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2 September 16, 2016 THE U.P. CATHOLIC AROUND THE DIOCESE www.upcatholic.org Fatima centennial celebration set for May 13 PHOTOS COURTESY OF FATHER BEN PARIS Parishioners in Manistique and the surrounding area came out in force to show support for the local and state police force on July 22. The group demonstrated in front of the Manistique Detachment of the Michigan State Police after receiving permission from the State Police. Their pastor, Father Ben Paris, joined the group. He is a former officer with the Michigan Department of Corrections, currently a Michigan State Police chaplain and serving as a trained firefighter with two area departments. Rvbmjuz gvsojuvsf bu xipmftbmf qsjdft A Catholic family owned & operated company since 1979 Members of the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan Ejojoh Sppn Pggjdf Gvsojuvsf Nbuusfttft Vqipmtufsfe Tfut Ljudifo Dbcjofut Cbuisppn Dbcjofut Cfesppn Mjwjoh Sppn Cretens Furniture Factory & Showroom Qfsljot Spbe Qfsljot NJ xxx dsfufotgvsojuvsf dpn N G Tbu Mpehf Dbnq boe Dpuubhf tuzmf gvsojtijoht Parishioners show support of the 'Blue' PHOTOS COURTESY OF LEE ANNE SUNDBERG A 33 Days to Morning Glory class at St. Joseph Parish in Ishpeming concludes with Father Dan Moll conse- crating the members to Jesus through Mary. The consecration took place on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart, June 4, a First Saturday. The First Saturday devotion is a request of Our Lady of Fatima. A diocesan-wide celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Marian appari- tions at Fatima will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017. St. Peter Cathedral will host the daylong event that begins at 9 a.m. (Eastern) and concludes with the 4 p.m. Sunday vigil Mass at the cathedral, to be celebrated by Bish- op John Doerfler. Among the events planned are presentations by John Priess, president of Fatima Family Apostolate, a procession through the streets of Marquette, and programs for children 12 and younger. A lunch will be provided at no cost by the Knights of Columbus. Following Mass, a supper will be available for $10 for adults and $5 for children. The procession is going to be so much fun, said Lee Anne Sundberg who is spearheading the celebration committee under Father Corey Litzners guidance. The bishops Mass is going to be so holy. Others on the committee include Father Al Mott; Dave Guenther, Knights of Columbus program director; Diane Nelson; Sharon and Bill Dani, custodians of the diocesan Fatima statue; Gayle Hoenke and Rachel McKnight who are in charge of the childrens programs. The monthly apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima took place in 1917 between May 13 and Oct. 13. Our Lady appeared to three Portu- fuese children, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and Lucia dos Santos, near Fatima at Cova da Iria. During these apparitions, Mary asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners and for the conversion of Russia. Three secrets were revealed to the children, which were recorded by Lucia and revealed by her later. Although the First Saturday devotion was fully revealed to Lucia on Dec. 10, 1925 after she had become a nun, it was first mentioned during the July 1917 apparition. Sister Lucia was visited in her convent in Spain by Our Lady and the Child Jesus. The Child Jesus said, Have compassion on the heart of your most holy Mother, covered with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of reparation Our Lady then said, I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Satur- day of five consecutive months, shall confess, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me. To learn more about Our Lady of Fatima and to register for the upcoming celebration, visit www.dioceseofmarquette.org/fatima or call (800) 562-9745 ext. 129.

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