Family » Wedding Anniversary Mass
Please publish the announcement below a few times in your July and August parish bulletins. All Couples Response Forms are needed at the diocese by August 13, 2015 at the latest. Once we receive your form we will send a personal invitation to the couple(s) listed. Please make sure of spelling for names and that addresses are up to date. The Office of Matrimony will call you if any invitations have undeliverable addresses.
The couples will be given a month to confirm their participation. Their RSVP is due back to the diocese no later than September 8, 2015. Please make note of the deadline for RSVPs due to the diocese, as it is difficult to continue adding couples past this date.
This is a wonderful experience for these couples and the Diocese’s opportunity to celebrate the vocation of Marriage.
Thank you for your support.
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 2015), to attend a Special Anniversary Mass. This celebration will be held on October 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., at Saint Anselm Abbey Church, Manchester. If you are celebrating your 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond anniversary, please contact the parish office by August 6, 2015. We will need your last name, first names and mailing address. Please also indicate your special anniversary year.
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, 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, 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 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.
All photos by Matthew Lomanno.
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