World Marriage Day is right around the corner! This special day, dedicated to honoring husband and wife as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life. The theme for this iteration of WMD is “Love One Another.” This phrase is the commandment given us by Jesus in John 15:12. It speaks to us in a simple but challenging way of how our Father wishes us to live. Loving one another is a daily decision, simple but challenging.
World Marriage Day will be celebrated on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
Please click on the following link for resources that can be used by your parish/school/academy. You are encouraged to select one or more of the suggested resources to assist in making this day a special occasion in your community. These resources can also be adapted for use in your parish program of religious education, school, or academy.
Note that these are important resources that will assist in the implementation of our newly announced Diocesan Evangelization and Renewal Springboard: The Joy of Encountering Christ–The Family’s Hope, especially as we prepare to celebrate the World Meeting of Families in September in Philadelphia with Pope Francis.