NEWS:  Richard G. “Dick” Marques Of Brighton formerly of Somerville passed away at home on August 25, 2023.  Beloved husband of the late Carol Ann (Moloney) Marques. Devoted father of Michael of Leominster, Rickie and his wife Eileen of Pepperell, Jeffrey and his wife Patricia of Phillipston, Anna McGuinness and her husband John of Brighton, Danny of Brighton, Sue of Tyngsboro, Joanne of Brighton and the late Dianna Marques.  Loving grandfather of Brandon, Nicholas, Marissa, Andrew, Jessica, Rickie Jr., Johnny Marques, RJ Barletta and the late Jennifer Marques.  Brother of Mary Ann Smith, Anthony, Joseph, Rose Marques and the late Eleanor Barker, Theresa Murphy, Albert and James Marques. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral from the Lehman Reen & McNamara Funeral Home 63 Chestnut Hill Ave (nr Brighton Courthouse) BRIGHTON on Thursday August 31st at 9:30 am.  Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Columbkille Church 321 Market Street Brighton at 10:30 am.  Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.  Visiting Hours Wednesday August 30th from 4-8 pm in the funeral home.  Interment St Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.  

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Mr. Marques may be made to the Fatima Shrine Boston P.O. Box 35854 Brighton, MA 02135

Unfortunately we had already sent the Newsletter out in September before hearing the news of Dick’s passing, we will miss him and all that he has done for the entire community. I know many of you may not know so we are featuring his obituary in this month’s Newsletter. Our prayers and sympathy go out to Dicks family and we wish to thank all his friends who we have heard from at the shrine since he left us.  We offered up the last First Saturday Mass for Dick, and will remember him again in November.  This is a good time to recall what Our Lady said in regards to the First Saturday: I promise to assist at the hour of death, with 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 reparations to me.” We can all be assured with a great deal of certainty that Our Lady didn’t waste any time in fulfilling this promise in regards to Dick. Rest in Peace my friend. This month is the month of the Rosary, and Pro-Life month let’s keep all our intentions in mind during this time. The First Saturday in October falls on the Feast of The Lady of the Rosary, the very title she revealed at Fatima to the three shepherd children during the October 13th apparition.  Many blessings continue to be had at the shrine that we are so grateful for.  We are also beginning a capital campaign to help offset a new boiler for the shrine. If anyone thinks they can help let us know.  Thank you.


October 6thJoin us for our First Friday Devotion at the Fatima shrine!  Join us for Holy Mass at 7 Pm followed by Eucharistic Adoration and 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! 


October 7th: The First Saturday Mass will be held at 9:00 am at the Fatima Shrine Boston.  Following mass, we will recite the rosary, followed by a Coffee and. We will commemorate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Rev. Ron Tacelli S.J. will say Mass.


Also on the 7th of October at 3:00 pm the Spanish Rosary Community from St. Columbkilles will conduct their monthly First Saturday meeting with a rosary, music and fellowship.


October 13th:  Friday the 13th we will have our Candlelight Procession, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and rosary procession ending with Benediction.


October 21st: The Pro-life Mass will be held at 10:30 am at the Fatima Shrine Boston. Fr. Richard Mwisheni S.M.A will preside; Following Mass and rosary there will be a short talk. 


October 28th:  The next Marian Movement of Priest prayer Cenacles will be held on Saturday October 28th 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. At 5:00 PM some of our members will be continuing their 40 day preparation for a consecration to St. Michael the Archangel.