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Divine Liturgy at Basilica of St. Ann, Scranton – Tuesday, July 21, 2020

 

Changes in place
for this year’s
Solemn Novena to St. Ann
The Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Ann

Watch the streamed video of the 2020 Liturgy:¹ 

 

 

Note Time:
Tuesday, July 21 – 5:30 p.m.

 

Bishop Kurt R. Burnette, D.D., of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersery will preside at the Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy on Tuesday, July 21st.  Joining the bishop will be area priests, deacons, altar servers and regional choir members.

The annual nine-day solemn novena to St. Ann at the National Shrine of the Basilica of St. Ann, Scranton begins on Friday, July 17 and culminates on Sunday, July 26, the feast day of St. Ann.

 

2018 – 2019 Photo Gallery of the Byzantine Liturgy at St. Ann Basilica

 

LIMITATION IN EFFECT DUE TO COVID-19

The Diocese of Scranton has published the following article (see links below) on their website.  It describes the challenges faced by those planning this year’s event along with the changes faithful will need to know in advance if attending.

 

Please carefully read this article if you wish to attend so you can adjust your plans accordingly.  There are changes to some of the customary services normally available on the Basilica grounds.

https://www.dioceseofscranton.org/saint-anns-solemn-novena-will-be-held-with-changes/

https://stmichaelsbyzantine.com/important-changes-for-st-ann-novena-in-scranton-2020/

 

The Liturgy will be in the air conditioned upper main church, however the number of faithful allowed inside the Basilica for the Liturgy will be limited to 135 people.  The traditional blessing with a relic of St. Ann will be made as a general blessing only.

This year it is recommended that anyone with underlying medical conditions consider remaining in the safety of home and instead pray the devotions in other ways.

 


 

TELEVISION – ONLINE  BROADCASTS

Diocese of Scranton Catholic Television (CTV) will air the daily novena services on cable and over the air.

Monday-Friday: noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 6 p.m.
The closing service will be broadcast July 28 at 8 p.m. & July 29 at 10 a.m.

Channels 7 & 807
Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 4 p.m.
The closing service will be broadcast July 27 at 4 p.m.

Online Streaming  facebook.com/StAnnsNovena, facebook.com/

¹  Video streaming courtesy of the volunteers of St. Ann’s Basilica parish and the Knights of Columbus Council 12572 and Assembly 938


 

GOD HEARS OUR PRAYERS, KNOWS OUR HEARTS

IMG_3331We pray that in future years we will be able to celebrate as we have in the past honoring the mother of our blessed Theotokos, the Mother of Our God.

In our present time, God understands our needs, knows the intentions of our hearts and hears our petitions for bringing us through these trials and sacrifices.  No matter how we participate in this year’s novena, whether at home or at the Basilica, our voices are united both now and eternally.

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.

 


NOVENA SCHEDULE
DAILY Novena Devotions after each DAILY Mass :  
8:00 & 11:45 am 5:30 pm


Novena Service only 3:30 pm daily in the Basilica;  No daily 7:30 Masses except for Closing Feast Day


Byzantine Liturgy at St. Ann Basilica, Scranton – Tuesday, July 23, 2019

 

 

We Welcome You to Join Us !

2019 Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy
Basilica of St. Ann, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, July 23 – 4:30 p.m.

Bishop Kurt R. Burnette, D.D., of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersery will once again preside at this year’s Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy on Tuesday, July 23rd.  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 Liturgy will be in the air conditioned upper main church.  The traditional blessing with a relic of St. Ann follows.

The annual nine-day solemn novena to St. Ann at the National Shrine of the Basilica of St. Ann, Scranton begins on Wednesday, July 17 and culminates on Friday, July 26, the feast day of St. Ann.

For information about the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic visit :  eparchyofpassaic.com

In Addition to Photos (top of this page):  Photo Gallery Byzantine Liturgy at St. Ann Basilica

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.

A key anticipated feature is the daily preached message. This year’s Passionist preachers are Fr. Jack Conley, C.P., and Fr. Rick Frechette, C.P., D.O..   Fr. Rick is known for his work as medical physician with the poor and marginalized in Haiti.  We look forward to being guided spiritually by both preachers in our challenge to be people of light and faith in a world of darkness and trials.

 

If you plan to attend the Divine Liturgy on July 23rd, it is recommended to arrive very early if you wish to avoid traffic.   You will want to have time for a visit around the Shrine; visit the gift shop, light a candle, and have prayer time in the lower church in front of the icon of St. Ann and the Holy Theotokos.

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.

For those who like to make it a day event, a food stand with a large menu of homemade items with a daily feature and dining tent is located at the lower end of the grounds courtesy of St. Ann’s parish volunteers.  Relaxing with other pilgrims is a great way to make new friends and share reflections.

 

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 more features at stannsnovena.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Novena Week :

If you cannot attend you can listen on
JMJ Catholic Radio 98.9 FM
12 noon (Mass) 12:30 pm (Novena)
7:00 pm (Mass) 7:30 pm (Novena)

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
Solemn Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament 12:30 to 3:15 P.M. Daily – Lower Basilica
Confessions Before all Masses & after all Services

FRIDAY JULY 19
1:30 pm Mass of the Anointing of the Sick Thursday – Main Basilica

SATURDAY  JULY 20
10 am  Children’s Mass & Novena & Blessing for Families and Grandparents

SUNDAY JULY 21
Masses at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:45 A.M. 5:30 & 7:30 P.M.
9:30 am in TAMIL language in Lower Basilica

 

TUESDAY  JULY 23
4:30 pm
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

(Click on blue text above for History)

 

All Night Adoration (Eve of the Feast)
9:00 pm until first Mass at 4:30 am

FRIDAY JULY 26  St. Ann’s Feast Day
Masses:  4:30, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, & 11:45 A.M.
1:15 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.

 


Divine Liturgy at the Basilica of St. Ann, Scranton, Pennsylvania

A Divine Liturgy is celebrated annually at the Basilica of St. Ann, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The annual novena to St. Ann draws thousands of faithful pilgrims from July 17 through July 26, the feast day of St. Ann on the Latin calendar (July 25 : Dormition of St. Ann on Eastern rite Calendar).  Novena week is observed with multiple daily Roman Catholic Masses and daily novena prayer services with inspirational preaching. Each year for four decades, a Byzantine Catholic Liturgy has also been featured.

The Bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersery  presides at the Divine Liturgy with area priests and deacons as concelebrants, and altar servers and choir members assisting.   The photos seen below are a sample of the annual event, taken at the 2018 Liturgy with Bishop Kurt Burnett as the main celebrant.  The Passionist preachers for the 2018 novena were Rev. Don Ware, C.P. and Rev. Michael Rowe, C.P..   The Rev. Don Ware, C.P. is pictured below with Bishop Kurt.

Photos appear in sequential order including:  the great incensing of the church and faithful, chanting of litanies, the Epistle and Gospel readings, homily, singing of the Nicene Creed, the Anaphora (Eucharistic prayers) and Epiclesis (consecration of the Holy Eucharist), and following the Liturgy were the closing with novena prayers and blessing with relic of St. Ann.

 

   For a description of the history of the Divine Liturgy during St. Ann novena week: click here.

†   Click on any photo to open to Slide Photo View

Byzantine Liturgy at St. Ann Basilica, Scranton – to be held on July 23, 2018

Byzantine Liturgy at St. Ann Novena 2017

2018 Divine Liturgy at Basilica of St. Ann will be held on Monday, July 23 – 4:30 p.m.

 

†   For full description and additional photos:  Click Here for Photos of Liturgy with Bishop Kurt Burnette

The annual novena to St. Ann draws thousands of faithful pilgrims from July 17 through July 26, the feast day of St. Ann on the Latin calendar.

Bishop Kurt Burnette of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic, New Jersery will preside at this year’s Liturgy with area priests and deacons as concelebrants, and area altar servers and choir members assisting.

The Liturgy will be in the upper main church.  All are invited to attend in witness to the beauty and expression of our Eastern rite traditions at this blessed and historic site.   Everyone attending will receive the traditional blessing with a relic of St. Ann following the Liturgy.

Pope Saint John Paul II declared St. Ann Monastery and Church as a National Shrine to be a Minor Basilica on October 27, 1997. The novena has a long history dating back to the early 1900’s when the monastery was founded by the Passionist order and the Roman Catholic diocese of Scranton.

Novena week is observed with multiple daily Latin rite Masses and novena prayer services with inspirational preaching.  This year’s Passionist preachers are Rev. Don Ware, C.P. and Rev. Michael Rowe, C.P.

Over four decades, every bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic since Bishop Michael J. Dudick, has visited the monastery and celebrated Liturgy at the Basilica. Through the vision of Bishop Dudick, the Byzantine Liturgy during novena week became an established tradition at the Shrine.   The entire Passionist community, staff, and parish family at the Monastery have continued to be 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.

Opportunities for Sacrament of Reconciliation are available before and after the regular daily novena services; it is recommended to arrive very early for parking, or to have time for a visit around the Shrine; or prayer time in the lower church before the icon of St. Ann and the Holy Theotokos, an icon presented from our Eparchy of Passaic.  A food stand is located at the lower end of the grounds courtesy of St. Ann’s parish volunteers.

Hope to see everyone in Scranton for novena week!

 


Directions and additional information may be found online.

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Novena Week Services include:

Novena Preachers : Fr. Michael Rowe, C.P. & Fr. Donald Ware, C.P.

Novena can be heard on local Catholic EWTN affiliate radio:  JMJ 98.9 FM 12 noon and 8 to 9 pm daily

Novena Devotions after each Mass : 8:00 & 11:45 am 5:30 & 7:30 pm & Novena Service only 3:30 pm daily in the Basilica   — Solemn  Adoration Blessed Sacrament 12:30 to 3:15 P.M. Daily – Lower Basilica — Confessions Before all Masses & after all Services

SUNDAY JULY 22  —–  Schedule: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:45 A.M. 5:30 & 7:30 P.M.  ** 9:30 am in TAMIL Language in Lower Basilica

THURSDAY JULY 19 —–  1:30 pm Mass of the Anointing of the Sick Thursday – Basilica
SATURDAY  JULY 21 —–  10 am  Children’s Mass & Novena     Special Blessing for Families and Grandparents

MONDAY  JULY 23  ——–  4:30 pm 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

All Night Adoration (Eve of the Feast) 9:00 pm until first Mass at 4:30 am

THURSDAY  JULY 26  St. Ann’s Feast Day ——–  Mass Schedule:  4:30, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, & 11:45 A.M. 3:30 (Novena only) & 5:30 pm 7:30 pm **  Pontifical Closing with Bishop Joseph Bambera, D.D., J.C.L.  **  Language Service – 1:15 pm – Polish (Upper Basilica) **

 

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