|April 3, 2017 • VOL. 55, NO. 7 • Oakland, CA|
Fatima celebrations begin
Parishes in the Diocese of Oakland are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.
At St. James the Apostle Parish in Fremont, this is the eighth year for Fatima devotions, said Rev. Antony Vazhappilly, the pastor.
Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. May 13 at St. James, 34700 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, and the parish will gather on the 13th of each month, through October, for Mass at 7:30 p.m. Mass will be followed by a candlelight Marian procession around the parking lot. After the procession, there will be a short Eucharistic Adoration in the church, which will be concluded by benediction. A special blessing will be given to those who are sick.
At St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1219 Excelsior Ave., Oakland, on the 13th of every month from May to October, there will be a procession in the Church of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima after weekday Masses at 6 p.m., after Saturday Mass at 8 a.m., and after the Sunday Mass at 10.30 a.m., said Rev. Glenn Naguit, parochial administrator.
At St. Bonaventure Parish, 5562 Clayton Road, Concord, a Salesian priest from Bangalore, India, will offer a Fatima program May 11-13.
Rev. Roberto Corral, OP, pastor at Most Holy Rosary Parish in Antioch, reports the parish has an annual three-day Fatima novena, with a procession and Mass followed by a traditional Portuguese Festa do Espiritu Santo. The novena is May 4-6 and the procession, Mass and festa are May 7. "A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is in our daily Mass chapel that is named after her," he said, and the statue is carried with the procession on the third evening of the novena.
If your parish is having a Fatima event, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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