Oct. 9, 2003 – The St. Thomas Catholic community's annual celebration in honor of Our Lady of Fatima will take place on Monday with a procession from Emancipation Garden to Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral that will begin at 9 a.m.
The event, which will mark the closing of the Year of the Rosary, is being organized by Sister Louis Marie Bryan and the Marian Group of the cathedral congregation. Praying of the Rosary and the singing of hymns during the procession will be followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for Adoration as part of the celebration of the day of prayer and fasting, according to a release.
Participants are encouraged to bring banners and to wear colors or identifying insignia for the celebration, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pastors and other religious leaders; Knights of Columbus members; parish students, faculty, administration and staff; deacons, acolytes and altar servers; choirs and youth groups; and members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Legion of Mary, The Blue Army and charismatic prayer groups are asked to join the procession. Others also are welcome.
Fasting is urged for the day, Sister Louis Marie said, but drinking water will be available in the Hospitality Lounge for those taking part in the procession, and they may travel with snacks, if need be. "Everyone in the community is invited to come out and participate in this religious celebration," the release stated.
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