Oct 12, 2021
This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. This Sunday we will have the great pleasure of celebrating our annual Mass for Marriage Jubilarians, an opportunity to highlight the beautiful vocation of marriage. For those of you recently married, about to get married, or those who have been married 25 or 50 years or even longer, congratulations. You have realized that happiness does not revolve around the non-essentials, material possessions or worldly accomplishments. You have found happiness in each other, hopefully with God as the center of a faithful, forever and life-giving commitment. You have, or prayerfully will have, the perseverance to sustain your love through the joys and sorrows, the blessings and the crosses of your journey together. May your wedding day or anniversary be not a single event but a reminder to live your lives as a witness for others to see and to follow.