Saint Anne Shrine
16 Church Street | Fiskdale (Sturbridge), MA 01518
508 347 7338 | email@example.com | saintanneshrine.org
The tradition of the Church sets aside the entire month of November reminding us to remember and pray for all who have gone before us. This is an opportunity for the faithful to live deeply the "communion of Saints."
On the first day of November, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints. This is a joyful feast because we celebrate the models of holiness on our journey home. It is a blessing to know that there are uncountable Holy Men and Holy Women who are accompanying us in our pilgrimage toward heaven.
The second day of November is All Souls Day. This is a wonderful reminder for us who are still on the journey home that we carry in ourselves the weakness and sins. We are called to pray for all Souls who need our prayers and sacrifices on their behalf before God.
As a member of God's family through Baptism, each of us is invited to live deeply the reality of this Spiritual Family where we share the joy of the Saints and the spiritual solidarity in prayer for all Souls. In prayer, especially in the Eucharistic Celebration, all Saints, all souls and we meet. This is the month of Christian hope. We hope that through God's grace and mercy, we can share the fullness of life in God's presence for ever.
Saint Anne Shrine invite you to send the names of your deceased relatives and friends, so that we may include them in our Mass and prayer each day. Please click here to download the form.
Prayer for those who have gone before us...
Devotions at Saint Anne Shrine
The Healing Service - The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
The Healing Serivice takes place on the First Sunday of every month with Fr. Dinh G. Votran, A.A., Director at 3:00 pm in Saint Anne Church. Everyone is invited to bring family members and friends who may benefit from Sacrament, the elderly, shut-ins, those who are ill, preparing for surgery, receiving chemotherapy, or in any way inneed of the healing attributes of this beautiful Sign of God's love. St. Anne Church and the Pavillionare handicapped accessible.
Praying with Icons
All are welcome to attend this 45 minute service conducted by Fr. Donat Lamothe, A.A., of Assumption College in Worcester, MA, which includes an explanation of selected Icons, a short meditative period, and concludes with prayer for the Church. Fr. Donat, himself a writer of Icons, offer this unique devotion in the Icon Chapel at 3:00 pm on Sunday several times during the year. The next Praying with Icons is on Sunday, May 24, 2015 - Icon of the Trinity.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Wednesday and every Friday in Saint Anne Chruch from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
All are welcome to pray Rosary at 6:oo pm on every Wednesday.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
We pray the chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3:00 pm on Every Friday.
Saint Anne Shrine invites everyone to strengthen their spiritual life through many channels God has given to the Church. The Church embraces God's gifts with a grateful heart. She shares these gifts to all with a confindence that God will be gloried and and Salvation will be granted. With our collaboration and through the intercession of Saint Anne, we will experience more the healing touch of God for His people.