Celebrating Marriage and Family

celebrating marriage and family

Over the last two years, the National Eucharistic Revival has ushered the Catholic faithful into a greater faith and appreciation for the amazing sacramental gift of our Lord, who draws us to himself through our communion in his Body and Blood. As a practical way to incarnate the grace of the Revival into our families and communities, the bishops of California are dedicating the 2024-2025 pastoral year to helping the Catholic faithful renew and deepen our lived experience of the Sacrament of Marriage – which is modeled on the irrevocable covenantal love of God for his people expressed in the Eucharist.

Under the title “Radiate Love,” every Catholic community is invited to participate in this initiative, starting on World Marriage Day – February 11, 2024 – when couples all over the globe are called by God to invest in their relationships and let that love radiate out to the whole world, first and foremost in their own family. This soft launch of the initiative will be followed by monthly reflections, prayers, and other materials to help form the faith of Catholics of all ages, beginning in July, 2024.

The materials below are designed for the soft launch, and there will be additional resources from the California Catholic Conference arriving quarterly as we progress through the pastoral year. As a leader in your diocese, we ask you to join with your colleagues to make these resources broadly available in every parish. Below you will find the following World Marriage Day Parish Resources. 

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Bulletin Insert

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Prayer Card

English |Spanish

Bishop Videos and World Marriage Day Homily

Spanish Bishop Videos

More ideas for World Marriage Week from the USCCB – Click Here

Marriage and Family Life in Your Arch/Diocese

World Marriage Day Events

Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Archdiocese of Los Angeles: World Marriage Day Celebration, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 10am and 12:30pm masses, Sunday, February 11. Learn More Here

Archdiocese of San Francisco: 2024 Wedding Anniversary Celebration with Archbishop Cordileone, Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 10am Saturday February 3.  Register Here

Diocese of Fresno: Annual World Marriage Day celebration with Bishop Brennan, St. Charles Borromeo, 3:30pm Saturday, February 11. Register Here

Diocese of Orange: Celebration of World Marriage Day and National Marriage week with Bishop Timothy Freyer, Arboretum at Christ Cathedral campus, 6pm Friday, February 9. RSVP Here

Diocese of Sacramento: World Marriage Day Mass with Bishop Soto, St. Charles Borromeo, 1pm Saturday, February 3. Register Here

Diocese of San Diego: Wedding Anniversary Mass with Bishop Michael Pham, The Immaculata, 11am Saturday, February 3. Register Here

Diocese of San Jose: World Marriage Day Wedding Anniversary Mass, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 10am Saturday, February 17. Register Here

Diocese of Santa Rosa: 5th Annual Diocese of Santa Rosa’s Mass to Celebrate Marriage, Cathedral of St. Eugene, 10:30am Sunday, February 4. Register Here

Diocese of Stockton: Third Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass with Bishop Myron J. Cotta, Cathedral of the Annunciation, 10am Saturday, February 3. Register Here

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