The National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will visit Holy Trinity Church on Thursday, July 13, 2017, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be celebrated at 6:30pm by Fr Sebastian Vettickal, C.M.I. For those who are not from this parish, the exact address is 1292 W. Santa Cruz Street, San Pedro, CA 90732. Tel 310-648-6535.
After the Mass, there will be a Rosary Procession in the church grounds, and when the Pilgrim statue returns to the altar, there will be an Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Veneration of Relics of the newly canonized saints, Sts. Jacinta and Francisco Marto, the two children of Fatima.
There will also be an Investiture of the Brown Scapular for devotees who have not gone through the Investiture before. The Brown Scapular is a powerful sacramental and wearing it is a form of consecration to the Blessed Mother. The Scapular has been referred to as the Lady’s Mantle and a great protection during these trying and stressful times.
Please visit: http://www.fatima.org/apostolate/pdf/brown_scapular.pdf
For the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope Francis had announced that a plenary indulgence will be granted throughout the entire anniversary year, from November 27, 2016 to November 26, 2017. To avail of the indulgence, please visit this site:
July 13, 2017 is the Third Apparition of our Lady to the three children of Fatima and this is significant because it is during this Apparition when our Lady affirmed to the world the reality of the existence of hell by showing visions of it to the young children.The other dates of the Apparitions, from May 13 to October 13 are also marked in different parishes around Southern California
Third Apparition of Our Lady: On July 13 1917 they recited the rosary with the crowd, they saw the usual reflex of light and then the Lady on the holmoak. Lucy asked: “What do you want from me?” She answered: “That you come the 13th of the next month, that you continue to recite the Rosary every day to our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world and the end of the war, because only She will be able to aid you.” Lucy said ” I want to ask you to tell us who you are, and to make a miracle for the crowd to believe that you appear.” She Answered: “you continue to come here. In october I will tell you who I am, that which I want, and I will do a miracle that all can see and believe. Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say often this prayer, especially during any sacrifice: “O my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of poor sinners, and in reparation for all the sins commited against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”. As she spoke these words, Our lady stretched out her hands, and bright rays came forth which seemed to penetrate into the earth. All at once the ground vanished, and the children saw Hell, frightened they lifted their eyes to the Lady who told them:”You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save future souls God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved.” Then She said:” If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecution of the Church. The good will be martyed, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed…But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world”. “Do you want to learn a prayer?” the vision asked, “Yes we do!” the children responded. “When you recite the Rosary, say at the end of each decade: Oh My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the
fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy.” For more info regarding the other Apparitions, visit: http://www.theholyrosary.org/