Silver & Gold Anniversary Mass

Couples smiling

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.

Details about the Mass

What: Catholics celebrating 10, 25, 40, or more or more years of sacramental marriage are invited to join Bishop Robert Deeley at the annual Silver & Gold Anniversary Mass, during which the bishop will offer a special blessing for all married couples. If community pandemic conditions still allow, the 2022 Silver and Gold Anniversary Mass will be an in-person celebration.

Where & When: Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 4 p.m. at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church,  919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham

Who: While all are invited to attend the Mass, those couples celebrating the milestone anniversaries of 10 years, 25 years, 40 years, and 50 or more years of sacramental marriage may register to be included in the downloadable commemorative program. Couples marking these milestone anniversaries may also submit a picture of themselves from their wedding day or present day for inclusion in a special slideshow that will be available on diocesan social media (website, Facebook, etc.)

How do I register?: Click to complete the online registration form or call 207.321.7885. Only registrations received by noon. on Monday, June 13 can be included in the program or slideshow.

FAQs

Can I invite family and friends to join us?

Yes, you may include family and friends in your reservation. Also, we can prepare to include them in the light reception that will follow the celebration.

Do we have to register to get access to the special Mass or to receive the blessing?

No, any couple who participates in the Mass in person may receive the graces of the special blessing.

Will the celebration be livestreamed? 

No, we are returning to a fully in-person celebration.

How do we submit a photo for slideshow?

Photos for the slideshow must be received in the Chancery by 5 p.m. on June 13 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: print photos will not be returned.

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.

How do I get the commemorative program?

The final program and slideshow will be posted on this webpage by 10 a.m. on June 24.

Will I get a reminder of what to do when we arrive at the church on June 25?

Yes, if you provided an email address in your registration, you will receive a reminder email from lori.dahlhoff@portlanddiocese.org on June 21 with directions for what to do once you arrive at the church

Click to download 2021 Commemorative Program