Photos: Couples celebrate milestone anniversaries at Honoring Marriage Day

Couples celebrating milestone anniversaries of 5, 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60-plus years in 2022 gathered at St. Mary Church in Alexandria May 7 for the annual Honoring Marriage Day Mass and celebration with Bishop Donald Kettler. The couples renewed their wedding vows during the Mass, and Bishop Kettler prayed a special blessing over them. Those celebrating 50 or more years of marriage were invited to have their picture taken with the bishop.

Bishop Kettler visits with Joseph and Dolores Preusser who are celebrating 72 years of marriage in 2022. The couple are members of St. Michael Parish in St. Cloud.
Joe and Bobbi Lewandowski, members of Christ Our Light Parish in Princeton/Zimmerman, renew their vows as they celebrate  their 50th anniversary this year.
Bishop Kettler thanks the couples gathered for their vocation of marriage during his homily.


Zachary and Nicole Karelis renew their vows during the Mass. The couple, who live in Brainerd, attended with family and are celebrating 10 years of marriage this year.

Author: Dianne Towalski

Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine.

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