Centenary of Fatima
Marian Pilgrimage Days
Five Saturdays from June through October
Come participate in Marian Pilgrimage days in this the centenary year of the Fatima appearances of Our Lady. Each month we will fulfill the request of our Lady of Fatima to join with her in prayer, invoking blessings and graces for our families, Church and the world by gathering at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Waterdown.
In honour of this year’s special 100th anniversary, a plenary indulgence is available to those who attend and perform all the obligations attached to the indulgence. Each day begins with Mass, features a Marian Procession as the rosary is prayed, Stations of the Cross, and quiet time in the Marian garden. The program is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pack a lunch.
To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must fulfil the following obligations:
- Go to confession and communion
- Be interiorly detached from sin
- Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father
- Visit with solemn devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the celebration of the anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, and participate devoutly in some celebration or prayer in honour of the Virgin Mary (e.g. the Rosary).
Dates for 2018:
8:00 AM – “Big Guy, Little Guy” Breakfast for Fathers and Sons; Uncles, Grandpas, Cousins also invited!
All Fathers and Sons invited! Our guest speaker will be Mr. Francis Doyle, Director of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Hamilton. He will speaking about what it means to be a man and a father in the Church today; how to grow in holiness in the vocation of fatherhood and how to lead our sons to be Christian men. Breakfast will be served!
8:00 AM – “Blessed is She” Breakfast for Mothers and Daughters; Aunts, Grandmothers, Cousins also invited!
Our guest speaker is Dr. Anne Jamieson, Director of the Office of Catechesis for the Diocese of Hamilton. Anne will speak to us about the call of Motherhood in God’s plan; how to grow with our daughters in holiness as Christian women in our present world. Breakfast will be served!