The FUTURE Church is being built in the HEARTS and HOMES of TODAY’S marriages and families.
Whether we call ourselves a congregation, a church, a parish, or a community, we all know how important marriages are to both the present and future of our collective Churches.
Christian marriages are every church’s backbone. Yet, while we are witnessing great upheaval within marriages today, too often, we take our married couples for granted.
We admire the couple who makes it to their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary. But often couples are being left to their own imagination, ﬁnding themselves guessing their way through the daily efforts of making a marriage work. And when it proves too difficult, they quit, losing hope altogether.
Why shouldn’t marriages count on the church to be more INTENTIONAL in the ways it GUIDES them? In how they are DISCIPLED as a couple?
And in the ways it PRAYS for them and tends to their SPIRITUAL and RELATIONAL needs?
We don’t just offer events, we want to engage couples and mobilize parishes by empowering them with a sense of mission that continues to form and support marriages and families long beyond any single event.
Everything need for a GATHERING to help couples learn what need to happen in order to get Married in the Church
PATHWAYS™ to Sacramental Marriage & Marriage Convalidation Starter Kit ($129)
There are any number of couples attending Catholic Parishes or in Catholic Families whose MARRIAGE is for some reason is NOT FULLY RECOGNIZED BY THE CHURCH. MarriageBuilding-ConstruyendoMatrimonios USA has designed a meaningful, intentional and effective GATHERING that invites these couples to consider Sacramental Marriage or Marriage Convalidation. These materials provide the complete package for an informal 2.5 hour Gathering that offers accurate information and effective Evangelization well-suited for cohabitating couples or civilly married couples with or without any previous marriage.
Evangelize Families by helping Enthrone the Sacred Heart & Immaculate Heart in the Homes of your Parish.
In an effort to help evangelize the Families and Households of your Parish, MarriageBuilding~ConstruyendoMatrimonios USA is making available packets of these Sacred Images with the Act of Family Consecration in either English or Spanish.
According to the promises given to St.Margaret Mary Alocoque, these images will bring needed grace, and other benefits, to the households in which they are enthroned. No doubt, there is no more important time than now to encourage households with this spiritual practice.
THE GIFT OF PRAYER – MARY’S MANTLE
“Adopt” a couple for the special task of keeping them in prayer throughout their preparation and early marriage. To assist with this effort, we have created a cloth “Mantle” that represents the Blessed Mother’s Mantle, to become a part of these prayer efforts, and is given to the Bride before her wedding as a meaningful and quite personal acknowledgement of these prayers.
A NOTE FROM ARCHBISHOP KURTZ…
“Marriage Building, grounded in solid Church Teaching, is Needed more than Ever. I am Grateful for Marriage Building USA and their effort to reach out and Pastorally support Married Couples as they Faithfully serve God and, through the Grace of Christ, foster a Faith-filled Domestic Church.”
Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Kurtz, Archdiocese of Louisville, KY, Former President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Past Chair, Bishops Committee for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Advisory Council for MarriageBuilding USA