Online event to celebrate World Marriage Day

by FELICITY GILTRAP

A live online event to celebrate World Marriage Day will take place on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Promoted and sponsored by
the Catholic Network of Marriage Educators, the event, titled “Building a Love that Lasts,” will feature Lighthouse’s Megan and Nahum Kozak
Relationships as keynote speakers.

For the past 22 years, the Board of Directors of the Catholic Network of Marriage Educators (CNME) has supported and promoted the annual St. Valentine’s Mass,
celebrated in some New Zealand dioceses with the support of local diocesan (arch) staff. This year, with the uncertainty of gatherings due to the pandemic, the CNME has decided to also plan an online Catholic marriage enrichment event, which it hopes will support, enrich and encourage the bride and groom.
couples across the country. Couples can attend this event at home.

Earlier last year, the CNME and Marriage Network supporters wrote to the New Zealand Bishops asking if World Marriage Day could be added to
the NZCBC National Calendar. The bishops kindly agreed. The inclusion of this date in the national calendar means that parishes and communities
across Aotearoa, New Zealand will be encouraged to celebrate and support married life at their Masses on Sunday, February 13, 2022.

Resources are available at: www.nlo.org.nz/about/liturgical-calendar/
The “Building a love that lasts” evening for couples takes place on the evening of World Marriage Day, starting at 7:30 p.m. The CNME Board of Directors would like to thank the Diocese of Hamilton for hosting this event.

Save this date! Set aside an intentional moment as a married couple to enrich your relationship, from the comfort of your own home! Take some wine
and cheese and tune in at 7:30 p.m. for an approximately hour-long live conference. It will suit engaged, newly married and newly married couples.
many years who would like to enrich their relationship on this special day. See www.cdh.org. nz/events

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