GAYLORD — As part of the Diocese of Gaylord’s 40th anniversary celebration, Bishop Bernard A. Hebda will honor the vocation of marriage and all couples celebrating 40 years or more of married life at one of three special Masses being held in the diocese.
The Masses will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at St. John the Baptist Church, 2550 First St. in Alpena; 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at St. Francis of Assisi, 1025 S. Union St. in Traverse City; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at St. Mary Cathedral, 606 N. Ohio Ave. in Gaylord
“The vocation of marriage is so important to the life and faith of the Church,” said Bishop Hebda. “By their commitment and love for one another, these couples reveal an image of God for others. As we were discussing the event, we really wanted as many people as possible to be able to participate so we decided to have it in three locations this year. “
Couples planning to attend are asked to RSVP to the Diocese of Gaylord at (989) 732-5147 with their name, home parish, city, number of years married, number of people attending and their phone number and indicating which Mass they will attend. Forms are available in parish offices and on the diocesan website at www.dioceseofgaylord.org.†