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Parish News May 30, 2024

The Saint Anne Novena is Just Around the Corner!

Saint Anne Novena to begin July 18th!

The Saint Anne Novena is Just Around the Corner!

Beginning on Thursday, July 18th and concluding on Friday, July 26th, Saint Anne Church of Saint Paul of the Cross Parish will offer its annual Novena in honor of Saint Anne. This year's Novena theme will be "The Holy Eucharist: Jesus is Here! He is Truly Here," offered by the Very Rev. Stephen Dominic Hayes, OP. Fr. Hayes is currently assigned as a full-time mission and retreat preacher based at Saint Patrick Priory, in Columbus Ohio, where he is the Conventual Prior of the Dominican community. Currently, he is serving as a National Eucharistic Preacher of the National Eucharistic Revival being conducted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2022 to 2024. (Leran more about Fr. Hayes below.)

 At each Novena Mass, the traditional Novena Prayers will be offered to Saint Anne, entrusting to her intercession the most serious concerns we have for our families, children, marriages, employment, health, etc.

Offering a Novena is a beautiful and proven way to present our most serious petitions to the Father in Heaven.  Please consider attending whatever parts of the Novena you can, to seek blessings for yourself and those you love the most.


For a PDF of the Saint Anne Novena Prayers, click the link at the bottom of the page.

2024 Schedule

Thursday, July 18

Mass and Novena Prayers 8:00 AM & 6:30 PM
Confessions heard after both Masses

Friday, July 19

Mass and Novena Prayers 8:00 AM & 6:30 PM
Confessions heard after both Masses

Saturday, July 20:  

Anointing Mass and Novena Prayers at 8:00 AM
Mass and Novena Prayers at 4:00 PM
Confessions heard at 11:00 AM 

Sunday, July 21:

Mass and Novena Prayers 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, & 6:00 PM

Monday, July 22

Mass and Novena Prayers 8:00 AM & 6:30 PM  
Confessions heard after both Masses

Tuesday, July 23

Mass and Novena Prayers 8:00 AM & 6:30 PM
Eucharistic Adoration begins after the 8:00 AM Mass and continues until the 6:30 PM Mass.
Confessions heard after both Masses as well as from 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM 

Wednesday, July 24

Mass and Novena Prayers 8:00 AM & 6:30 PM
Confessions heard after both Masses

Thursday, July 25

Mass and Novena Prayers 8:00 AM & 6:30 PM
Confessions heard after both Masses

Friday, July 26The Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne

Novena concludes with Mass and Novena Prayers at 8:00 AM & 6:30 PM
Veneration of the Saint Anne Relic
Refreshments after the 8:00 AM Mass and the 6:30 PM Mass
Confessions will NOT be heard on this day


About Our Visiting Priest

Father Hayes is currently assigned as a full-time mission and retreat preacher based at Saint Patrick Priory, Columbus Ohio, where he is the Conventual Prior of the Dominican community. He is a native of Boston, Massachusetts.  Born in 1953, has seven brothers and sisters and rejoices in his Irish heritage.

He holds an A.B. in Biology from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and an S.T.B. from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (the Dominican House of Studies) in Washington, DC.

In June 2022, he received a certificate as an Associate Scholar in the Hebraic Context of the Bible program from the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies (accreditation with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

After practicing law for a few years, he entered the Dominican Order in 1982, made solemn profession in 1986, and was ordained a priest in 1988. He has served as a priest, pastor, and preacher based for 34 years in Ohio and Kentucky.  Fr. Hayes currently enjoys the priestly faculties of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to parochial service, Father Hayes has had experience in retreat work, parish missions, pilgrimage direction, and as a spiritual director and confessor, as well as experience in Catholic radio and print media.

Currently, he is serving as a National Eucharistic Preacher of the National Eucharistic Revival being conducted by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2022 to 2024.  For further information you can visit www.eucharisticrevival.org

He has for many years been active in the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.  He is particularly interested in Holy Scripture, Sacramentology, and medieval Christian history.

 

 

Saint Anne Novena Prayers

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