Lucille and Sylvio LeBlanc were married at St Marie Parish seventy-six years ago, earning them this year’s Worldwide Marriage Encounter Longest Married Couple certificate for the state of New Hampshire. To affirm the LeBlancs for their beautiful witness of holy Matrimony, WWME New Hampshire Coordinators, Karen & Dave Demers, and Diocese of Manchester Director of Family Life Ministries, Derek McDonald, paid a visit to deliver the certificate with a bouquet of flowers. Asked about the key to their wonderful long life together, the LeBlancs offered three rock-solid tips for other couples living the Sacrament of matrimony: 1) have patience with one another; 2) Don’t go to sleep mad; 3) Have faith, always.
Richard and Ruth Roulx, married 70 years, have been through a lot over the years, but their love and enduring commitment to God and each other remains a true testament to God’s beautiful plan for marriage. When their eldest daughter received the Sacrament of Confirmation, Richard prepared and also received the sacrament. As his family began to grow, Richard, who was raised Methodist, felt called to worship in the Catholic Church with his family. Because of Richard’s openness to God’s call, he and Ruth offered a unified witness of faith to all eight of their daughters.
Philip and Yolande Dauphinais, married 50 years, are exceedingly thankful to their parents, for instilling in them a love for the Catholic faith. Their parent’s Christian witness and the gift of faith they proposed provided Philip and Yolande with all the tools they needed to make it to the 50 year mark.
Bishop Peter A. Libasci celebrated a special Mass for all couples who celebrated their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th+ wedding anniversary on October 16, 2016 at Saint Anselm Abbey Church, Manchester.
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