Day of Fasting & Community Rosary
Friday, May 13
Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
In response to threats of violence from pro-abortion activists, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is inviting Catholics around the country to join in fasting and praying the Rosary on Friday, May 13, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

At St. Mary Parish, we’re asking that this Friday, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, be a day of fasting and a community Rosary at 12:30 PM, right after the noon Mass.
Parishioners not able to attend at that time are asked to pray the Rosary at some point during the day for the same intentions.

The bishops also urged prayers “for the integrity of our judicial system, and that all branches of government be dedicated to seeking the common good and protecting the dignity and rights of the human person, from conception to natural death.”

"We ask Our Blessed Mother’s intercession and guidance as the Church continues to walk with mothers and families in need, and continues to promote alternatives to abortion, and seeks to create a culture of life.”

"As Catholics, let us witness to the beautiful gift of life with civility and love, and with our peaceful prayers and our compassionate service to all those in need.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.”

excerpts from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Each year on May 13, the Catholic Church celebrates the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima, which recalls the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, just over 100 years ago. In the apparitions, the Blessed Mother asked the children to pray the Rosary every day for peace in the world, promising, "In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph." 
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