Pro-Life, Marriage, and Family Life

Upcoming Events:

Marriage Preparation Engaged Couple Retreat Day

The next diocesan-sponsored one-day marriage preparation retreat days for engaged couples will be held Saturdays, February 5 and March 5, both in the social hall at St. Columba Cathedral. Reservations are required – Register now

For more information on this, and other opportunities for marriage preparation formation, contact or 330-744-8451, ext.272.

Priests and pastoral leaders who need to order FOCCUS materials, or requiring help on this or any other pre-marriage assessment inventory tool, please contact the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at or 330-744-8451 ext. 272.

National Marriage Week - February 7-14

The theme is inspired by the national Pastoral Framework: Called to the Joy of Love.

Bulletin insert/Poster (8.5×11) in English (Download)

Bulletin insert/Poster (8.5×11) in Spanish (Download)

Find out more at

National Marriage Week USA offers a tool-kit of resources and tips. Find them here.

Year of Family - Amoris Laetitia

In March 2020, on the fifth anniversary of the publication of his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, on the beauty and joy of love in the family, Pope Francis launched the Year of “Amoris Laetitia” Family, which will conclude on June 26, 2022, during the Tenth Meeting of Families in Rome. The following resources are recommended:

Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness – Free Toolkit from Diocese of Youngstown and Partner Dioceses 

USCCB Toolkit for Year of Amoris Laetitia Family 

Vatican Website

White Mass for Health Professionals

The Annual White Mass – celebrating and recognizing the ministry and work of those in the health professions – will be held on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Columba located at 154 W. Wood St. in Youngstown. Bishop David J. Bonnar will preside. All are welcome. For more information contact or 330-744-8451 ext.272.

Pro-Life Resources

Pray for Dobbs

Intercessions for Life

Project Rachel

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