Events Honouring Our Lady of Fatima in NW Region of England


Torch of The Faith News on Thursday 11 May 2017 - 23:43:54 | by admin

On Saturday 13th May, the 100th anniversary of the apparitions and miraculous events at Fatima will commence with the canonization of Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francesco Marto at Fatima. I am sure you will agree that this is a very important day in the history of the Church; which also reminds us of the urgent need to pray for the Holy Father and for poor sinners.

Here are some of the events being held here in the NW region of England to celebrate and honour Our Lady of Fatima. Readers in the region are encouraged to attend where possible. Wherever you are reading this from: Please join with us in praying for the success of these important events.

1. May Procession through the City of Liverpool
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The traditional Marian Procession through the streets of the City of Liverpool is one of the remarkable success stories of these times.

It was happily revived in 2010; with around 50 participants taking part that year.

Since then, the event has been growing significantly each year; with around 250 souls taking part in 2014, and as many as 500 in May 2015!

That year, Mr. Jim Ross, the organizer told the Catholic Herald: ''Everyone enjoyed it. Our prayers were answered for good weather. We're more than pleased... It was a joy. A lot of people in the street were stopping and asking what it was all about. People did not believe that hymns were being sung on the streets of Liverpool. They thoroughly enjoyed it.''

The procession this year will again be led by Liverpool's Archbishop Malcolm McMahon to mark the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The event will include the Marian Procession, the recitation of the Holy Rosary and the singing of traditional Marian anthems. The organizers have again extended a special welcome to all children who are receiving their First Holy Communion this year.

This year's procession will commence at 2pm on Saturday, 13th May from the convent of the Missionary Sisters of Charity on Seel Street in Liverpool.

We managed to participate in the procession in May 2012. Although we cannot get there this year, we highly recommend this Marian event to readers in the region, as it provides a special opportunity to take part in a public witness to the Catholic Faith, in honour of Our Blessed Lady, under the public leadership of the local Archbishop.

It will give Catholics in the area an opportunity to pray with, and for, the Archbishop of Liverpool; perhaps you might even get chance to ask him about what is going on with the CES over a pleasant cuppa afterwards!

2. Day of Our Lady of Fatima at the ICKSP Shrine of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena in New Brighton.
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This is another special event that we last got to in 2012. Again, although we cannot get there this time around, we highly recommend it as a time for receiving graces, honouring Our Lady and meeting with other like-minded Catholic souls for sacraments, teaching, prayer and socializing. What the ICKSP priests and their lay folk are achieving there, with the help of God's grace, is very heartening indeed.

The details are:-

Sunday, 14th May.

10:30 - Sung Traditional Latin Mass (Celebrant and preacher: the good Fr. Sean Riley of the Archdiocese of Liverpool).

Followed by May Procession and Crowning of Our Lady of Fatima statue.

1pm - Social and Buffet Lunch (Soup and sandwiches in the Presbytery).

2pm - Concert in honour of Our Lady.

3pm - Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

3. Votive Traditional Latin Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at FSSP Shrine Church of St. Mary in Warrington.
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The inspiring fathers of the FSSP will offer the Votive Mass in honour of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima, in the Traditional Rite, on Saturday, 13th May at 12:10pm, in the beautiful shrine church of St. Mary's on Buttermarket Street, Warrington.

It is lovely to see that the FSSP community are also inviting all the households in their parish to host a missionary statue of Our Lady of Fatima in their homes for one week each, commencing on 13th May. The statue will be situated in a place of honour in each home and the family there will commit to praying at least one decade of the Rosary before Our Lady each day of the week the statue is in their home.

These are a few of the beautiful events being held in the NW region of England to mark Our Lady of Fatima. Please join us in praying for their success.

Our Lady of Fatima - Pray for us!