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Tuesday May 22, 2018
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Dear Fathers:

As we head towards Sunday, February 9 – World Marriage Sunday – as well as Valentine’s Day you might want to consider preaching on marriage as well as  uplifting the many faithful couples who have witnessed to marriage between one man and one woman.  Here are some resources that can help your preaching and can assist your parish catechists, youth leaders as well as those involved with marriage preparation and formation:

For Your Marriage and Por Tu Matrimonio – A large and varied collection of resources for couples who are married or planning for marriage can be found in English and Spanish at www.ForYourMarriage.org and www.PorTuMatrimonio.org. Both sites also run Facebook pages, which will provide daily content during National Marriage Week:www.facebook.com/foryourmarriage and www.facebook.com/PorTuMatrimonio.

Marriage: Unique for a Reason – Video and print materials and other educational and catechetical resources that present the beauty and explain the uniqueness of marriage as the permanent, faithful, and fruitful union of one man and one woman can be found at www.MarriageUniqueforaReason.org.

World Marriage Day – Resources for celebrating World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 9), sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, are available at http://wmd.wwme.org. World Marriage Day, now in its 32nd consecutive year, received the Apostolic Blessing of Bl. Pope John Paul II in 1993.

National Marriage Week USA – Lastly, National Marriage Week, now in its fifth year, is a collaborative effort to influence the culture by faith communities, business, media, education, and non-profit groups. It promotes marriage as a benefit to husbands and wives and to the nation, as well as the best environment in which to raise children. Information and resources are at http://www.nationalmarriageweekusa.org.

Thanks for all you do to promote the Sacrament of Matrimony as well as family life.

+Bishop Joseph Tyson