The Marriage Awareness Campaign in Southern Africa will run from August 22 to October 9.
Information provided by the SACBC website indicates that the program is scheduled to run on Sundays on Radio Veritas between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. and on Thursdays on SACBC Facebook Live respectively, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
SACBC members make reference to Pope Francis who says, “No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed; families need constantly to grow and mature in the ability to love.”
“For that same reason the SACBC Marriage and Family Life Office is inviting the engaged, married, divorced and widowed to be part of this grace for guidance, strengthening and healing of relationships and families,” the Southern African Catholic Bishops say.
Themes for the campaign, which have been spread across the various weeks through which the program will run, will include God’s purpose for marriage, choosing a right partner, and marriage as between a man and a woman.
Other themes for the awareness include marriage as a sacrament and the importance of matrimonial ceremony, procreation and rearing of children, reconciliation in marriage, and till death do us part.
“The Sunday sessions will focus on Scriptural passages whose reflections and intercessions will be offered by various Priests and Bishops,” the information on the SACBC website indicates.
The Thursday sessions, SACBC members say, “will be offered by different speakers in different marital statuses and a Priest.”
“This awareness will conclude with the celebration of a Holy Mass on October 9,” members of the three-nation Conference say.
Agnes Aineah is a Kenyan journalist with a background in digital and newspaper reporting. She holds a Master of Arts in Digital Journalism from the Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications and a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communications from Kenya's Moi University. Agnes currently serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.
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