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Marriage & Family Life

51st Annual Marriage Jubilee (2023)

The 51st Annual Diocesan Marriage Jubilee Celebration will be held Saturday, September 23rd,2023 at 4:00 PM at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany. Couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th or other special wedding anniversaries are invited to attend this celebration.  Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will celebrate the Mass and greet couples and their guests at a reception in the gathering area at the Cathedral immediately following Mass.

Marriage and Family Life support is provided to both parishes and individuals.

Marriage ministries in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany include Marriage formation and preparation programs (precana, vocation awareness), Natural Family Planning resources, marriage enrichment resources and programing, as well as support for those with struggling marriages and healing for those whose marriage has ended.  Family ministries programing includes parenting, Communication workshops for all ages, Catholic identity and tradition workshops. Resources and support available for healthy family relationships, family as domestic church, family prayer and devotions.