New Order of Celebrating Matrimony Workshops - click here to register.
The revised (2nd) edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony (OCM) may be "used in the Liturgy as of September 8, 2016, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and its use is mandatory as of December 30, 2016, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. From that day forward, no other English edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony may be used in the diocese of the United States." We are offering 8 workshops across the diocese to go over the new ritual and to review updated marriage preparation procedures. For more information, see our webpage on the new OCM.
Amoris Laetitia Webinar Series The Pastoral Response in Accompanying Families in Faith The Strong Catholic Families National Partnership invites ministry leaders, teachers, parents and clergy to join together with others around the globe in a four-part webinar series focusing on the pastoral implementation of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). Four Master Teachers will be speaking to different aspects of a family’s faith journey over the next several months. Each month, two live panels will convene to reflect on the master teacher presentation and to discuss the pastoral issues, concerns and effective practices related to that month’s theme: