When?

On March 22, 2020, we will celebrate Safe Haven Sunday as an archdiocese. The deadline to order materials (books, prayer cards) is February 14th.

What is Safe Haven Sunday?

This awareness day will give us an opportunity to address the harmfulness of pornography in marriages, families, and our culture as a whole, while providing helpful resources to both individuals and families. It is an opportunity for us to take a proactive approach in equipping parents so they may better protect and safeguard their homes.

Why?

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ formal statement, Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography, states, “We must see our role in protecting children from pornography as our sacred duty, as well as an aspect of our work to create safe environments in accord with our ongoing implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.” Together we can address this issue by teaching those who have been entrusted to our care about pornography’s effects and to share resources with them.

How can we participate?

Below you will find the Safe Haven Sunday Parish Implementation Guide.  This will assist you in the simple roll-out process that is involved and answer many of the questions you may have.

Please note: Resources (video homily, homily helps, bulletin inserts, flyers) made specifically for our archdiocese will be available in late January.

What if we missed the deadline?

Your parish can still participate!  Parishes can encourage parents to sign up for the free 7-day Safe Digital Family Challenge.  This 7-day email challenge is available at no cost and gives parents practical tips and detailed means for creating a safe media environment in their home.  There are many free resources available at https://cleanheart.online/archdiocese-atlanta.

Promotional Materials

The following arrangement of promotional materials has been provided for your convenience.  Graphics for TV monitors in the vestibule,  8.5×11 flyers, and 11×17 posters are all available for parishes to print on their own.  The materials are available in English or Spanish and with or without the date, in the case that your parish is celebrating on an alternate Sunday.

11 x 17 2020 Poster

Last Updated: January 31, 2020

Safe Haven Sunday Parish Implementation Guide – Year Two

Last Updated: December 6, 2019

Safe Haven Sunday Order Form

Last Updated: December 6, 2019

Safe Haven Sunday Flyer

Last Updated: December 6, 2019

TV Slide Advertisement

Last Updated: December 6, 2019

11 x 17 Safe Haven Sunday Spanish Poster

Last Updated: January 31, 2020

Safe Haven Sunday Flyer – Spanish

Last Updated: January 31, 2020

TV Slide Advertisement – Spanish

Last Updated: January 31, 2020

Additional Questions

Please contact Patrick Metts at 404-920-7643

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