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Wedding Anniversary Mass

Over the past 30+ years, the Diocese of Manchester has celebrated a special liturgy that affirmed the sacredness of Christian Marriages, and expressed gratitude for those marriages that have grown through the years. Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all couples who are celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond Wedding Anniversary (anytime during the year 2014), to attend a Special Anniversary Mass.

"We attended the "special" anniversary Mass on Sunday, and it was quite moving. We're from NYC, recently transplanted 3 years ago. We NEVER EVER expected to see that many participants. It made us feel great !!!!" ~ a participant from the 2014 Wedding Anniversary Mass

Featured Couples from Our 2014 Celebration 

We met up with three couples who are celebrating a milestone year to ask them what advice they would offer to young engaged couples.

Roland and Veronica Boisvert (64 years)
Christ the King Parish, Concord

Roland and Veronica Boisvert, celebrating sixty-four years of marriage, stated that their faith is what has sustained them throughout their marriage. Their advice to young adults engaged and newly-weds is “not to rush into things. The best approach if to be patient and take time to think things through.”

Rene and Joanne Marchand (35 years)
Parish of the Holy Spirit, Keene

Rene and Joanne Marchand, who celebrated thirty-five years of marriage, spoke of how God has always been there for them, in both the challenging and joyful events and circumstances they have faced together. They believe that engaged couples and anyone preparing for marriage need to include God in their relationship.

Sylvio and Lucille LeBlanc (74 years)
Parish of the Transfiguration, Manchester

Sylvio and Lucille LeBlanc marked seventy-four years of married life and related that what kept them rooted and faithful to each other are patience and their faith in God. They encourage young adults and all who are engaged and preparing for marriage to practice patience and to keep in touch with God.

CLICK HERE to see more photos from the Wedding Anniversary Mass.

All photos by Matthew Lomanno.

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The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

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