Photos: Honoring Marriage Day 2023

Couples celebrating milestone anniversaries of 5, 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60-plus years in 2023 gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud May 6 for the annual Honoring Marriage Day Mass and celebration with Bishop Patrick Neary. The couples renewed their wedding vows during the Mass, and Bishop Neary prayed a special blessing over them. The couples then were invited to have their picture taken with the bishop.


The cathedral was filled for the annual Honoring Marriage Day Mass.



Jim and Char Darlington renew their vows during the Mass. The Darlingtons, members of Sacred Heart Parish in Sauk Rapids, are celebrating 40 years of marriage this year.


Eugene and Marilyn Kalscheuer of Sacred Heart Parish in Sauk Rapids stand as couples married 50 years are recognized.


Bishop Neary shakes hands with the son of Steven and Sara Hiemenz of St. Wendelin Parish in Luxemburg. The couple is celebrating 10 years of marriage.


After Mass, Bishop Neary says a blessing over Shirley Laing, who will have hip surgery soon, as her husband Frederick looks on. The Laings, who are members of Sacred heart Parish in Freeport, are celebrating 68 years of marriage this year.


Bishop Neary laughs with Joseph and Dolores Preusser of St. Michael Parish in St. Cloud. The Preussers, who have been married 73 years this year, took their turn at getting their photo taken with the bishop.



Author: Dianne Towalski

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

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