We are in need of more poinsettias for our altar and sanctuary at the shrine. If you would like to donate some please drop them off at the shrine gift shop during regular hours. Feel free to make a monetary donation if you can’t bring flowers. Thank you for your continued support and generosity!
Author: Michael Antaya
Today is the third Sunday of Advent. It is called Gaudete Sunday or Rejoice Sunday. It marks the midway of our Advent journey. Today the rose-colored candle is lit on the Advent wreath, and the priest at Mass will also wear rose-colored vestments. At Saint Anne we hope you will join us for Lessons and Carols this afternoon at 4:00pm.
Last call for meat pies!!
Tomorrow is your last chance to order your French Meat Pies. They will be ready for pick up next Saturday from 3-6pm at the St. Cecilia Band Hall 293 Almond Street in Fall River.
Service of Lessons and Carols
On Sunday, December 13 at 4:00PM, the Lectors and Cantors of the Shrine will provide a beautiful service of Scripture and Song in preparation for the celebration of Christmas. We hope that you are able to join us in person or virtually on our Facebook page.
St. Anne History Corner.
On January 7, 1960, after the completion of a Chapel dedicated to Saint Jude, Thursday devotions to the Patron of Hopeless Cases were inaugurated at the Shrine. A few weeks later, on February 18, the first perpetual novena to the long-forgotten Apostle began. The appeal of Saint Jude was tremendous from the outset and has contributed largely to extend the influence of Saint Anne Shrine.