Erin Schroeder and John Hodges Jr. recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 25, 1964, at St. Dominic Church in New Orleans with the Rev. Robert Miller O.P. officiating.

The celebration started when their three children and their spouses and seven grandchildren spent a week together in Destin, Fla. The couple also traveled to Italy to visit Rome, Assisi, Florence and Venice.

The Rev. Beau Charbonnet celebrated the 50th anniversary Mass and they renewed their vows on Jan. 25.

Elsa is retired from the Continuing Education Department of the LSU School of Dentistry and John is retired from the USDA National Finance Center.