Marriage Sunday in the Archdiocese of Toronto
​Resources for Parishes

Tips: How to Celebrate Marriage Sunday at your Parish

At Mass

  • Incorporate Marriage Sunday into Sunday liturgy

  • Choose hymns related to love

  • Preach about marriage in the homily

  • Provide an opportunity for married couples to renew their vows

  • Bless all married couples during the Mass

  • Acknowledge the longest married couple

  • Invite those celebrating milestone anniversaries to stand in front of the altar for a special blessing

  • Pray for those preparing for marriage, married couples, couples experiencing difficulties, widowed, divorced and separated in the prayers of the faithful

  • Invite a couple to lead a family prayer during the Mass

  • Invite a family for the presentation of gifts

  • Give roses to couples at the end of Mass (e.g. those celebrating 50+ years)

In the parish bulletin, share:

Summary of Resources for Parishes