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KEEPSAKE EDITION: The Monitor honors anniversary couples

Joy, tenderness and gratitude were reflected in the faces of nearly 300 couples honored by the Diocese of Trenton during the annual Bishop’s Anniversary Blessings Oct. 8 and 22. Couples marking one, 25 and 50 or more years of marriage were blessed by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., who affirmed them in their vocation to married life and thanked them for the powerful witness they offer to their families, friends and community.  

 

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Friday, November 3, 2017

SLIDESHOW: Anniversary Couples' Hall of Memories
Bishop David M. O'Connell celebrated two Anniversary Blessings Masses throughout the Diocese for couples marking their 1st, 25th, 50th or more wedding anniversaries. More ...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
VIDEO: Anniversary Blessings homily
The Diocese of Trenton presents the homily of Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., at the 2017 Anniversary Blessings Mass held Oct. 22 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. More ...
Saturday, November 4, 2017
VIDEO: Stories of love from anniversary couples
Bishop David M. O'Connell celebrated two Anniversary Blessings Masses throughout the Diocese for couples marking their 1st, 25th, 50th or more wedding anniversaries. Held on Oct. 8 in St. Aloysius Church, Jackson, and Oct. 22 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, these two Masses blessed couples from the four counties of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean.

In this video produced by the Department of Multimedia, couples share their reflections on the Mass, love and marriage.
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Saturday, November 4, 2017
Anniversary blessings bestowed by Bishop highlight gifts of enduring love

June may be the month for weddings, but October was the month to reaffirm those vows as some 300 couples pledged their fidelity, faith and love anew during anniversary celebrations hosted by the Diocese of Trenton.

The couples, from parishes around the Diocese marking one, 25, 50 or more years of marriage, took part in the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessings Masses Oct. 8 in St. Aloysius Church, Jackson, and Oct. 22 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
In their own words, anniversary couples reflect on marriages of faith
After each Anniversary Mass, couples who gathered for food and camaraderie in the respective parish halls shared stories and reflections of how they met, their experiences as a married couple and how faith has been the root of their love. The sentiments captured below are just a sampling of what the Masses meant to the couples as they marked their first, silver, golden and beyond anniversaries with the blessing of Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and the support of faithful from around the Diocese. More ...
Thursday, November 2, 2017



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