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Our Lady of Fatima celebration planned

Special devotions to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, will take place at seven churches throughout the Diocese of Burlington, beginning with a celebration at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilmington.
 
The Diocese of Burlington and World Apostolate of Fatima are sponsoring the event Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to noon.
 
The first hour of devotions will include confession, a procession with the Marian statue and rosary, and the second hour will be the celebration of the Mass and the conferral of the Brown Scapular.
 
Our Lady of Mount Carmel made a promise to St. Simon Stock in 1251 that it would “be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger and a pledge of peace. Whosoever dies clothed in this scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.”
 
One of the children to whom Our Lady appeared in Fatima, Sister Lucy, recalled that the Blessed Virgin Mary wanted the devotion of the holy scapular to be propagated.
 
Father Ilayaraja Amaladass, administer of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, encourage all the faithful to attend this special event in honor of the parish’s patroness.
 
For more information, call 464-7329.
 
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