Nearly 350 couples came together for the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessings Oct. 7 and 21 in Freehold’s Co-Cathedral and the Cathedral in Trenton. Among them were Ben and Frances Paolillo of St. Luke Parish, Toms River – the only ones celebrating 75 years of marriage. 

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 Bishop’s Anniversary Blessings

The Diocese’s annual gatherings brought anniversary couples and their loved ones together with Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and area priests for a tribute to married love and fidelity.

In The Monitor’s annual Anniversary Blessings keepsake magazine, read all about Bishop’s inspiring words from both Masses, what it meant to the couples to celebrate 1, 25, 50 or more years of marriage and get the full story of what 75 years of love looks like for the Paolillos.

Check out our county-by-county list of all those celebrating milestone anniversaries this year and flip through the “Our Wedding Memories” gallery, which is full of original wedding and anniversary photos.