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Wedding Anniversary Celebration Planned in Canton by Diocese of Youngstown

Stained glass window from Auverge, France

RSVP by September 15 through parish offices


August 31, 2023

PRIMARY CONTACT: David Schmidt, Director, Office of  Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Ministry
(330) 744-8451, ext. 272;

ADDITIONAL MEDIA CONTACT: Justin Huyck, Director of Communications
(330) 744-8451, ext. 320;


The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Ministry is sponsoring a second Wedding Anniversary Celebration this year to honor couples who are observing their 25th, 40th, 50th or over anniversaries in 2023.

The celebration will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Canton. Couples interested in attending must register at their parish by September 15.

The celebration will include Mass with the Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, renewal of marriage vows, a personalized certificate for each couple and a reception for the couples and their families hosted by the Basilica of St. John the Baptist Parish.

To register, or for more information, couples are to contact their parish office by September 15.

Photo: Scenes from the life of St. Joseph: the wedding with Mary. Bottom panel of a stained glass window from an apsidal chapel of the church Saint-Austremonius of Issoire, Auvergne, France. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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