World Marriage Day Parish Resources

Sunday, February 12, 2012

World Marriage Day

Join parishes throughout Minnesota on February 12 to promote and defend marriage.

World Marriage Day is an annual event, founded by Worldwide Marriage Encounter 28 years ago, held on the second Sunday of February. The day is meant to honor, affirm and promote the vocation of husbands and wives and the positive impact of their dedicated example on our society, families, communities, Church and nation.

Following are some educational resources and reading materials to offer parishioners the weekend of February 12. We encourage your parish to take Minnesota for Marriage’s Marriage Pledge during this weekend. For materials and directions on the pledge, talk to your parish priest or email [insert link]

Reading Table and Resource Materials

~ Brief Catechesis on Marriage flier from the Catholic Bishops of Minnesota

~ MCC’s Marriage Matters talking points half sheet (to be printed 2-up, front/back on page)

~ The USCCB’s Ecumenical Open Letter from Religious Leaders on Marriage and Religious Freedom: Fundamental Goods that Stand or Fall Together

~ Minnesota for Marriage’s Why Preserving Marriage Matters flier

~ Archbishop John Nienstedt’s marriage and life presentation Marriage and the Current Debate

~ The USCCB’s Marriage: Unique for a Reason catechetical video resource with viewer’s guide: Made for Each Other

Bulletin Inserts

Contact [insert link] for the pledge sheets that would accompany the following bulletin inserts.

~ Front/back one-pager flier Marriage Pledge and Marriage Matters Talking Points insert (Spanish version)

~ Marriage Pledge bulletin ad insert (Spanish version)

~ Prayer for Marriage from the Archdiocese

~ USCCB’s Between Man and Woman: Questions and Answers about Marriage and Same-Sex Unions bulletin insert