Photos: Honoring Marriage Day celebrated in Melrose

Couples celebrating milestone anniversaries of 5, 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60-plus years in 2021 gathered at St. Mary Church in Melrose Oct. 2 for the annual Honoring Marriage Day Mass and celebration with Bishop Donald Kettler. The couples renewed their wedding vows during the Mass and those celebrating 50 or more years of marriage were invited to get their picture taken with Bishop Kettler.


Bishop Kettler congratulates the couples gathered during his homily.
Joanne Benson looks up at her husband of 60 years, Robert, during the renewal of vows.

Couples celebrating milestone anniversaries were asked to stand as friends and family members extended their hands in blessing.
Don and Linda Christen, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, pose for a photo with Bishop Kettler after the Mass.

Author: Dianne Towalski

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

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