Shown on their wedding day on Aug. 23, 1952, are Florence and James Bacho of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Cinnaminson. The Bachos were one of more than 300 couples from throughout the Diocese who celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2017.
Shown on their wedding day on Aug. 23, 1952, are Florence and James Bacho of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Cinnaminson. The Bachos were one of more than 300 couples from throughout the Diocese who celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2017.

Bishop David M. O'Connell celebrated two Anniversary Blessings Masses throughout the Diocese for couples marking their 1st, 25th, 50th or more wedding anniversaries. Held on Oct. 8 in St. Aloysius Church, Jackson, and Oct. 22 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, these two Masses blessed couples from the four counties of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean.

In this slideshow, created by The Monitor production staff, are photos of the anniversary couples, many of which are from their wedding day.

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Photo Galleries

St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton

St. Aloysius Church, Jackson

Videos

Anniversary Blessing Homily

Stories of Love From Anniversary Couples

To share The Monitor’s anniversary tribute magazine with family and friends, order a copy for $5 each by contacting 609-403-7131 or emailing Monitor-Marketing@dioceseoftrenton.org.