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Prayerful, public commemorations mark 100th anniversary of Fatima
Public Statement • All Saints Church, Burlington, was one of numerous parishes to host a Public Square Rosary Crusade Oct. 14 as faithful gathered to pray for the intentions of the nation. Joe Moore photo
Public Statement • All Saints Church, Burlington, was one of numerous parishes to host a Public Square Rosary Crusade Oct. 14 as faithful gathered to pray for the intentions of the nation. Joe Moore photo
Amid the busyness of a typical Saturday afternoon on business-lined High Street in Burlington City, a sense of quiet and prayer prevailed Oct. 14 on the front plaza of All Saints Church.

Passers-by in cars and those on foot glanced in the church’s direction as about 50 faithful prayed before a prominently displayed statue of Our Lady of Fatima and a large banner bearing a simple, yet striking message: Pray.
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Evangelization the focus of Our Lady of the Rosary observances
Parishes across the Diocese opened their doors to faithful of the wider community Oct. 7 as they prayed and reflected on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Rosary CD with Bishop, Princeton students now available
With October designated as the month of the Rosary, and Oct. 13 being the 100th anniversary of the miracle of the sun at Fatima, the recitation of the Rosary has been especially encouraged by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Toms River pastor uses music skills as evangelization tool
The way Father Scott Shaffer sees it, preaching the Word of God and bringing people into a deeper relationship with Christ are a priest’s top priorities. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Bishop encourages flock to pray the Rosary
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has issued the following message regarding the Month of the Rosary:

As the Catholic Church concludes its commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the six appearances of the Blessed Mother to three young children in Fatima, Portugal, our attention is drawn to her Rosary.  This familiar prayer invoking Mary’s intercession invites us to meditate upon the mysteries of the life of her Divine Son, Jesús.  Through its twenty decades, Mary leads us to him.  The month of October, which includes the October 7 feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, is especially set aside and dedicated to this wonderful prayer.  In Mary’s apparitions to the children — Lucia Santos and her cousins  St. Jacinta and St. Francisco Marto — she asked the children to pray the rosary every day and to invite the whole world to do the same.  As Bishop, I encourage all Catholics of the Diocese to make this powerful devotion part of your daily prayer, especially during this month.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
LIGHTING THE WAY
St. Denis Parish, Manasquan, observed the Fatima visitations by stationing a lit candle before the parish’s Our Lady of Fatima window after morning Mass May 13. More ...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Mary's message at Fatima still timely, urgent 100 years later, says panel
UNITED NATIONS -- The message of peace Mary gave to three shepherd children 100 years ago at Fatima, Portugal, is still timely and urgent in 2017 and is an ongoing reminder that flashes of the divine are revealed in unexpected places, according to speakers at a May 12 U.N. panel. More ...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Centenary celebrations of Fatima commence around the Diocese
In nearly six months, faithful around the Diocese and indeed the world will gather to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, which culminated the Virgin Mary’s visitations to that small Portuguese town. More ...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Fatima seers become church's youngest non-martyred saints

FATIMA, Portugal – Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord.

"We declare and define Blessed Francisco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto as saints," the pope said May 13 as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims broke out in applause before he finished speaking.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Pilgrimage to Fatima a time of prayer, encounter, pope says
LEIRIA, Portugal -- Pope Francis said his two-day pilgrimage to Fatima would be a time of prayer and encounter with Jesus and Mary. More ...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Parishes plan special observances for Fatima anniversary
Processions, prayer services, parish missions and Mass intentions are among the ways parishes around the Diocese have chosen to observe the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions.


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Thursday, May 11, 2017



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