Who Should Participate?
The Anniversary Celebration is an opportunity to honor long term marriage. Only couples celebrating these special anniversaries in 2021 are invited to register: 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 or more years.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, only couples celebrating their milestone wedding anniversary are permitted to attend.
The deadline to register is November 12, 2021.
(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?
Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM
St. Luke Catholic Church
1606 Blanding Blvd
Middleburg, FL 32068
The event may be attended in-person with COVID protections in effect but the Mass will be livestreamed and a virtual option is also available.
If you celebrated a milestone wedding anniversary this year but are unable to register in time or participate live, you may still receive materials and a certificate by registering below before December 31, 2021. The Mass includes 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.
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. There will be no reception this year. Certificates will be provided to couples along with materials and instructions for participating.
Couples will also be recognized in a digital slideshow that will display names, parish, and years married. We invite participants to either upload or mail a photo of their wedding day. If sending by mail, please do not send an original.
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.
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
A slideshow of couples having their wedding anniversaries honored including a wedding photo, years married, and parish.
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.