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Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
May 02, 2017
For immediate release

Bishop Scharfenberger to Celebrate Mass at Auriesville Shrine to Mark 100th Anniversary of Fatima Apparitions

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany will celebrate a Mother’s Day Mass as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Fatima apparitions on Saturday, May 13, at 4 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville. The Mass will conclude a daylong event marking the anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s appearance to three shepherd children in Portugal in 1917.

The free celebration, billed as “A Fatima Pilgrimage,” will begin with check-in at 9 a.m. and will include praying of the Rosary, an 11 a.m. Mass, a procession with the Our Lady of Fatima statue, activities for kids, Stations of the Cross, a talk on the importance of the Fatima message, Adoration, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the closing Mass with Bishop Scharfenberger.

Bring a packed lunch or reserve lunch by ordering online no later than Monday, May 8

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