Blessed Mary Angela to host Mass dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima

This year, the world will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Blessed Mary to the children at Fatima. Mary appeared to the children six times between May 13, 1917 and Oct. 13, 1917. Mary said she had been sent by God with a message for every man, woman and child living in our century.

Coming at a time when civilization was torn asunder by war and bloody violence, Mary promised that Heaven would grant peace to all the world if her request to say a daily rosary was heard. She also asked that the faithful people practice a devotion of reparation on the first Saturday of five consecutive months.

On May 13, the Our Lady of Fatima Society of Blessed Mary Angela parish will celebrate the 100 year anniversary. It is believed that the Fatima society of Blessed Mary Angela parish is the only society in the diocese of Buffalo dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima. Formed 58 years ago, the society was established to aid the missions throughout the world. In the beginning, the ladies collected old towels and bedsheets, cut them up and rolled the pieces into bandages. These were sent to the missions along with bars of Fels naptha soap and other strong soaps that could be used for laundry and cleaning.

A Mass dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 4 p.m. at the church of St. Hyacinth. Immediately after Mass, the statue of Mary at the outside shrine of Fatima will be crowned. A sit-down dinner will follow at the lyceum.

Information can be had by calling Linda Curtin at 366-3443 or Joan Gula at 366-1107. Tickets are open to members and guests and other parishioners. Price is $10 and limited to 100 people. Also, dinner tickets will be available at the Masses beginning today through the weekend of May 7.