Mary’s Birthday September 8

Dear Friend, In this “Holy Year of Mercy”, who better to honor than Mary, Our Blessed Mother?  She is an example and comfort to all of us and we celebrate her birth each September 8.  We thank Mary for bringing the Son of God into the world and remember all she means to us. Our […]


Saint Ann’s Feast Day

Dear Friend, Prayers are answered when someone asks the intercession of Good Saint Ann.  To thank her for her intercession throughout the year, we welcome you and your loved ones to join us in celebrating Ann and Joachim, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary on their Feast Day, July 26th. We’re sure you know […]


Father’s Day

Dear Friend, Going fishing with Dad is a rite of passage many children.  Holding our dad’s hand and feeling his arms around us as we learn to cast become part of who we are and an important memory that warms us even in later life.  The best fathers guide us and play with us.  They […]


Easter 2016

Dear Friend, Easter is a time for new beginnings.  It’s fitting that Easter comes in spring.  The dark of winter and the sacrifices of Lent are over.  We look forward to celebrating the changes of the season.  The days are longer, flowers bloom, birds sing, and our hearts lift.  We know Jesus’ sacrifices were made […]


Lent 2016

              Dear Friend, Lent is a special time of the year in our Catholic faith. We fast and pray in an attitude of constant renewal, remembering the sacrifices Jesus made for us. Pope Francis reminds all of us to share love, kindness, and generosity in 2016. He has called […]


Fr. Mike’s Christmas Message

Dear Friend, When you go in a store and see displays of Santa and his reindeers, do you wish as I do that we could put Christ back into Christmas? It can feel like the real message of Christmas gets lost in the hubbub of the holiday. The birth of Jesus changed the world. He […]


All Souls Day November 2, 2015

Dear Friend, Do you remember Sunday dinners with the aroma of fresh food cooking, the sound of laughter, the smiling faces of family and friends? Now, it may seem like too many places around the table are empty because many of our loved ones have passed onto the next life, but they are in a […]


Saint Ann’s Feast Day

Dear Friend, Through the intercession of Good Saint Ann, prayers are answered. To thank God for the intercession of Saint Ann throughout the year, I welcome you and your loved ones to join us in celebrating our devotion to Saints Ann and Joachim’s Feast Day. The annual Triduum (three days of prayers and Masses) will […]


Lent Letter from Fr. Mike

Dear Friend, Giving up small things we enjoy during Lent is a way we honor the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. When we do extra things to help others, we follow the path He set for us in living a Christian life. Luke writes in his gospel of important events in […]


Thank You!

Thank you to all of the generous people who supported the ministry of Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 2014. You helped spread God’s love across the country and around the world. Besides launching this website in 2014, Saint Ann’s Shrine is also on Facebook.  Like us HERE and you’ll […]