Each year near or on World Marriage Day, the Diocese of Orlando celebrates a Mass to commemorate significant wedding anniversaries for married couples. This year’s Mass will be held at St. James Cathedral in Orlando on Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. World Marriage Day is Feb. 12.
A reception will follow the Mass. All married couples within the Diocese are encouraged to attend and no pre-registration is required. Bishop John Noonan will celebrate the Mass, which is organized by the Diocese of Orlando’s Office of Family Life.
“The Diocesan Anniversary Mass is a witness to the importance of the Sacrament of Matrimony and the Vocation of Family Life, which God calls some of us into as the domestic Church,” said Gigi Santiago, co-manager of the Office of Family Life. “As the domestic Church, we learn our faith, through the everyday spirituality of loving and forgiving in a familial way. We learn from each other that God calls us into relationship with each other and Him.”