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Couples celebrate World Marriage Sunday

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Mass for World Marriage Sunday was celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington Feb. 8. The Mass was in recognition of the worldwide celebration of the sacrament of marriage and included a blessing of the couples.

In his homily, Bishop Burbidge told married couples that Jesus is the model of how to perfectly love — selflessly, sacrificially and faithfully. “Marriage is a sign of the way Christ loved us, his church, his bride, his people. Therefore, married couples, this has great implications for you. It means that we should be able to look at you and to say, ‘Do you see how those two love one another? That's a sign of the way that Christ loves us,’ ” said Bishop Burbidge. “Thank you for that faithful witness.”

A couples receives a blessing from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge during the mass in observation of World Marriage Sunday at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington Feb. 8. ZOEY MARAIST  |  CATHOLIC HERALD 

wms9876Afterward, Burke Hall filled with more than 200 attendees for a dinner served in partnership with Families in Christ Jesus Community, a federation of Catholic Christian communities supporting family life. 

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