The Catholic Church cares about your marriage. Every marriage witnesses to God’s faithful, fruitful, and lasting love for His people. Like all vocations, those called to marriage benefit from ongoing education and formation.
The unbreakable covenant between a Christian husband and wife is possible only because they participate in Jesus’ everlasting covenant. As partakers of the Holy Spirit, they can confidently commit themselves to one another, knowing that no sin can destroy the mutual promises.
Willed by God in the very act of creation, marriage and the family are interiorly ordained to fulfillment in Christ and have need of his graces in order to be healed from the wounds of sin and restored to their “beginning,” that is, to the full understanding and the full realization of God’s plan (Role of the Christian Family, n. 3).
Only if we are clear about the greatness of God’s call in marriage and family life will see the importance of our responsibilities, the way sin undermines these, and how the Sacrament of Reconciliation can restore familial relationships. We need not fear. Rather we should rejoice that Jesus has thought us worthy of so marvelous a calling as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers. We can find great strength in his saving presence, power and life.
Marriage Enrichment Date Nights:
We invite you to be part of this ministry to grow in community and strenghten your marriage. The Marriage Enrichment is open to those that are married or thinking of marriage. Childcare is provided.
If you are interested in helping coordinate Marriage Enrichment Date Nights for Christ the King Couples, please contact Mireya at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (480) 844-4467
Resources around the Diocese
Websites for Our Diocese Marriage & Respect Department and Natural Family Planning
Looking for a weekend to bring spouses closer together?
At a Worldwide Marriage Encounter, the original and continually updated marriage enrichment program, you get away from the distractions of everyday life and focus on each other. Instead of simply listening to lectures about how to improve your marriage, you will actually be improving your marriage. For more information check out http://wwme.org/
Does your marriage need healing and renewal? Check out Retrouvaille…
Retrouvaille offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. For more information check out: http://retrouvaille.org/
Other Marriage Support and information
A website which is an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops http://www.foryourmarriage.org/
Offers a science-based, Catholic Online Recovery Program and other resources for those who desire to reclaim God’s plan for their lives and the lives of loved ones impacted by pornography or other unhealthy sexual behaviors. For help please check out http://reclaimsexualhealth.com/
The Cor Project
Aims to reframe questions of human existence in such a way that the divine plan for man and woman can be perceived and embraced in all its beauty and splendor. This is a project of the heart (“cor” is Latin for heart), attracting men and women who are yearning for more than what our culture’s approach to happiness and fulfillment has to offer. http://corproject.com/about/