St Valentines Day Kit 2012

In 2010, the Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life launched the St Valentine’s Day initiative. We are delighted to offer you our 2012 edition which continues our ongoing desire to use the innate joyfulness of the feast of St Valentine to promote and affirm marriage and life-long romantic love.

In a culture that is increasingly intolerant of Christian values and beliefs, feasts that have captured the imagination of the secular community, like St Valentine’s Day, represent a unique opportunity for the Church. It is an opportunity for us to proclaim our beliefs in a way that is affirming and life-giving to deeply held values that are shared by many in the wider community. In doing so, we highlight the positive good that such values have and reinforce the need to protect them for the benefit of the whole community.

I invite you to use the resources attached to focus parish or school attention on the role of marriage and St Valentine.

St Valentine’s Day 2012
Designed to reclaim the sacred from the secular, the kit includes a new handout on Romantic Love and homily notes for the Readings of the Day. The resource can be used for a dedicated Mass for couples on Tuesday 14th February or to supplement the Sunday Mass on February 12th.

To Download your St Valentine’s Day 2012 Kit…

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