The Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration is held every year in October. This celebration honors all married couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 and beyond years of marriage. During this prayer service, we celebrate and honor their commitment to marriage and to their sacrament. Anniversary certificates are distributed in the church parishes for all registered couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or more years of marriage. To register for this celebration, couples need to contact their church parish. Registration usually begins in August.
Church parishes: You will receive your parish registration information in the July issue of the Diocesan Good News Bulletin. Below is a complete list of the contents:
Through-August 24: Announce the Wedding Anniversary celebration in your parish bulletin and register anniversary couples into diocesan online registration form
August 24: Last day for parishes to register celebrating couples into diocesan online registration form
Week of September 1: Office of Family Ministries will mail invitation to anniversary Couples
September 26: Deadline for anniversary couples to RSVP for diocesan celebration.
Week of October 5: Church Parishes will receive Anniversary Certificates from the Office of Family Ministries
Parish date: Present anniversary certificates to couples at a designated parish liturgy
Please use the online fill-able registration form to register celebrating couples from your parish with the Diocese. We will send you a list of names submitted for you to review after the deadline date.
This sheet can be used to collect information to be entered into the diocesan online registration form. Please have all couples registered by August 24.
The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux is inviting all couples married in the Catholic church wo are celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th (and beyond) anniversary during 2016. The Diocesan Prayer Service will be held Sunday, October 16, 2016 at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral at 2:00pm. A reception will immediately follow in the Life Center. There will be NO diocesan mass celebration. If you wish to participate in this program, contact your church parish before August 24, 2016 to register. All registered anniversary couples will receive an inscribed diocesan certificate in their own church parish during their scheduled parish celebration.
* Please decide at which liturgy the diocesan certificates will be given to the celebrating couples in your parish and announce it in your bulletin. Also, please let the Office of Family Ministries know if you need your certificates earlier than the 1st week of October.