November 19, 2017
3:00PM Mass
Doors open at 2:00PM. 


Holy Name Parish
1689 Centre St.
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Driving Directions 


Liz Cotrupi
Director of Family Life Ministry
617-746-5801 or





Annual 25th and 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap., invites all couples of the Archdiocese of Boston who are marking their 25th and 50th wedding anniversary in 2017 to join him for the annual celebration on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3:00PM at Holy Name Parish in West Roxbury.

  • Mass will include a special blessing from Cardinal Sean for all participating anniversary couples.
  • Family members and friends of the participating couples, as well as the general public, are welcome to attend.
  • A formal invitation (including general information and directions) will be mailed (beginning in October) to the home of the anniversary couple. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1.     How is this Mass different than other Masses?

During Mass, anniversary couples will be invited to stand in their pews, face one another, and hold hands as they are given a special blessing by Cardinal Seán.  After Mass group photos will be taken with the Cardinal.


2.      Will our names be in the program or announced?

Couples who register by October 31st will have their names printed on the list of anniversary couples. This list will be distributed with the worship aid and Mass material. Unfortunately, due to the number of couples renewing their vows, names will not be announced. You may still register after October 31st; however, your names will not appear on the printed list.

3.      Where will I get the materials for the Mass?

The materials for the Mass will be distributed at the front entrance of the church. If you enter the church from either of the side doors, please make your way to the front entrance to pick up materials.


4.      May family and friends come with us?

We encourage family and friends to attend and celebrate with you; they do not need to register.


5.      Is there reserved seating for anniversary couples?

Anniversary couples and guests are invited to sit together and may sit anywhere they prefer.


6.      How will the photos be taken?

Group photos (by year of anniversary) will be taken with Cardinal Seán after Mass has ended. Anniversary couples are asked to remain in their pew after the recessional and announcements will be made as to when to come forward for the group photos.


7.      Will we be able to purchase the group photos?

Yes, the photos can be viewed and purchased at The Pilot’s website: Please click on the link to View & Purchase Photos. Please allow two weeks after the Mass for the photos to be made available online.


8. Can a family or friend take a photo with our camera?

Yes, however, please advise family and friends to remain behind the professional photographer so the professional photo may be taken.


9.  When should we arrive?

The Anniversary Mass will begin at 3:00pm.  Doors will open at 2:00pm.


10.  Where should we park?

There is a parking lot next to the Parish Center and school.  There is also ample street parking out front of the church. 

11.  Is Holy Name handicap accessibile?

Yes, the Upper Church is handicap accessible.  The sign on Centre Street will direct you to the ramp entrance to the Upper Church.

12.  Will there be a reception following Mass?

Unfortunately, due to ongoing events, there is not a reception following the Mass.


13.  Someone in my party is hearing impaired, will an interpreter be provided?

Please email Liz Cotrupi ( to arrange for an interpreter. We will remain in touch with you to let you know if one has been arranged and if so, where to sit.



Congratulations on your special anniversary and thank you for your witness of the vocation of marriage!