Fall River — On February 8, St. Anne Shrine of Fall River received the generous permission of Bishop Edgar da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D. for the initial schedule of events for 2022:
— Father Edward Murphy, Shrine chaplain, will celebrate his Healing Mass ministry, held on the fourth Thursday (this is a change due to his schedule) of February to May, then September to December, with Rosary and Confession at 6 p.m., Mass and Benediction at 6:30 p.m. after Confessions are concluded.
— As we are able to engage a priest volunteer, a Mass on the First Friday for the Sacred Heart. Announcement of celebrant will be via social media channels and our website.
— The Mass for the anniversary of the Dedication of St. Anne’s Church will be held on Sunday, July 3 at 3 p.m.
— Permission has been granted for Father Allen Alexander, MIC, of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception in Stockbridge to preside over the St. Anne Novena devotions from July 17-25 at 6 p.m., including a daily Mass for each day of the Novena in preparation for the feast day of Saints Anne and Joachim on July 26.
— Bishop da Cunha has accepted the Shrine’s invitation to celebrate the Solemn Mass of the feast of Saints Anne and Joachim on July 26 at 6 p.m. This will be followed by the traditional procession of Her relics.
— The annual Filipino community’s “God the Father Celebration and Pilgrimage” is moving from the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro to St. Anne Shrine, and will be held on Sunday, September 4.
Other devotions upcoming include annual Lenten Vespers being held on Sundays during the season of Lent at 3 p.m. in the Shrine, The Way of the Cross, presented on Good Friday evening, our annual Corpus Christi procession through the streets of Fall River on the Feast of Corpus Christi, and other special devotions and events held throughout the year.
The Shrine is extremely grateful to Bishop da Cunha for his generous support of our ongoing efforts at St. Anne Shrine and ask for your prayers as we continue our ministry here in the City.
Please be sure to regularly check either our Calendar of Events our website, https://www.st-annes-shrine.org, our social media presence on Facebook and LinkedIn, or contact the Shrine during regular business hours at 508-678-1510.