(SNR) - The Knights of the Holy Eucharist will sponsor monthly processions in honor of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima.
Those who participated in the 33 days of preparation to consecrate themselves to Jesus through Mary may gather with others to pray their consecration prayer together at the first procession. More than 300 people joined Facebook groups led by laity in the Diocese of Lincoln, to prepare to make the consecration. The two groups included 147 men and 165 women.
The first monthly procession in honor of the Fatima centennial will be held Saturday, May 13 at Sacred Heart Parish in Lincoln. It will include an outdoor procession after the 5 p.m. Mass with a meditation by Brother Julian, and those making the Marian consecration may do so at this event.
The next procession will be held Tuesday, June 13 at St. Joseph in Geneva. There will be an 8 p.m. holy hour in the church, followed by an outdoor candlelight procession.
The third event will be held in Lincoln Thursday, July 13 at St. Patrick Church. It will also consist of an 8 p.m. holy hour, followed by an outdoor candlelight procession.
On Sunday, Aug. 13, a holy hour will begin at 7:30 p.m. at North American Martyrs Church in Lincoln, followed by an outdoor candlelight procession.
A diocesan procession will be held Sept. 13 in conjunction with the annual Marian Mass, rosary and candlelight procession held on the grounds of the Catholic Center near Waverly. The event, usually attended by more than 2,000 people, is organized by St. Teresa Parish in Lincoln and includes a play about Fatima.
The final event will be Friday, Oct. 13 at St. Peter Church in Lincoln. The last outdoor candlelight procession will be held after a 7 p.m. holy hour. The events are all open to the public.