Rochester Diocese’s 2023 married couples Mass is May 21 - Catholic Courier
A couple holds hands in church.

Philip and Erin Messina, who celebrated 26 years of marriage in 2022, join hands during the vow renewal at the 2022 Marriage Recognition Mass at Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral. (Courier file photo)

Rochester Diocese’s 2023 married couples Mass is May 21

The Diocese of Rochester’s annual Marriage Recognition Mass is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 21 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester.

All married couples and their guests are welcome to attend the Mass and renew their vows before Bishop Salvatore R. Matano. Couples celebrating milestone jubilees this year will be specially recognized at the Mass.

Couples celebrating 25, 50 or 50-plus years of marriage this year may also submit information for a listing of wedding anniversaries in the June print and online editions of the Catholic Courier.

Those wishing to attend the diocesan Mass are encouraged to register online at Anyone experiencing difficulties registering should contact Donald Smith, coordinator of sacramental catechesis and family life, at

The online registration form for the Marriage Recognition Mass also includes the option to add wedding details for inclusion in the Courier’s June anniversary listing.

Couples who are not able to attend the liturgy may submit their information directly to the newspaper by emailing or via postal mail addressed to: Wedding Anniversaries, Catholic Courier, PO Box 24379, Rochester, NY 14624-0379.

Please include the full names of husband and wife, the date and year of the wedding, and the church and town where married. Those submitting to the Courier are invited to attach or include unscreened prints or digital images of at least 1 MB in size for possible publication. Note that this option is not available via the registration form for the Marriage Recognition Mass.

Due to the anticipated volume of listing requests, the Courier will not be able to follow up on or publish submissions that do not include all requested details.

The deadline for submission to the Courier is April 30; submissions cannot be accepted after deadline.

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