Top Border
Header Image
Parish News

Friday 13th October Holy Hour – 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions in Fatima
Monday, October 9th 2017

On Friday 13th October, the date of the final apparition in 1917, our parish will host an hour of prayer, rosary and adoration in Ashbourne Church at 8pm.  A specially crowned statue of Our Lady from Fatima will be loaned to the Parish for the occasion.  All welcome.

As celebrations continue marking the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima when she appeared to three shepherd children:  Lucia Santos, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, at the Cova da Irea, Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence for the anniversary year to all who fulfil the ordinary conditions:  Go to confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

Prayer before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima  Visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October (2017): there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honour of Our Lady.


O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for praying the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption, may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen




Bottom Border