Celebrating Valentine’s Day, parish couples gathered for wine, hors d’oeuvres, fellowship, prayer, and an engaging talk about love and commitment by Catholic speaker Roy Petitfils.  Yes, love flowed out of a packed Founders Room for an evening of marriage enrichment. 

Roy Petitfils challenging the couples to live their commitment

 Petitfils’ combined humor,  interactive sharing, honesty about his own marriage and experiences as a marriage counselor, and theological wisdom on the sacrament of matrimony.  So many couples commented on Petitfils’ passion, energy, and enthusiasm.  Petitfils’ most recent book is What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the First Five Years of Marriage. 

In recognition of National Marriage Week, February 7-14, the Diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life invited Roy Petitfils, Catholic author and counselor to the Diocese for a series of talks throughout the diocese.  

Gladys Whitehouse, Coordinator of Family Life, and Ben Whitehouse, Director of Parish Operations, also led the couples through a prayerful reflection on the role of the “table” in their home and marriage and its connection to the Eucharistic table.  The evening concluded with a farewell song and dance by the couples. 

Gladys sharing about how "breaking bread" has been vital to their family