– St Sylvester Catholic Church breaks wedding record by holding marriage ceremony and sacrament of confirmation for 80 couples at once
– The ceremony which took place at the church premises in New Nyanya, Karu was officiated by Most Reverend Dr Ishaya Mattew Audu
– The event was unique and first of its kind in the history of St Sylvester catholic church
Brides at their marriage ceremony and sacrament of confirmation
St Sylvester catholic church is located in New Nyanya, Karu in the local government area of Nasarawa state. On 27th November 2016, the church witnessed a unique and historical event that will change the lives of 80 couples who decided to each be joined with their spouses in holy matrimony.
The church was visited by Most Reverend Dr Ishaya Mattew Audu, catholic bishop of Lafia diocese, Nasarwa state and in advent to celebrate his first pastoral visit to the independent mission, the ceremony was held. Among many other activities, this event was lined up as one of the key activities to welcome the bishop to the church.
The successful ceremony was put together by the Parish Priest of St Sylvester catholic church, Lawrence Anyembugu. During the speech of the bishop, a lot of wisdom was shared with newly joined couples. He said:
” Couples should cloth themselves with the love of Christ in order to have a sustainable marriage life, stressing that marriage without love is meaningless. Citing many examples of causes of breakage in marriage life.”
He also called on them to avoid pitfalls that would lead to regrets, adding that exemplary Christian life was key to successful marriage. See more photos of the event below.