Parish and Shrine Ministry

The Augustinians of the Assumption run St. Anne’s Shrine and St. Patrick’s Parish in Sturbridge, MA. The shrine and parish were handed over to the Assumptionists by Bishop John Wright after a tornado hit Worcester County in 1953. It continues to provide a spiritual home for Catholics in the Sturbridge area as well as pilgrims from far and wide. Generations of Catholic families mark the dates of baptisms, marriages, and funerals at St. Anne’s, while summer visitors are drawn to the outdoor pavilion where Mass is celebrated in a peaceful setting.

“Peaceful” and “serene” are the words most often used to describe the shrine, which includes a Way of the Cross, grottos to Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Fatima, an Angel of Hope statue where parents who have lost children may seek solace, a statue of St. Augustine, and an icon museum. There is an annual novena to St. Anne and it is a highlight on the shrine’s calendar, bringing together hundreds of pilgrims for nine days of prayer seeking graces bestowed through the intercession of St. Anne. Besides the parish staff, a cohort of lay Assumptionists are instrumental in carrying on the work of extending God’s kingdom at the parish and shrine.

Visit the parish website for more information about the parish’s mission:

Saint Anne & Saint Patrick Parish
Saint Anne & Saint Patrick Parish16 Church Street
Fiskdale, MA 01518       Map »»»
Tel. 508-347-7338

Superior: Jerome Lively
Pastor: Alex Castro
Assumptionists: John Franck

St Francis Xavier Parish
.519 S. Latta Street
El Paso, TX 79905        Map »»»

Tel. 915-532-2761
Assumptionists: Peter Precourt, Ron Sibugan, Marciano López Solís

Assumptionists in Mexico

Parroquia de Emperatriz de América
Parroquia de Emperatriz de AméricaMercaderes 99
03900 Mexico, CDMX (MEXICO)

Tel. 55- 55-93-20-02 or 55- 55-93-23-08
Fax: 55-56-51-20-00
Assumptionists: Rev. Flavio Bustos Castillo, A.A, Rev. Louis Kivuya Muke, A.A, Rev. Orlando Rodriguez Mendoza, A.A, Rev. Jesus Tiecuile Mixteco, A.A, Br. Rafael Huerta Ramos, A.A.

Tlilapan-Santiago Apostol
Tlilapan-Santiago ApostolAv Miguel Hidalgo Nte 21
Tlilapan, Ver., Mexico

Tel. 01 272 1 06 36 36
Assumptionists: Rev. Oswaldo Garcia Sanchez, A.A, Rev. Rodel Cervantes Sapalo, A.A, Rev. Roberto Reyes Delgadillo, A.A, Rev. Irvin Santiago Martinez, A.A.

Ciudad de Mexico – San Andres Totaltepec
Ciudad de Mexico – San Andres TotaltepecMorelos 104 San Andres Totoltepec
14400 Mexico, CDMX (MEXICO)

Tel. 55 58 49 29 62

Formation House

Casa Leonardo Larocque
Calle 5 de Febrero No. 6
San Andres Totoltepec
14400 Ciudad de México, CDMX (MÉXICO)
Tel. 55 58 49 29 62
Assumptionists: Rev. Joseph Mumbere Mahamba, A.A, Rev. Sebastien Bangandu Mwanza, A.A, Rev. Francisco Huerta Tzinzun, A.A.