Anniversary Celebration

2020 Celebration

Thank you to all who participated in the Anniversary Celebration this year and a special thanks to San Juan del Rio for hosting! Below you can view the Presentation of Couples recognizing their milestone anniversaries as well as a recording of the liturgy.

Presentation of Couples
Presentation of Couples

A slideshow of couples having their wedding anniversaries honored including a wedding photo, years married, and parish.

Celebration of the Mass
Celebration of the Mass

The full liturgy on Saturday, November 21, 2020 beginning with the Presentation of Couples and the facilitation of a renewal of commitment to the vows and blessing from Bishop Estévez.

Who Should Participate?

The Anniversary Celebration is an opportunity to honor long term marriage. Only couples celebrating these special anniversaries in 2020 are invited to register: 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 or more years.

The deadline to register is November 13.

(Please Note: Once you have reached your fifty year anniversary, you are invited to participate in the celebration every year thereafter.)

Why Should You Participate?

To be honored by the Catholic Community, to renew your commitment to your wedding vows and to serve as an affirmation of love and commitment which are integral to Christian Marriage.

When and Where?

The 2020 Anniversary Celebration was held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 and has concluded.

If you celebrated a milestone wedding anniversary this year but were unable to register in time or participate live, you may still receive materials and a certificate by registering below before December 31, 2020. The Mass included a renewal of commitment to the vows and a special blessing from Bishop Estévez. Your packet will include a program with text to follow along with the bishop as well as blessings and prayers that can be done in the home.

We are not able to accept additional photos for the slideshow at this time.

What Does the Celebration Involve?

There is a Eucharistic Liturgy during which the Bishop will facilitate a renewal of commitment to the wedding vows and impart a special blessing. This is a virtual-only event and there will be no reception.

What is the Cost?

There is no cost to participate in the Anniversary Celebration. However, donations to support the many programs of the Office of Family Life are always gladly accepted.