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Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration October 15 in Canton

Stained glass window from Auverge, France

68 Couples will be honored at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist


October 11, 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;


YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO –The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of Youngstown, will celebrate a special Mass on Sunday, October 15, 2023, 2:00 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Canton to mark the wedding anniversaries of 68 couples who are being honored for a total of 3536 years of wedded life ranging from 25 to 70 years.

One couple is celebrating 70 years of marriage: Richard and Patricia Raymondi from the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Canton; and one couple is celebrating 69 years: Kenneth and Margaret Lauck from St. Paul Parish, North Canton. Other couples celebrating include: 36 couples married 51-68 years; 15 couples married 50 years; 7 couples will observe 40 years; and 7 couples will mark 25 years.

The Wedding Anniversary Celebration includes renewal of marriage vows at Mass and a personalized certificate. A reception will be held for the honored couples and their families following the Mass in the School Hall, hosted by members of the Altar Rosary Guild.

For more information, contact the Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at 330-744-8451.

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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