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Be Light: Year of Believing by Witness to Love, Theological Virtue of Faith, is the second year of the 5 year marriage movement.  Within marriage, we see practical, real-world examples of how faith and belief forms us to love and serve the Lord as well as each other. In addition, firmly believing in what is good, true and beautiful gives us a better understanding of who we are and how we sustain a good marriage. To find this good, we are led in  a discovery of who God is and who we (as married couples) are in Him. This year is focused primarily on growing in the virtue of faith through the supporting practices of: belief, witness, and service.

Evangelization Focus: A Year of Movement From Seeker to Believer

Supporting Sacrament: Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

Reflection for the Year: CCC 358 God created everything for man, but man in turn was created to serve and love God and to offer all creation back to him:

What is it that is about to be created, that enjoys such honor? It is man that great and wonderful living creature, more precious in the eyes of God than all other creatures! For him the heavens and the earth, the sea and all the rest of creation exist. God attached so much importance to his salvation that he did not spare his own Son for the sake of man. Nor does he ever cease to work, trying every possible means, until he has raised man up to himself and made him sit at his right hand.

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Meet the Presenting Couples:


Jason Evert

Jason and Crystalina Evert have spoken about the virtue of chastity on six continents to more than one million people, including World Youth Days in Australia, Spain, Poland, and Panama. They are the authors of more than fifteen books, including How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul and the curriculum YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body.

Jason earned a master’s degree in Theology, and undergraduate degrees in Counseling and Theology, with a minor in Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. They are frequent guests on radio programs throughout the country, and their television appearances include Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, and EWTN. After speaking solo for several years, Jason teamed up with Crystalina, and the two married in 2003. Crystalina is the author of Pure Womanhood, and runs the website Women Made New. With Jason, she is the co-founder of Chastity Project and the website

Craig and Stephanie Rapp

Craig and Stephanie Rapp met while they each attended college in different states. Craig pursued Stephanie and what began as a long distance friendship led to marriage two years later. Craig and Stephanie have now been married for twelve years and are blessed with three incredible children. They live in Columbus, Ohio where Stephanie serves as the Director of Marriage & Family Life for the Diocese of Columbus and Craig works as a corporate attorney. Craig and Stephanie believe that each new day provides them with opportunities to love and new reasons to be grateful for each other and their marriage.

Dan and Regina Boyd

Dan & Regina Boyd have been married for 12 years and have a beautiful, young daughter. Regina is the founder of Boyd Counseling Services, a Catholic licensed mental health practice that provides in-person and virtual therapy for couples, families, and teens. Regina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She also blogs about therapy from a Catholic perspective at and hosts the Connecting Out Loud podcast. Dan’s desire to spread the Gospel began in high school and led him to a degree in Spanish, a master’s in theology from Boston College, and a doctorate in education from the University of Central Florida. He has worked in public and private education, campus and youth ministry, marriage preparation, catechesis, and diocesan leadership. Dan is also co-author of “Go! Make Disciples”, a book about getting results in ministry, and co-host of “Being and Making Disciples”, a podcast dedicated to highlighting the most fruitful models of evangelization.

Where to find Regina:; Instagram: @BoydCounselingServices; Regina’s Podcast:

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John Paul and Mary Zeller

Father John Paul Mary Zeller, MFVA is a member of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, a religious community of men, founded by the late Mother Mary Angelica, PCPA. The MFVA’s were founded in 1987 by Mother Mary Angelica to preach and teach the Catholic Faith through the modern means of social communication, television, radio, internet and printed word, as well as leading retreats and attending to the spiritual and sacramental needs of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. Father John Paul was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ by His Excellency Robert J. Baker on June 22, 2013 in the Cathedral of St. Paul in the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama. His current assignment is at the Eternal Word Television Network as the Employee Chaplain as well as Assistant Vocations Director. On Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Father John Paul Mary was commissioned by His Holiness Pope Francis, a Missionary of Mercy during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. He received a special mandate to preach and to teach about the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, Forgiveness, the Mercy of God and in Pope Francis own words— “the closeness of God.” Pope Francis reminded each of the Missionaries of Mercy that is Christ who welcomes, it is Christ who listens and it is Christ who forgives in the Confessional.

Fr. John Mosier

After the military, but before the seminary, Fr. John Mosier pursued a master’s degrees in both engineering and business at Texas A&M. It was there that he met a young Catholic woman named Jackie Flanders. After dating for a year, they became engaged, and in August of 1994 they married. For 14 years they enjoyed life together. They traveled the world and shared wonderful experiences. They both enjoyed successful careers.
Through their marriage, Mosier again learned what it meant to be part of something bigger. “When you’re married, it’s not about you. It’s a partnership,” Mosier said. “You learn to humble your desires and opinions because you love your spouse.” Today, Mosier works with couples, preparing them for the sacrament of marriage. His time with Jackie helps him ask questions and guide those conversations. “Because I was married, I’m reflective of all the dumb things I did as a husband, that I woulda, shoulda, coulda done different,” Mosier said. He uses his experience to inform the couples he works with.
Eight years into their marriage, Jackie was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. Mosier was angry at God. He was angry at his faith. He doubted. He questioned how someone so wonderful, so nice, so good could be struck with this. Jackie didn’t. “She was profound in her faith, and living confidently,” Mosier said. Over six years, their early-morning and late-night chats strengthened Mosier’s faith. Jackie knew that God is present in all things. She believed it and lived it gracefully, until, on a September day in 2008, in her home with Mosier beside her, she passed away.

In 2014, Mosier quit his job as a senior vice president of a multi-national corporation and moved to Boise, Idaho. At age 49, he began at Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon.

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Fr Adam Marchese

Fr Adam Marchese was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Orlando on July 25th, 2020. He also serves the military as a chaplain in the Army Reserves and will one day serve on active duty. Fr Adam first felt called to the priesthood in his early twenties, after years of being away from the Church. At the time of his call into ministry he was working as a cook at a Ritz Carlton, something he had wanted to do since he was 10. God continued to put the idea of priesthood into his head until he decided to enter the seminary. It was there that God continued to reveal that this was where he needed to be. Fr Adam currently serves as a parochial vicar at a parish in Orlando.

Victor and Karen Perez

Victor and Karen Perez have been married 46 years. They met in college at Virginia Tech and, upon graduating in 1974, were married in the campus chapel. Karen is originally from Vienna, Virginia, and Vic was born in Havana, Cuba. They currently reside in Houston, TX. Karen and Vic are the founding Board members of the Houston Coalition for LIfe, where they continue to serve on the Board. Karen is a former Houston regional coordinator for Silent No More Awareness. Both Karen and Vic were active at the West Houston Pregnancy Help Center in Katy, where Karen led post-abortion Bible studies, and Vic was a Board member. Over the years, Karen and Vic have actively spread their faith, teaching CCE and Confirmation and leading Bible studies. Karen and Vic have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.

Fr. Victor Perez

Fr. Victor Perez is a priest of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and is from Katy, TX. He attended the University of Texas at Austin studying business. His third year of college he studied abroad in Spain and while visiting the shrine at Fatima, Portugal he had a profound experience of the sacrament of Confession that changed his life. After getting involved in the Catholic Center at UT Awakening retreats during his final year in Austin, he discovered a deep desire to serve God as a priest. Fr. Victor was ordained a priest in 2011 by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo. He has served at St. Cecilia and St. Jerome both in Houston, and as pastor at Most Holy Trinity in Angleton. He is currently pastor of St. Joseph and St. Stephen Catholic Churches, both in the heart of Houston.

Sam and Emily Pitre

Sam and Emily Pitre live in Breaux Bridge, LA with their 3 kids, John, Thomas, and Lucy. Sam has 8 years of ministry experience from campus, to young adult, and marriage and family ministry. Sam is currently a ministry consultant with The Evangelical Catholic. Emily has experience in elementary education and is now a stay at home mom. They enjoy spending time with friends and family and growing the domestic churches around them.

Father Kevin Barrett

Father Kevin Barrett serves as the Chaplain of the Apostolate for Family Consecration. He has been working with this lay family movement since 1982 and was ordained a priest at Saint Peter’s in Rome by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1992. His priestly labors are spent primarily with staff and families who attend events at Catholic Familyland in Bloomingdale, OH, to strengthen families in the joyful, Eucharistic, Marian, and family-centered spirituality of Pope Saint John Paul II.

Jeff and Daniela Mazzone

Jeff and Daniela Mazzone are en-route to Virginia from the Hudson Valley area of New York with their two daughters, ages 5 and 2. They married in 2015, and are passionate about supporting marriages, having experienced the breakdown of the family in their own families of origin. Born in New York City, Daniela is the youngest child of immigrant parents from the Dominincan Republic. Before becoming the Spanish Support Lead for Witness to Love, she served for five years in the Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of New York as the Assistant Coordinator for Spanish Programs. Prior to meeting Daniela, Jeff studied to be a priest with the Archdiocese of Washington and then as a temporarily-professed Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR). He holds an M.A. in theology from St. Joseph’s Seminary, and currently leads music for several churches and ministries while finishing an M.A. degree online at Liberty University toward licensure as a clinical mental health counselor.

Brother Isaiah

Brother Isaiah currently resides in St. Leopold’s Friary in Yonkers, NY, the community’s house of study for seminarian friars. Originally from Sausalito, CA, Brother Isaiah grew up surfing, free-style skiing, playing in garage bands with his friends. He attended Boston College where he played goalie and was the captain of the lacrosse team. He is a CFR (Franciscan Friar of the Renewal) just trying to seek the will of God alongside his brothers. He has released four music albums: “Broomstick,” “Poco a Poco,” “Shade,” and “Shade | Season 2.”