The annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass for 2014 is on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM at Holy Name Cathedral. It's not too late to attend! Just call us at 312.534.8351.
You do not need a ticket to attend, you just need to be a Jubilarian couple.
Because 500 couples are expected to attend, only the Jubilarians, no family members, can stay in the Cathedral during the Mass. Family members who accompany you, and we ask that you only bring one or two, are invited to sit in the Parish Center next door and participate in the Mass through closed circuit TV. This will fulfill their Sunday obligation. Communion will be distributed. They enter the Parish Center through the Frances Xavier Warde school entrance north on State Street.
If you use a wheelchair or are unable to go up and down stairs, there is an elevator at the entrance on the southwest corner of State and Superior. Please allow some extra time to use it. Special seating has been arranged for people with disabilities in the front of the Cathedral and there will be an signer for deaf Jubilarians.
Bring your own personal camera for pictures before and after the Mass. Please don't use any cameras during Mass.
We are so sorry we will not be able to host a reception for you this year. When we reserved Holy Name Cathedral we did not know they would be renovating the courtyard this summer, and it has run way over schedule and will not be finished in time for the Mass. There is no other space large enough to fit everyone attending the Mass.
Holy Name Cathedral has a parking lot with very limited space. The Sunday 12:30 Mass usually ends around 1:40 PM. Because parking is always an issue downtown, Standard Parking has generously provided 250 vouchers for us to pass out for 3 hours of parking for $10. If you stay longer than 3 hours the rate goes up to $26. Volunteers will pass out the vouchers at the entrance to the Holy Name parking lot on Superior Street. Standard Parking is right across the street from Holy Name. There are 2 entrances, one on Superior by Dearborn, and one on State a little south of Superior.
True Soul Mates: Couples married 50 years share their advice for a successful marriage
Wisdom and humor collected from the 2014 annual Golden Wedding Anniversary survey sent to couples married 50 years. $15 each.
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