"At the End my Immaculate Heart will Triumph!"
As we come to the end of the 100th Anniversay of the Apparitions of Lady at Fatima, on Saturday 7th October, the Feast of Our Lady of Victories, people will be gathering at the churches on Poland’s border for a very special day of Marian prayer.
The programme will start with a short conference followed by Holy Mass at 11.00.
After various devotions including various Litanies and Prayers, participants will have lunch and then walk to the actual borders in time for 14.00 local time when the full rosary will be said by all for peace in Poland and in the whole world.
In addition, the Rosary will also be prayed at the Airport Chapels.
Parishes outside Poland are also invited to join in with this initiative which has been endorsed by the Polish Episcopal Conference.
So far churches from as far apart as the USA and New Zealand are also involved.
In the UK
In the United Kingdom there are currently twenty-one churches taking part.
Writing in his weekly newsletter, the Bishop of Portsmouth, His Lordship Philip Egan states, “Poland’s bishops have urged their nation’s Catholics to join a massive Rosary Prayer Crusade along the country’s 2,000-mile border to pray for the salvation of their country. Organisers say they expect up to a million people to participate in the ‘Rosary on the Borders’ event on 7th October, the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto. The powerful prayer of the Rosary can affect the fate of Poland, Europe, and even the whole world.’”
“The ‘Rosary on the Borders’ event will also mark the end of the Fatima Centenary, celebrating 100 years since the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in the spring of 1917,” he adds.
In union with the Polish Church, the Polish Chaplain of Southampton; Father Zbigniew Budyn together with Father Des and the Montfort Missionaries based at Saint Joseph’s Centre of Prayer and Outreach invite all those who wish to be part of this incredible witness to faith and supplication, to join them on Saturday 7th October at Saint Joseph’s Centre of Prayer and Missionary Outreach, 8 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7DU. The day will begin at 10.30am with Mass followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and then via satellite joining the Catholics of Poland to pray the Crown Rosary at 1.00 p.m. (UK time).
In the West Midlands, Father Ireneusz Maraszkiewicz is offering a warm welcome to all to join him on Saturday 7th October at 1.00 p.m. (UK time) at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Dartmouth Avenue, Walsall, West Midlands, WS3 1SP for the full Rosary with decades said in English as well as in Polish.
How to Register
To register, please go to the world map and using the mouse and/or the + and – buttons at the top left of the screen find the church you wish to attend for the event.
Click on the icon of the church and details will appear. Please note that these are the actual details of what will be taking place at that particular church.
Click on the word “Rejestracja” and a small form will appear for you to fill in. You are asked to give your name, the town where you live, post code (optional), email address, and number of persons attending.
When you have done this, click on the button “Zapisz” to send the form. You should receive a confirmatory email noting your registration. Please ignore any information about times, etc., as this only applies to Poland.
Please come and join us somewhere.
NOTE: You do not need to register in order to attend.
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See also – Polish Church Worldwide unites to consecrate Church in Poland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary bit.ly/ConsecrationMary