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2021 Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy
Basilica of St. Ann, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, July 20 – 5:30 p.m.
Bishop Kurt R. Burnette, D.D., of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic will preside at the Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy on Tuesday, July 20th. Present with the Bishop will be area priests, deacons, altar servers and regional choir members. Not only is this a gathering of Byzantine Catholic faithful, but an opportunity for everyone to experience the expression of the Eastern traditions of the Catholic church.
The annual nine-day solemn novena to St. Ann at the National Shrine of the Basilica of St. Ann, Scranton begins on Saturday, July 17 and culminates on Monday, July 26, the feast day of St. Ann. This year the novena will span two full weekends, affording the opportunity for many to attend.
Novena week is the largest gathering of Catholic faithful coming from points near and far, focused in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Several thousand people attend daily Masses and the novena. It is a beautiful tradition and pilgrimage for all faithful.
The Liturgy will be in the expansive, air conditioned upper main church. Preachers for this 2021 novena are: Fr. Robert E. Carbonneau, C.P., PhD. And Fr. Robert Joerger, C.P. .
New this year on Sunday, July 25th, Special Blessings for Grandparents and Elderly in Observance of the First Annual Grandparents Day inaugerated by Pope Francis
For information about the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic visit : eparchyofpassaic.com
If you plan to attend the Divine Liturgy, it is recommended to arrive very early if you wish to avoid heavy traffic. You will want to have time for a visit around the monastery grounds; light a candle, and have prayer time in the lower church in front of the icon of St. Ann and the Holy Theotokos. There is also a food stand for your convenience at the bottom of the hill.
We are ever grateful to the Passionist community, staff, and St. Ann parish family at the Monastery who are always our gracious hosts and friends. It is a gift and blessing to be united as Catholics in worship to God and with reverence to St. Ann.
Hope to see everyone in Scranton for novena week!
Let us pray for great weather to the benefit of all.
Additional information will be on St. Ann Scranton Novena Facebook page and local newspapers for listings.
Summary of Novena Week :
DAILY Novena Devotions after each DAILY Mass: 8:00 & 11:45 am 5:30 & 7:30 pm
Novena Service only 3:30 pm daily in the Basilica
(There will be no individual blessing with the relic this year)
Confessions 45 min Before all Masses & 3:30 Novena Service in Lower Basilica
THURSDAY JULY 22
1:30 pm Mass of the Anointing of the Sick Thursday – Main Basilica
SATURDAY JULY 24
10 am Children’s Mass & Novena & Blessing for Infants and Children
TUESDAY JULY 20
Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy
Eastern Rite of Catholic Church
Bishop Kurt Burnette, Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, NJ
This Liturgy is in place of the 5:30 pm Mass/novena
SUNDAY JULY 25
SPECIAL BLESSINGS FOR GRANDPARENTS & ELDERLY
in Observance of the First Annual Grandparents Day
Inaugerated by Pope Francis
MONDAY JULY 26 St. Ann’s Feast Day
Masses: 4:30, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, & 11:45 A.M.
1:30 pm – Polish (Upper Basilica)
3:30 (Novena only)
Mass: 5:30 pm
7:30 pm ** Pontifical Closing
with Bishop Joseph Bambera, D.D., J.C.L.
If you cannot attend, if available, you may be able to listen on
JMJ Catholic Radio 98.9 FM
12 noon (Mass) 12:30 pm (Novena)
7:00 pm (Mass) 7:30 pm (Novena)