Safe Haven Sunday

Equipping the Family: Having Critical Conversations


Inspired by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ formal statement Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography,¬†Safe Haven Sunday is a weekend set aside within the liturgical calendar by dioceses and parishes to directly address the societal harms of pornography. Within the context of the Mass, parishes are able to provide teaching and resources that will support and protect individuals, marriages, and families in making all homes a safe haven.

Year 2 resources:

  • Click here to order the book for Year 2 – Confident: Helping Parents Navigate Online Exposure
    • The Office of Marriage & Family recommends you order the books by January 31, 2020 to ensure timely delivery.
  • Click here to access the Safe Haven Sunday Parish Implementation Guide
    • Page 14 of the Implementation Guide will provide a link to the following:
      • Bulletin Blurb
      • Bulletin Insert
      • General Intercessions
      • Homily Helps
      • Homily Sample
      • Homily Video
      • Letter from Parish Priests to Parishioners
      • Download of all Implementation Resources
  • Click here for direct access to the bulletin, general intercessions, homily and letter resources listed above

Year 1 resources:

  • Click here to order the book for Year 1 – Equipped: Smart Catholic Parenting in a Sexualized Culture

Additional resources:

  • Click here for Safe Digital Family Conversation Guides [PDF]
  • Click here for Create in Me a Clean Heart resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
    • Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography, Abridged Version (pamphlet)
    • Raising Chaste Children in a Pornographic World (pamphlet)
    • Pornography’s Effects on Marriage and Hope for Married Couples (pamphlet)
    • The Role of Priests in Ministry to Those Who Struggle with Pornography (pamphlet)
    • ‘Wash Me Thoroughly: Healing from Pornography Use and Addiction (pamphlet)
    • Crea en Mi un Corazon Puro (Create In Me A Clean Heart) (booklet – Spanish)
    • Create in Me A Clean Heart (booklet – English)
  • Click here for Covenant Eyes