“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
PARISH MARRIAGE CARE
Can you imagine in a moment of crisis calling 911 and then being put on hold, or told there was no help available?
What if a marriage is in trouble and that 911 call is to one of our Catholic parishes?
Would they be put on hold while the parish secretary tries to find needed help?
Or would the response be “I’ll see what we can do,” knowing full well that the parish’s help may not come in any significant way.
Far too often, we have gotten comfortable just passing along the name(s) of a few counselors in the area.
For a couple in crisis, the anxiety, confusion, and fear are real. And, yet so are their VOWS.
The church needs an immediate response that considers both.
“The main contribution to the pastoral care of families is offered by the parish, which is the family of families.”
–Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia, 129