Our Lady of Fatima International Pilgrim Virgin Statue is scheduled to Tour Phoenix and Tucson Dioceses. We have several Parishes participating but would welcome additional host parishes. If you are interested in hosting and to help prepare for the visit with the International Pilgrim Fatima Statue please review the suggested program and kindly check and fill in the boxes below. To assist us in our scheduling, please state the date and hour of arrival and actual departure time which will work out best for you. Since time is of great importance, please contact our local coordinator Ellen Francis email@example.com or Patrick Sabat firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a simple checklist form to complete and email.
We will line up the venues on a first-come, first-served basis, so please include an alternative date.
Current parishes: St Rose Philippine Duchesne, Anthem; St Mary’s in Kingman; St Francisco de Asis, Flagstaff; St Gabriel the Archangel , Cave Creek.
There is still room for a few more parishes May 4, part of May 6, and possibly May 7.
The program is usually built around a morning Mass schedule and/or an evening event, with private veneration throughout the day. Sometimes parishes will schedule the Rosary or Divine Mercy Chaplet to be prayed at intermittent times. Sometimes they have Eucharistic adoration and assign adorers to each hour, or ask regular adorers to come to the church instead of the perpetual adoration chapel. Custodians can give talks on the message of Fatima to a morning and/or evening group, and during the day to school groups when scheduled.
The priest does not have to be involved all day, only for Mass, confessions, Exposition and Benediction. The priest’s enthusiasm and making announcements/invitations to come to the visitation after parish Masses, generates more response and enthusiasm from the faithful.
Invitations/bulletin announcements should be extended to area parishes since the statue cannot travel to all of them. We are happy to assist with area promotions.