The month of October is full of devotions here at St. Anne as befitting the Month of the Rosary.
On the Devotions side of our Shrine:
Friday, October 2, 2020is our First Friday Mass at 6:00PM in the Shrine, celebrated by Fr. Michael Racine
Saturday, October 3, 2020 is the Message of Fatima, a full day starting at 9:00AM with Procession of Our Lady of Fatima and Crowning, Mass at 11:30AM, enrollment in the Brown Scapular, and farewell procession at 12:45PM
Thursday, October 15, 2020, St. Anne Shrine Chaplain Rev. Edward Murphy will celebrate his monthly Healing Mass at 6:30PM preceded by Confession and Rosary at 6:00PM
Starting on Monday October 19, 2020, the St. Jude Novena returns to St. Anne Shrine, led by the Society coordinators of Liturgy Michael Antaya and Bryan Boyle
Of course, every Friday afternoon, the St. Anne Prayer Group meets in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at 2:30PM for the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Holy Rosary; all are invited to participate.
And our fundraising event:
Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 3:00-6:00PM is our Pasta Dinner at St. Cecilia’s Band Club, 293 Almond St. Fall River. Take-Out ONLY; tickets are $15.00 each per adult, $10.00 kids 12 and under.
Our calendar is always accessible from the main menu at the top of the page under Ministries > Calendar of Events, or you can contact the Shrine at 508.678.1510
We hope to see you at one (or all) of these events, and thank you for your support of St. Anne Shrine.
Today the church honors St. Pio of Pietrelcina commonly known as “Padre Pio.” He is known by many of the faithful for bearing the stigmata, or the wounds of Christ. He was also known to have the gift of reading souls as well as the ability to bilocate. Padre Pio has proven to be a powerful intercessor. St. Pio, pray for us.
We’ve gone deep into the demolition and removal of the destroyed walls and platform in the Santo Cristo Chapel; there is a lot more still to be done.
Water leakage over the past many years destroyed the altar pediment (platform), the plaster walls, and exposed the original brickwork foundation laid in the 1890s.
We’ve enough to keep us busy and are moving forward on remediating the water leakage issue (in a building as old and massive as this, you can imagine it is a big job to keep ahead of the problem).
So, moving forward, through the generosity of many of our patrons, friends, visitors, and extended members of the St. Anne Shrine family that keep in touch via this website, we’re at the 50% mark for the estimated $10,000 we need to have in hand dedicated to restoring the Santo Cristo Chapel and ensure that the water issues don’t contribute to its destruction again.
Please consider tapping on the Donate button below and help push us over the line to return this special chapel, donated by the Portuguese community here in Fall River and so treasured by them (and us!), to its rightful place in St Anne’s. Or, stop by the Shrine Office during regular business hours (M-Sat 8a-1P, Sun 12P-4P) and we’ll be happy to speak with you about this project.