An article was published in The Anchor detailing the ongoing efforts to save our beloved shrine. The article starts on page 2, and is continued on page 14 at this link. (You need to have a PDF Reader to view. One’s available from Adobe here.)
The date for the April 2021 Healing Mass has been moved to April 29th to accommodate Confirmations at Fr. Murphy’s parishes in Taunton. Please make a note of this; the Calendar of Events under the Ministries tab above, as well as the upcoming events on the right on this page, reflect the change.
Please contact the shrine office at 508-678-1510 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Lord God, You loved this world so much,
That you gave your one and only Son,
That we might be called your children, too.
Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace
Of Easter Sunday, every day.
Let us have hearts of thankfulness
For your sacrifice.
Let us have eyes that look upon
Your grace and rejoice in our salvation.
Help us to walk in that mighty grace
And tell your good news to the world.
All for your glory do we pray, Lord,
The St. Anne’s Shrine Preservation Society has received permission to relocate the 1893 statue, carved specifically for St. Anne’s Church from a single block of wood and which graced the great upper nave until its closure, back to the Shrine from the Cathedral.
Fr. Thomas Washburn, rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral, graciously agreed to the Society’s request that with the ongoing efforts by the Preservation Society to return St. Anne Shrine to active use in the diocese, in light of the 125th anniversary celebrations this year, the time was right for this magnificent carving to return to her home.
Plans are underway to carefully move her back in the near future and place her (for the time being until the upper church is opened) in the lower Shrine. We will keep everyone informed as to ceremonies surrounding her return.