parish community to pray for marriage with these Prayers of the Faithful for National Marriage Week.
- Enter our online contest each day of National Marriage Week on the For Your Marriage Facebook page. (Contest rules available on For Your Marriage.)
- Join us virtually for a Facebook Live on the USCCB Facebook Page with USCCB Marriage and Family Life Staff at 2:00pm EST on Wednesday February 13.
- Find more resources on the USCCB National Marriage Week page, including a Preaching Resource for clergy, a letter from Archbishop Chaput and a flyer for your parish.