NEWS: I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone by with Labor Day weekend upon us. The month of September is shaping up to be another busy month at the Fatima Shrine Boston with all the feast days and especially those dedicated to Our Lady. We jump start the month on Labor day weekend with First Friday devotion starting with Mass at 7PM followed by adoration all night until 8AM on First Saturday ending with benediction. The First Saturday Mass will begin at 9AM on September 2nd. The annual celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Penafrancia in conjunction with the Filipina community will be the focus of First Saturday in September with singing and food being served after mass and the rosary procession.
The following are excerpts from the last public interview that Sr. Lucia had with Fr. Augustin Fuentes in 1957. Sr. Lucy told me: “Father, the Devil is fighting a decisive battle against the Virgin and, as you know, what most offends God and what will gain him the greatest number of souls in the shortest time is to gain the souls consecrated to God. For this also leaves unprotected the field of the laity and the Devil can more easily seize them. “Father, we should not wait for a call to the world from Rome on the part of the Holy Father to do penance. Nor should we wait for a call for penance to come from the Bishops in our Dioceses, nor from our Religious Congregations. No, Our Lord has often used these means, and the world has not paid heed. So, now each one of us must begin to reform ourselves spiritually. Each one has to save not only his own soul, but also all the souls that God has placed on his pathway. “Father, the Blessed Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last times of the world, but I understood this for three reasons: “The first is because she told me that the Devil is engaging in a battle with the Virgin, a decisive battle. It is a final battle where one party will be victorious and the other will suffer defeat. So, from now on, we are either with God or we are with the Devil; there is no middle ground. “The second reason is because she told me that God is giving two last remedies to the world: the Holy Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. And, being the last remedies, that is to say, they are the final ones, means that there will be no others. “And the third, because in the plans of the Divine Providence, when God is going to chastise the world He always first exhausts all other remedies. When He sees that the world pays no attention whatsoever, then, as we say in our imperfect way of talking, with a certain fear He presents us the last means of salvation, His Blessed Mother. “
Fr. Augustin Fuentes was the postulator of the cause for sainthood for Jacinta and Francisco until he went public with this interview and Sr. Lucia was silenced.
September 1st: Join 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!
September 2nd: The First Saturday Mass will be held at 9:00 am at the Fatima Shrine Boston. The Crusaders of Fatima in collaboration with the Filipino community of Boston will celebrate our annual feast in honor of our Lady of Penafrancia; Following mass, we will recite the rosary, followed by a feast. There will be a procession with the statue of Our Lady, we will recite the 9th day of the novena to Our Lady of Penafrancia for more information txt 857-246 (Maria) or call 617- 903-8455 and leave a message. This year’s Theme of the celebration; “Journeying with Ina in deepening our relationship with God in these Challenging Times.”
Also on the 2nd of September at 3:00 pm the Spanish Rosary Community from St. Columbkilles will conduct their monthly First Saturday meeting with a rosary, music and fellowship.
September 13th: Wednesday September 13th we will have our Candlelight Procession, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and rosary procession ending with benediction.
September 16th: The Pro-life Mass will be held at 10:30 am at the Fatima Shrine Boston. Fr. Mike Kengnjoh will preside; Following Mass and rosary there will be a short talk by Victoria Karen Voelker; please see the link https://youtu.be/NlU-i4pAwnA to “Broken-Hearted: Victoria’s Pearl Rosary Testimony” and interview, that she gave March 2016 at the Catholic Men’s Conference in Worcester. Found in the description is a link to a testimony, “Broken-Hearted” that she gave on the Supreme Court steps at the MARCH for LIFE 2015 with Silent No More and Priests for Life.
September 23rd: The next Marian Movement of Priest prayer Cenacles will be held on Saturday September 23rd the feast of Padre Pio 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’s: The 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.