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May Procession moved to St. Vincent de Paul Church

Due to the excessive amount of rain Perryville, Missouri, has received in recent days, the annual May Procession will be held indoors at St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church on Sunday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m., CDT. We hope you will still plan to attend this beautiful ceremony honoring our Blessed Mother. The Candle Ceremony celebrating the start of the Association's Restoration project will still be held at St. Mary's of the Barrens Church at 4:30 p.m., CDT. Please join us!

You are invited to join us on May 7, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., CDT, for our annual outdoor May Procession here at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. It’s a special afternoon when people of all ages walk together from the Shrine Church to the Shrine grotto to honor Mary by singing her praises, praying her rosary, and witnessing her love for us. Before the statue of Mary is crowned with a beautiful wreath of flowers by a high school student, the children who made their First Communion will present roses to Mary and the Confirmation class will place petitions from members of the Association at Mary’s feet. Banners made of hand-sewn petition cloth pieces will also be presented to Mary. Mass is celebrated at 11:00 a.m., CDT, at the Shrine Church on the morning of the procession if you would like to attend this as well. Leave your intentions here if you would like for them to be remembered during the May Procession and during the month of May.

At the De Paul Evangelization Center in Montebello, California, Fr. Prudencio Rodriguez, C.M., will be celebrating a bilingual Mass in English and Spanish at 12:00 noon followed by the May Procession and crowning. If you live in the area, you are invited to attend this special event to honor Mary.

Whether you attend the May Procession in person or in spirit, it’s a wonderful way to express your devotion and love of Mary, and to deepen your faith in her Son Jesus.


Relic of St. Catherine Labouré

We have exciting news to share!  Earlier this year a young man, who wishes to remain anonymous, gifted the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal with an heirloom, first-class relic of St. Catherine Labouré.The relic was given to his grandmother by a priest friend and was then passed on to the young man years later.  After prayerful consideration, he felt sure the relic belonged in a place where it could be seen and venerated by the public—not hidden away in his safety deposit box.  He found our Lady’s Shrine while searching the internet and made a special visit to Perryville to “check us out.”  After his visit and tour of the Shrine, the grounds, and the Miraculous Medal office, he knew in his heart that he had found the right home for his relic of St. Catherine to reside.  Of course, we are honored and blessed that this young man chose to pass on his precious heirloom to us. 

Now that we have prepared St. Catherine’s relic for veneration here at our Lady’s Shrine, it will be available every Monday night before and after the Miraculous Medal Novena which begins at 7:15 p.m. (followed by Mass at 7:30 p.m.).

May we all be reminded of St. Catherine’s exemplary cooperation in the mission Mary gave her.  Let us also be inspired to call on Catherine in prayer, and on the grace of God to live the same faith-filled life that she did.

Monthly Novena for Promoters and Members
January 15th to 23rd
February 3rd to 11th
March 17th to 25th
April 18th to 26th
May 16th to 24th
June 12th to 20th
July 2nd to 10th
August 7th to 15th
September 7th to 15th
October 7th to 15th
November 19th to 27th
December 8th to 16th
Other Novenas and Masses
All Souls Day November 2nd
Novena for Promoters November 29th to December 7th
Novena offered in Christmas cards December 25th to January 2nd
Novena for donors and their intentions December 16th to 24th
Monthly Mass on the 1st of each month for postage donors
Regular Events at the Shrine
(All events will be in the Shrine Church.)
Sunday Mass at 11:00 a.m. CDT  
Tuesday through Saturday
Daily Mass at 8:00 a.m. CDT

Mass will be offered in the Shrine Chapel
Every Monday - Miraculous Medal Novena and Mass at 7:15 p.m. CDT Sacrament of Reconciliation before the Novena
Saint Mary's of the Barrens Church is located at Saint Mary's Seminary on T Road (Saint Joseph Street) near the intersection of Highway 51 (bypass).
Get directions and a map to visit the Shrine in person

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VMY Schedule
An exciting youth and young adult faith opportunity is being held at the Shrine! It is called VINCENTIAN MARIAN YOUTH (VMY)—an international association of young people requested by the Blessed Mother herself during the apparition to Saint Catherine Laboure in 1830.
“Faith Alive” is at 6:00 p.m CT in the Church On the first Sunday of every month the Vincentian Marian Youth (VMY) come together to celebrate their commitment to Christ through “Faith Alive” and Eucharist Mass.
Eucharist Mass immediately follows “Faith Alive” in the Church The Church of the Assumption on the grounds of Saint Mary's Seminary in Perryville, Missouri is the site for the gathering of Vincentian Marian Youth. It is also called the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, a perfect fit for the VMY! For more information:

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