Eyes glistened with emotion and loving smiles lit up the faces of some 275 anniversary couples who stood before their loved ones, their Church and their God to renew their wedding vows during celebrations sponsored in October by the Diocese of Trenton.
As hundreds of couples from across the Diocese were honored by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., priests, deacons, family and friends during two Anniversary Blessing Masses in October, more than a dozen volunteers were working behind the scenes to make sure those moments would become perfect memories.
During both Anniversary Masses, a number of couples shared reflections and experiences on married life, what it means to be observing an important milestone such as a first, silver, golden or diamond wedding anniversary or having the opportunity to participate in the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing Mass. Here is a sampling of some of their responses. More ... Friday, October 28, 2016
Following the reception of Holy Communion at the end of both Masses, each milestone group of couples was called separately to stand for the blessing bestowed by Bishop O’Connell. More ... Friday, October 28, 2016