Natural Family Planning Awareness Week
July 19-25 2020
This year’s theme is
Live the Truth and Beauty of God’s Plan for Married Love
2nd Annual Call to Love Marriage Conference
“Theology of the Body” and Marriage
“Wives should be subordinate to their husbands in all things…” And now the rest of the story.
Discover the beauty of the marital bond as God designed it.
Saturday, August 8, 2020 Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral Hall
Director of the Office of Christian Formation for the Diocese of Knoxville will offer three talks on Pope St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” and how better understanding the teaching can enrich your marriage.
$25.00 per couple (lunch included) Each couple will receive discount coupon for Paraclete Catholic Books and Gifts
Registration/payment due by Friday, July 31, 2020
Online registration/payment option https://tinyurl.com/DoK-Call-to-Love-20
To register by mail send check payable to: Diocese of Knoxville
Diocese of Knoxville
Attn. Karen Byrne
805 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
Contact: Deacon Al Forsythe firstname.lastname@example.org or (865) 806-1343
12:00 PM Greeting / Opening Prayer
1:00 – 2:00 PM SISTER ANNA MARIE
Introduction to Ephesians 5
~Break 15 minutes~
2:15– 3:15 PM SISTER ANNA MARIE
Sacrament and Mystery, Covenant and Grace
~Break 15 minutes~
3:30 – 4:30 PM SISTER ANNA MARIE
Sacrament and “Redemption of the Body”
DISCOVER THEOLOGY OF THE BODY: A VIDEO LECTURE SERIES by Daughters of St. Paul
TOB AT THE MOVIES by Christopher West
For children: The Body Matters series from TOBET Press
Love and Marriage in the Time of Covid-19, by Peter Jesserer Smith at NCR
FREE Program for Couples
As we all cope with COVID-19, the dangers it brings and the inconveniences it causes us, we need to remember to hold on tight to our most important connections, the people we love. We cannot let the stresses we experience harm our relationships. One of these is the relationship between husband and wife and together, our role as parents.
To help you stay connected and remember what is important in life we offer this program free of charge. Watch it together with your spouse. The program consists of 4 short videos about the virtues that help us keep sanity in our life: Prudence, Justice, Courage, and Temperance.
If you like the program, let others know and if you find it helpful drop us a note at: email@example.com. We like to hear from you!
Because of this, we have decided to make this popular marriage enrichment program available to all couples free of charge.
We pray you are well and safe.
John and Teri Bosio
To access this free program, click>>https://www.the-virtues.net/online-free-program/
The Diocese of Knoxville’s marriage-preparation process aims to help engaged couples more fully understand the church’s beautiful vision of marriage and equip them with the information and tools necessary to deal with the day-to-day joys and struggles of married life. If you’re planning to get married, begin your marriage preparation process by contacting your local parish. The links on this site provide an overview of the journey you will undertake to look beyond the wedding day and on to the lifetime of joy that awaits you both:
- Diocesan marriage-preparation guidelines
- Church teachings on the sacrament of matrimony
- Planning your Catholic wedding
- Weekends designed for engaged couples
- Natural Family Planning (NFP)
Marriage Enrichment opportunities will re-energize your marriage and deepen your commitment to your covenant bond. Couples are encouraged to take quality time to enhance their communication and build a stronger marital and family foundation. Programs are designed to benefit couples of all ages and at all stages.
- Couples Prayer
- Families on Holy Ground
- Family Honor
- Marriage Enrichment Opportunities
- Marriage Enrichment Resources available for parish use