100th Anniversary of Fatima, Your Parishes and You

What are your parishes planning for the months of the 100th anniversary of the Fatima events?

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  1. Joseph-Mary says:

    In Colorado for the 100th anniversary of the first apparition there is a conference planned:
    ALL are invited!
    Also in the Denver area is Our Lady of Fatima parish which is a designated pilgrimage site

  2. visigrad says:

    We are placing a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in our Adoration Chapel so the faithful can take advantage of the Plenary Indulgence.

  3. majuscule says:

    I’m sure we will be doing something (more than usual). We have many parishioners from the Azores who are devoted to Our Lady of Fatima. Every year we have a special Mass, procession and celebration in October.

    I have a personal devotion. A visit to Fatima was the final push I needed to return to the church.

  4. Since June 2013 we have had a Rosary Procession at 9 PM nightly at our parish in anticipation of the Centenary of the Apparitions at Fatima. Statues are carried by parishioners and the Altar boys lead the way with their lanterns. The Rosary is prayed in English and Spanish by Fr. Paul Weinberger of St. William the Confessor in Greenville, TX. I am sure this hasn’t been very easy for our pastor but he has faithfully stuck with the plan.

    I am anxious to see what he has planned other than the procession on October 13, 2017

  5. New Sister says:

    We have one priest leading a small group of us in a 90-day period of penance and prayer (3 days in, 87 to go — the Nineveh 90 “Challenge” set up by Fr Heilman)
    No statues in the Sanctuary yet…

  6. Is there a plenary indulgence on offer for the 100th anniversary? If so, I have never heard about it.

  7. clare joseph says:

    YES. If you simply do a Google seach for “plenary indulgence 100th anniversary of Fatima” you will be shown several links that will lead you to information about it.

  8. JonPatrick says:

    For the five 1st Saturdays leading up to May 13th, at our Extraordinary Form 1st Saturday Mass, Father is speaking in his homily about reparation for sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

  9. Paul_S says:

    St. Thomas the Apostle parish, Ann Arbor, plans to observe the Fatima Centennial this year with activities on the 13th day of each month from May to October.

    Among other thing, the observance will include:
    – talks from the Pastor and DRE
    – Rosary processions
    – a screening of The 13th Day
    – multiple Holy Hours
    – shared meals
    – singing of Marian hymns
    – a discussion of Fr. Andrew Apostoli’s Fatima for Today

    If you can help lead the singing of Marian hymns or would like to learn the precise observation schedule or can help out in any way, please contact the Director of Religious Education.

  10. amrc says:

    Wow. So many parishes observing Our Lady’s centennial in so many admirable ways. In my parish, I usually pray the rosary daily after Mass alone; so far has this devotion sunk, and lives are so busy… I have written a play based on Sr. Lucia’s Memoirs which my 4/5th grade CCD class will enact for the CCD families and the parish, with rosary interspersed as audience participates as the “crowd” at the apparitions, (on May 7, last day of CCD). I will also ask our pastor if we can have a special First Saturday morning Mass May 6, and perform/pray this day, too. (We have no Sat. morning Masses. I drive 40 minutes for this.) In a program, I will include all the Fatima prayers, some of Our Lady’s messages, and 1st Sat. requirements, in hopes of reigniting some little passion … (PS — I have to admit, that watching the children rehearse the very real, vivid experiences of the Fatima children is very powerful.)

  11. KAS says:

    I’m participating with a group of ladies in Fr. Hellman’s Nineveh 90 challenge. 3 days in, enjoying making an increased effort in prayer and penance as preparation for the 100th anniversary.

  12. AMDeiG says:

    We are going to go directly in June just after the Chartes Pilgrimage.

  13. Sonshine135 says:

    As we do every year, we will begin Fatima processions on the 13th of May and end them on the 100th anniversary 13 October. We usually begin with Sister Lucia’s account for that particular month, followed by the rosary, then the procession, and close with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Turn out for the procession grows every year.

  14. torch621 says:

    My parish is blessed to host the pilgrimage statue of Our Lady of Fatima when it tours the US, one of only three parishes in my area so blessed. I plan to attend the celebrations of this, even if I have to take off from work that day.

  15. Kostadinov says:

    TLM with the Nuntius in Switzerland, Archbishop Gullickson, in the baroque monastery church of Fischingen

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