Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration with Bishop Joseph Bambera at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton

Every summer, the diocese holds a Wedding Anniversary Celebration for couples celebrating their 25th and 50th years of marriage in Saint Peter’s Cathedral, where couples will renew their wedding commitment.

To obtain an invitation to the Wedding Anniversary Celebration held during the year of your twenty-fifth or fiftieth wedding anniversary, please give your name and an April mailing address to your pastor by February 10th of that year. Even if you cannot attend, you will receive a commemorative packet following the celebration.

Papal Blessings

Official Papal Blessings make a lovely wedding or anniversary gift to your spouse or loved one. They can be granted upon one’s wedding, or on the 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, and 60th wedding anniversaries. The blessings come on beautifully decorated parchment with calligraphic text and an image of the current pontiff.

There are two ways to obtain a blessing; by directly visiting The Office of Papal Charities in Rome, or by mail (they don’t accept email or phone requests).  Requests for Papal Blessings on parchment can be sent to the Office of Papal Charities only by regular post.

Follow this link to learn more: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/institutions_connected/elem_apost/documents/rc_elemosineria_doc_20130218_benedizioni_en.html