National Marriage Week

February 7-14, 2024

“Each marriage is a kind of ‘salvation history,’ which from fragile beginnings — thanks to God’s gift and a creative and generous response on our part — grows over time into something precious and enduring.”

-Pope Francis

National Marriage Week is observed all week starting February 7-14 and the theme for 2024 is “Love Beyond Words.”

To celebrate World Marriage Day on Sunday, February 11th during the Sunday Masses at 10am (English) and 12:30pm (Spanish) couples are invited to attend mass and receive a special blessing at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

A livestream of these Cathedral masses will be shown on this page and on our Mass for the Homebound page. 

The joy of marriage

Read Archbishop Gomez’s reflection on the joy of marriage. “We need to strengthen good marriages and good families, and lift them up as models to others, especially to our young people. We need to show our young people how beautiful it is to be married and to start a family — how beautiful it is to share in God’s plan for humanity.”

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Bishops of California are dedicating the 2024-2025 pastoral year to helping the Catholic faithful renew and deepen our lived experience of the Sacrament of Marriage

Radiate Love

Under the title “Radiate Love,” every Catholic community is invited to participate in this initiative, starting on World Marriage Day – February 11, 2024 – when couples all over the globe are called by God to invest in their relationships and let that love radiate out to the whole world, first and foremost in their own family.

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Marriage is a gift from God that benefits everyone, pope says

Marriage, according to Christian revelation, is a gift from God that joins a man and woman together so that “the two shall become one flesh,” and “what God has joined together, no human being must separate,” the pope said, quoting the Gospel of Matthew.

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View the 2023 World Marriage Day Masses … “Marriage…one flesh, given and received.”

View the 2022 World Marriage Day Masses … “Called to the Joy of Love.”

Further Resources

From the USCCB website, the Secretariat on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth offers resources to bishops, priests, deacons, married couples, and lay men and women to help celebrate and live the great gift of married life.

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