Safe Haven Sunday

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 March 2-3, 2019, the Diocese of St. Petersburg is taking a bold step to help families by celebrating 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.

Resources

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

Bishop Parkes’ Announcement Letter

FAQs

Informational Video

Bishop Parkes’ Implementation Follow Up Letter to Pastors

Equipped: Smart Catholic Parenting in a Sexualized Culture

Prayer Card

Parish Implementation Plan Checklist and Timetable

Parish Participation Notification and Order Form

Bulletin Blurbs

Bulletin Inserts

Pastor’s Letter to Parishioners (2/24/19) – English | Spanish

General Intercessions – English | Spanish

Bishop’s Letter that can be read on Safe Haven Sunday (3/3/19) – English | Spanish

Bishop’s Video – Vimeo | YouTube | Downloadable mp4 file

Bullet Point Homily Helps

Sample Homily