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.


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 mid-March.

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

There will be a number of the Promotional Kits available free of charge for the first 20 parishes who request them.  These Promotional Kits were put together by Covenant Eyes, and are a great way of encouraging parents to take action and join the 7-day Safe Digital Family Challenge. If parishes are able to purchase their own kit for $150 they can do so here. The Safe Haven Sunday Promotion Kit makes it easy for your parish/school to promote the 7-day digital family challenge. The kit is full of promotional materials, including nine (9) yard signs, one (1) retractable banner, and two-hundred and fifty (250) color flyers/bulletin inserts. To order your Free Promotional Kit, please contact Patrick Metts by Email, pmetts@archatl.com.  The Promotional Kits will be given on a first come, first served basis.


CovenantEyes Flyer English

Last Updated: April 6, 2021

SHS English Logo

Safe Haven Sunday Logo

Last Updated: March 16, 2020

Safe Haven Sunday Parish Implementation Guide – Year Three

Last Updated: February 22, 2021

CovenantEyes Flyer Spanish

Last Updated: April 6, 2021

SHS Bulletin Insert – Spanish

Last Updated: March 25, 2021

SHS Logo – Spanish

Last Updated: March 26, 2021

Additional Questions

Please contact Patrick Metts at 404-920-7643

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