- St. Justin, Martyr
- First Friday
- First Saturday
- Pentecost Sunday
- Mary Mother of the Church
- St. Ephrem
- St. Barnabas
- Most Holy Trinity
- St. Anthony
- Candlelight Procession
- Corpus Christi
- The Nativity of St. John Baptist
- The Sacred Heart of Jesus
- The Immaculate Heart of Mary
- St. Peter and Paul Apostles
- The First Martyrs of the Church
NEWS: The focus word for this month’s newsletter is follow up; It is hard to believe that the month of June is here, and with it the beginning of Summer, and a great many feast days to look forward to. The most notables are; The Feast of Pentecost which follows up the Easter season as we begin ordinary time once again. We want to keep in mind, as we prepare for Pentecost Sunday, the Apostles gathered together in the first Cenacle of prayer in the upper room as the Holy Spirit gave birth to the Church. It is appropriate to follow up that most important Feast with a relatively new feast Mother of the Church, a title Pope Francis has added to the litany as a reminder that our Lady was with the Apostles on that first Pentecost, that first Cenacle. The next Sunday is Trinity Sunday which is followed up by the Feast of St. Anthony of which we will commemorate with our Candlelight Procession. The following Sunday is the Feast of Corpus Christi and that Sunday will follow up the Eucharistic Congress being held at the Tsongas Center in Lowell on the 18th of June by the Archdiocese of Boston. And finally we end the month on the last weekend with a succession of feast days starting with the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, celebrated this year on the 23rd, and that will be followed up by the Feast of the Sacred Heart, which will be followed up by the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the 25th. June is a month for us to feast and follow up. We ought to apply this to our examination of our interior life. This month is a good time to follow up on those good resolutions, inspirations, or intentions that we may have lost track of. We can follow up with our work, with our relationships, with tasks and apostolate. We can follow up with those challenges left undone. This month would be a great month to follow up with the sacraments most especially the sacrament of Reconciliation. This is a good opportunity to receive the Plenary indulgences associated with all the wonderful feast days and to follow up by fulfilling your Easter Duty if you have not done so yet. May God Bless you, and I wish to thank all of you for your continued support. “ Oh Most Holy Trinity, I adore you profoundly, I love You in the Most Blessed Sacrament.”
FIRST SATURDAY: On Saturday June 4th, Pentecost weekend we will celebrate the First Saturday Mass and devotion; the celebrant will be the Rev. Anthony Michalik CSsR. Confessions will be available, and coffee/doughnuts/refreshments. Weather permitting we will have outside setup and procession.
CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION: Join us for our Candlelight Processions on Monday June 13th the feast Day of St. Anthony. Rev. Ron Tacelli S.J. will join us. We will start with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 8pm.
MMP PRAYER CENACLE: The next Marian Movement of Priest prayer Cenacles will be held at the shrine on Saturday June 25 the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 9:30 am. Please join us as we pray for priests, peace and the family.
SANTO ROSARIO: Santuario Nuestra Señora de Fátima. The Spanish Community of St. Columbkille’s most Holy Rosary group meets at the shrine at 3pm every First Saturday of the month for song, prayer and fellowship all are welcomed.
SUNDAY ROSARY FOR PEACE: There are many of us who meet at the shrine every Sunday to come together to pray The Rosary for peace. We begin around 2pm, all are welcomed.
REMINDER: A Pro-Life Rosary for our nation continues at the Shrine daily around noon all are welcomed; With a special attention given to the devotion of the Holy Face of Christ, and the Flame of Love.