Diamond anniversary

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Greetings, Fr Paul.

What would be possible liturgically for a Parish celebration of a diamond anniversary of the church building which was not, and never will be, consecrated as it was not thought of as permanent ?  However, there was a foundation stone blessed at the time, still in place. 

It is not the diamond anniversary of the parish as a community of faith – that happened a few years ago. 


A: It would be appropriate to offer a Mass for Various Needs and Occasions when the calendar permits it. You could choose one of the first ones For Holy Church, 1E for example.

Or  a Mass for Giving Thanks to God (49).

Given the special nature of the occasion, you could argue in favor of singing the Gloria.