Record Staff Report
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Mary to three children in Fatima, Portugal, several parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville will hold special Masses this month.
The International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will visit several churches in the archdiocese as part of the Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace. The tour is a “nationwide call to prayer and penance for peace in our nation and conversion of hearts,” a news release said.
The statue will be on display for public veneration at the following locations:
April 20 — St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky. Mass will begin at 8 a.m. and the rosary will follow.
April 20 — Holy Trinity Church in Fredericktown, Ky. Adoration will be held from 1 p.m to 6 p.m. and Mass will begin at 6:30 p.m.
April 21 — St. Martha Church, 2825 Klondike Lane. Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m. and the rosary will follow. There will also be an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation following Mass. The rosary will be prayed on the hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Litany of Mary will be prayed at 1:45 p.m., and there will be a closing Mass at 7 p.m.
April 22 — St. Louis Bertrand Church, 1104 S. Sixth Street. Masses will be celebrated at noon and 4:15 p.m. Confessions and adoration will begin at 11 a.m. (There will be a private wedding from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
In honor of the centennial, Pope Francis has granted the opportunity for the faithful to obtain a plenary indulgence by making a pilgrimage to venerate the International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.