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Mass To Celebrate 3766 Yrs Of Marriage

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese,
4 Jul 2018

The seventh Marriage Mass & Renewal of Vows will be celebrated this Sunday by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at St Mary's Cathedral.

More than 100 couples have registered to attend the annual event representing 3766 years of marriage including four couples celebrating their 65th wedding anniversaries.

The 10.30am Mass will also bring together a special fraternity of couples who were married at St Mary's Cathedral.    

The mass is an occasion to thank God for the gift of marriage and to honour married couples for their life-giving love and faithfulness.

"Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic Church," St John Paul II said.

A reception for the couples and their families will follow in Cathedral House, where the Archbishop will present special certificates to couples celebrating their gold, emerald, diamond and sapphire anniversaries (50, 55, 60 and 65 years of marriage).

Since the first Marriage Mass in 2012, more than 400 couples have renewed their vows and given thanks to God for His blessings on their marriage and for the precious gift of children.

Couples attending are requested to RSVP to the Life, Marriage & Family Centre on (02) 9307 8404 or LMFEvents@sydneycatholic.org

For couples celebrating 50, 55, 60 and 65 years of marriage RSVPs are essential if you would like a special certificate from the Archbishop.