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22 teams play in annual volleyball tourney

Teammates cheer
as Amber Loza
earns Marty Mart

Families hear the
what, why and how
of school closings

Weddings & Anniversaries

Pope: Church must accompany couples before, after marriage

What happens if you die without a will?

Support for marriages

By the Numbers

Weddings and Anniversaries
contest winners announced


Rev. Francis M. Vella

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Weddings & Anniversaries

Support for marriages

Feb. 24-26
Jeff & Donna Heusler, 510-276-4118
Retrouvaille helps troubled marriages regain their health. It consists of a weekend experience combined with post-weekend sessions. The emphasis is on communication between husband and wife. The program is successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Feb. 11, noon to 5 p.m.
"Married and Loving It (Most of the Time)!"
St. Agnes Church, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord
Registration and information: http://oaklandwwme.org/

Couples for Christ
Couples for Christ is a Catholic organization intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life.
• Couples for Christ-All Saints, Hayward
•Couples for Christ-Holy Spirit, Fremont: East Bay Chapter
•Couples for Christ-St. Anthony-Oakley

Pan de Vida Retreats
Joe and Peggy Murray of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Brentwood, coordinate marriage retreat weekends. They also coordinate youth retreats.

Covenant of Love
Date Night is an element of Covenant of Love from the Alexander House. It is a parish-based monthly gathering of couples to assist them in becoming the "true" domestic church, by providing practical tools to live out God's plan for marriage. Participating parishes include:
• St. Francis of Assis Parish, Concord
• St. Joseph Basilica Parish, Alameda
• St. Michael Parish, Livermore

Additional information on marriage and family life ministries, including marriage preparation, is available at www.oakdiocese.org/ministries-formation/marriage-and-family-life.

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