1. First Saturday.
2. The Presentation of Our Lord
3. St. Blaze.
11. Our Lady of Lourdes.
14. St. Valentine’s Day.
20. 100 Anniversary of the death of St. Jacinta
22. The Chair of St. Peter.
26. Ash Wednesday.
I would like to thank all those who came to the First Saturday of the year held at the shrine on January 4th. We apologize as we are still making improvements and ironing out wrinkles in our devotional services, and pardon any inconvenience you may run into coming to the shrine. As of now the shrine is open weekends, and we are looking to expand our hours as the site opens up and the weather gets better.
The board has decided to change the time of the Sunday Rosary for Peace, and begin at 2PM instead of 3PM. This gives us an extra hour of day light for those who travel to the shrine from a distances. It also allows us to recite the chaplet of Divine Mercy at the 3pm hour and to hold meetings after this event.
The First Saturday Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Ron Tacelli S.J. At the shrine on February 1 at 9:00 am followed by the Rosary and coffee. Please join us as we celebrate the second of five First Saturdays in reparation for offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
THIRD SATURDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:
We are considering bringing back Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 12 noon until 3 Pm on the Third Saturday of the Month at the Shrine; stay tuned.
REMINDER: The new chairs have arrived and are being well received, we already have a number of people who asked to have one donated in a loved one’s name. We still would like to raise money to help defray the cost of the remainder of chairs. If you would like donate a chair in a loved one’s name please contact us. Please know that we are praying for you and that the First Saturday Mass will be offered up for all your intentions.
ST. JACINTA MARTO: Pray for us!
02-20- 2020 we will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the death of the youngest seer at Fatima. St. Jacinta Marto was only ten years old when she died in a hospital far away from her home in Fatima all alone as our Blessed Mother had told her she would. In her short life she achieved a high degree of sanctity, having saw a vision of Hell, entrusted with the secrets, offering up all that she could for the intentions of others, and to atone for the many sins committed by all. She suffered greatly in her short life, and did harsh penances unheard of for an eight year old. She also had visions of her own, most notably of the Bishop in white which was later revealed to be the Pope. She died February 20th 1920 in a hospital in Lisbon of tuberculosis of the bone after having undergoing a risky, painful surgery, and having also suffered from influenza. She would be buried only to have her body exhumed and found incorruptible, she now rest in the Shrine of Fatima, inside the basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary alongside her cousin and companion the venerable Sr. Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart.