National Marriage Week – “Called to the Joy of Love” – February 7-14, 2022
February 3, 2022

The observances of National Marriage Week (February 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, February 13) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. Our theme for 2022 is “Called to the Joy of Love.” Resources The Secretariat on Laity, Marriage, …

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Experience
December 16, 2021

Looking for the Perfect Gift?  Sign Up for the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Experience, January 28-30, 2022, at the Franciscan Center in Tampa, FL.  It’s the gift that lasts a lifetime!  Contact wwme.org or 813-270-7832.  Use promo code:  SAVE-50, for 50% off the application fee!

National NFP Awareness Week – July 25-31, 2021
July 14, 2021

www.usccb.org/topics/natural-family-planning/national-nfp-awareness-week National NFP Awareness Week provides an opportunity to spread the word about Catholic teaching on marriage, conjugal love, and responsible parenthood. Sharing basic information about the methods of NFP and why they support God’s design for love and life is at the heart of this national campaign.The USCCB offers the following resources to help …

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly – July 25, 2021
July 14, 2021

Pope Francis has established throughout the Church the celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly beginning in 2021 on the fourth Sunday of July, near the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. The announcement of this celebration coincides with the celebration of the Year of Amoris Laetitia Family. Liturgy Notes, Pastoral …

A Conversation About…Religious Parenting, with Dr. Christian Smith
March 11, 2021

Join host Rick Lawrence (Executive Director of Vibrant Faith) and very-special guest Dr. Christian Smith for an hour-long conversation on the insights and strategies gleaned from Dr. Smith’s groundbreaking research into the “holy grail” of ministry—how to help parents more intentionally “infect” their kids with a deeper faith. Register soon, SPACE IS LIMITED! When: Thursday, March 18th …

National Marriage Week – February 7-14, 2021
January 15, 2021

National Marriage Week 2021The observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 14) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. The theme for 2021 is “To Have, To Hold, To Honor.”The USCCB Secretariat on Laity, Marriage, Family …

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October 2020
October 16, 2020

“Violence against women, inside or outside the home, is never justified. Violence in any form-physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal is sinful; often, it is a crime as well.” USCCB, When I Call for Help, 2002. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, the sad reality of domestic violence is particularly evident due to the pandemic. …

3RE: a virtual marriage encounter – October 27, 2020
October 1, 2020

The journey begins online – Tuesday, October 27, 20207 Evening Sessions over 3 Weeks restore — communicationrekindle — romancerenew — commitment Apply at flcn-wwme.org. Questions? Contact Bob and Sheila Baker – bns4wwme@gmail.com or 407-647-4289.Discover more about worldwide marriage encounter at wwme.org.

New Beginnings’ Online Summit – Retreat for divorced or separated Catholics – September 11-12, 2020
August 17, 2020

A virtual retreat for divorced or separated Catholics, “New Beginnings Events,” will begin Friday night, 9/11, at 8:30 pm ET, then continue Saturday, 9/12, at 12 pm ET.  Attendees from the US and around the world will join in this online event!  John Gray author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, will offer the …

Ministry with Families 101 (English) – Multiple Dates in Fall 2020
August 11, 2020

Online Leadership Formation for all whose ministry efforts impact Families!Presented by Steve & Kathy Beirne (NACFLM) in collaboration with the Diocese of St. Petersburg Office for Marriage and Family Life.Tuesdays – September 15, 22, 29, and October 6, 13, 206:30-8:30 p.m., $40.00 per individual/couple via Zoom.Space is limited!  Register before September 11! Ministry with Families …

National NFP Awareness Week – July 19 – July 25, 2020
July 13, 2020

National NFP Awareness Week – JULY 19 – JULY 25, 2020 “Celebrate and reverence God’s vision of human sexuality.” Live the truth and beauty of God’s plan for married love! Natural Family Planning – It’s about love. It’s about life. It’s about freedom. It’s about gift. Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is a national educational …

Ministry with Families – Leadership Formation
March 27, 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE! Ministry with Families Leadership Formation Ministry with Families 101, presented in English and Spanish by the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers will be offered for all whose ministry efforts impact families.  Registration will open in March/April 2020.  The event will …

National NFP Awareness Week – JULY 21 – JULY 27, 2019 Love, Naturally!
July 17, 2019

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is a national educational campaign.  The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood.  The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the …

Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend this year!
March 25, 2019

2019: April 12-14 – Franciscan Center, Tampa May 31- June 2 – Franciscan Center, Tampa September 20-22 – Hampton Inn, Oldsmar November 22-24 – Franciscan Center, Tampa. Apply online at:  WWME-FloridaWestCoast.com or WWME.org 

Bishop Gregory Parkes Designates March 3 as Safe Haven Sunday
February 8, 2019

  Seeks to Educate Community About the Harmful Effects of Pornography On Sunday, March 3, parishes in the Diocese of St. Petersburg will set aside time to address the pervasive problem of pornography and its devastating effects on marriages and families. The goal is to make each home a safe haven from pornography. “Pornography is …

Celebrate National Marriage Week – February 7-14, 2019
January 24, 2019

This February 7-14, 2019, we will celebrate National Marriage Week! This annual observance is a great opportunity to reflect on the gift marriage is to our Church and our country. We also hope it will encourage conversation on how strong marriages promote and sustain strong societies by curtailing poverty and benefiting children. Here’s how you …