Jill and Harold Rich made the pilgrimage from their home in Sylvania this morning to attend Mass, and receive a special blessing From Father Chris Jenkins, Parish Priest of St Canice’s on the occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Jill and Harold were married here in St Canice’s Church, Elizabeth Bay on 15th April 1963.

Father Chris Jenkins SJ blesses Harold and Jill Rich on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary at St Canice's in 1963.

Father Chris Jenkins SJ blesses Harold and Jill Rich on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary at St Canice’s in 1963.

Both Harold and Jill were delighted at the warmth and congratulations received from a very friendly St Canice’s community. They were happy to share their Wedding photos, while Harold mentioned that this is the second Blessing they’ve received here since their marriage.

In 1999, they were invited along with all couples in the Parish Marriage Register, as part of Centenary Celebrations for the opening of St Canice’s in May 1889.

This reminds us that we will be celebrating 125th Anniversary in May of 2014. Time for more Community Celebrations!

Jill and Harold Rich married in St Canice's 15 April 1963

Harold and Jill Rich

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'St Canice's written over the door in 1963 seems to have disappeared.

‘St Canice’s written over the door in 1963 seems to have disappeared.