All parishes in the Virgin Islands celebrated World Marriage Day at Mass this past weekend. Pictured right, three couples were honored for the longevity of their marriages and awarded certificates signed by His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard, at the Spanish Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral on St. Thomas. Left to right, they are Deacon Jose and Petra "Tati" Vazquez (54 years), Eduardo and Luzgarda O'Neal (45 years) and Antonia and Eddy Rivera (52 years).
Pictured left, Fr. Louis Kemayou, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on St. John, blessed all couples at Sunday Mass, including Velma Costanzo, 91, and Arthur Costanzo, 93, of Pennsylvania, who have been married 65 years!
Pictured above, married couples were recognized at all the Masses at St. Ann Church on St. Croix.