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.
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.