Saint Ann’s Shrine & Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Celebrate Saint Ann’s Feast Day with Triduum Masses
The Triduum is the annual three days of prayer leading to the Feast of Saint Ann on July 26th celebrated by the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament at Saint Ann’s Shrine in Highland Heights, Ohio. The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic religious Congregation of priests, brothers and deacons whose mission is to share the riches of God’s love manifested in the Eucharist.
July 24, 25, & 26th, 2018
Saint Paschal Baylon Church
5384 Wilson Mills Road
Highland Heights, Ohio 44143
Parking South of the Church
All three Masses begin at 7:00PM.
- Day 1 Mass: Special Blessing for Children & sharing of Medals
- Day 2 Mass: Anointing of the Sick
- Day 3 Mass:Special Candlelight Procession with Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Community
All 3 Masses include Veneration of the Relic of Saint Ann
Free reception to follow July 26th Mass in St. Peter Julian Eymard Room in the Parish Center
R.S.V.P. or for more information contact:
Scott R. Gongos
Director of Mission Advancement
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The Story of Saint Ann’s Shrine
On July 24, 25, and 26, 1987, a Triduum was conducted in Cleveland in honor of the Feast Day of Saint Ann for the first time. The Shrine was in New York, New York and the Blessed Sacrament Fathers and Brothers decided to open an extension of the Shrine of Saint Ann of New York in Cleveland, Ohio to serve those who are unable to be in New York for her Feast Day.
Thus, the Saint Ann’s Shrine of Cleveland, an extension of the Saint Ann’s Shrine of New York, was established. The Blessed Sacrament Fathers & Brothers of the U.S.A. are known as the Province of Saint Ann since Saint Ann is their patroness.
Today, Saint Ann’s statue is now open for viewing to the public for veneration. A portion of the Relic of Saint Ann of New York is now at the Saint Ann’s Shrine in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Story of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Priests, Brothers and Deacons
The founder of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, Saint Peter Julian Eymard, understood and proclaimed the Eucharist to be the center of our life and faith as followers of Jesus Christ. He emphasized that the Eucharist has the power to transform individuals and societies and to renew the Church.
We are a Catholic religious congregation of priests, brothers, and deacons whose mission is to share the riches of God’s love manifested in the Eucharist. We minister in many lands and cultures, and in a variety of situations, but share a common vision and hope for a world renewed by the Eucharist.
We speak different languages, but tell a common story of life transformed by the power of table, word, bread, and wine ― the Sacrament of Christ’s presence and love. The Spirit of God moves us, as it did our founder, Saint Peter Julian Eymard, the Apostle of the Eucharist, “to do something great for the Eucharist!” And we invite all ― religious, lay, and ordained ― to share in this work.
In the United States of America (the Province of Saint Ann), our ministry of Eucharistic evangelizing includes celebrating the Sacraments, preaching, writing, teaching, counseling, and working for justice. We promote Life in the Eucharist programs and work with teams of laity. We serve parishes and are active in ecumenism, the effort for Christian unity.