135th  ANNUAL NOVENA TO SAINT ANNE (July 17 – 26)

In a few short weeks we’ll be celebrating the 135th Annual Novena to Saint Anne.  This will be the 16th time I’ve conducted the Novena, and I can personally attest that it’s a very powerful time of prayer and spiritual renewal. Hopefully, you can join us this year from July 17th through the Feast Day on July 26th. We celebrate two Novena Masses every day for your convenience. We also celebrate a Communal Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, July 22nd, and have a special Blessing of the Children on Sunday, July 23rd.  At Saint Jean’s, we afford the opportunity to adore Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament every day. This private time for contemplative prayer, and the Procession with the Blessed Sacrament each evening, is an important part of the Novena. The Procession of the Blessed Sacrament is a special high point for all the pilgrims who visit. Gazing on the Risen Lord with love and faith as we process through the church opens our hearts for his gentle healing.

If you can’t join us please send us your intentions. We’ll place them at the Shrine of St. Anne, and encourage everyone in attendance to support with their prayers. During this difficult time of political tension here in our country and throughout the world, this year’s novena invites us to pray for healing not only for ourselves, friends, and relatives, but also for our country, and for all nations throughout the world. We need to pray for global healing, and universal peace and prosperity. St. Anne has interceded for us for many years, bringing healing and blessings to us. So please join the community of her devoted followers this year, in person, or from wherever you may be. Pray for the intentions of everyone making the novena. God bless you, your families and your friends.

Good St. Anne pray for us.

Rev. John A. Kamas, SSS
Pastor

NOVENA SCHEDULE

WEEKDAYS 

11:45 a.m. Rosary

11:45 a.m. Confessions

12:15 p.m. Novena Mass

7:00 p.m. Confessions

7:30 p.m. Novena mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament

 

SATURDAY, JULY 22

11:30 a.m. Confessions

11:45 a.m. Rosary

12:15 p.m. Novena Mass with Anointing of the Sick

7:00 p.m. Confessions

7:30 p.m. Novena Mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament

 

SUNDAY, JULY 23  

11:00 a.m. Novena Mass with Blessing of Children andGrandparents

7:00 p.m. Confessions

7:30 p.m. Novena Mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

THE FEAST OF ST. ANNE    

11:30 a.m. Confessions

11:45 a.m. Rosary

12:15 p.m. Novena Mass

7:00 p.m. Confessions

7:30 p.m. Candlelight Procession