For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, the Bowling Green area will be hosting the International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
Here’s the schedule for the statue of Our Lady of Fatima
in the Bowling Green area:
The visitation of The International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima:
April 25, 2017
at St. Joseph Catholic Church
7:00 am Mass
8:00 am Rosary
9:30 am Mass
10:30 am Fatima procession
3:00 pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:45 pm Our Lady departs St Joseph Church and travels to the Chapel of Divine Mercy (Fathers of Mercy)
4:15 pm Our Lady arrive at Chapel of Divine Mercy, procession into the Chapel
4:45 pm Rosary (and Confessions begin)
5:00 pm Our Lady of Fatima presentation by guardian of the statue
5:30 pm Holy Hour (Confessions until 6:30pm)
6:30 pm-9:00 pm Public Veneration of the statue
9:00 pm Chapel of Divine Mercy closes
April 26, 2017
at Chapel of Divine Mercy
7:30 am Morning Prayers with the Fathers of Mercy
8:30 am Mass (NO 7:30am Mass this day)
9:00 am Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Consecration prayer
9:30 am Our Lady departs the Chapel of Divine Mercy.
*PLEASE NOTE: The normal daily 7:30 am Mass is CANCELLED on April 26th; the daily Mass will be at 8:30 am at the Chapel of Divine Mercy.
To download the full flyer for Our Lady’s visitation,
please click this link:
Our Lady of Fatima flier Owensboro.
Hope to see you all there!
During this 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity in three ways (as explained through an article found on Catholic News Agency):
“To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.
1. Make a pilgrimage to the shrine
The first way is for ‘the faithful to make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and participate in a celebration or prayer dedicated to the Virgin.’
In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed, and invoke the Mother of God.
2. Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima
The second way applies to ‘the pious faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October (2017), and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary.’
Regarding this second way, the rector of the Fatima Shrine told CNA that the visit to the statue of the Virgin, ‘does not necessarily have to be only at Fatima or exclusively in Portugal,’ but can be done anywhere in the world.
Those seeking an indulgence must also pray an Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.
3. The elderly and infirm
The third way to obtain a plenary indulgence applies to people who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are unable to get around.
These individuals can pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017.
They also must ‘offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.'”