Celebrated annually since 2010, National Marriage Week begins Feb. 7 and culminates in World Marriage Day Feb. 14. To mark this special observance, the Diocese has posted a videotaped message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and a nightly online recitation of the Cana Rosary, based on the book “The Cana Rosary: A Couple’s Prayer” by licensed psychologist and Catholic husband Chris Ebberwein.
In his video message, Bishop O’Connell states: “The theme is to have, to hold, to honor. These familiar words remind all married couples of the beautiful vows husbands and wives make to each other in the presence of God, their families and friends on their wedding day.”
The prayers and Bishop O’Connell’s message are designed to help strengthen couples’ relationships and reaffirm their life-giving role in the Church.
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This past week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a proclamation that designated the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6 as Catholic Schools Week in New Jersey and acknowledged the contributions of Catholic schools to the public welfare of all New Jerseyans. The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week was “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”
Dr. George V. Corwell, director of the Office of Education for the New Jersey Catholic Conference, noted that the Governor’s proclamation continued the tradition of recognition afforded Catholic schools in New Jersey by the executive branch of state government.
“The Catholic schools of New Jersey represent an investment in New Jersey’s future, and the sacrifices made by Catholic school parents save the state’s overburdened public school system (and local tax payers) over $1.3 billion annually,” Dr. Corwell said. “We hope that all residents of New Jersey recognize the dedicated efforts of Catholic school teachers, which contribute to the overall success of our schools. Truly, Catholic schools represent a significant opportunity for parental choice in education.”
The February issue of The Monitor Magazine has a later publication schedule so that it may include coverage of Catholic Schools Week activities and the Diocesan Youth Conference, both taking place in the first week of the month. Subscribers should look for delivery on or about Feb. 12. For more information or questions, contact Monitor-Subscriptions@DioceseofTrenton.org.