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.
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.
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.
New displays arrived today at the shrine gift shop…. all proceeds from the shop go towards the restoration and upkeep of the shrine. We also now accept credit and debit cards!
Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, one of the most commonly misunderstood feasts in the church. What exactly is the Immaculate Conception? Many people believe that it is when Mary our Blessed Mother conceived Jesus in her womb. However, that is not accurate. The Immaculate Conception is when our Blessed Mother was conceived in the womb of her mother, Good Saint Anne. Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin, or immaculate, so she could become the mother of the Savior. It is also the patronal feast day of the United States of America. Today is a very special day at Saint Anne Shrine, as we observe Saint Anne’s conception of our Mother Mary.
Happy Feast Day!!!