1.       First Sunday in Lent.

6.       First Friday

7.       First Saturday

17.     St. Patrick’s Day.

19.     St. Joseph’s Feast Day.

25.     The Annunciation of the Lord.

Improvements continue to be made at the Shrine as Phase I of the construction is being completed next door.  The Monastery apartments should be opening this month.  Lent has begun and as we look forward to spring let us focus on offering sacrifices.  Let us not forget those who have asked special prayer at the shrine through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima.  Many graces are being reported, so let’s keep up the good work. The special adoration and Mass held at the shrine on the 22nd of February was a very special day as we honored the life of St. Jacinta Marto and the 100th anniversary of her death.  Thanks to all those who made that day possible, especially Maria & Jodel and family.  Let us keep in our prayers all those women who wish to become mothers and are having a hard time conceiving.  Let us remembers those who may be having a hard time finding a decent job.  Let us pray for those family members that may having falling away from the faith, or those suffering from mental illness.

Join us at the shrine every Sunday for the Rosary for Peace starting at 2 PM wrapping up with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3Pm

The First Saturday Mass will be celebrated by one of the priest from St. Anthony’s Parish in Allston At the shrine on March 7th at 9:00 am followed by the Rosary and coffee.  Please join us as we celebrate the third of five First Saturdays in reparation for offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 12 noon until 3 Pm on the Third Saturday of the Month at the Shrine will begin this month on March 21st.  All are welcome during this Year of the Eucharist.

REMINDER:  I wish to thank all of those who have donated a chair in a loved one’s memory.  If you would like to donate a chair please contact us.  If you would like to make a donation of any kind or remember us in your will, all gifts are tax deductible.  There are still many items of improvement that need to be done in the shrine.  Please know that we are praying for you and that the First Saturday Mass will be offered up for all your intentions.

We honor St. Joseph in a special way during this time of year, and should consider making a novena to him.  You are almost guaranteed to have your petitions answered.  St. Joseph is the patron saint of the Universal Church.  God has entrusted his only Son to his care so let us entrust to St. Joseph all our cares and concerns, especially those dealing with the family.  St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor when it comes to family issues, such as divorce, marital problems, drugs, alcohol, mental illness, starting a family, or falling away from the faith.  Let us all make it a point this lent to entrust our concerns to St. Joseph.