SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., June 28, 2011 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Surprise flash mobs involving Worldwide Marriage Encounter couples from across North America will be held throughout the month of July to celebrate the commitment to marriage by happily married couples.
"It is our hope that this flash mob activity is another way to place a positive emphasis on couples committed to marriage," explained Jose and Marilyn Garcia and Fr. Mitch Walters, the North American Ecclesial Team for WWME. "This reach out effort demonstrates that marriages can last and be happy. It is the perfect time to capitalize on a phenomena that is spreading across North America."
Scott and Karen Seaborn and Fr. Tom Griffith, SVD, who serve as the United States Ecclesial Team for the WWME movement, added, "We know that couples involved with Worldwide Marriage Encounter communities across the U.S. will be holding their flash mob events throughout the month of July. These couples want to show others that marriages can remain strong and vibrant over many years."
"The exact locations will be a surprise to those watching, but again we want people to look at marriage in a positive light," they added.
"This truly will be a North American activity as there are plans to have similar activities in various provinces of Canada" said Eric and Lupita Goodwin and Fr. John Persaud, the Canadian Ecclesial Team for WWME. "We believe such events will bring an even stronger emphasis on the benefits of attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend," they added.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been offering weekend experiences for over 42 years and is considered the original faith-based marriage enrichment program. The programs are continually updated to keep abreast of changes in society, and WWME now offers evening and half-day programs that are presented at parishes and other church facilities. The weekend program, traditionally presented as an overnight experience at a hotel or retreat center, can also be presented at the parish where the couples return to their homes in the evenings. WWME has a presence in over 90 countries, which makes it the largest pro-marriage movement in the world. In North America, the WWME programs are presented in English, Spanish, French, and Korean languages.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers married couples the opportunity to spend time together away from the busyness of the world to focus on each other. It offers tools for building and maintaining a strong, Christian marriage in today's world. To learn more about the Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends online, go to wwme.org, or you can call 1-800-795-LOVE (English) and 1-800-599-AMOR (Spanish), or contact the WWME Office at (909) 863-9963.
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