BISHOP JOSEPH PERRY
ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO
REV. "ROCKY" HOFFMAN
PONTIFICAL HIGH MASS & CROWNING CEREMONY
Friday, October 13th—Join us four our final event celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.
Bishop Joseph N. Perry will celebrate a Pontifical High Mass in honor of Our Lady of Fatima, marking 100 years since the "Miracle of the Sun" on October 13th, 1917.
The St. Cecilia Choir & Orchestra will sing the 'Missa Cellensis in C' (Mariazellermesse) by Franz Josef Haydn as well as other pieces by Mozart and Schubert.
At the conclusion of the Mass, there will be a outdoor candlelight ceremony to crown Our Lady of Fatima on the steps of St. John Cantius Church.
Candles and other materials will be provided free of charge for the crowning ceremony. Commemorative Fatima Centennial handkerchiefs will also be available for a small donation.
Free parking on city streets near St. John Cantius will be available. Find us.
The October 13th event is the conclusion of of a six-part series of events from May to October 2017 commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal.
Pope Francis has granted to the faithful a special Plenary Indulgence for taking part in the Centennial Celebrations on the 13th of each month.
This year as we observe the 100th Anniversary of such a significant moment in history, we welcome all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike to come and experience the meaning of the message of Fatima.