Feast of Saints Ann & Joachim, Wednesday, July 26, 2006
especially to all my Sisters, friends, and family named Ann/Anne!
Today our parish novena, definitely a parish retreat experience, concluded with a Festive Mass, including the Honor Guard provided by the Knights of Columbus, a retrospective homily by our pastor, a candlelight procession around the parish grounds, blessing with the relic of Saint Ann, and an ice cream social.
All in all, it was a most beautiful experience culminating in a most festive and thanksgiving-filled celebration of Eucharistic!
Our parish has as one of its mottos,
What a fitting prayer that seems to be for this moment of grace.