The annual meeting of the corporate Board of Directors of the St. Anne Shrine Preservation Society was held on Monday, August 22, 2022 to select the President and Secretary of the Society as called for in our articles of incorporation.
Mr. Richard Affonso, President of the Society since its foundation in 2019, decided to step down as the executive of the Society, and Mr. Robert Gauvin, financial secretary, was unopposed as a candidate and was elected President of the organization on a voice vote of the board members present.
Ms. Debbie Davey also ran unopposed for the position of Secretary and was also elected on a voice vote of the board.
Both officers assumed their positions upon their election, and join Mrs. Cecile Michno (Treasurer) and Mr. Jeffrey Montigny (Vice President) as the executive members of the Board of Directors.
The Fall 2022 schedule of Healing Masses has been set, starting in September. Please make a note of the dates and times listed above.
From Rochester NY to the Middle Atlantic States to the local area, faithful pilgrims made the journey to St. Anne Shrine in Fall River to pay homage to the grandmother of Our Lord and the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Despite the seasonably warm temperatures, Fr. Allen Alexander, MIC, gave over 18 talks during the nine daily Masses and novena services on Good St. Anne tied the themes of Divine Mercy, devotion to the Blessed Mother, and St. Anne’s role in the economy of salvation. His talks were well received and appreciated by the pilgrims, and his presence was a blessing to all who participated.
Bishop Edgar da Cunha, S.D.V. was the principal celebrant of the Mass for the feast, assisted by Frs. Edward Murphy, Shrine Chaplain, and Allen Alexander, MIC, Novena preacher
The procession of the relics of Good St. Anne, a fixture of this entire festival, took place after Mass on the 26th through the streets of the St. Anne Shrine neighborhood, accompanied by hundreds of pilgrims singing the traditional hymn “Laudate Annam” while they followed St. Anne’s relic and flower-bedecked statue.
A feature article about our beloved shrine is a featured article in both the July 17, 2022 print edition (on the back page) and on the website of the National Catholic Register.
Please visit the site (linked above) to read this wonderful account of our treasured church and shrine here in Fall River.