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World Marriage Day

Couples who are celebrating a wedding anniversary of 10, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 or more years in 2017 will be honored on Feb. 11 during a World Marriage Day Celebration sponsored by the Family Life Office of the Diocese of Brownsville.

Couples from all over the Valley attend a special Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle National Shrine in San Juan. The Most Reverend Bishop Daniel E. Flores celebrated the Mass and gave a blessing to these couples who bear witness to God’s love through their love and commitment to each other through the Sacrament of Matrimony.

Family Life Director Lydia Pesina explained that World Marriage Day is devoted to celebrating marriage of all ages, especially the landmark anniversaries of couples who have been married 25 and 50 years or more.  In the Catholic Christian community, a couple accepts the blessing of God and bears witness to His love by accepting each other as companions forever and by accepting the blessing of children through the Sacrament of Matrimony.

To register call the Family Life Office 956-784-5012.

February 11, 2017

Family Life Office
Catholic Diocese of Brownsville
700 N. Virgen de San Juan
San Juan, TX 78589


Phone: (956) 784-5012
Fax: (956) 784-5081

Director: Lydia Pesina

Associate Directors:
Eileen Guerrero de Kalaf  

Mariela Trujillo