May 7, 2017

May 2, 2017

My Dear Parishioners,

 I want to share a letter I received from Fr. Rodrigues of the Bishop’s Office inviting you to celebrate a day in honor of Mary.

“Dear Monsignor,

      As you are aware Bishop Tobin has announced that in the Diocese of Providence, the calendar year of 2017 will be observed as a “Year with Mary our Mother” in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Blessed Mother, Mary in Fatima, Portugal.

 Therefore on Saturday, the 13th of May we will solemnly commemorate the occasion of the first apparitions in Fatima with a brief outdoor procession around Cathedral Square with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima into the Cathedral at 11:00 am. This will be followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary including various languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Polish and French.) At 12:05 pm Bishop Tobin will celebrate Holy Mass in hour of Our Lady of Fatima, at which you are invited to concelebrate.

 I am writing to ask if you would kindly extend this invitation to your entire parish community.

This celebration in honor of the Blessed Mother should prove to be a truly joyful and grace-filled even for our Diocesan Church during this most special year dedicated to her honor.

 Wishing you a truly blessed Easter Season, I am,

 Sincerely yours,

Reverend Jeremy J Rodrigues

Director, Office of Divine Worship“


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