Wednesday, October 5, 2011
“The Call to Fatima” triduum in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary will take place at St Mary of the Angels Church, Dublin 7 on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2011.
Three days of prayer will emphasize the importance of the Fatima Message for our times, bringing along several experts on this topic. Triduum is organised in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary, feast day officially celebrated around the world on 7th October. It was in Fatima, Portugal, where the Virgin Mary stated in October 1917, that she is the Lady of the Rosary to Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. Our Lady of Fatima was especially loved by Saint Padre Pio, who is a patron saint of St Mary of the Angels Church, run by Irish Capuchin Franciscans.
The key guest speakers are coming from around the world, including Fr Andrew Apostoli, Franciscan of the Renewal, New York, USA, Sister Angela Coelho, the Vice-Postulator for Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto, Fatima, Portugal, Doctor Branca Paul, the private physician of last visionary Sister Lucia, Coimbra, Portugal, Soprano Singer Louise Irvine from Northern Ireland and The Call to Fatima film producer &and director Thomas McCormack.
During the Triduum the faithful will have the opportunity to view an exhibition of the Relics, those of the True Cross, Saint Padre Pio, Saint Teresa of Liseux (Little Flower), Saint Anthony, Blessed Francisco and Jacinta. Masses will be scheduled as usual along with confessions, music, Adoration and inspirational talks by the guest speakers.
All are very welcome, especially youth and families, as well as different international communities who have come to make their home in Ireland. The full agenda for the retreat will be seen on the blog http://www.thecalltofatima.wordpress.com/
Programme for St Mary of the Angels, Church Street Dublin 7
Friday 7th October First Friday / Feast day of Holy Rosary
8.00 am Mass followed by Talk 1 and 2
10.30 am Visit to the local schools (Guest Speakers only)
2- 4 pm visiting the poor of Dublin Talk 3 and 4 (Guest Speakers only)
7.00 pm Rosary
7.30pm Celebration of the Mass
8.15-9.30pm Talk 5, 6 and 7
Saturday 8th October
9.00 amThe Rosary
9.30 am Celebration of the Mass
10.30 to 1pm Talk 1 and 2
1pm to 2.15pm Lunch
2.15pm to 5 pm Talks and Music
Sunday 9th October
9 am Mass Talk 1 (St Mary of the Angels)
10 am Mass Talk 2 (St Mary of the Angles)
11.30 Mass Talk 3 (St Mary of the Angels)
12 pm Mass talk 4 (Halston Street)
Each day there will be: Blessing of the many relics, Confession, Rosary, music, Brown Scapular enrolment. Tea and coffee served all day with plenty of toilet facilities available. "