The first proposal of the 2016 Diocesan Family Life Synod was to "create a parish environment that nurtures and celebrates marriage." The celebration of National Marriage Week on February 7-14 gives us a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how we are meeting the challenge. Plus, couldn't we all use something to celebrate in these challenging times?
In our newsletters this month and next, our theme will be on nurturing and celebrating marriage. Please review the many resources and events below, including National Marriage Week resources from the USCCB, our inaugural Marriage Anniversary Mass, and a workshop on February 24 on "How to Build a Thriving and Divorce-Proof Marriage" (who doesn't want that?).
May your year be filled with peace, prosperity and love. May God's blessings shower upon each of us and bestow a bright, healthy and peaceful new year.
In humble service,
Your friendly family life office