MARIA STEIN, Ohio (September 21, 2020) – Mark your calendar to join us on October 6th and 15th for our fall Adoration Guild Learning Series on Celebrating Mass on Sunday and Beyond! Presented by Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.PP.S.

The first session (October 6th) is a reflection on how and why Mass is always a celebration of Easter, especially the Sunday Mass. This helps us understand why Sunday Mass is an obligation that we joyfully embrace, and why we call it a “celebration.”

The second session (October 15th) focuses on why we must continue the Eucharistic liturgy even after the dismissal at Mass and we leave the building. The issue here is the relationship of liturgy and life, liturgy and justice, liturgy and everyday living.

Both sessions begin at 10am in the Shrine’s Adoration Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

For more than 50 years, Dayton, Ohio Precious Blood Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman has belonged to a Congregation of women religious founded for Eucharistic adoration. She is the founding director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio; an adjunct professor of liturgy; and a frequent facilitator of workshops on liturgy. She has published numerous scholarly and pastoral liturgical books and articles.

The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics provides faith nourishment and spiritual renewal through opportunities for prayer and pilgrimage and inspiration from the lives of the saints. People from around the world visit the shrine to explore and enjoy this environment rich in holiness and history. The Shrine is located at 2291 St. John’s Rd. in Maria Stein. For more event information, visit