Fatima Statue Draws Crowds to Churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima is at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, 856 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY. It arrived at noon today, May 20. It will remain overnight, departing on May 21 at noon. NET TV will broadcast the Statue’s arrival, LIVE on Friday, May 20, beginning at 3 PM, followed by Holy Mass at 7 PM. A farewell Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21 at 12Noon. All of these events will be broadcast LIVE on NET TV. Click here to go to NET TV. There will also be an all-night vigil.

The statue will visit a total of three churches within the Diocese of Brooklyn, two in Brooklyn and one in Queens, from May 19-23, as part of its historic two-year journey across America.

Called the Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace, the tour commemorates the 100th anniversary of the apparition of the Angel of Peace (1916) and the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal (1917).

The tour began in March in Metuchen, N.J., and coincides with the centenary celebrations in Fatima where Pope Francis is expected to visit in May, 2017.

The statue arrived in the Diocese of Brooklyn on Thursday, May 19. Crowds lined up to see it at its first stop, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Dyker Heights.

On Sunday, May 22, the statue will visit Our Lady of Fatima Church in East Elmhurst. The Sunday schedule will include a noon bilingual Mass with Bishop Alfonso Cabezas. During the day, there will be a procession, crowning of Mary, Mass, Marian concert, scapular enrollment, dance performance, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions, consecration of the Blessed Mother, rosary, novena, Divine Mercy, veneration and benediction.

On Monday, May 23, Masses will be offered there at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 8 p.m. On that day, there also will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a school play, rosary and novena, consecration to Our Lady of Fatima and a farewell to Our Lady.