FALL RIVER — The beloved pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima will visit St. Anne Shrine of Fall River on the weekend of November 19-21.
This statue, blessed by Pope St. Paul VI, and long an object of devotion around the world, will have a full program of activities available for pilgrims during the weekend in her honor.
All times are approximate.
Friday, November 19:
3 p.m. Arrival of Our Lady;
3:30 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament;
4 p.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary;
5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday: Night Vigil (Open for pilgrims all night);
Saturday, November 20:
6 a.m. Mass in the Shrine celebrated by Father Edward Murphy;
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament;
International Rosary (English, French, Portuguese) at noon;
Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3 p.m.;
5 p.m. Evening Office;
6 p.m. Movie “Pray” (Father Patrick Peyton);
9 p.m. Night Prayer and Closing of Shrine;
Sunday, November 21:
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament;
2:30 p.m. Benediction and Simple Farewell.
St. Anne’s Shrine is an iconic national landmark Catholic church located in the Diocese of Fall River, and dedicated to the patronage of St. Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ. Since the Shrine was consecrated on Christmas Day in 1895, it has provided a unique atmosphere of faith, prayer, and devotion by those who have come to seek Divine help through the intercession of Good St. Anne.
This monumental church, built by the immigrants of French Canada as a testament to their deep devotion to St. Anne, serves visitors from all over the world to be witnesses of the Christ Who has touched our lives. To visitors arriving over the Charles Braga Bridge from the west, it stands out as a beacon of the faith of thousands who struggled, built, and worshiped here for over a century.
The St. Anne’s Shrine Preservation Society, curators of this special Shrine, is pleased to host Our Lady for this weekend to call down manifold graces on the Diocese of Fall River.
For more information contact the Shrine at 508-678-1510 or visit www.st-annes-shrine.org.