National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day to be Celebrated February 7-14

| 02/6/2024

By: The Good Newsroom

The Office of Family Life is organizing a full slate of events for the Archdiocese of New York

Lisa Coia and Alan Bubel process out of Our Mother of Sorrows Church in Greece, N.Y., at the end of their wedding ceremony in 2008.
Lisa Coia and Alan Bubel process out of Our Mother of Sorrows Church in Greece, N.Y., at the end of their wedding ceremony in 2008. (CNS photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier) (June 5, 2009)

WASHINGTON — Each year, National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day provide an opportunity for the Catholic Church to focus on and celebrate the vocation to marriage and family life. This year, National Marriage Week USA will be celebrated February 7-14 and World Marriage Day, which is commemorated on the second Sunday of February, will be celebrated on February 11.

The theme for this year’s celebration of National Marriage Week is “Love Beyond Words,” which recalls the self-sacrificing love in marriage that is rooted in the wedding promises that the couple makes in matrimony.

The Archdiocese of New York’s Office of Family Life will organize a full slate of events, starting with its National Marriage Week Zoom Series on February 7. See the full list of events here.

Each day of National Marriage Week, digital content will be shared on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ social media channels: X, Facebook, and Instagram. Additionally, resources have been prepared by the USCCB’s Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth which are available for dioceses to utilize at their discretion including a flyer/bulletin insert, and social media graphics in English and Spanish. They may be found at here.

Other USCCB resources that uphold marriage as a lifelong union of one man and one woman that have been created for the faithful may be accessed through dedicated websites: ForYourMarriage.org, PorTuMatrimonio.org, and LoveMeansMore.org.

National Marriage Week USA, launched in 2010, is part of an international event seeking to mobilize individuals, organizations, and businesses in a common purpose to strengthen marriage in communities and influence the culture. Please visit: NationalMarriageWeekUSA.org. World Marriage Day was started in 1983 by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. 

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