Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
The 100th anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children of Fatima
Here at St. Joseph, we will have Eucharistic Adoration at 4:00 pm in the Church as well as pray the Rosary and have Mass prior to the Consecration of the Archdiocese of Denver to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Additionally, all the faithful of the Archdiocese are invited to join Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila as he, together with Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez and all pastors of northern Colorado, consecrate the Archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at 7:30 pm following a Marian prayer service. You may attend in person or view a lifestream of the event here.
Schedule at St. Joseph:
4:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration - Exposition of the Eucharist, Rosary reciting the Sorrowful Mysteries, Litany of Loreto, Prayer of Consecration, Adoration, and Benediction
5:15 pm Holy Mass
Schedule of the Consecration at the Cathedral:
7:30 PM Entrance Hymn– Song: Fatima Song. The procession will feature a replica statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Rosary– Exposition will immediately follow the procession. Then the rosary will be led by two people, in English and Spanish. A short welcome and introduction will precede the first mystery; we will meditate on the Glorious Mysteries. The first, third, and fifth mysteries will be recited in English; the second and fourth will be recited in Spanish.
8:00 PM Preaching & Silent Adoration- Fr. Ryan O’Neill, the Director of Vocations, will preach for 15 minutes on Our Lady. The preaching will serve as a preparation for the consecration. After the preaching, a period of about 10 minutes will be set aside for silent adoration.
8:30 PM Message from the Archbishop– Before leading the Archdiocese in the Act of Consecration, Archbishop Aquila will make a few comments.
8:45 PM Consecration & Benediction – At 8:45, the Archbishop, together with all the parishes in the archdiocese, will recite the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. After the consecration, a song of thanksgiving will be sung: As I Kneel Before You. Benediction will follow.
9:00 PM Recessional- Song: Hail, Holy Queen
Questions about the Consecration? Click here.