I wish to express a special thanks to Clement Pinto who has stepped down as the treasurer of the Crusaders of the Fatima after a long and successful career, keeping the Crusaders solvent and in good position for the future. We wish him and Monica well and look forward to seeing them at the shrine joining us for the rosary after he heals from a recent surgery. We look forward to our next meeting, even though the numbers are down because of the virus, we assure everyone we have made great efforts to follow all the directives put forth and feel it extremely important that we show up even if there are only a few of us. I truly believe it makes a difference. I think it important that we witness and pray for those who cannot make it and have trouble getting out or who may be compromised. We remember them in our intention at all our services. We pray for the sick and a speedy end to this virus. I highly recommend the 54 day rosary novena that is spreading quickly as a way of praying for our nation. The shrine is looking better everyday as we continue to make improvements. “At Fatima, Our Lady came to teach mankind once again the way to peace and salvation. Hers was a message of faith, conversion and prayer, but also of sacrifice. It was directed towards those in need of conversion, but also towards those who were already living the faith, that they might learn to do more, to bring souls home to the Father’s house. The Church and the world are in need of such souls who are willing and able to “seek and save those who are lost”, to bear the burden of others. What a powerhouse of strength we can become in the Church for the good of the priesthood, if together we strive to become even more generous, sacrificial souls who stand in fidelity and love behind our priests, praying, sacrificing and making reparation.” taking from Crusade for Priest, in Opus Angelorum, summer 2017. And remember when making a sacrifice always preface it by saying “O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”
The Sunday Rosary for peace continues with a small number who have been meeting at the shrine to pray for all those affected by this virus and for all your intentions at 2:00 PM. Please feel free to join us.
We will continue to celebrate the First Saturday at the Shrine on September 5th. We asked that you use your own judgement and stay home if you are sick or may feel compromised because of a pre-existing condition in any way. We asked that you wear face masks and keep a healthy social distance from each other. We will have hand sanitizer on hand. Mass will begin at 9 am, Rev. Adrian Milik will celebrate the mass. There will be no coffee and doughnuts after the Rosary until further notice based on the directives. The First Saturday in October will be celebrated by Rev. Ed Riley.
CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION: The Candle light procession will take place at the shrine on September 13th. I hope you can join us. The service begins at 8pm and there is plenty of space outside to enjoy the service and to maintain social distances to abide by the guidelines. Rev. Ed Riley will preside over the services.
REMINDER: . We like others are struggling to keep the bills paid during this time, so if you would like to help, please send in a donation using the mailing address below, every little bit helps. A Pro-Life Rosary is being said at the Shrine daily around noon if you would like to join in either in person or from home. Thank You!
5. First Saturday
7. Labor Day
8. The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin.
9. St. Peter Claver S.J
12. The Most Holy Name of Mary.
13. Candlelight Procession.
14. The Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
15. Our Lady of Sorrows
21. St. Matthew.
23. St. Padre Pio
29. St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael.
28. St. Jerome.