Benedict blesses couple’s 50 years of love

01 Feb 2012

By therecord

Papal praise crowns 50 years of love for local Catholic stalwarts.

Luckily for friends and relatives gathered at the lunch celebration on 2 January for Kath and Michael Jaques’ anniversary, the weather was much kinder than the 41 degree day on which they married 50 years ago.

Their wedding was celebrated by Fr Dan Foley, cousin of Archbishop Foley, at St Joseph’s, Subiaco and followed by a modest dinner with immediate family only in attendance.

At their 50th, there were significantly more people to toast and recognise the achievements of the couple’s marriage, including some who had attended their wedding.

They were presented with a framed papal blessing at the lunch and enjoyed a sit down meal with 35 family and friends at their daughter’s home.

Blessings were bestowed on Kath and Michael at Masses at St Mary’s Cathedral on 1 January by Fr Jean-Marie Noel and on 3 January at St Joachim’s by Monsignor Thomas McDonald.

– Chris Jaques