The St. Gabriel’s Project is on schedule and expected to be completed by mid-summer 2019. This includes the restoration of the Monastery into apartments, the Church with amenities and new apartment building #1. The foundations for the other 2 buildings are underway with those buildings anticipating to open the following summer in 2020. The site work, landscaping, and front walk will begin in early April and should take two to three months to complete. You will notice the construction fences be relocated to cover the front lot and the Washington St. sidewalk. The shrine will be undergoing some work during this period and will close for this duration with the expectation to re-open in July.
SHRINE WILL CLOSE TEMPORARY. !!ALERT!!
The shrine will temporary close during the early spring months for needed repairs and improvements in the shrine. Starting on Monday April 8th through May and June the shrine will be closed. The Crusaders of Fatima will be holding its devotional services off site and then will re-open in early summer. We will keep you posted as things develop. The First Saturday on May 5th and the candlelight on May 13th will be held at St. Columbkille; usual time for both. Check website for updates. www.fatimashrineboston.org
THE SHRINE TURNS 50.
The Crusaders of Fatima have announced that there will be a celebration commemorating the Official Opening of the shrine 50 years ago in September of 1969, The event will take place sometime in the fall; details to follow. If anyone has suggestions or would like to help plan please contact us.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS.
The Stations of the Cross will be held at the shrine on April 5th First Friday all are welcome; Just before 3pm the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed followed by the Blessed Mother’s way of the Cross.
FIRST SATURDAY IN APRIL.
The Rev. Richard Mwisheni SMA. Will be presiding over our First Saturday Mass and devotion on April 6, starting at 9am, at the shrine followed by the rosary, coffee & donuts; All are welcomed!
The shrine will be close this year during Holy Week which starts on Palm Sunday April 14th until Holy Thursday the 18th, Good Friday the 19th.
The Crusaders of Fatima wish to extend a very happy Easter to all and prayerful Holy days.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY. Adoration will be held this year on Sunday April 28th at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Chapel with a Holy Hour hosted by the Crusaders of Fatima from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Please join us for the chaplet and other prayers.