Dicaire family honoured at Ste-Anne de Prescott pilgrimage

The Ste-Anne-de-Prescott church will host its fifteenth annual pilgrimage celebration on July 23: a procession in honour of St Anne, followed by a spaghetti and grilled pork dinner ($20). After dinner, attendees will have a choice between a farm tour or bocce ball.

Spotlighted this year is the Dicaire family, one of the founding families of the parish. A certificate in the family’s name will be placed in the vestry, beside those of previously honoured families.

There will be a brief presentation at mass on the history of the family, as well as an exhibit of photos and documents at the community centre.

Less famous than the Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré pilgrimage which takes place annually in Quebec, attracting crowds from all over the world, Ste-Anne-de-Prescott’s pilgrimage takes place in the intimacy of a small, welcoming parish. The celebration takes place each year on the Sunday closest to the day of St. Anne.

Mass begins at 10 a.m., followed by a procession through the streets of the village. Pilgrims are invited to recite their prayers and contemplate a display of relics installed on Main Street, below the statue of St. Anne. The final benediction will take place inside the church.

For more information, visit www.ste-anne.ca.

While you are here, we have a small ask.

More people are reading The Review than ever before — across our many platforms. So far, we have not put up a paywall to limit the stories you can read. We want to keep you in the news loop. But advertising revenues are increasingly going to the big two: you know who they are. If you value The Review’s independent, local community journalism, or you value the many ways we support dozens of community organizations in their endeavours, consider supporting our work. It takes time, effort and professional smarts to stay on top of community news and present well-researched, objective news articles on issues which matter to you.

If you read stories on this website, or you have come here from an Instant Article post on Facebook, think about subscribing. It would be a vote of confidence for the work that we do, and for the future well-being of your community.

Subscribe today?