Events commemorate 100-year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

To honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s request to the children of Fatima, Portugal, and mark her final apparition and the Miracle of the Sun, the Knights of Columbus Council #961 is hosting an event that begins with a prayer service at noon, Friday, Oct. 13, in the Prayer Garden at St. Katharine Drexel School, 428 2nd St. SE, St. Cloud.

At 12:15 p.m. there will be a rosary procession from the school to St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud with a statue of Mary from Fatima. A program, starting at 12:30 p.m., at the cathedral includes the crowning of Mary and eucharistic adoration until 4 p.m. The rosary will be prayed at 6:45 p.m. followed by evening prayer until 8 p.m. with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.

Seven Dolors Parish in Albany has a special day of adoration planned for Friday, Oct. 13, beginning with Mass at 7:30 a.m. followed by confession at 8 a.m., the rosary at 9 a.m. and the Seven Sorrows Rosary at 10 a.m.

Father Julius Beckermann will talk on adoration at 11 a.m. and the Angelus, a prayer to Mary, will be prayed at noon, followed by Liturgy of the Hours at 1 p.m. and the rosary at 2 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed at 3 p.m. with the rosary at 4 p.m. Father Dan Walz will speak about Fatima at 5 p.m. followed by Benediction at 6 p.m.

Quiet time will be a part of the entire day. Coffee and treats will be served in the gathering area from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A closing reception will take place at 6 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus Council #5344 will host a public rosary at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at St. Boniface Church in Cold Spring to honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s request to the children of Fatima for prayer and penance.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Isanti will mark Mary’s final apparition with a special Mass at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and a presentation by school children about Mary’s message followed by praying the rosary.

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