We have invited Fr. Steven McMichael to preach our Novena. Steven J. McMichael, OFM Conv., is a member of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation and an Associate Professor in the Theology Department at the University of Saint Thomas (Saint Paul, Minnesota). He is currently researching and writing on the topic of the resurrection of Jesus in late medieval Franciscan theology, spirituality and preaching. He has just published a book entitled The Glory of Paradise: Risen Life in the Easter Octave Sermons of Bernardino da Siena (Tau Press, July, 2016). He continues to work on the medieval Easter sermons of Bernardino and Roberto da Lecce. His current book project is on Mary Magdalene as the principle resurrection witness to the Risen Christ in medieval Franciscan theology, spirituality, and art.

His interest in the Assumption of Mary comes from his research and writing on the sermons of Bernardino da Siena, a famous friar preacher on the fifteenth century. The papal document entitled The Most Bountiful God (Munificentissimus Deus), which established the Assumption of Mary as a dogma of faith in 1950, highlights Bernardino da Siena’s contribution to this Marian doctrine. Since Bernardino has been called “the Doctor of the Assumption”, this year’s Novena will focus on various aspects of what Bernardino taught about the Assumption of Mary.

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Sunday, August 4

Upper Basilica: Masses
          9:00 am
        11:00 am

10:30 am – 12:00 noon Confessions

1:30 pm Devotions (Upper Basilica) with outdoor rosary procession

 

Sunday, August 11

Upper Basilica: Masses
          9:00 am
        11:00 am

10:30 am – 12:00 noon Confessions

1:30 pm Devotions (Upper Basilica) with outdoor rosary procession

Wednesday, August 14th
Upper Basilica: Masses
          7:00 am
        11:00 am
          5:00 pm (Chaldean)
          9:30 pm

Lower Basilica: Masses
          5:30 pm
          7:00 pm

9:30 am - 7:30 pm Confessions

1:30 pm - Devotions (Upper Basilica)

Candlelight procession to Shrine Park with Mass 9:00 pm

Thursday, August 15
Upper Basilica: Masses
          7:00 am
        10:00 am (Albanian)
        12:00 noon (Chaldean)
Lower Basilica: Masses
          9:00 am
        11:00 am

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Confessions
1:30 pm - Devotions (Upper Basilica) with outdoor rosary procession

Sunday, August 18
Upper Basilica: Masses
          9:00 am
        11:00 am

10:30 am - 12:00 noon Confessions
1:30 pm - Devotions (Upper Basilica) with outdoor rosary procession

Sunday, August 25
Upper Basilica: Masses
          9:00 am
        11:00 am

10:30 am - 12:00 noon Confessions
1:30 pm - Devotions (Upper Basilica) with outdoor rosary procession

 

The Shrine provides many opportunities for prayer and spiritual reflection during the Novena (August 6-14).  The Novena weekday schedule includes Masses at 7 am (Tuesday – Friday) and 11 am (Monday – Saturday).  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered each evening at 7 pm, excluding Sunday.  Evening Novena devotions begin at 8 pm (Sundays 1:30 pm) with the Novena prayer, rosary procession, homily and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  At the conclusion of each Novena service, prayers with individual pilgrims will be offered.

January
1     Mary Mother of God, Mass 10 am

March
6     Ash Wednesday, Mass 7, 8:30, 11 am & 7 pm
       Fridays: Stations of the Cross 7 pm (8, 15, 22 & 29)
       Fridays: Lenten Fish Fry - 4:30 pm - 7 pm

April
       Fridays: Stations of the Cross, 7 pm (5 & 12)
       Fridays: Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30 pm - 7 pm
13   Albanian Pilgrimage Day, Mass 11 am
18    Holy Thursday, 7 pm
19    Good Friday Musical Reflection 12 pm
19    Stations of the Cross, Shrine Park 3 pm
19    Good Friday Liturgy , 7 pm
20    Holy Saturday, Mass 8:30 pm
21    Easter Sunday Mass, 9 & 11 am (no Devotions)

May

3     Mass for those afflicted by Cancer, 7 pm
5     May Crowning at Devotions, 1:30 pm
25   Feast of Our Lady of Consolation, 11 am

June
23   Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession, 1:30 pm

July
13    Filipino Pilgrimage Day, Mass 11 am

August
6-14 Novena of the Assumption
14    Candlelight procession with Vigil Mass, 9 pm
15    Solemnity of the Assumption

September

8     Birth of Mary

29   Family Pilgrimage Day

October
3     Transitus of St. Francis, 7 pm
4     Feast of St. Francis
7     Our Lady of the Rosary
11   Cancer Mass for Hope & Healing, 7 pm
13   Feast of St. Gerard Majella, Mass, 11 am
     (expectant parents or those trying to conceive)

November
1     All Saints Day Mass, 7, 8:30 & 11 am & 7 pm
2     All Souls Day Mass, 11 am
28   Thanksgiving Day Mass, 9 am

December
8     Ecumenical Christmas Concert, 4:30 pm
9     Immaculate Conception Mass, 11 am
24    5 pm (Family Mass), Midnight Mass, (12 am)
25   Christmas Day Mass, 10 am

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In the Our Lady of Consolation Perpetual Mass Association for perpetual remembrance in Prayer and in Monthly Mass for the Deceased
The suggested offering is $10 per enrollment and is sent when the Enrollment Card is used.

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Simply share the Vigil Light Card with the person you would like remembered in prayer.
The suggested offering is $5 for each Vigil Light requested and is sent only when Vigil Light Card is used.

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The enrolled person will be remembered in a Mass celebrated by a member of the Conventual Franciscan Community of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation.
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