Couples Marking Milestone Anniversaries Invited to Special Liturgy


The Family Life Office of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has announced the scheduling of the Annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgies honoring couples celebrating their first, fifth, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 55th, and 60th+ anniversaries within the 2019 calendar year. 

Couples and their families may attend the Eucharistic celebration in ALTOONA on Sunday, September 15 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament or JOHNSTOWN on Sunday, September 22 at Saint John Gualbert Cathedral.

Bishop Mark L. Bartchak will be celebrant and homilist at both Masses, which begin at 2:00 p.m. 

This public recognition of those who have faithfully lived the vocation to married life provides an opportunity for all to recall the value and importance of such commitments in today’s world.

 A beverage and cookies reception will follow the Eucharistic celebrations for celebrating couples and their family members.   

Couples who wish to attend one of these celebrations should contact their home parish by Thursday, August 22 to make the necessary reservations.