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Virtual retreat marks National Marriage Week, World Marriage Day
A great way to celebrate National Marriage Week is to take part in the daily marriage tip meditations at ForYourMarriage.org. iStock photo
A great way to celebrate National Marriage Week is to take part in the daily marriage tip meditations at ForYourMarriage.org. iStock photo

In celebration of National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day, a daily virtual marriage retreat along with multiple learning materials are being offered.

Feb. 7-14 marks the annual celebration of National Marriage Week, with World Marriage Day falling on Feb. 10.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Blessings, fellowship highlight parish celebrations of World Marriage Day

As World Marriage Day was celebrated around the world Feb. 10, parishes of the Diocese of Trenton bestowed special blessings on married couples, and invited them to share the comradery of others recognizing their faith-strengthened union.

 
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
National Marriage Week: recognizing marriage as a Sacrament of service

In the secular world, Valentine’s Day has long been symbolic of romantic love – a time for thoughtful gifts, elegant dinners and cuddling by a warm fire.

In the Catholic Church today, thanks to the annual celebration of World Marriage Day (second Sunday of February) and National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14), St. Valentine’s Day now signifies the ultimate expression of romantic love – Holy Matrimony.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Couples in Diocese to receive marriage ministry tools to take back to parishes
A daylong diocesan Cana Marriage Retreat, the first of its kind in the Diocese of Trenton, will offer an opportunity for couples serving in ministry together to learn more about the significance of the Wedding Feast of Cana and take the lessons back to their home parishes. More ...
Monday, January 21, 2019
Two new books give parents ideas to help raise kids Catholic
Throughout his papacy, St. John Paul II called on parents to recommit themselves to the vows they made in matrimony and again during their children’s Baptisms: to raise their children in the faith. He called parents “the first and foremost educators of their children.” More ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Advent, Christmas a good time for families to reflect on how to live like Mary

Jessica Donohue, parish catechetical leader in Sacred Heart Parish, Mount Holly, believes that thriving during Advent and Christmas begins with family relationships.

“With the hectic nature of the holiday season, it is unfortunately sometimes too easy to neglect that,” she noted. “But caring for our ‘domestic Church’ is so important and really affects our other relationships as well.”

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
St. Anselm families join forces to honor veterans at luncheon
Families and members of the junior youth group in St. Anselm Parish, Wayside, took time to thank the parish’s veterans following Mass Nov. 4, hosting its first Veterans Day Luncheon for what they called their “true heroes.” More ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hamilton priest asks all to encourage the young Church
Children, teens, young adults, parents and grandparents in St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, heard a personal account Oct. 14 from their parochial vicar, Father Augusto Gamalo, when he told the story of his journey to the priesthood, and how the older generations can encourage the young in the life of the Church, particularly during this Year of Youth for the Diocese. More ...
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Sunday night Masses becoming new tradition for many in Diocese
Sunday morning has long been the traditional time for Mass attendance, with the addition of Saturday vigil Masses allowed to fulfill the Sunday obligation following the Second Vatican Council. However, the latest trend is growing in popularity – Sunday evening Masses. More ...
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Marriages to be blessed by Bishop at annual Masses in October
Couples celebrating their milestone first, 25th, 50th anniversaries and higher in 2018 will have their marriages blessed by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., celebrant and homilist for the annual diocesan Anniversary Blessing Masses. More ...
Thursday, September 20, 2018



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