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Cardinal Tagle to lead Silver Jubilee of Our Lady of Fatima Parish


Photo: Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Pasay


Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle will lead the faithful in the celebration of the Silver Jubilee of Our Lady of Fatima Parish through the Holy Eucharist on Saturday, May 13 at Sgt. Mariano, Pasay City at 6 p.m.

During the Eucharistic celebration, Cardinal Tagle will bless and distribute 200 images of Our Lady of Fatima. He will be assisted by Fr. Anton CT Pascual, President of Radio Veritas and Rev. Fr. Mike Kalaw, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Fatima Parish and Vicar Forane of Santa Clara de Montefalco. The blessed images of Our Lady of Fatima will be distributed among the different barangay communities in Pasay City.



A grand Vicariate Procession of all the patron saints of parishes in Pasay City including San Isidro Labrador, San Roque, Sta. Clara De Montefalco, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of the Airways, Mary, the Comforter of the Afflicted and Saint Rafael the Archangel will be held at 2 p.m. 

Radio Veritas, the Catholic radio station of the Archdiocese of Manila will take part in the celebration of the Centennial of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima and the Silver Jubilee of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. The station will help promote the Community Rosary Campaign wherein the image will be passed on and venerated from house to house and from one family to another until October 13, 2017. At the end of the Block Rosary, a grotto will be set up at the center of each barangay where the images will be enthroned.

In his message, Fr. Anton Pascual encouraged the faithful to live the message of Fatima which includes conversion of the heart, to turn away from sin and praying of the Holy Rosary as dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

“As we start to celebrate the Centennial Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, may her images be an inspiration to everyone to live a holy life and may our prayers for God’s forgiveness and compassion be heard through her intercession,” Fr. Pascual said.

Our Lady of Fatima is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary based on her six apparitions to three shepherd children; Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta near the town of Fatima. The Blessed Mother repeatedly emphasized the need to pray the Rosary every day, to wear the Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel and to perform acts of reparation and sacrifice in all her appearances every 13th of the month from May to October 1917.

In the Philippines, the image of Our Lady of Fatima is considered as the Queen of Peace. Our Lady of Fatima was also declared as the Patroness of Valenzuela City in celebration of the Golden Anniversary of the parish in 2011. (Jheng Manalang Prado/RCAM-AOC)