Strengthening the vocation of marriage
through consultation, training, events and resources
for dioceses, parishes and married couples.
Parish Marriage Missionaries
What is a Parish Marriage Missionary?
Parish Marriage Missionaries are faith-filled, well-formed married couples who serve their pastor and parish community in a variety of ways—according to unique gifts, interests, time and capabilities.
Parish Marriage Missionaries have personally encountered Jesus Christ and seek God’s will for their lives, marriage and family.
Parish Marriage Missionaries feel compelled to share the love of Christ with others and see marriage ministry as point of evangelization through which:
Individuals can grow in their faith;
Marriages can be transformed;
Families “become what they are” (i.e. intimate communities of life and love);
Parish communities serve as centers of missionary discipleship.
Parish Marriage Missionaries recognize that they know, love and serve God through their vocation of marriage and that their service as Parish Marriage Missionaries flows from their interior lives and their marriage bond.
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I think every aspect of Church ministry is going to be affected [by Amoris Laetitia]. ..the idea of calling forth mentors, people who really are missionaries for marriage, and for family, is going to be, I think, a major effort on our part, really a major opportunity.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz USCCB Press Conference on Amoris Laetitia
We need the witness of married couples in our parishes. …Yes, by your love for each other – in sickness and in health, for better or for worse – you give a living witness that God is Love, Deus Caritas Est. This witness is sorely needed today when so many people – and society itself –are confused about the meaning of marriage and family.
Most Rev. Thomas G. Wenski Marriage Summit Keynote, March 25, 2017