St Valentines Day 2017

For almost a decade, the Australian Catholic Marriage & Family Council has produced a printable flyer for use on the Sunday before St Valentine’s Day. This year, The Parish & Marriage Resource Centre is pleased to take up this task.

Why the fuss about St Valentine?

It’s true, St Valentine is a ‘minor’ saint in the Church calendar with a great deal of myth and uncertainty about his life. However no one can deny that his feast day has captured the modern imagination.

This initiative is all about putting the saint back into the feast and using the social interest energy to promote our rich Catholic traditions. It’s an important opportunity to promote the value of Christian marriage in our communities.

We are pleased to provide you with a FREE reproducible handout and slide show for use in your parish services. 

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Ways to Use St Valentine’s Day Resources

  • Distribute the handout as a stand alone flyer (PDF – double sided A4 folded to A5, in colour or black/white)
  • Print it (or excerpts from it) in your parish bulletin
  • Add it as a post to your parish website
  • Use the slide show with a data projector before/after Mass


Buy Print Copies – St Valentine 2017 Handout

Prefer to purchase printed copies of the handout?
Get your order to us by Jan 31 and we’ll get it into the mail asap. Full colour, folded. Gloss paper.  Shipping included for Australia only.  Use the ORDER FORM below.

St Valentine Special: AMOR booklet

An introduction to Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). A graphically rich reflection of the key insights of this important document from Pope Francis. Regular price is $6 for single copy and $75 for box of 50, plus shipping. St Valentine Special from $1.10/copy shipping included for Australia. Min quantity 10.

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Amor is a high-quality, magazine-style booklet inspired by Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia

Amor is a wonderful way to introduce Catholics to the the wisdom of the document, especially those unlikely to read the full exhortation.

It is a 48-page, visually rich booklet which aims to touch hearts with striking imagery and thoughtful, informative reflections from Pope Francis, and contemporary Catholic writers.

With its inspirational articles and practical tips on restoring hurt relationships, Amor is an ideal resource for parish and school communities.

To view our digital flip-book version, click below:



About the Author:

Francine & Byron Pirola
Francine & Byron Pirola are the founders and principal authors of the SmartLoving series. They are passionate about living Catholic marriage to the full and helping couples reach their marital potential. They have been married since 1988 and have five children. Their articles may be reproduced for non commercial purposes with appropriate acknowledgement and back links.

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