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To: All pastors
From: Andy Lichtenwalner, director, Office of Evangelization and Discipleship
I am pleased to announce that the Archdiocese of Atlanta is continuing to host the annual Mass for couples celebrating their 50th and 60th marriage anniversary. Thankfully, current circumstances allow us to plan for the Mass followed by a light reception.
The 50th and 60th Marriage Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 13, at noon at Saint Brigid Catholic Church in Johns Creek. The Most Rev. Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., will be the principal celebrant. The date has changed from our usual October date. This reflects our effort to shift the event to occur during National Marriage Week, February 7-14 of every year. We hope to implement the change as early as 2023.
The RSVP link for anniversary couples is: http://tiny.cc/anniversarymass.
Included at the end of this memo is a parish bulletin announcement to publish in your online spring bulletins and parish newsletters. Additionally, Archbishop Hartmayer invites you to concelebrate this special Mass. Your presence would be especially meaningful to the couples from your parish marking this milestone in their lives.
Thank you in advance for your kind assistance with this effort. For questions, please contact Daniel West at firstname.lastname@example.org. May God continue to bless you and the work you are doing every day for couples, families and all the people of God.
Suggested parish bulletin announcement:
COUPLES CELEBRATING 50th AND 60th Anniversary in 2022
The Archdiocese of Atlanta would like to honor couples married in 1972 and 1962 with an invitation to a Golden/Diamond Wedding Anniversary Mass on Saturday, August 13, at noon at Saint Brigid Catholic Church. A light reception will follow the Mass for the anniversary couples and their families. Space is limited. Please go to http://tiny.cc/anniversarymass to RSVP for this event and for additional information.