Pastor’s Letter, April 30th, 2017: Our Lady of Fatima
May is upon us. May is the month of flowers and the month of Mary.
This May is special because this May 13th will be the 100th anniversary
of Fatima. It was May 13th, 1917 that Our Lady first appeared to
the three children. It was a message of Peace and hope. A message the world
needed in 1917 and a message our world needs today.
Pope Francis will be in Fatima on May 13th to mark the centenary and also has
just announced that he plans to canonize two of the Fatima children while there,
Francisco and Jacinta Marto. This event of Fatima and the message has particular
interest to our parish since the main message of Fatima was to pray the Rosary.
If you are interested in learning more about the history and message of Fatima
and the importance of the Rosary, I plan to give a two part presentation on
Fatima and the Rosary beginning this Tuesday, May 2nd. The second part will be
Tuesday, May 9th, both at 7PM.
To mark and celebrate this important event in our parish the weekend of May
13th and 14th will be Rosary Sunday. I would like to have Rosaries available to
purchase and books and materials on the Rosary. We must not underestimate this
beautiful and powerful prayer Our Lady has given to us. We are Holy Rosary!