World Marriage Day, celebrated on the second Sunday in February each year, honors husband and wife as head of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life. The permanent theme adopted for the day is “Love One Another.” Loving one another is a daily decision, simple but challenging. The symbol for World Marriage Day consists of two candle-like figures joined by a heart. The hope is that couples will be reminded of their calling as married couples to enlighten the world by being life-giving to one another.
The Diocese of Savannah celebrates World Marriage Day annually with a special Golden and Silver Marriage Jubilee Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah for all couples married 25 and 50 years.
Golden and Silver Marriage Jubilee Mass 2012:
This year the Golden and Silver Marriage Jubilee Mass will be celebrated in honor of those married 25, 50, 60 and more years on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the 11:30 a.m. followed by a reception for family and friends. After the Mass Bishop Gregory Hartmayer invites each couple to have a photo taken with him during the reception.
Complete the registration form online before the deadline of January 6 to be included in the invitation list.
Contact Sr. Pat Brown if you have questions: Email or 912-201-4058.