COMMUNION OF REPARATION ON FIRST SATURDAYS
"FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONALS"
Following Our Lady of Fatima’s six apparitions in 1917, she again appeared to Sister Lucia on December 10, 1925. She came expressly to request Communion of Reparation on First Saturdays, commonly known as "First Saturday Devotionals.” Our Lady promised to assist all those who practice the devotional with the graces necessary for salvation at the hour of their death.
During the apparition, Our Lady described in detail the devotion which was to be practiced every first Saturday for five consecutive months with the intention of making reparation for offenses committed against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In Sister Lucia's accounts of the 1925 apparition, Our Lady said:
“Tell them that I promise to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all those who, in order to make reparation to me, on the first Saturday of five successive months, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour, meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.”
At Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Lakewood, First Saturday Devotionals will follow 8:15am Mass every first Saturday. Checkout the Events page for details. To prepare, you are invited to learn how to precisely fulfill the devotional from the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA.
International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima - 2017 Visit
The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim. The image reflects the description of Sr. Lucia, the oldest of the three Fatima seers. On October 13,1947, more than 150,000 Fatima pilgrims witnessed the blessing of this image of Our Lady by the Bishop of Leiria at Fatima, Portugal as he commissioned it to serve as the Pilgrim Virgin who would carry the blessings of Fatima and Our Lady’s message throughout the world to the many millions of her children who would never have an opportunity to visit Fatima. The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue has traveled the world visiting more than 100 countries, bringing the great message of salvation and of hope to countless millions of people.
The historic statue is visiting 100 US dioceses to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's 1917 apparitions on the Fatima Tour for Peace. On September 20, 2017 the statue will be hosted at Our Lady of Fatima Parish. All are invited to join us for this special event!
IMMACULATE HEART OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA STATUE - 2015 visit
In September 2015, Our Lady of Fatima Parish and Catholic School hosted the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima Statue. The purpose of the statue tour was to bring the graces of Fatima and Our Lady's message of hope, peace and salvation to the many people who may never have an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to Fatima itself. Checkout photos from the blessed statue's visit in the Fatima Gallery.
The Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima Statue is the image of Our Lady as she appeared to Sr. Lucia, the eldest of the three shepherd children, during her 1929 apparition in Tuy, Spain. During this apparition, Our Lady requested the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. This statue was blessed by Pope Francis on October 23, 2013, ten days after his consecration of the world to Our Lady of Fatima on October 13. It was formally introduced at the 2014 March for Life in Washington, D.C. Read more about the statue at World Apostolate of Fatima.
True Devotion to Mary: With Preparation for Total Consecration translated by Father Frederick William Faberby is considered the greatest book on the Blessed Virgin Mary ever written and has been recommended and practiced by eight Popes.
33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration by Father Michael Gaitley may be the right book to read if you are thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time or simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to Her. Over the past year, groups and individuals at Our Lady of Fatima Parish have been using this book as a guide for pondering the mystery of Marian consecration and how it works in forming us to become saints. Checkout our Events page for upcoming 33 Days start dates.