Mother’s & Father’s Day Appeal 2021

May 2021

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine,

I would imagine we all have been influenced by our parents in one way, shape, or form. Our mothers and fathers have been a support system to us for our entire lives. They are the foundations upon which our families have been built. Maybe you also learned how to raise children due to their examples, discipline, sacrifices, and unconditional love they showed for us! Let us take this time to celebrate and honor them, especially this time of year!!!

Let us express our gratitude for the wonderful example our parents, or maybe grandparents, gave to us as we experience our life’s journey. Whether we thank them in person, in thought, or in prayer, let’s remember to express our gratitude to our parents who supported and guided us through the trials of life. Join us in wishing them a Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day!!!

Let us also rejoice in the wonderful influence and example that our Holy Family, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, has given us as well! They all articulated unconditional love, made great sacrifices, and were great role models for us as children, parents, and grandparents!! Let us keep them in our prayers and thank them for leading us down the correct path in the holy and faith filled way they lived their lives. We also pray in gratitude to Good Saint Ann and Saint Joachim for their great leadership and support in the numerous ways they have been such great role models to all of us alike: men and women!

Let us know of the special mother, father, grandparent, etc. that made an impact on your life by including their name on the enclosed reply slip. The Blessed Sacrament Community will keep them in prayer! Your generous support of our mission work will attest as gratitude for those people who molded and shaped your faith and were incredible examples of how to live spiritual and vibrant lives!!!

It’s been one year of our lives being changed by Covid-19. How are you doing? We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. We care about you and pray for you daily. Please let us know of anything special you’d like us to keep in prayer. God Bless You!!

Yours in Good Saint Ann,

Fr. Roger Bourgeois, SSS



*The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament offers a daily devotion/reflection. If you’d like to receive this uplifting message, simply send an email to

*Your loved ones can be remembered during Mass at Saint Ann’s Shrine. Call 440-449-2700 for details.

*We invite you and your group to join us at Saint Ann’s Shrine for Daily Mass at 11:30AM, Monday-Friday (call for Holidays). Mass is currently being held while following social distancing guidelines.

*We have Blessed Oil and Holy Water available for a donation. Contact Saint Ann Shrine at 440-449-2700 or visit our website at

*Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook & visit our newly updated website that includes numerous videos produced during this time of social distancing. You can securely and safely support Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament through our website!

*Our Blessed Sacrament religious in Bethany and at Regina Health Center in Richfield pray for you daily. Please let us know of any special intentions you’d like us to remember. The Blessed Sacrament Community supports you in prayer and Eucharist. You can submit your prayer though our website and request a candle to be lit for your special intentions at

*You may consider donating gifts of stock. Depending on the stock’s current value, you may avoid capital gains tax by donating the stock directly to Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Consult your financial advisor for the most advantageous opportunities for you.

*If you’ve ever visited Saint Ann’s Shrine in Cleveland, we encourage you to submit your comments on Trip Advisor so those who may consider visiting us can read of your experience! We hope to see you again soon!

* Join us for the Triduum as we celebrate Saint Ann’s Feast Day: July 24 (Mass at 4:30pm), 25 (Mass at 6:30pm), & 26 (Mass at 6:30pm) in Cleveland. A nine-day Novena is celebrated at Saint Jean Baptiste Church in New York City from July 17th through July 26th with Mass at 7:30PM each day.

* You can support the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament through donations of stock or distributions from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Contact your Financial Advisor for the most advantageous and beneficial plan for you!

* You may choose to make a secure, recurring monthly gift to Saint Ann’s Shrine or the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Please check the box on the reply slip and we can automatically process your credit card gift each month!

*FYI: Saint Ann’s Shrine does NOT actively sell your contact information to other organizations. Anytime we ask for your phone number or email address, we use it for our in house purposes only.