Lourdes in Litchfield  Shrine Calendar of Events 2015

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Shrine and Montfort House


July 2015

4/ Please join us today for mass at 11:30 AM in the Grotto as we pray for our country and for peace.

Summer Scripture Lecture Series

Fr. Richard Schebera, SMM, PhD, a much appreciated member of the Summer Staff at the Shrine and retired professor of Theological Studies at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO, will be offering three Scripture lectures in July: 

“We learn as much from Jesus' actions as from His words.”

Thursday, July 9th
Thursday, July 16th
Thursday, July 23rd

The lectures will be held in the Grotto Chapel from 7:00 to 8:15pm. Free will donation. All are welcome. For further information, call 860-567-1041 or e-mail: lourdesshrinect@gmail.com.

26/ Monthly celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick.

August 2015

9/ Annual Talent Show. Got a talent? Love to sing in the shower? Then share it with those who will gather near the Grotto today for our Annual Talent Show. Please contact Jerry Buchas after Mass if you are interested in participating. Or leave a message at the Office, 860.567.1041.

15/ Solemnity of Mary’s Assumption. Mass on this beautiful feast is celebrated at 11:30 AM in the Grotto with the Sacrament of the Sick following. For more details contact us at lourdesshrinect@gmail.com or 860-567-1041.

22/ A Summer Evening at Montfort House. Join us for a fundraising event on the terraces of Montfort House, with cocktails and fine hors d’oeuvres from local produce. Contact Lori at 860-485-0279 or at gbuchas@snet.net for more details and to register.

30/ Monthly celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick.

September 2015

27/ Celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick after Mass.

October 2015

3/ Annual Blessing of Animals. Come with your pets, large or small, to the Grotto for this simple but festive blessing at 4:00 PM.

4/ Living Rosary. Hosted by the Connecticut Knights of Columbus. This yearly event helps us celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  Prayer begins at 2:00 PM in the Grotto Plaza.

7/ Last date for group pilgrimages to the Grotto. Today marks the end of our 2015 Pilgrimage Season.  Mass continues each day till Sunday the 11th at 11:30 AM in the Grotto.  The Grotto Café closes today at 2:00 PM for the duration of the winter months.

11/ Annual Harvest Dinner and the official end of the 2015 Shrine Pilgrimage Season. Tickets are on sale at the Montfort House office, the Grotto Cafe or Grotto Gift Shop beginning in September.

13/ Change of daily mass time to 10:30 AM and it is now prayed at Montfort House Chapel.

15-18/ Semi-Annual Tag Sale. Stop by and select from the great deals you can find in our twice yearly tag sale organized by our Shrine Volunteers.

18/ Sunday Mass time changes to 10:30 AM today for the winter months and now is celebrated in the Grotto Chapel. 

25/  Celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick to follow today’s liturgy.

November 2015

26/ Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9:00 AM in the Montfort House Chapel.

29/Monthly celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick.

December 2015

8/ Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Please join us today as we celebrate this holy day of obligation in the Grotto Chapel at 10:30 AM.

Annual Christmas Festival Weekend

5/	10-12: Gingerbread Nativity Making. Reservations can be made beginning in mid-November for this family activity.
	7:00 PM: Candlelight Carol Sing in Pilgrim Hall and the Grotto.

6/	Living Nativity at 3:00. More information will be posted on our website as it becomes definite.

Christmas 2015

24/ 	Christmas Eve Mass is celebrated at 7:30 PM in the Grotto Chapel.
25/	Christmas Day Mass is celebrated at 10:30 AM in the Grotto Chapel.

27/	Feast of the Holy Family. Following today’s Sunday liturgy we will have the monthly celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick.

January 2016

1/	Solemnity of the Mother of God.  Mass is celebrated today at 10:30 AM in the Grotto Chapel.

Watch this calendar for more, updated information as we keep adding to our list of activities and events this year!!


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Click here to see the planned events marking St. Louis Marie de Montfort’s 300th Anniversary of his death.