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The annual Wedding Anniversary Mass is for couples celebrating their 25th, 50th and over 50-year anniversaries. The Mass is held at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet, IL and formal invitations are sent out to couples whose names we receive from parishes. 

The 46th Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2024, at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet.


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According to the USCCB’s website, Natural Family Planning is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid conception. These methods are based on the observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman's menstrual cycle.

Local NFP Resources

Read more about Natural Family Planning from the USCCB

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The Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is a positive, private experience for married couples who want to work on revitalizing their marriage. The weekend is designed to enrich and deepen the joys a couple share together and is beneficial to couples of all ages.

Learn more about The Worldwide Marriage Encounter

The Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA) is a global association of the faithful, united in a firm belief in the important vocation grandparents have to strengthen the bonds of faith and family life through the generations. The CGA offers practical and spiritual support to nurture the vocation of grandparents, and to affirm, assist, encourage and engage grandparents in the transmission of faith within their families.

An annual Grandparents Mass is held at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus. The 2024 Mass will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2024.

Learn more about Catholic Grandparent Ministry

Mike and Alicia Hernon have created resources to help support and encourage couples in improving their relationship and parenting in this “messy” world.

"We believe that being a good parent starts with being a great spouse.  But being a good parent or even a great spouse is hard, messy work. And we're not meant to do it alone!  So join Mike and Alicia Hernon on this journey, because we believe that not only is marriage and family life a path to holiness, but it’s an incredible adventure.”

Learn more about Messy Family Project