Due to manpower shortages, the Fall River Police Department was unable to approve the procession permit for the Corpus Christi Procession on Sunday June 11. However, the Shrine will still hold our annual procession around the shrine grounds in a simpler fashion. This change will not affect the celebration of Forty Hours Devotions which will occur June 9-11 in the Shrine. Benediction will still take place at the conclusion of the procession.
We are inviting all parishioners whose parishes may not be holding a local procession to join with the Central Fall River community in this beautiful simple procession in honor and praise of our Lord.
Please contact the Shrine at 508-678-1510, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website https://www.st-annes-shrine.org for more information.
In June of this year, Fr. Edward A. Murphy, chaplain of St. Anne Shrine, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood! This is always a special milestone for any vocation; that it is being celebrated for service as a priest is cause for great joy and appreciation for his labors in the vineyard of the Lord.
Fr. Murphy will offer Mass and lead his traditional Healing Service with Benediction and Exposition immediately after. All are welcome to join us!
Please join us in thanking God for his vocation, his service to the diocese of Fall River, and our beloved shrine on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 2:00pm at St. Anne.
As a prelude to the Corpus Christi procession, St. Anne Shrine will be holding a traditional 40 Hour Eucharistic Devotion in the Shrine, beginning on Friday, June 9, and concluding before the scheduled procession on Sunday, June 11.
For more information on times, please contact the Shrine office at 508-678-1510 or email email@example.com.
Today we begin the monthly Prayer Guild Novena. Pray this on your own, stream the prayers, or join us at 6:30pm each day during the novena in the lower church!
May the joy of the Risen Christ be with you as we celebrate His loosing the bonds of death and opening the Gates of Heaven. He is truly risen!
From all of us on the Board of Directors of the Shrine and our faithful volunteers who daily work to return the Shrine and upper Church to active use in Fall River, may these days bring you comfort and peace!