by FELICITY GILTRAP
An online, livestream event to celebrate World Marriage Day is happening on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 7.30pm. Promoted and sponsored by
the Catholic Network of Marriage Educators, the event, called “Building a Love that Lasts”, will feature Megan and Nahum Kozak of Lighthouse
Relationships as the keynote speakers.
For the past 22 years, the Catholic Network of Marriage Educators board (CNME) has supported and promoted the annual St Valentine’s Day Mass,
celebrated in some New Zealand dioceses with the support of local (arch) diocesan staff. This year, with the uncertainty of gatherings due to the pandemic, CNME has decided to plan an online Catholic marriage enrichment event as well, which they hope will support, enrich, and encourage married
couples throughout the country. Couples will be able to view this event in their own homes.
Earlier last year, CNME and supporters of the marriage network wrote to the New Zealand bishops to ask 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
throughout 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/
“Building a Love that Lasts” date night for couples is happening on the evening of World Marriage Day, starting at 7.30pm. The CNME board wishes to thank Hamilton diocese for hosting this event.
Save the date! Book in some intentional time as a married couple to enrich your relationship, right from the comfort of your own home! Grab some wine
and cheese and tune in at 7.30 pm for a live talk for approximately one hour. It will suit couples who are engaged, newly married, and those married for
many years who would like to enrich their relationship on this special day. See www.cdh.org. nz/events