The family home is to be a safe haven. But the inappropriate use of technology in the home deprives it of this role and is the greatest threat to the sanctity of marriages and families today. Pornography and other online threats are often one click away, and parents can feel overwhelmed with not knowing how to best protect their children in our fast-paced digital world.

The weekend of February 22-23, 2020, the Diocese of St. Petersburg is taking another bold step to help families by celebrating our second diocesan-wide, Safe Haven Sunday. This awareness day will provide access to practical resources that any caring adult can use to protect themselves and our young people from online risks.

Please join us with your presence and prayers as we prepare for this unique event. Below you will find background information and a few resources. As the date for Safe Haven Sunday approaches, we will add many more resources, including step-by-step instructions for parish implementation, plus educational and promotional materials to share with your community.

Resources

Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography (USCCB 2015): English | Spanish

Letter from Bishop Parkes Announcing 2020 Safe Haven Sunday

Informational Video

Equipped: Smart Catholic Parenting in a Sexualized Culture (This is the 2019 Safe Haven Sunday book. A new book will be available for 2020.)

Prayer Card

2019 Resources