Celebrating a bond for life

Celebrating a bond for life
Ann Marie and Kenneth Jackson of Glassboro, who have been married 50 years, renew their commitment to each other during the Wedding Anniversary Mass June 19 at Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Parish, Northfield. Bishop Dennis Sullivan celebrated the annual Mass that honors couples married 25, 50 or 60 years.  Photo by James A. McBride

Ann Marie and Kenneth Jackson of Glassboro, who have been married 50 years, renew their commitment to each other during the Wedding Anniversary Mass June 19 at Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Parish, Northfield. Bishop Dennis Sullivan celebrated the annual Mass that honors couples married 25, 50 or 60 years.
Photo by James A. McBride

Joining hands, still wearing the rings they first put on their fingers decades earlier, they recited the familiar phrases: “in good times and bad,” “in sickness and in health,” “love you and honor you.”

More than 140 couples renewed their commitment to each other at the Wedding Anniversary Mass June 19 at Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Parish in Northfield. Bishop Dennis Sullivan celebrated the Mass for couples who have been married 25, 50 or 60 years.

The Mass was celebrated only days after Pope Francis made news by saying that most people today do not understand that sacramental marriage is a bond that binds them to each other for life.

Raising a point he has raised before, and one also raised by now-retired Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis insisted June 16 that the validity of a marriage

implies that a couple understands that sacramental marriage is a bond that truly binds them to another for their entire lives.

“We are living in a culture of the provisional,” he told participants in the Diocese of Rome’s annual pastoral conference.

But after 25, 50 or 60 years, there was nothing provisional between the husbands and wives in Northfield who, before the bishop and other priests of the diocese, joined in singing the recessional hymn “God, Who Created Hearts to Love.”

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Diocesan Anniversary Mass couples

Bishop Dennis Sullivan was the main celebrant at the Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass, celebrated Sunday, June 19 at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish in Northfield.

During Mass the couples renewed their marriage vows.

Following is the alphabetical list of couples, provided by the Office of Faith and Family Life Formation:

Francis and Rita Acker, St. Peter, Merchantville

John E. and Joanne R. Adolf, St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, Hammonton

Dominic and Inez Aita, Sts. Peter and Paul, Turnersville

Alfred and Angela Joan Albano, Holy Spirit, Mullica Hill

James and Victoria Albertson, St. Simon Stock, Berlin

Merardo and Mary Ann Alcon, Holy Angels, Woodbury

James and Geraldine Alexis, Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House

Joseph and Louise Avallone, Infant Jesus, Woodbury Heights

Frank and Dawn Baccare, Holy Family, Sewell

David and Christine Bailey, Holy Trinity, Margate

Leon and Helen Barber, St. Clare of Assisi, Gibbstown

Anthony and Silvia Barile, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Galloway

JohnE and Mary Jane Bauman, Holy Eucharist, Cherry Hill

Robert and Mayann Bernheisel, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Absecon

Walter and Joan Betson, Holy Angels, Woodbury

Joseph and Gladys Blaese, St. Simon Stock, Berlin

Daniel and Margaret Bonomo, St. Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights

James and Mary Louise Bowdler, St. Damien, Ocean City

Frank A. and Ruth M. Bruno, Divine Mercy, Vineland

Joseph Paul and Anne Bullinger, Infant Jesus, Woodbury Heights

Earl and Frances Cain, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Absecon

Dorman and Elizabeth Camden, St. Stephen, Pennsauken

Arthur and Rosemary Camiolo, Holy Family, Sewell

Joseph and JoAnn Campanella, St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, Hammonton

Arnold and Joyce Capriotti, Holy Family, Sewell

Michael and Darlene Caputo, St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, Hammonton

Rodney and Meryl Cerana, Mary Mother of Mercy, Glassboro

Augustine and Cordis Chikezie, St. Katherine Drexel, Egg Harbor Twp.

Joseph and Jean Christian, Notre Dame de la Mer, Wildwood

Alan and Catherine Cipolone, St. Joachim, Bellmawr

James and Dorothy Clancy, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood

Dr. John and Marilyn Collins, Mary Mother of Mercy, Glassboro

Dennis and Kathleen Collopy, St. Peter, Merchantville

James and Linda Connelly, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Galloway

Edward and Natalie Contento, St. Katherine Drexel, Egg Harbor Twp.

Joseph and Antoinette Cook, Notre Dame de la Mer, Wildwood

Dcn. Luis and Sofia Correa, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Northfield

Joseph and Barbara Daniszewski, Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House

Gerald and Dolores Davis, St. John Neumann, North Cape May

Godofredo and Emma De Jesus, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood

Salvatore and Jacqueline De Mauro, St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, Hammonton

Edward and Virginia Deeney, St. Joseph, Somers Point

Ruperto and Zenaida dela Peña, St. John Neumann, North Cape May

Charles and Isabella Diodato, Holy Family, Sewell

Gene and Betty Dougherty, St. Michael the Archangel, Franklinville

David W. and Betty E. Eigenrauch, St. Andrew the Apostle, Gibbsboro

William and Alberta Eppler, St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, Hammonton

Al and Jen Fabrico, Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown

Thomas and Florence Fagan, St. Katherine Drexel, Egg Harbor Twp.

Joseph and Kathleen Falco, Mary Mother of Mercy, Glassboro

Daniel and Anna Maria Fanty, St. Katharine Drexel, Egg Harbor Twp.

Frank and Patricia Felker, Mary Mother of Mercy, Glassboro

Donald J. and Katherine S. Foley, Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House

Timothy and Matilda Foster, St. Katherine Drexel, Egg Harbor Twp.

Rocco and Diane Fucetola, St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, Hammonton

Joseph and Mary Grace Galliera, St. Joseph the Worker, Haddon Twp.

John and Jo-Ann Gandolfo, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood

Samuel and Lauren Garro, St. Charles Borromeo, Sicklerville

James and Providence Geralis, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Egg Harbor Twp.

Richard and Rose Gnibus, Sts. Peter and Paul, Turnersville

James and Donalyn Grace, Christ the Good Shepherd, Vineland

George and Theresa Graham, St. Mary, Gloucester

Vincent and Mary Lou Grimmie, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Northfield

James S. and Frances E. Gurcik, St. Joachim, Bellmawr

James and Diane Halpin, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood

Thomas and Loretta Hauber, Blessed Theresa of Calcutta, Collingswood

Paul and Sara Hedgepeth, Our Lady of Perpetual Hope, Galloway

Joseph and Clare Herm, Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House

James and Teresa Hiteshew, St. Simon Stock, Berlin

Joseph P. and C. Loretta Hughes, St. John Neumann, North Cape May

Thomas and Joyce Hyndman, Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown

Kenneth and Ann Marie Jackson, Mary Mother of Mercy, Glassboro

Dcn. Thomas and Carol Jennings, St. Josephine Bakhita, Camden

James D. and Carol A. Johnson, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Absecon

Napoleon E. and Erlinda B. Juliano, Holy Eucharist, Cherry Hill

Paul and Patricia Kalata, Holy Eucharist, Cherry Hill

Robert and Lucille Kalunchik, St. John Neumann, North Cape May

Gary and Theresa Keller, St. Joseph, Sea Isle City

Joseph and Jackie Kern, Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown

Walter and Charlotte Krouse, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Absecon

Edward and Doris Kuzma, St. John Neumann, North Cape May

James and Margaret Lawville, Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown

Vincent and Vivian Lazzaro, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood

Dcn. Joseph and Margaret Loungo, St. Bridget, Glassboro

Anthony and Anne Maccariella, Infant Jesus, Woodbury Heights

Jesus and Nieves Manalastas, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Absecon

Nicolino and Anna Marchesani, St. Simon Stock, Berlin

Michael and Pauline Marino, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood

Donald and Chariene Masilotti, Divine Mercy, Vineland

David C. and Cynthia Massara, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood

William and Maryann Matarese, Holy Eucharist, Cherry Hill

Dcn. W. Leo and Barbara Mc Blain, Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill

Manus and Anne McGettigan, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Absecon

Raymond and Joan Mc Intyre, Jr., St. Joachim, Bellmawr

Bill and Sandy McMahon, St. Damien, Ocean City

Michael C. and Patricia K. Waldis Mohnack, St. Thomas the Apostle, Brigantine

David and Jane Mulherin, St. Katherine Drexel, Egg Harbor Twp.

Edward and Georgette Murphy, Christ the Good Shepherd, Vineland

John and Rosemary Murtha, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Northfield

Joseph and Margaret Orlando, Notre Dame de la Mer, Wildwood

Louis and Patricia Orth, Our Lady of Perpetual Hope, Galloway

Timothy P. and Kathleen Avallone O’Shea, Holy Spirit, Mullica Hill

William and Elaine Overholt, Holy Family, Sewell

Richard and Ruth Ann Paul, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold

Donald and Anne Marie Penny, St. Joseph, Sea Isle City

Thomas and Frances Penza, St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, Hammonton

Gerald and Kathleen Pinkerton, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood

David and Gina Postiglione, St. Charles Borromeo, Sicklerville

Donald and Dorothy Praiss, St. Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights

John and Carol Prebich, Christ the King, Haddonfield

Roberto and Rosa Ramirez, St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Camden

Howard and Veronica Rementer, St. Joseph the Worker, Haddon Twp.

Joseph and Pamela Rico, St. Joseph, Somers Point

Dcn. William and Shelia Robinson, St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Camden

Jeffrey and Joyce Romano, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold

James A. and Patricia H. Rossell, St. Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights

John and Sarafin Rowan, Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown

Matthew and Carol Rzepnicki, Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House

Humberto and Gladys Sandoval, St. Josephine Bakhita, Camden

Joseph and Anna Marie Santore, Mary Mother of Mercy, Glassboro

Marty and Betsy Schiffbauer, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Cape May

John and Deanna Schuenemann, St. Simon Stock, Berlin

Henry and Theresa Scozzafava, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Northfield

Charles J. and Grace M. Scull, Holy Trinity, Margate

Raymond and Franziska Senior, Mater Ecclesiae, Berlin

Michael and Lyn Sharp, Bl. Teresa of Calcutta, Collingswood

Bruce and Carole Shaw, Christ the Redeemer, Atco

Richard and Theresa Sherretta, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood

Vincent and Terese Siciliano, St. Vincent de Paul, Mays Landing

Edward and Barbara Smith, St. Simon Stock, Berlin

David and Maureen Somers, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Northfield

Edward J. and Alice M. Sonzogni,

St. Joseph the Worker, Haddon Twp.

Dominic and Kathleen Staiano, St. Mary, Gloucester

Martin and Lois Stanczak, St. Joseph, Sea Isle City

Daniel and Loretta Steinmetz, St. Stephen, Pennsauken

Eugene and Patricia Strolle, St. John Neumann, North Cape May

Paul and Maureen Sullivan, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Northfield

Robert and Catherine Sweeney, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold

Henry and Angela Szczurek, St. Peter, Merchantville

David M. and Barbara A. Tarry, Jr., St. Gabriel the Archangel, Salem

Adam and Amy Thaler, St. Charles Borromeo, Sicklerville

Joseph and Marie Tighe, Notre Dame de la Mer, Wildwood

Stephen and Joan Tomassi, Notre Dame de la Mer, Wildwood

Martin and Barbara Torres, St. Mary, Gloucester

William and Josephine Tresca, St. Simon Stock, Berlin

Stanley and Joan Trukowski, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Absecon

Oswald William and Barbara Turner, St. Charles Borromeo, Sicklerville

Joseph and Carol Tyburski, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Egg Harbor Twp.

Venkatarami and Mary Vangala, St. Thomas More, Cherry Hill

Anthony and Anna Marie Vento, All Saints, Millville

Anthony and Marie Volpe, Bl. Teresa of Calcutta, Collingswood

Joseph and Mary Williams, Christ the Good Shepherd, Vineland

William and Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Our Lady of Perpetual Hope, Galloway

John and Liboria Witasick, Infant Jesus, Woodbury Heights

Ronald and Margaret Woods, Notre Dame de la Mer, Wildwood

Robert and Ann Young, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Northfield

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