The Fall 2020 Newsletter for St Anne Shrine has been published and is available from a link on the sidebar to the right on the website.
Featured in the newsletter are updates regarding the renovation efforts on the physical plant, Santo Cristo Chapel, and other information regarding upcoming devotions, Masses, and other activities of interest to visitors to the Shrine.
We are also publishing the names of Enrollments in the St. Anne Purgatorial Society; members are remembered at every devotion and Mass at St. Anne.
Please feel free to download a copy for yourself to keep up to date with what your preservation society is doing to preserve this venerable landmark.
Fr. Pierre Everiste Lachance, OP. Dominican and Apostle of St. Anne Shrine for 47 years. His was the ministry that increased devotion to our patroness.
Our moral life has its source in faith in God who reveals his love to us. St. Paul speaks of the “obedience of faith” as our first obligation. He shows that “ignorance of God” is the principle and explanation of all moral deviations. Our duty toward God, is to believe in him and to bear witness to him.
Catechism of the Catholic Church #2087
Seeking to improve our Liturgies in the Shrine, we’ve obtained a new (for us) Allen Protege Organ, with the attached speakers to enrich the celebrations.
We used the services of a local moving company, M and M Movers in Fall River, who had experience (and equipment) to dismount from the location the instrument was in, and move to St. Anne.
The organ was installed in the Shrine, speakers stacked and wiring run to each side of the platform. Mr. Scott Lariviere, Music Director of the Shrine, tested the instrument…and was pleased with both the console and the ability of the Allen to fill the nave with sounds of a suitable instrument.
The Shrine is excited about this addition to our sanctuary, and is looking forward to hearing suitable selections to enhance our liturgical celebrations.