Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 6:00pm | McGovern’s Restaurant, Fall River, MA
The St. Anne Shrine Preservation Society was pleased to host 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 raised funds for the ongoing restoration of Saint Anne Shrine of Fall River. Thank you for your support of the Shrine!
Honoring the 2023 Gala awardees.
Learn more about the efforts to restore Saint Anne Shrine.
As of 2023, the St. Anne Shrine Preservation Society has:
- Installed 4 sump pumps to control flooding in the lower church
- Built new concrete steps & railings near the parking lot
- Purchased & installed a new electronic carillon bell system
- Initiated roof & gutter repairs, including:
- reassessing damage for accurate, restorative repair
- replacing the copper ridge and slates
- clearing clogged downspouts
- Restored areas of the lower church, including:
- the St. Joseph Chapel
- the Santo Christo dos Milagres Chapel
- the lower church sacristy
The Preservation Society looks ahead to the future: the full restoration of Saint Anne Shrine of Fall River. Within the next year alone, this massive undertaking includes:
- Constructing a new chapel for Eucharistic adoration
- Completing the Dominican Crypt Chapel, where 3 of the Shrine’s Dominican directors are buried
- Continuing and completing major roof & gutter repairs on the north side of the building
We – the members of the Preservation Society – seek to be good stewards of the Shrine. But we cannot do this without your help. Please support our effort to keep the doors of the Shrine open for years to come. The Gala is a perfect opportunity to contribute to this important duty. We owe it to the generations that built up the Shrine, as well as those who will come after us, to ensure its restoration.