Marriage establishes a holy covenant among three: one man, one woman, and God himself. The annual Silver & Gold Anniversary Mass is a testimony to the goodness of Christian marriage and the blessings it can bring. It is an opportunity to thank God for graces given and to ask for the continuing gift of grace to persevere in the commitments that have been made.
Catholics celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries are invited to participate in the annual Silver & Gold Anniversary Mass led by Bishop Robert P. Deeley.
WHERE & WHEN:
Via livestream on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 10 a.m. from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland.
Couples who are celebrating major milestone anniversaries of 25 years, 40 years, and 50 or more years may register to be included in the downloadable commemorative program. Couples may also submit a picture of themselves from their wedding day or present day for inclusion in a special slideshow that will be available through diocesan social media (website, Facebook, etc).
Click to complete the online registration form or call 207.321.7885. Only registrations received by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 22, can be included in the program or slideshow.
What if our anniversary this year marks something other than 25, 40 or 50+ years?
While all are invited to participate in the Mass which celebrates the joy of Christian marriage, only those celebrating major, milestone anniversaries of 25 years, 40 years, and 50 or more years will receive special recognition in the commemorative program and slideshow.
How do we submit a photo for slideshow?
Photos for the slideshow must be received in the Chancery by 5 p.m on June 22 to be included in the slideshow of honored couples. Click to send a digital photo by email. You may also send them via mail to: Silver & Gold Mass c/o OLFF, 510 Ocean Avenue, Portland ME 04103. Note: printed photos will not be returned.
Do we have to register to get access to the special Mass or to receive the blessing?
No, any couple that particpates in the livestream Mass may receive the graces of the special blessing.
May I submit a registration for my parents or close friends?
Yes, if they are Catholic, live in Maine, and you have their permission to publish their names and anniversary to the public.
Where can I access the livestream of the Mass on June 28?
www.portlandiocese.org/online-Mass or www.facebook.com/PortlandCathedral
Note: You do not need a Facebook account to watch Masses live-streamed on Facebook.
How do I get the commemorative program?
The final program and slideshow will be posted on this webpage by 10am on June 28th.
Will I get a reminder of how to access the livestream Mass?
Yes, if you provided an email address in your registration, you will receive a reminder email from email@example.com on June 25 with links to where you can join in the celebration virtually.