News: The First Saturday Devotion: Our Lady, accompanied by the child Jesus, returned to Lucia as she foretold a little more than eight years before.  It was during this apparition that the elements of the practice of the devotion were articulated and the promises associated with its successful completion was made. Our Lady said: “I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall confess; receive Holy Communion; recite five decades of the Rosary; and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, with the intentions of making reparation to me.”  “The motives of the devotion’s reparation:” “During this locution Our Lord identified the five categories of offenses or blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary for which reparation is to be made. We find here as well, the basis for “five” First Saturdays, rather than seven which would correspond to the Seven Sorrows, or nine which would correspond to novenas.  The five categories are: 1. Offenses or blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception – its denial and/or ridicule.  2. Against her perpetual virginity – that she had relations with Joseph and had other children  3. Against her Divine Maternity, refusing at the same time to accept her as Mother of all mankind – denying that she is the Mother of God and our Mother.  4. The implantation into children’s hearts indifference, contempt and even hate against our Immaculate Mother.  5. Insults directed against her sacred images – displays of indifference or ridicule, and the infliction of damage to them. The month of May will complete the five first Saturdays of the year!  Praise God!

 

May 3rdJoin us for First Friday Devotion at the shrine; 6:30 confessions with 7 Pm Mass Rev. Joseph Jiang will be preside, immediately followed by all night Eucharistic Adoration until 8:00 am ending with benediction on First Saturday. Pro-life reparations, Sacred Heart, Holy Face devotions.

 

May 4th: The First Saturday Mass will begin at 9:00 am at the Fatima Shrine Boston. Rev. Ron Tacelli S.J. will lead us.   Also at 3:00 pm the Spanish Rosary Community from St. Columbkilles will conduct their monthly First Saturday meeting with a rosary, music and fellowship at the shrine.

 

May 13th:  Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, join us for our first Candlelight Procession of the season.  The service will begin at 8pm with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by a talk by Rev. Henry Shea S.J. and after that a Candlelight procession carrying the statue of Our Lady while we recite the Rosary ending with benediction.

 

May 18th: The Pro-life Mass will be held at 10:30 am at the Fatima Shrine Boston Rev. Paulinus Nweke will offer the Mass; Following Mass there will be a pro-life  rosary followed by a short talk. 

May 25th:  MMP prayer Cenacle, Mass at 9:00 am followed by adoration and rosary, reflection on the Blue book. Rev. Andre Feain F.I. Join us as we celebrate the news of the cause of sainthood being taken up for the founder of the Marian Movement of Priest Rev. Stefano Gobbi.