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Offices Parish Life Marriage and Family Ministry Marriage 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

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50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

The diocesan annual 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass with Bishop Malesic will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 9:30 AM in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The Cathedral will be open for seating at 9 AM on a first come first served basis.

All couples married in 1973 are invited and may bring family with them.  This is not a ticketed event. There is no registration required.

If you cannot attend the diocesan annual Mass, we encourage pastors to recognize their Jubilarian Celebrations in a personalized way.  Reach out to your pastor if you would like to have a special blessing at a Mass in your home parish.  

The Bishop and Marriage and Family Staff are happy to help you commemorate this momentous occasion. At Mass, Bishop Malesic will give a formal blessing to all couples. 

Mass Details

  • Parking available on the surface lot off of Rockwell, next to the Cathedral.
  • Handicapped seating available.
  • WE DO NOT HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHER-- Photos are on your own.
    • There is a wedding immediately following the Jubilee Mass.
    • We invite you to take pictures around the Cathedral in the alcoves etc. 
    • A picture opportunity with Bishop will take place on the Superior Ave. side of the Cathedral following Mass
      • Have a family take the picture for you
      • Marriage and Family Office Staff will be present to help take photos if you are coming alone.


The Office of Marriage and Family Ministry is pleased provide a letter from Bishop Malesic and certificate for all couples married 50 years (attendance at the 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass is not required).

The certificates and letters are compiled one time for the entire year and must be requested online in advance. The deadline to request the certificate is July 1, 2023.  They will be printed towards the end of August. Please ensure all information accurate before submitting. If there are any errors, we will happily adjust. Call 216-696-6525 ext 7670

Certificate Request Form

Do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions to Erin at 216-696-6525  ext 7670

Enjoy Bishop's homily from last year's Mass below:

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