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USCCB's marriage, family website gets fresh, new look, a website run by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has a new mobile look, and updated graphics and content for family and marriage ministry. Screen shot, a website run by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has a new mobile look, and updated graphics and content for family and marriage ministry. Screen shot


The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced its new mobile-responsive website that includes updated content, graphics and a new section dedicated to marriage and family ministry leaders., which began in 2007, is an initiative of the USCCB that began as the communications component of the National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage. It continues to play a key role in advancing the USCCB’s priority on marriage and family. 
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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Marriage ministry a year-round support system, leaders say

The month of February may be in the rearview mirror, but those who work in marriage ministry agree that World Marriage Sunday and National Marriage Week – both of which fall during the second week of February – simply call attention to the importance of supporting the vocation all through the year.

“Marriage is a vocational call to service,” said parish marriage ministry coordinator Lori McCahill and her husband, Mike, who recently gave a testimony talk in St. Benedict Church, Holmdel.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Married couples called to live out Baptism at retreat in Mount Laurel parish
Married couples who participated in a retreat Feb. 12 in St. John Neumann Parish, Mount Laurel, were treated to a blend of music and Scripture courtesy of Father Jim Grogan, pastor of Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, who also shared his own experience with married life.

The retreat was held during National Marriage Week, (Feb. 7-14) and the day after World Marriage Sunday (Feb. 11), and included Father Grogan’s advice on living out one’s Baptism in married life.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Hopewell couples mark milestone anniversaries with fellow faithful

More than a dozen couples gathered in St. Alphonsus Parish, Hopewell, to celebrate milestone wedding anniversaries with a special Mass and reception Feb. 10. The annual tradition occurred during National Marriage Week and on the eve of National Marriage Day.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Year of Marriage to strengthen couples taking root in Nativity Parish

In his continuing effort to strengthen marriages, Father Jim Grogan, pastor of Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, has introduced a “Year of Marriage” for the 2018 liturgical year that is being celebrated with events that embrace the fullness of God in marriage.

“We are looking to transform our parish to be a place where the celebration of marriage as a Sacrament is something that excites families – long before anyone is actually getting a ring, and long after you have said ‘I do!’” he explained.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Marriage week, World Marriage Day resources available from USCCB
WASHINGTON -- February's observances of National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day allow the faithful to revisit the importance of love and family in the life of the church, said Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. More ...
Thursday, February 8, 2018

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