FALL RIVER — Answering the Holy Father’s call for a greater realization of the fruits of the Spirit, St. Anne Shrine of Fall River will be presenting the Life in the Spirit enrichment program, beginning on Tuesday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m. each week.

The Life in the Spirit program is designed as a tool for active evangelization, a personal faith formation experience, and an introduction to life lived in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.

This seven-week series of in-depth sessions will help participants realize the fire, breath, gifts, fruits, and the charisms of the Holy Spirit. Although Catholics receive life in the Holy Spirit through the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, there is a pressing need in this day and age to fan this spark of life into flames. 

The activities in the program will invite us to gather and prepare for a very personal “Pentecost”: a revitalization of the Spirit’s presence in our lives.

In His great discourse at the Last Supper, Jesus made a promise to His disciples that: “I will ask the Father and He will give you another helper, who will stay with you forever. He is the Spirit, who reveals the truth about God. The world cannot receive (the Spirit), because it cannot see Him or know Him. But you know Him, because He remains with you and is in you” (Jn 14:16-17).

The program begins November 8 and runs through December 20, weekly on Tuesday night at 6:30 through 8 p.m. 

All are welcome, registration will take place on the first night, free of charge; texts and study materials will be provided.

For more information, please contact the Shrine office at 508-678-1510, or website at https://www.st-annes-shrine.org