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April 29, 2013

Couples married for 1, 25, 50 years or more are invited to the Wedding Anniversary Mass

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass for couples who have been married for 1, 25, 50 years or more. The Wedding Anniversary Mass recalls the significance of the Sacrament of Marriage and a tribute to the family, which is the cornerstone of society.

Saturday, May 4, 2013
5:15 p.m. Mass
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Every year, hundreds of couples from the five counties of the Archdiocese gather at the Cathedral for the Wedding Anniversary Mass to pray for those who have been married. Husbands and wives are joined by their children and grandchildren, as well as additional family members to celebrate significant milestones in living the Sacrament of Marriage.

No prior registration is required. Friends and family members of married couples are encouraged to attend. All are welcome.


Editor's Note: For more information or questions about the Wedding Anniversary Mass, please contact the Office for Life, Family and Laity at (215)-587-0500, or e-mail

No mult-box feed will be available for media. Cameras will be permitted inside the Cathedral.

Kenneth A. Gavin
Director of Communications

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