Our Diocese is blessed with many couples happily married for over 50 years. These strong witnesses to the Sacrament of Matrimony should and need to be celebrated. The Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment is searching for the Longest Married couple in each parish and will send a Certificate of Recognition to the winner as a tie in to the National Marriage Week in February, sponsored by the USCCB World Marriage Day, and Marriage Encounter’s eighth annual search for the Longest Married Couple in the US. For the last two years the Diocese of Knoxville has had the Longest Married Couple in Tennessee. To nominate a couple for this honor please submit the names, how long they have been married and what parish they belong to by Jan. 7, to Marian Christiana at email@example.com.