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Tips: How to Celebrate Marriage Sunday at your Parish

At Mass

  • Incorporate Marriage Sunday into Sunday liturgy
  • Choose hymns related to love
  • Preach about marriage in the homily
  • Provide an opportunity for married couples to renew their vows
  • Bless all married couples during the Mass
  • Acknowledge the longest-married couple
  • Invite those celebrating milestone anniversaries to stand in front of the altar for a special blessing
  • Prayers of the faithful - Pray for those preparing for marriage, married couples, couples experiencing difficulties, widowed, divorced, and separated
  • Invite a couple to lead a family prayer during the Mass
  • Invite a family for the presentation of gifts
  • Give roses to couples at the end of Mass (e.g. those celebrating 50+ years)

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