This weekend we celebrate Life, Marriage and Family Sunday. One way of commemorating the joy of marriage has been the marking of significant wedding anniversaries through the annual Anniversary Mass celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Unfortunately due to the lockdown, this will not be possible this year. Instead, parishes may like to mark Life, Marriage and Family Sunday in their own circumstances, varied as they may be.

Recognising the different situations parishes may find themselves in, these resources can be used in a variety of settings and include a prayer for married couples, renewal of wedding vows and a prayer of the faithful. While some resources will be more appropriate for a liturgical setting—and could perhaps be used in livestream Masses or in public Masses (for those in regional areas)—other resources might be included in parish bulletins or emails to parishioners:

Resources for Life, Marriage and Family Sunday (10 October)

Event Date

Sunday 10 October 2021