80 couples got wedded at St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church, New Nyanya in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, on Sunday, 27th of November, 2016. The Holy Mass was officiated by His Lordship, Most Reverend Dr Ishaya Mathew Audu, Catholic bishop of Lafia Diocese, Nasarawa State.
According to a statement signed by the public relations officer of the church, Ewache Ajefu, the ceremony was unique and historic in the history of St. Sylvester Catholic Church.
Part of the key activities lined up for first pastoral visit of the Bishop to the Independent Mission included the marriage ceremony and the Sacrament of Confirmation put together by the Parish Priest of St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Lawrence Anyembugu
While giving a speech, the Bishop advised the couples to cloth themselves with the love of Christ in order to have a sustainable marriage life, emphasizing that marriage without love is meaningless. Citing examples of what leads to breakage in marriage life, Bishop Audu called on them to avoid pitfalls that would lead to regrets, adding that exemplary Christian life was key to successful marriage.
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