As I look back on the last 2 years, I am frequently amazed at the wonderful journey Dan and I have embarked upon when we agreed to cooperate with the Blessed Mother’s request to “do something” for the anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions (to the best of our abilities). We could not have foreseen all the wonderful people who have crossed our paths during these past two years. And we would not have guessed we would have been graced at TWO episodes of halos around the sun – the first one at our very first public rosary rally and the second at our first procession in June of 2018!
For 2019, we will continue with six public rosary rallies on the lawn of St. Anne’s, including outdoor masses/confessionals and K of C cookouts in May and October, as well as two processions down the main street in Gorham in June and August. Everyone is invited and welcome to join us, so please invite your family, friends and anyone else too!
Now that Dan has worked out the bugs with live streaming, we plan to open a “witness station” this year. A witness station will be a location at the rosary rallies where people can request prayers for their intentions or give witness about their journeys of faith - LIVE on the internet. It is often said that we will not know this side of the veil the lives we have touched. All the more so when regular, every day people speak from the heart of their needs & joys over such a powerful tool as the internet. You can encourage those who might never attend one of our public rosary rallies to pray for and with us! ¿No entiendes inglés? Solicitar un documento en español. You guessed it - we are trying to accommodate our Spanish speaking community this year also!
We also have been working with some wonderful volunteers to create our own CD to assist in praying the rosary. Each Hail Mary in each of the decades will start with a brief statement designed to help focus on the mystery in question. We hope to have these CDs available at each of the rosary rallies, but as they are still a work in progress, don’t hold us to it right now.
This coming year we will also continue with In-home visitations of the beautiful Fatima statue and the Rosary Challenge. And of course please do not forget the magnificent opportunity Our Blessed Mother gave to all of us when she requested we attend the First Five Saturday Devotion. It is certainly a comfort to me as a far-from-perfect human being to know the Blessed Mother wants to assist me with the graces I need to obtain eternal salvation. Please consider making this beautiful devotion part of your monthly practices.
Please check out the MaineNeedsFatima calendar for events in the area. If you learn of events and would like them posted on our calendar please reach out to us at 207-615-0575 or on the website. Or just say "Hello" when you see us at Church or out and about.
May God Bless You Abundantly!
Ellen, Your Rosary Rally Captain
Despite great interest in the Message of Our Lady of Fatima, many people still have only a confused or sketchy understanding of her messages.
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If you're close to Gorham Maine, we'll be having a rosary rally every month in celebration of each apparition of Our Lady.
At our first Rally on May 13th 2017, over 100+ participants came from all over the state.
Not Catholic? Never prayed the rosary? No problem. We'll have rosaries, and lots of information for anyone interested. We even plan to stream the event live for those who can't attend in person.
Lets face it, regardless of your political views, our country needs help. 100 years ago, Our Lady appeared 6 times on the 13th of each month with a message to the world.
Only with the power of prayer, can our world be healed. Join us as we publicly pray the rosary.
Our Public Rosary Program is now in it's 4rd Year.
Although we haven't updated our website yet for 2020
We are providing Live-streamed Masses
for Sebago Lakes Region Parishes <click here>
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After 5 previous visitations by Our Blessed Mother, on October 13th, 1917, approximately 70,000 people gathered and witnessed a miracle in Fatima, Portugal. Today, over the next 6 months, thousands of individuals will join together across the country, to publicly pray the rosary to our Lady of Fatima. We cannot promise you that the sun will dance as it did over 103 years ago, but we can promise you a warm welcome, and by faithfully and seriously praying the rosary, miracles WILL happen in your own lives. Learn about the message Our Lady gave to all of us. Join us each month as we pray the rosary publicly in front of Saint Annes Church in Gorham Maine.
MaineNeedsFatima.org is proud to announce that "Our Lady Of Fatima" statue will remain in Maine for 2019. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful statue to share here in the state. TFP (The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property) Director John Horvat II said "Our Lady chooses where she wants to be. Right now, her stature wants to be with the people in Maine"
Having such a wonderful statue of Our Lady can't be hidden in only one home, she really needs to be shared, and she is available for home visits, events, and rallies throughout Maine while we have her.
An In-Home visitation can be a life changing experience. We know from personal experience the calming effect "Her" presence had in our home. <click here to to learn more> or Send us an email or give us a call, and we'll do what we can. <Click here for our contact us page> .
You can also reach out to America Needs Fatima and request one of their home visitations. Since 1997, America Needs Fatima volunteers, referred to as “Fatima Custodians,” travel our country bringing a number of Fatima statues into homes, showing an audio-visual presentation on the apparitions and message of Our Lady of Fatima and teaching people how to pray the Rosary. At the end of each presentation, a Rosary is prayed with all present and then participants enjoy a period of time of conversation and sometimes refreshments offered by the host. Every year these fervent Custodians visit an average of 2,500 homes.
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