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It's National Marriage Week; Special Event Feb. 11


The Fifth Annual Marriage Enrichment Dinner in celebration of World Marriage Day will be held at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord on Saturday, February 11. The celebration will begin with the 5:00 p.m. Eucharistic Liturgy with Bishop Bernard Hebda as the main celebrant. Last year more than 100 couples from across the diocese gathered for the event which is hosted by St. Mary Cathedral Parish and the Diocese of Gaylord.

Following Mass, couples will enjoy a catered candlelight dinner in the Parish Hall while listening to music provided by Keith Kleinert.

The keynote speaker for the evening will be Fr. Francis Partridge, a senior priest of the diocese. Fr. Partridge is a delightful speaker known for his sense of humor and his special wisdom and insight gained from over 50 years of ministry.

After dinner, a prayer service with a special marriage blessing will be held in the Cathedral to close the program, but dancing will continue in the Parish Hall. Pictures to commemorate the occasion, fun and prizes are also on the agenda for the evening.

Cost to attend is $35 per couple and child care will be provided. Space is limited so register early by contacting your parish, downloading the form below, or calling Judy Abeel at the Diocese at 989.732.5147.

File: Registration Form

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