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May 11. Anthony stated quite forcibly, “I think that couples should have a greater role to play in church as couples.  Almost everywhere you find married people as individuals, as catechists,  Eucharistic ministers or PPC members.  Even sitting in church and going up for the collection is not done as families. You may find couples doing marriage preparation, teaching Natural Family Planning or parenting skills, but shouldn’t it be a normal thing for them to be a couple in any ministry? When we did our Marriage Encounter weekend that was the kind of message we took home and it really meant something.“ Some agreed, while others in the parish thought that was a crazy idea.

Reflect, share, scripture: A Jew Apollos, spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus though he knew only the baptism of John. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him they took him and expounded to him the way of God more accurately.   Acts. 18: 25-26.   Pope Francis:  By their witness as well as their words, families speak to others of Jesus.  They pass on the faith, they arouse a desire for God and reflect the beauty of the Gospel and its way of life.  AL 184    the family is the image of God, who is a communion of persons.    Through the Church, marriage and the family receive the grace of the Holy Spirit from Christ, in order to bear witness to the Gospel of God’s love.  AL 71.  ACTION.  Consider what you can do to promote couple activities.