Lenten Reflection Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019

Posted by admin - March 6th, 2019

Passionist China Collection Exhibit

Posted by admin - February 25th, 2019

Christmas 2018

Posted by admin - November 23rd, 2018

Advent 2018,

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s,

Thanksgiving is fresh on our minds.  Each of us is thankful for so very many gifts from God from family and friends to our
companions like St. Ann.

As we move into Advent, our minds are set on the greatest gift of all, the gift of the Lord Jesus, born in all humility of a humble
but powerful mother.  Together they will make the gift of redemption possible and Joseph will surround them with love and
protection from the forces of darkness.  It is Christmas and we are called to prayerful remembering as we focus our energies
on living well today, tomorrow and the next day.

Here at St. Ann’s, our community is keenly aware of how much you and your devotion to St. Ann is a great gift to us.  As we
enter into our Christmas reflection and intensified time of prayer, we invite you to join with us in our gratitude and praise to God.
You are able to become one with us in prayer by filling out the enclosed intention slip and returning it to me with your Christmas
donation to St. Ann’s Monastery and Basilica.  Your intentions will be placed on our altar in our Passionist monastic chapel
where a novena of Masses will be celebrated for you and your intentions from Christmas Day through Wednesday,
January 2, 2019.  We will begin the New Year asking God to continue showering His Divine Providence upon us and our loved
ones throughout the coming year.

I am deeply grateful for all of your past generosity to Saint Ann’s.  Your support is deeply needed and helps us to keep
Saint Ann’s that special place of faith and devotion where countless devotees are able to discover strength, comfort, peace and
reconciliation.

Through the intercession of Saint Ann, may God bless you in every way and may your celebration of the birth of Jesus
bring you all the joy and peace that God can give.

In Christ’s Passion,

V. Rev. Richard Burke, C.P.
Rector

Fall Fundraiser 2018

Posted by admin - September 7th, 2018

September 2018,

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s,

Firstly, I wish to express my deepest thanks to you for your generous response to our fundraiser for the revision of our
Basilica/Monastery heating system.  It was a very fine beginning to our quest to raise the funds necessary for our goal.  We
have not yet had the drawing but I will inform you once we do.

Secondly, I am writing to you as part of our ordinary fundraising program.  We have a drawing every Columbus Day.  We are at
that point once again.  These funds help St. Ann’s to meet our ordinary, day to day costs as we move forward.

I am so very grateful for your dedication in keeping St. Ann’s afloat financially.  Please always remember your donation for the
fundraising tickets reaches the lives of thousands of men, women and children who come to St. Ann’s for strength, comfort
and peace.  By your contribution, you are part of that ongoing picture.  I ask that you continue your generosity by returning
your ticket stubs along with your donation as soon as you are able.

My deepest thanks and through the intercession of St. Ann, may God bless you in every way.

In Christ’s Passion,

V. Rev. Richard Burke, C.P.
Rector

Basilica Heating System Fundraiser

Posted by admin - August 3rd, 2018

August 2018,

Dear Friends of Saint Ann’s,

Last year you responded so generously to a “special” fundraising drawing to help Saint Ann’s complete the new perimeter
fencing around the property.  A single drawing was sufficient to pay the bill because of your generosity.

I come to you once again asking your “special” generosity.  Our heating system in the Basilica and Shrine Center must be
completely replaced.  Long story short – the 93 year old iron heating pipes in the walls and under the floors are rapidly
disintegrating at a steady pace costing us $20,000. to $30,000. in repair bills each year.  The two boilers are well beyond
their life expectancy and need to be replaced.  The resulting leaks and collapsing pipes have brought about water and gas bills
far exceeding normal expectations.  The project to replace the system will free Saint Ann’s from rusting and collapsing pipes
forever and result in a 30-45% savings on heating costs.

I am asking your generosity to help us accomplish this essential project.  Enclosed are three tickets for our fundraising drawing.
I ask a $5. donation for each ticket. Any donation beyond that would be deeply appreciated.  Our drawing will take place on
Labor Day so please send your tickets and contribution by August’s end.

Once again, my deepest thanks for all of your past generosity.  I am deeply grateful for your continuing help in keeping
Saint Ann’s a special place of faith and devotion.  Through the intercession of Saint. Ann, may God bless you in every way.

In Christ’s Passion,

V. Rev. Richard Burke, C.P.
Rector

Holiday Mass & Confession Schedule

Posted by admin - December 20th, 2017

Saint Ann Basilica & Parish
Holiday Mass & Confession Schedule

  • Saturday, December 23
    Confessions: 10:00am – 12:00 pm   In Basilica
    Sunday Vigil Mass 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 24
    Shrine & Gift Shop Closed

    Sunday Mass   8:30 am
    11:00 am
    Christmas Vigil Mass   4:00 pm
    (Vigil Mass does not fulfill Sunday Obligation)
  • Monday December 25, Christmas Day (Holy Day of Obligation)
    Shrine & Gift Shop Closed

    Christmas Mass 12:00 midnight
      8:30 am
    11:00 am
  • Tuesday December 26
    Weekly Novena & Mass   8:00 am
    12:00 pm
      5:30 pm
      7:30 pm
    Weekly Novena & Benediction   3:30 pm
  • Wed.  – Fri. December 27 – 29
    Weekday Mass   8:30 am
      7:00 pm
    Confessions
     
    10:00am – 12:00pm   In Shrine
      2:00pm –    5:00pm   In Shrine
  • Saturday December 30
    Confessions   2:30 pm   In Basilica
    Sunday Vigil Mass   4:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
    Shrine & Gift Shop Closed

    Sunday Mass             8:30 am
              11:00 am
          NO 7:00 pm Mass
  • Monday, January 1 (Not a Day of Obligation)
    Shrine & Gift Shop Closed

    Weekday Mass         8:30 am
      NO 7:00 pm Mass
  • Tuesday January 2
    Weekly Novena & Mass   8:00 am
    12:00 pm
      5:30 pm
      7:30 pm
    Weekly Novena & Benediction   3:30 pm

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Bible Study

Posted by admin - February 1st, 2017

Bible Study at St. Ann’s Basilica.
A series of weekly presentations on The Book of Deuteronomy will begin on Tuesday March 7th at 7p.m.
at St. Ann’s Basilica, West Scranton.   For details please call 347-5691.
The program will also be offered every Saturday morning at
St. Gabriel’s Retreat House, Clarks Summit
starting March 4th  at 10 a.m.
Fee is $5 per session.

Yours in Christ,
Bro. Joe Rogers

Bible Study

Posted by admin - August 2nd, 2016

Bible Study at St. Ann’s Basilica.
A series of weekly presentations on book of the Old Testament will begin on Tuesday, September 13th at 7p.m.
in St. Ann’s Basilica, West Scranton.  
For details please call 347-5691.

The program will also be offered every Saturday morning at St. Gabriel’s Retreat House, Clarks Summit
starting Saturday, September 3rd.  
Fee is $5 per session.

Yours in Christ,
Bro. Joe Rogers

Night at the Races

Posted by admin - February 29th, 2016

St. Ann Basilica Parish

Night at the Races

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Location:        St. Stanislaus Hall    
                                530 E Elm St
                                Scranton PA   18505

                                Doors Open at 5:30 P.M.
                                Dinner 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.
                                Post Time 7:00 P.M.

Come enjoy a night filled with fun, food and a lot of excitement!

Your $5.00 Admission ticket includes all your food, soft drinks, and your chance of winning one of over 50 door prizes.

Gift Baskets, Raffles, 50/50 Drawings and 10 Horse Races fill the night with fun, fun, fun!!!!

So please come and support our biggest fundraiser and enjoy the evening.

PURCHASE A HORSE  Buying a horse for $10.00 will get your name in our race program.  You will have a one in ten chance
of winning $50.00 if your horse wins the race.  You do not have to be present to win!   Race forms will be available at
the Rectory, the Shrine Gift Shop and at all entrances of the church.

PLACE AN AD IN OUR RACE PROGRAM!!
3 Options

  1. Half Page Ad  $25.00
  2. Full Page Ad  $50.00
  3. Sponsor a Race for $100.00; which includes a full page ad, recognition in print that your business is sponsoring the race and a visual ad/commercial announced by our Master of Ceremonies giving information about your business.



For More information, please contact:

  • Dennis Yanchik  570-961-5443
  • Frank Klens  570-347-0132
  • Rectory  570-342-5166

Bible Study

Posted by admin - February 1st, 2016

Bible Study at St. Ann’s Basilica.
A series of weekly presentations on The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel will begin on Tuesday March 1st at 7p.m.
at St. Ann’s Basilica, West Scranton.   For details please call 347-5691.
The program will also be offered every Saturday morning at
St. Gabriel’s Retreat House, Clarks Summit
starting Mar 5th.  at 10 a.m.
Fee is $5 per session.

Yours in Christ,
Bro. Joe Rogers

Bible Study

Posted by admin - September 2nd, 2013

Bible Study

Posted by admin - January 15th, 2013

Bible Study at St. Ann’s Basilica.
A series of weekly presentations on The Book of Sirach will begin on February 5th at 7p.m. at St. Ann’s Basilica, West Scranton.  
For details please call 347-5691.
The program will also be offered every Saturday morning at St. Gabriel’s Retreat House, Clarks Summit starting Feb. 2nd.  
Fee is $5 per session.

Yours in Christ,
Bro. Joe Rogers

Posted by admin - January 3rd, 2012

Feb. 7 – Bible Studay at St. Ann’s.  A series of weekly presentations on The Book of the Prophet Zechariah will begin at 7p.m. at St. Ann’s Basilica, West Scranton.  For details please call 347-5691.  The program will also be offered every Saturday morning at St. Gabriel’s Retreat House, Clarks Summit starting Feb. 4th.  Phone 586-2791.  Fee is $5 per session.

If you have any questions, please contact me at extension 216.  I am generally available Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.

Yours in Christ,
Bro. Joe Rogers

Welcome to St. Ann’s Monastery & Shrine Basilica Website

Posted by admin - April 5th, 2011

Welcome to our new website.  We hope you find it helpful and informational.  Stay tuned as we will be updating some of our pages often with news, messages and prayers.  Thank you for your support.

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