Worldwide Marriage Encounter started in 1952 when a Spanish priest began developing a series of conferences for married couples. By 1969 American couples were presenting weekends in the states. Since then, over 1,600,000 couples and 24,000 priests have attended weekends. Currently Worldwide Marriage Encounter presents in 98 countries, 2181 weekends/year and with over 31,000 couples and 650 priests completing their weekends annually, making it the largest pro marriage movement in the world.
Many couples and priests in the early years of Worldwide Marriage Encounter sacrificed in order to make it possible for the Weekend to happen, they are - ordinary couples and priests. They took it one Weekend at a time, one city at a time. They had jobs, families, mortgages, and parish responsibilities. They also had a vision of a world transformed by love and believed passionately in the mission to renew our Church.
As you heard in the weekend talks and saw on the Continuing the Journey Form, there are many ways you can give back to WWME and help make these weekends possible for other couples. Simply sharing what your weekend did for you with your priests, friends and family. Also, with the help of the Holy Spirit, encountered couple’s time and talent create the vehicle for future weekends. If you didn’t get a chance to fill out a form and would like to donate your time and talent, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with ways you can help.
Did you know that many corporations want to support the causes that their employees care about, so they set up charitable giving programs through which they match employee donations to eligible nonprofits? Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a 501(c) 3 organization and likely eligible for these programs. Why not help your gift go further by checking with your workplace to see if they match donations.
How do I get my company to match donations? Companies vary on their policy so it’s best to ask your HR department if they match and what their procedure is to best go about increasing yours+their donation to Worldwide Marriage Encounter.
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If you shop Amazon, please consider placing your orders through our Amazon Associates Account. Your purchase gives WWME a percentage of their profit from the sale. To find our WWME Amazon Associates Link, go to www.dfwme.org/amazon and follow the instructions to the WWME Amazon page and begin shopping.
Help us with our mission to change the world, one couple and priest at a time!