Our Lady of Fatima Statue comes to the Diocese

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima, blessed by Pope Francis, has begun a tour of Ireland.

In a celebration of 100 years since the Virgin Mary appeared to three children in the Portugese village, the three-foot-high statue started its journey in Armagh.

A series of services will take place across Ireland to mark the jubilee year of the apparitions.

Pope Francis blessed six statues to be brought around the world to appeal for prayer and reparation for peace and to promote the sanctity of family life.

It was brought to Ireland from Rome by the Alliance of the Holy Family International with the Alliance of the Two Hearts Ireland.  Members of the public will be able to pray before the pilgrim statue in each of the churches it visits.

In the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, the schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 28th March

1.15pm to 2pm            Ardmore Church
3.30pm                        Arrival at Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity.  Holy Hour begins at                                          4pm and concludes at 5pm.    Mass at                                                                                  5.30pm. (Celebrant:  Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan)
6.30pm                       Departing Cathedral
8.30pm                       Vigil begins at Holy Family Mission, House of Prayer, Glencomeragh                                         for overnight vigil

For further information see www.fatimacomestoIreland.com