January 1, 2018 Dear Friends of the Blessed Sacrament Community, I am writing to share with you some very exciting news about a new initiative the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament is launching through our Mission Advancement Office. Beginning January 1 and running through December 31, 2018, we are embarking on our Partners In Mission, […]

Christmas Appeal

For many people, Christmas is the most important feast of the year. It is not simply the tradition of family gatherings and gift giving. There is something very touching about the picture that St. Luke paints for us that we try to capture in our Christmas scenes each year. The idea of a young couple […]

All Souls Day 2017

Sr. Ann was a member of a diocesan congregation of nuns of Masaka, Uganda. She was in the United States working on a master’s degree in religious education and then would return to Uganda to be director of religious education for the diocese. On the summer weekends, she did mission appeals to raise money for […]

Saint Ann Feast Day Appeal Letter

June 2017 Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, Good Saint Ann is such an important part of our daily lives. She continues to impact our families everyday as we pray to her to intercede for our special intentions and guide us in all that we do. Here at the Shrine, we receive phone calls, emails, […]

Mother’s/Father’s Day Appeal Letter

May 2017   Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine,   We all have people in our lives that have made a profound impact in who we are today. Some of them might have been our priests, nuns, spouses, teachers, coaches, grandparents, aunts, or uncles who all made lasting impressions on our religious beliefs, personalities, and […]