LEWISTON – Their lives, their love and the strength of their faith are inspiring and on Saturday, June 19, couples in Maine celebrating milestone birthdays will be honored at Silver & Gold Mass.
Mass, to be held at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, will begin at 4 p.m. and Catholics celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries, especially one year, 25 or 50 or older, are encouraged to attend. Couples can register to attend Mass at www.portlanddiocese.org/olff/silver-gold-mass.
Bishop Deeley will offer a special blessing to all married couples in attendance and those participating via the live broadcast as part of the celebration.
“We want to mark these milestone anniversaries that speak to us of the enduring power and strength of marital love,” Bishop Deeley said. “Pope Francis reminds us that marriage is the sacrament that attracts attention. People can see something happening in the life of the married couple. Source of grace for the couple, it is therefore also a gift to the Church. And this is especially the case when we see the marriage lived faithfully for decades. He says love is possible. It is a reflection of the very image and likeness of God. “
The mass will also be broadcast live at www.princeofpeace.me. All are invited to attend to celebrate the goodness of Christian marriage.
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