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Association of the Miraculous Medal
Shrine Event Schedule



The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Saint Mary’s of the Barrens Church) in Perryville, Missouri, will again be on the
Christmas Country Church Tour along with 31 other churches and chapels. The tour will take place December 14 and 15, from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. All of the churches welcome visitors to view their Christmas decorations and to spend a few moments in silent prayer during the Advent season. Hear live music on both nights. A tree will be decorated with a paper garland made of prayer petitions from local students. Light refreshments will be served in the Visitor Center where you can also view unique Nativity sets that will be on exhibit. If you have any questions, please call the Association of the Miraculous Medal at
1-800-264-6279, or ammfather@amm.org. We hope you will plan to visit us on one of these days!
Click here to view the full list of churches participating and an area tour map.





​December 24
Sunday Mass - 11:00 AM

Midnight Mass
Music program begins at 11:30 PM
Mass at 12:00 Midnight
This is the only Christmas Day Liturgy scheduled for the Shrine Church.
There will be no Monday Night Novena and Mass on Christmas night.

New Year's Eve
Sunday Mass - 11:00 AM

New Year's Day
Monday Night Novena - 7:15 PM
Followed by Mass





Dear Fellow Pilgrim,
It is my great privilege to invite you to join our spring pilgrimage to France and Switzerland. In 2018, the Vincentians are celebrating their 200th Anniversary of arrival in Perryville, Missouri, and the Association of the Miraculous Medal is celebrating our 100th Anniversary with an inspiring pilgrimage to the lovely Chapel of the Motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity, in Paris, where Our Blessed Mother appeared to St. Catherine Laboure. This beautiful chapel continues to be the center of devotion to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. We will have ample time to pray in this sacred place during our stay in the City of Light. In Paris, we will also visit the Chapel of the Vincentian Motherhouse where the remains of St. Vincent de Paul are enshrined, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, as well as other sacred and historic sites.

In addition, those who wish will have the option of joining Fr. John Rybolt, C.M., internationally known Vincentian historian and author, and me on a visit of Vincentian Family sites in Paris, including sites associated with St. Vincent, St. Louise de Marillac, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and Blessed Rosalie Rendu. Fr. Rybolt will be with us throughout our pilgrimage helping us to understand and appreciate the Vincentian charism.

Departing Paris, we will visit the Laboure farmhouse where St. Catherine was born, beautiful Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne where St. Vincent founded the first Confraternity of Charity, and Lyon where Blessed Frederic lived as a young boy and where he was married. On our way to Switzerland, we will visit the alpine town of Annecy to pray at the tombs of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane Frances de Chantal who were closely associated with St. Vincent.

Finally, we conclude our pilgrimage in the wonderful city of Geneva.

To request a full color itinerary, call 1.800.264.6279 or click here to download a printable copy and join us as we journey to the heart of devotion to our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and grow in our understanding of the charism of St. Vincent de Paul.

To Jesus through Mary,
Fr. Kevin McCracken, C.M.



 


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: http://www.vmy.us

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