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St. Anne Novena

From the National Shrine of St. Anne Church - St. Anne, IL

CLICK HERE to learn about

The National Shrine of St. Anne


Knights of Columbus were among those taking part in the procession in this view, probably photographed in the 1950s. St. Anne Church is visible in the background. Photos courtesy of the Kankakee County Museum.

CLICK HERE for a Copy of the St. Anne Novena used at the Shrine at Each of the Daily Masses (Short Version)

CLICK HERE for a Copy

of the St. Anne Novena (Long Version)


CLICK HERE to Read the "Christ Our Hope" (Joliet Diocese) Article about the St. Anne Novena - July 2020


CLICK HERE to Read the "St. Anne's Catholic Church Prepares for 136th Annual Novena" (Kankakee Journal) Article  - July 14, 2016


A portion of the crowd taking part in the St. Anne Day procession around 1900. As seen in this photo, the majority of the pilgrims were women. Kankakee County Museum Photo Archive

CLICK HERE to Read About the The Daily-Journal's Article about the St. Anne Novena - July 21, 2018


CLICK HERE to read Fr. Pete Jankowski's Homily from last year's celebration of St. Anne's Day - July 26, 2019! 

Lord God, as Joachim & Anne served as the model of being good parents to the Blessed Mother and as holy grandparents to Jesus, we ask you to bless these grandparents in our own community. May they truly offer their love, their faith and the hope of a bright future to those in our community to be good role models in the faith so that whatever they do word and in work they always do in the name of the Lord through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Novena Information

Click Here to Read a Short History of the St. Anne Novena!


Weekday Masses

July 18-25, 2020


7:00 p.m. with Reflection & Novena Prayers (Also Online at this Site). Anointings will take place during these Masses, along with Veneration of the Relic


Feast of St. Anne

July 26, 2020


9:00 a.m. Outdoor English Mass with Procession and Veneration of Relic Following Mass


11:00 a.m. Outdoor English Mass with Procession and Veneration of Relic Following Mass


1:00 p.m. Procession of Relic from the Camino y Esperanza Retreat House


2:00 p.m. Outdoor Spanish Mass with Veneration of the Relic


There will be NO ANOINTINGS during the Masses on July 26. There will be no Sales of Food or Religious Items This Day.


Please bring Your Own Chairs to the Mass and Observe Social Distancing. For Social Distancing Guidelines, Please CLICK HERE (English) and CLICK HERE (Spanish)



Prayer to St. Anne


Good St. Anne, I come to you with confidence because of your compassion for those who suffer and are afflicted. The effects of your goodness and power felt by those who honor you and seek God’s favor through your intercession are well known. Hear my prayer and intercede for me before our gracious God. (Pause here and state your special intention.)

Good St. Anne, I ask you to intercede for me in my need and obtain for me the grace I seek according to God’s will for me and my good known to him alone. Pray for me until I experience his response to my prayers according to Jesus’ own words: “Ask and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Above all obtain for me the grace of constant faithfulness to God so that, along with you and Mary and all Saints, I may rejoice in his presence forever. R/. Amen.