Seeking a new way to make time for God during the busyness of the season? Join us for our annual Advent Solemn Evening Prayer Series!
They take place during the first three Sundays of Advent at the Shrine in the lower church. The schedule is as follows:
- Sunday, December 3 at 3:00pm: First Sunday of Advent Vespers
- Celebrated by Rev. Pinto Paul, CSC
- Includes sung evening prayer, Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction, and Confession
- Sunday, December 10 at 4:00pm: Second Sunday of Advent Vespers
- Celebrated by Very Rev. Riley Williams
- Includes traditional sung evening prayer
- Sunday, December 17 at 4:00pm: Lessons & Carols
- Celebrated by Rev. Michael Racine
- Includes beloved congregational carols & hymns sung in the context of evening prayer
If you have any questions, please contact the Shrine at 508-678-1510, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by messaging us via our social media pages @StAnneShrineFR.
Father Edward Murphy, chaplain of St. Anne Shrine, has announced the schedule of Healing Masses for the Winter/Spring cycle of 2024. All dates are THURSDAY evenings, starting with the Holy Rosary at 6:00PM with the Sacrament of Reconciliation available, followed by the Mass, Healing Service, and Benediction and Exposition at 6:30PM. The dates are listed below for your convenience. Please make a note of them on your calendar!
We do ask you to use alternating pews (unavailable pews will be ribboned-off) so Fr. Murphy and his assistant can attend to everyone during the healing service portion of these services. All are invited to attend this beautiful liturgy.
After years of anticipation, the St. Anne Shrine Preservation Society officially began repairs on the south side of the roof of Saint Anne Shrine of Fall River this past week. A combined crew from J.G. Vandal Roofing and Starck Architects of Fall River began setting up scaffolding in the adjacent parking lot on Wednesday, October 25, and repairs began in full swing on Friday, November 10.
The Preservation Society is thrilled to have arrived at this important stage of restoration, and looks forward to the hopeful reopening of the upper church. Jeff Montigny, Vice President of the Preservation Society, said: “Over the past year, we [studied] the roof in detail [and] discovered that the gutters and downspouts were failing. We decided to take a phased approach to the repairs aimed at repairing the worst damage first. This year, we’re repairing and replacing the upper gutter and downspouts on the hospital side of the building. We will then focus our efforts to other areas on the roofline as a next phase.”
Montigny expressed his gratitude for the community’s support of the Shrine’s restoration efforts. “I would like to thank all of our donors… from the major donors to daily visitors who come to the Shrine to purchase a candle. All those funds are being utilized for the preservation of this building… for generations to come.”
The Preservation Society still needs financial support to continue the repairs. Those wishing to make their tax-deductible donation can do so in person at the Shrine’s gift shop (located in the lower church), mail it to Saint Anne Shrine (818 Middle Street, Fall River, MA 02721), or complete it online at https://st-annes-shrine.org/donation/.
Yesterday evening, we gathered for the Diocese of Fall River’s Annual Procession & Mass for Peace on the steps of St. Anne Shrine.
Members of our staff and Board of Directors joined the large crowd that sang hymns and prayed the Holy Rosary, processing down South Main St. from the Shrine all the way to the Cathedral of St. Mary. There, Bishop da Cunha celebrated Mass, joined with Fr. Edward Murphy (our Chaplain) and other concelebrants.
While this beautiful event is over for this year, we continue to ask Our Lady’s intercession for peace in our world during this Month of the Rosary, especially in the war-torn areas of Ukraine, Taiwan, Israel, and Gaza.
You are invited to join us for the Deo Optimo Maximo Capital Campaign Annual Gala on Thursday, October 19, at 6:00pm at McGovern’s Restaurant in Fall River, Massachusetts! The Gala raises funds for the ongoing restoration of Saint Anne Shrine of Fall River. Please use this secure form at Donorbox to purchase tickets or sponsorships of the Gala, visit the Shrine during normal business hours, or call 508-678-1510 for more information.
Fr. Leo Patalinghug, a Catholic priest, celebrity chef, and host of EWTN’s Savoring our Faith is this year’s Gala keynote speaker. To find out more about him, see the video below on his YouTube channel. Want to meet Fr. Leo in person? Get your Gala tickets now!
Thank you for your generous support of the effort to restore our beloved St. Anne Shrine, and we hope to see you at the Gala!