World Marriage Day celebrated in Catholic parishes


February 23, 2023

The Sacred Heart Altar Society in Nelson hosted a brunch Sunday morning after Mass to honor those couples married 50 or more years. Pictured with our Parish Priest, Father Boehme, are Mike and Ellen Buresh and Ken and Jean Ann Himmelberg.

A World Marriage Day celebration was started in 1983 in the United States. It is celebrated on the second Sunday of February annually.

In northwestern Nuckolls County the Catholic parishes of Sacred Heart in Lawrence and St. Stephen just south of Lawrence celebrated the event following the weekend Masses: Saturday evening at Sacred Heart and Sunday morning at St. Stephen.

Couples celebrating five year anniversaries were recognized.

Those couples included the following:

Sacred Heart: Allen and Nancy Ostdiek and Don and Mary Ann Mazour, 55 years; Chuck and Sandra Carpenter and Jim and Judy Kucer...

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