Also this month of May offers many opportunities to honor Our Blessed Mother:
SATURDAY MAY 13 – OCTOBER 13: The Holy See has granted an plenary indulgence once each month from May 13 to October 13, for all Catholics who visit a Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, or pray before an Image of Our Lady of Fatima on the 13th of the month. The usual condition of praying the Creed, the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the intentions of the Holy Father, being interiorly detached from sin, receiving Holy Communion, and receiving absolution (going to confession) 8 days before or after the 13th of the month applies to all seeking to gain this indulgence. https://stleothegreat.com/documents/2017/5/Fatima%20Indugence%205.5.17.pdf
Fr. Dan Hesko will keep St. Catherine Laboure Church, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, NJ open on the 13th of each month for the faithful to visit to the image of Our Lady of Fatima enthroned there.
New Jersey and the Diocese of Metuchen is blessed to have an official shrine of Our Lady of Fatima at the World Apostolate of Fatima U.S.A. – Our Lady’s Blue Army at 674 Mountain View Road in Asbury (Warren County) NJ 08802 Telephone 908-689-1700, or web at www.wafusa.org
SUNDAY MAY 14 @ 7PM: Our Lady of Fatima Church, 501 New Market Road, Piscataway NJ invites you to join their 16th Annual Fatima Candlelight Procession. The faithful will gather at 7 pm outside the church; procession through the streets will begin at 7:30 pm. The Rosary will also be recited inside the church for those unable to walk the route. After the procession, there will be music by Our Lady of Fatima Choir, homily by guest preacher Fr. Frederick L. Miller, S.T.D., Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction, and the traditional Fatima Farewell. Candles and rosaries available for a small donation. Reception to follow in the auditorium of the Recreation Center. Children are welcome to participate in the procession dressed as angels and saints. First Holy Communicants are invited to attend wearing their First Holy Communion attire. Adults are welcome to carry parish flags, banners and the platform of Our Lady. To volunteer, please call: 732-968-5555, Ext. 1106. For more information, please call Roberta Maurer at 732-245-9124.
MONDAY MAY 15 @ 7 PM, Our Lady of Peace Parish Center, 25 Franklin Avenue, Edison, NJ: Deacon Paul Makar of Assumption Parish will offer a presentation on the Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Byzantine Rite of the Catholic Church. The Ukrainian Catholic Church is one of 23 churches that make up the Catholic Church; the Byzantine Rite is one of the five rites celebrated in the Eastern churches. Come and learn more about what you will experience at Sunday’s Divine Liturgy (see below).
THURSDAY MAY 18 @ 7 to 9 PM: St. Catherine Laboure Church, 5 Shore Acres Drive, Middletown, NJ invites you to their parish hall across the street from the church to meet Catholic radio talk show host and singer/songwriter, Mike Church. He will present “The Catholic Gentleman’s Guide to Reconquest of Society: How Catholic Men and Families Can Reshape Our Culture and Society.” Doors open at 6 pm with a book signing to follow. I have attached a flyer which you can print and share.
Other Gregorian Chant learning sites:
Thank you all in advance for any prayers or help you can lend in these efforts. Please do not forget to pray for our priests, our Bishop and our Holy Father the Pope. I look forward to seeing you and praying together with you soon!
God bless you!