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Marriage & Family Resources
Activities & resources for youth & young adults
Family Perspective for Bulletins 2016-17                   

Strong Catholic Families                                    

Worldwide Marriage Encounter                    

Upcoming Weekend September 15-17

Are you and your spouse looking for more understanding, closeness, and romance in your marriage? Join a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend to renew and enrich your marriage and your faith, too! A commuter weekend is scheduled for September 15-17th at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Grand Rapids. This weekend is open to any married couple, you do not have to just be a member of one of these parishes to attend. Please sign up for one of these weekends. For more information on these and other weekends or to apply, visit  or you can call Harry and Karen Porter at 888-628-7433 Thank you.

National Marriage Week

Natural Family Planning

Resources from the USCCB
Marriage & Family Resources
Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan - U.S. Bishops Pastoral Letter on Marriage (November 2009)
For your marriage | Por tu matrimonio
Marriage: Unique for a Reason
National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage
Marriage & Family in the United States: Resources for Society (PDF)

Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty (Details | Pledge to Fast)
Prayerful initiative by the U.S. Bishops inviting people to fast and pray for the ongoing work to build a culture of life and marriage and to protect religious liberty.


​Resource Description
A Matter of Love   ​December 2016 FAITH Grand Rapids magazine, pages 14-15
Preparing for your Marriage ​"Catholic Practices" column, June 2013 FAITH Grand Rapids magazine
Getting Married Catholic ​Guidelines for planning a Catholic wedding from "For Your Marriage"
Fatherhood: Built on Faith, Rooted in Love ​Feature story, June 2013 FAITH Grand Rapids magazine