All Souls Day 2019

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, The month of November always starts off with a “triple bang”, Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls. Halloween is a special time of the year when children and adults don costumes and make themselves look like someone else – a scary monster or a famous person, a movie […]

Mary’s Birthday Appeal

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, CELEBRATING ONE’S BIRTHDAY IS IMPORTANT! I have a birthday coming up in August, how about you? No matter how many birthdays we have already celebrated, nevertheless the actual day still manages to excite us, even a little, as it inevitably stirs up gratitude for the gift of life and […]

Saint Ann’s Feast!!

June 2019 Dear Friends of Good Saint Ann, I don’t know who first called Saint Ann “good”, but this simple word certainly embodies the many qualities of the woman who was chosen by God to give life to her daughter Mary, the future mother of God’s son, Jesus. I like to think that of all […]

Join our Legacy Society!!

May 15, 2019 Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine,   Thank you for all you do to support the mission of Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament! The Blessed Sacrament Community is so grateful for your generosity over the years! We’d like to invite you to become a member of our […]

Mothers/Fathers Day Appeal

April 2019 Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, We have all been influenced by our Mothers and Fathers in a multitude of ways throughout our lives. Our parents have been a support system to us since the day we were conceived. They are the foundations upon which our families have been built. Their lessons and […]

2019 Easter Appeal

Dear Friend of Saint Ann’s Shrine, From darkness to light –from death to life. Remember way back on the 1st Sunday of Lent – Jesus, the personification of goodness, and Satan, the personification of evil engaged in a momentous power struggle for the souls of men and women. Satan tempted Jesus to insulate himself from […]

Lent Appeal 2019

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, Turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel. Lent is a time set aside to rekindle the meaning of our Baptism. When we were baptized as a baby, the priest prayed over us and said: “the Christian community welcomes you […]

Thank You Appeal

January 2019 Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s Shrine, THANK YOU! Thank you for your generous support of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and Saint Ann’s Shrine! We are so thankful for your kindness and appreciate your prayers of support and your sharing of your personal resources. Your support fortifies the sustainability of Saint Ann’s […]

2019 Annual Appeal

Dear Friends of the Blessed Sacrament Community, A year ago, I wrote to you about the launch of a new initiative, an Annual Appeal to support the mission of the Congregation in the United States and the priests, brothers, and deacons of our Blessed Sacrament Community who daily live out their Eucharistic calling through their […]