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Golden Wedding anniversary Mass a reminder of abounding love in dire times

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge led 45 couples in celebrating marital milestones at the Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral on September 26. Among the reduced-numbers crowd, owing to coronavirus restrictions, was Raymond and Sheila Thurlow whose wedding anniversary is this week on October 9. Mr and Mrs Thurlow married at St Finbarr’s Church, Ashgrove, and have three children. ... Read More »

John and Lorraine McNamara look back on a ‘rosy’ 50 years

FIFTY years almost to the hour of the wedding bells, John and Lorraine McNamara re-joined their bridal party and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on September 5. Among their almost 50 guests, including family and friends, was Redcliffe parish priest Fr Bob Harwood, who gave a blessing to the anniversary couple. “It was an excellent day, absolutely wonderful,” Mr McNamara ... Read More »

Tolhursts celebrate golden wedding anniversary in unexpected way

TERRY and Rita Tolhurst toasted 50 years of marriage in a way they “had never anticipated” with 30 family members on the screen via Zoom on August 17. The couple said the day was “absolutely brilliant” even if they couldn’t meet up in person. Their anniversary day started with a specially live-streamed Monday Mass celebrated by Bracken Ridge parish priest ... Read More »

Meet the married Catholic couples who have just struck gold together

AREND de Weger had just returned home from the Vietnam War when his brother invited him to a Young Christian Workers youth meeting, and Arend told him he had just been to war and was not a youth anymore. Fatefully, Arend showed up anyway. He was not even in the hall at St John Vianney’s, Manly parish, when he looked ... Read More »

Golden couples a rare commodity in 2018

GREY clouds couldn’t take the sparkle from the eyes of Barry and Lorraine Searle during the 2018 Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass in Brisbane. The Searles stood side-by-side with an assemblage of marriage experts at St Stephen’s Cathedral on October 6, to renew their vows and celebrate 50 years of marriage. “The whole group stood up, we held hands, looked each ... Read More »

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