Marriage, Family, and Respect Life

Gold and Silver Wedding Jubilee Mass and Celebration

The Diocese of Savannah celebrates World Marriage Day annually with a special Gold and Silver Wedding Jubilee Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Savannah for all couples married 25 or 50 years.

Couples must register for the celebration at their parish or online. An official invitation will then be sent by mail in January with detailed instructions for the day.

Registration for the 2021 Jubilee Mass is closed.

2021 Schedule of Events

  • Gold and Silver Wedding Jubilee Celebration
    Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, 222 E Harris St.
    Sunday, February 7, 2021
  • Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
    3:30 PM
  • Photos with Jubilee Couples and Bishop Parkes
    immediately following the Mass
  • Please note that due to COVID restrictions, there will be no reception this year.

Frequently Asked Questions
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What time should we arrive and where do we go?
We are so glad you decided to celebrate your special wedding anniversary with us! On the day of the event, please plan to be seated in the Cathedral Basilica no later than 3:15 PM.
Where should we park?
There is on-street parking all around the Cathedral, however you may need to walk a few blocks. Please be aware that meters are FREE on Sundays in Savannah.
Is the Cathedral handicapped accessible?

The Cathedral has an elevator entrance on Harris Street.

Please note that Savannah is a historic city and the streets around the Cathedral reflect this. The pavement can be uneven in places, making it difficult to navigate.

Where are the restrooms located?
There are two restrooms in the narthex of the Cathedral. Additional restrooms are available in the Cathedral Parish Center located just across Harris Street. There will be signs directing you to the Parish Center and volunteers will also be available to direct you.
What is the typical style of dress for participants?
Typically the gentlemen wear anything from a suit to a nice dress shirt and slacks. The ladies typically wear semi-formal to Sunday church dresses.
Is there a fee for getting a copy of the picture taken with the Bishop?
Each couple will be gifted one copy of the picture taken with Bishop Parkes at the celebration. This picture will be mailed to the couples in the weeks after the celebration. Additionally the diocesan Communications office will make the pictures available online.
Will there be refreshments available?
Due to COVID restrictions, there will not be a reception this year.
We are traveling from a long distance and would like to spend the night in Savannah. What hotels are nearby?

Savannah is home to a wide variety of accommodations ranging from chain hotels to charming, historic bed and breakfasts. This list is but a small sampling of the accommodations available within short walking or driving distance to the Cathedral.

Additional Questions?

Please contact Jayne Stefanic, Director of Marriage, Family and Respect Life at 912-201-4068 or via the form below.


Jayne MJ Stefanic, MSW, LISW

Holy Family, pray for us.