Take a look back at all of the coverage of the Anniversary Blessings Masses that were celebrated last month by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., for couples celebrating one, 25, 50 or more years of marriage this year, on Oct 3. at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral for couples in Burlington/Mercer counties and Oct. 10 at St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, for those in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Since last year’s Anniversary Blessings Masses were cancelled due to the pandemic, couples marking their second, and 26th anniversaries were also invited to participate.

  • Professional photo galleries from each of the Masses can also be found on the TrentonMonitor.com website. The gallery for couples from Burlington/Mercer counties can be found here, while photos of those who celebrated in Monmouth/Ocean counties, here.
  • A photo slideshow capturing both events can be found here.
  • Video highlights filmed during the Oct. 3 and Oct. 10 with interviews of couples who share their success stories can be found here. Recordings of the Masses may be viewed on the diocesan YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to our channel to receive notifications whenever a new video is posted.
  • The November issue of The Monitor Magazine also includes a special “Anniversary Blessings” section, that features congratulatory messages for the couples and includes an offer of a complimentary subscription to The Monitor Magazine.  The Monitor Magazine is pleased to offer this opportunity to those enjoying milestone anniversaries. This special section is also available online.
  • A combined story of both Masses celebrated in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton and St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold, featuring excerpts of Bishop O’Connell’s homilies and quotes from the anniversary couples can be found here.

We hope you enjoy this coverage of the Anniversary Blessings Masses as we celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage in the Diocese of Trenton.