Monthly Archives: April 2016

EWTN’s The Message of Fatima

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A message from Stefano Mazzeo at:

http://christendomblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/bl.html

The Message of Fatima – A new 5 part docudrama from EWTN

We are now working on a new docudrama for EWTN which will be broadcast to coincide with the one-hundredth anniversary of the apparitions during 1917. It’s a very ambitious task with 5 episodes + a one off special.

Also we are very happy to be working with a local Fatima Folk group called Casa do Povo who will provide the actors. Included above is a shot of the actors who will play the seers.

Apparitions of Our Lady and Angels are very rare and when they do appear its usually at a time of great danger. The twentieth century as a whole was a time of great calamity and destruction. It is clear that apparitions of Our Lady were warnings for humanity, she said that the war (World War I) would soon end but that an even greater one would break out in the reign of Pope Pius XI if man did not stop offending God. The prophecies of Fatima seem to cover all the calamitous events for the following 100 years, wars, Communism, impurity etc. I wonder whether there is yet something even more terrible to happen, perhaps to coincide with the centenary?

These apparitions are known as private revelations but the Church has ruled that they are authentic. It’s up to us to live our faith and believe. Public revelation of course comes to us through the Old and New Testament, and the deposit of faith in Tradition via Catholic Church.

I hope this docudrama will help a little in task of bringing Our Lady’s message to as many people as possible. Especially the First Five Saturdays devotion which is being ignored by so many Catholics. The message of Fatima is very relevant today, with so many blasphemies being committed against Our Lord and against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady said to Jacinta that more people go to Hell for sins of impurity than for any other reason. The modern media, TV, film and the Internet is jam-packed with impurity.

I need your prayers for this project; so please if you find a spare second or two remember me, here is angel’s prayer from the apparitions at Fatima in 1916.

“My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love you!

I beg pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.”

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Day with Our Lady of Fatima in Birmingham

Bishop Robert Byrne will preside at a Day with Our Lady of Fatima at:

St Francis Catholic Church,
Hunters Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B19 1EB
on Saturday 4th June 2016, from 10:00 am—4:15 pm

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The Day will include the Enthronement and Crowning of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima by Bishop Robert Byrne, and veneration of the Relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco.

There will also be talks by Timothy Tindal-Robertson, the National President of WAF England and Wales, on Fatima and the Year of Mercy, and by Donal Foley, the WAF Secretary, on the Five First Saturdays and the Rosary, as well as investiture in the Brown Scapular by Fr Gerard Kelly, the Spiritual Director of WAF England and Wales and parish priest of St Francis of Assisi church.

Full programme for Day (subject to change):

10:00        Procession of the NPVS Our Lady of Fatima, with the Relics of
Blessed Jacinta and Francisco

(Fatima Hymn “13th of May” to be sung)

10:10        Enthronement and Crowning by Bishop Robert Byrne

10:15        Recitation of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

10:45        Introduction of the Day by Fr Gerard Kelly

11:00        Holy Mass
Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Main celebrant: Bishop Robert Byrne

12:15    Veneration of the Relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco and
Recitation of the Litany of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco
Sacrament of Confession

12:30    Talk regarding Fatima and the Year of Mercy by Tim Tindal-Robertson

13:00    Packed Lunch

13:45    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, with 15 minutes meditation from Sr Lucia’s book “Calls” From the Message regarding the Immaculate Heart of Mary

14:15    Talk regarding First Saturday Devotion with PowerPoint presentation
by Donal Foley

15:00    Divine Mercy chaplet

15:10    Tea break

15:30    Investiture of the Brown Scapular and Explanation of Consecration
by Fr Gerard Kelly

16:00    Benediction
Farewell Hymn “O Virgin of the Rosary”

16:15     End

 

WAF Southwark Quarterly Assembly

WAF Southwark Quarterly Assembly
Sing praise to our God, all you who fear God, both small and great, for now salvation and strength have come, and the power of his Christ, Alleluia.”
Greetings to you and your families in this season of Easter and in this Jubilee Year of Mercy!
Thank you for signing up to receive news updates about the WAF and/or becoming part of Our Lady’s apostolate, especially in your respective parishes and in the Archdiocese of Southwark!
It has been agreed with our spiritual adviser, Rev Fr Philip de Freitas, for all of those interested to gather in a Quarterly Assembly, which will both be devotion and formation (with a service meeting).
The first one will be on Saturday, 14th of May 2016, from 10 am until 7 pm at Our Lady and St Peter Catholic Church with the following address:
             15 Victoria Drive
             Wimbledon Common
             SW19 6AD
The day’s programme will be as follows:
10 am – Registration and coffee
1030 am – Holy rosary
11 am – Session 1: Plenary/talk
12 pm – Lunch (bring your own provision)
130 pm – Marian hymn teaching
2 pm – Session 2: Talk
3 pm – Divine Mercy chaplet
315 pm – Afternoon tea
345 pm – Service meeting/action planning
445 pm – Holy hour/exposition of the Blessed Sacrament/confession/benediction
545 pm – Preparation for Holy Mass
6 pm – Holy Mass (with people of the parish)
The future dates of the quarterly assembly will be as follows:
20 August 2016
19 November 2016
The National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco will be present at all quarterly assemblies. 
If you can come, please email back to reserve a place for you, not later than Saturday, 30 April 2016. The day will be free but monetary donations to the parish are welcomed.
Thank you very much indeed! Hope to see you on Saturday, 14th of May 2016, from 10 am until 7 pm. God bless and Ave Maria!
Oliver
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