Parish Family Life


Prayer for the Diocesan Marriage Building Initiative

Almighty and eternal God,
you have so exalted the unbreakable bond of marriage
that it has become the sacramental sign of
your Son's union with the Church as his Spouse.

Look with kindness on married couples,
amid their joys and struggles.
Look wih kindness on those whose spouses have died,
giving thanks for the blessing of their marriage.
Give encouragement to those couples
who experience separation and divorce.

We celebrate your love, Lord, in the bond of married life.
We thank our married couples
for their commitment to faithfulness and love.
This prayer is made in the name of the Bridegroom,
Jesus Christ, who loves his Bride, the CHurch,
for ever and ever. Amen



Letter from Bishop Mark on the Diocesan Marriage Building Initiative

The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Matrimony

For Your Marriage - an initiative of the USCCB

Marriage, Unique for a Reason - an initiative of the USCCB

Our Catholic Marriage - Diocese of Evansville




Psalm 136 - Your Love Is Never Ending - Marty Haugen