Marriage and family life are extremely important to Catholics. The Church has a long tradition of recognising the importance of healthy marriage and family life to the wellbeing of individuals, neighbourhoods and to the Church itself.
The church offers preparation for marriage, and opportunities for sustaining and deepening the couple’s relationship through formation.
Three positive steps to think and pray about.
Part of the role of a married person is to help their spouse get to heaven.
Jane Deegan offers this reflection on marriage as a sacrament.
Marriage as a God-given opportunity for mutual love and growth.
Prayers of thanksgiving that can be used during Marriage Week.
Lead Bishop for Marriage and Family Life on the value of marriage to society.
A week-long annual celebration to support and promote marriage.