Numerous local couples are celebrating their long-running weddings at a particular mass sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
The church’s yearly Marriage Jubilee Mass was held Sunday afternoon at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington. The diocese’s retiring bishop, Paul Loverde, presided over the mass.
Among those that participated are 150 couples celebrating their 25th anniversary and 109 couples celebrating their 50th anniversary.
That is more than 9,000 years of union united.
Original story from the Associated Press