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Celebrating the Early Years of Marriage


Catholic Outlook June 2015: Celebrating the Early Years of Marriage

Originally published in Catholic Outlook June 2015

Photography: Alphonsus Fok

The sun was shining on 17 May 2015 when hundreds gathered at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta for Celebrating the Early Years of Marriage.

This annual celebration is an acknowledgement of the anniversaries of couples who have been married for one, five, 10, 15 and 20 years.

The Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter Williams, presided at the Mass and the beautiful music was provided by the choir of St Patrick’s Cathedral Parish.

The anniversary couples enjoyed a special blessing for their marriage as did all the married people attending. The Cathedral was filled with couples celebrating wedding anniversaries from many parishes across the Diocese, who were joined by their children, family members and friends.

Following the Mass, a group photo of the happy couples and their families with Fr Peter was taken on the steps of the Cathedral.

Catholic Outlook June 2015: Celebrating the Early Years of Marriage

The group enjoyed lunch in the parish hall and the beautiful sunshine outside – and more photos.

The children were entertained with activities and their own fun menu of hot dogs and fairy bread.

Many thanks to the staff of CatholicCare Social Services for organising and hosting the event in conjunction the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta and St Patrick’s Cathedral Parish community.

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SAVE THE DATE: 23 August 2015

Faith in Marriage Conference

The third annual diocesan Faith in Marriage Conference has the theme: Marriage – A Culture of Love & Life.

Speakers include the Diocesan Administrator, Very Rev Peter Williams, Jonathon Doyle and Lara and Tim Kirk.

The conference is brought to you by CatholicCare Social Services, Diocese of Parramatta and Australian Catholic University.

The program is from 9am-3pm and on-site child minding is available.

The venue is the Edith Angel Hall at Our Lady of Mercy College, Victoria Rd (entrance on Ross St), Parramatta.

To register your interest tel CatholicCare Parramatta (02) 9933 0222,

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