Bishop Ruperto Cruz of the diocese of Balanga and Fr. Perry Medina, parish priest of the St. Joseph Cathedral, officiated the mass wedding sponsored by the Missionary Catechists of St. Therese (MCST) of the Infant Jesus.
It was in observance of the ruby jubilee or the 40th year of the missionary work of the nuns belonging to the order in Balanga City, according to Sis. Editha Bass, MCST coordinator.
She said that the only criteria they asked to be able to join the mass wedding was for the pair to be living with each other unmarried for not less than five years.
The couples wore simple clothes colored white.
The nuns provided the “aras”, ring, veil and worked on the issuance of the marriage certificates. Another mass wedding has been scheduled for 27 couples, to complete the number 40.