St. Ann’s Shrine and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sisters of the Holy Trinity will celebrate the feast day of St. Ann and St. Joachim, parents of the Blessed Virgin and grandparents of Jesus, with a triduum July 24-26. The triduum is the annual three days of prayer leading to the feast day on July 26.
Prior to 1960, the two saints had separate feast days – St. Joachim on Aug. 16 and St. Ann on July 26.
The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, which operates St. Ann Shrine and St. Paschal Baylon Parish, both in Highland Heights, will have its celebration at St. Paschal Baylon Church, 5384 Wilson Mills Road. All are invited to participate.
Day 1, July 24, begins with Mass at 4:30 p.m., with a special blessing for children and sharing of medals.
Day 2, July 25, includes Mass at 6:30 p.m. with anointing of the sick.
The final day, July 26, includes Mass at 6:30 p.m. and a special candlelight procession.
All three Masses will have veneration of the relic of St. Ann and each Mass will be livestreamed on the St. Ann Shrine Facebook page.
For more information, contact Scott Gongos, 440-449-2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the local celebration by the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, a nine-day novena in honor of St. Ann is being celebrated through July 26 at St. Jean Baptiste Church in New York City, which is staffed by the congregation. Click here for more information.
The Trinitarian Sisters invite the faithful to join them in praying the rosary at 7 p.m. July 24-26 followed by Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, 21281 Chardon Road, Euclid. The shrine is owned and operated by the congregation.
Because of the triduum, morning Mass will not be celebrated July 24 and 26 at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine.
Click here for more information on Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine.