NEWS:  Once again we are proud to announce that we will be celebrating along with the Spanish community of St. Columbkille’s the Feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. You don’t want to miss this event: We start with First Friday mass at 7:pm on Friday Dec 1st, followed by all night Eucharistic Adoration until 8:am the following morning.  Then the First Saturday Dec. 2nd at 9:00 am we will begin with Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  The Celebrant will be Fr. Henry Shea S.J. from Boston College.  There will be a rosary procession after mass, followed by lunch, fellowship and Mariachi concert to serenade Our Lady. The Crusaders of Fatima will also celebrate their annual Christmas Party.  So if you wish to come and share in some seasonal cheer and Christmas Spirit please make sure to put this on your calendar. This will put you in the spirit of Christmas. Come see the Nativity scene put out for Advent in the Shrine.

 

First Friday: From Dec 1st at 7:00 pm Mass followed by all night Eucharistic adoration

 Benediction at 8:30 am Saturday.

First Saturday: Saturday Dec. 2nd at 9:00 am– Holy Mass – Cele: Rev. Henry Shea S.J.

Rosary, Procession and Confessions  Followed by: Fellowship, Lunch & Mariachi Concert in honor to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

 

The Crusader of Fatima wish to thank everyone for a wonderful year at the Fatima Shrine Boston, it has been a privilege to serve you in any way; to help keep the shrine open for your use and prayers; it is alway wonderful to see the power of prayer and devotion inspire each other to live out Our Lady’s messages from Fatima in an effort to improve the faith live of all who come!  Let us keep each other in our hearts as we will at the shrine through this Holy season in a troubled world and help us keep this special community together.  Many miracles occur at this hallowed ground and Our Lord wishes to dispense his grace on all of us through his mother. So Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!!

 

December 1stJoin us for our First Friday Devotion at the Fatima shrine!  Holy Mass at 7 Pm followed by Eucharistic Adoration; continuing all night until 8:00 am with benediction on First Saturday.  Sign up for an hour! Focus will be on the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Holy Face of Christ, St. Michael the Archangel, Prayers for vocations, priest, pro-Life intentions, and the Immaculate heart of Mary. A good opportunity to pray! 

 

December 2nd: The First Saturday Mass will be held at 9:00 am at the Fatima Shrine Boston. The First Saturday in December we will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in conjunction with the Spanish Community of St. Columbkille’s as we did last year.  We will also hold the Crusaders Christmas party as well. 

Also on the 2nd of December at 3:00 pm the Spanish Rosary Community from St. Columbkilles will conduct their monthly First Saturday meeting with a rosary, music and fellowship.

 

December 16th: The Pro-life Mass will be held at 10:30 am at the Fatima Shrine Boston; Following Mass and rosary there will be a short talk. 

 

December 23th:  The next Marian Movement of Priest prayer Cenacles will be held on Saturday December 23rd at the shrine at 8:30 am for confessions, 9:00 am Mass, adoration and cenacle. Fr. Andre Feain F.I. will lead us.

 

On all Sunday’sThe Crusaders of Fatima will meet at the shrine at 2:00 pm for the rosary for peace..

 

A favorite devotion to begin the new liturgical year is the St. Andrew’s novena recited 15 times a day starting on his feast day the 30th of November right up until Christmas. This is a short Advent prayer that allows us to truly imagine what it was like in that cold, dark stable at the very moment of Jesus’s birth, then gives us the opportunity to ask God to grant our spiritual desires. Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born, of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold.”  That’s the beginning of the Prayer, which is said daily until Christmas, and which takes its name from the day we begin saying it, the Feast of St. Andrew on November 30.  The prayer goes on:  “In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires…” With those words we are invited to entrust our petitions, our spiritual desires, to Him. The repetitions can be said all at once or spread throughout the day. As a family activity, perhaps recited five times at each meal, the St. Andrew Prayer helps children focus on the true meaning of Advent.  Praying the St. Andrew Prayer is an excellent family tradition to continue or start anew, and a great addition to daily prayers as we prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas. The St. Andrew Prayer also has been called the Christmas Anticipation Prayer, or the St. Andrew Novena. While most novenas refer to prayers over nine days, the term also may be used for any prayer repeated over a series of days.  St. Andrew was one of Jesus’s 12 Apostles. He was the brother of St. Peter.  Here is the full prayer: 

 

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.