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Ministries

We are an active, vibrant church that is not program-focused, but rather people focused. We offer a wide range of ministries for each family member to get connected, stay connected, grow in the Word and grow closer to God. Below are a few of our ministries.

Directory of Ministries and Organizations

Leaders Contact Information: Letty Garcia 773.561.2141 The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima ( also known as the World Apostolate of Fatima ) is a public international association of the Christian faithful that has as its general purpose " promotion of the authentic teaching of the Roman Catholic Church and the strict adherence to the tenets of the Gospel, the personal sanctification of adherents through the faithful adherence to the Message of Fatima.

The specific goal is: the study of the message brought to the world by Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, and then living of that message in one's personal life, and finally sharing that message with others.

The Blue Army was founded in 1946 by Rev. FR. Harold V. Colgan, Parish priest of St. Mary of Plainfield, New Jersey (USA). It has its world headquarters in the Domus Pacis (House of Peace) in a pilgrim guest house in Fatima, Portugal. 

Organization

The Apostolate is broken up into prayer cells which are found in parishes throughout the world. These cells fall under State and National Apostolate centers which in turn are subordinate to the International Secretariat based at Fatima. The International Secretariat exist in order to coordinate the activities of the organization throughout the world and to carry out the policy decisions of the Board of Trustees, an elected group of nine members of the Apostolate who represents various regional centers of the Apostolate. 

Membership

Membership in its most basic sense is through making a Pledge promising the following message of Our Lady of Fatima: 

To offer up daily the sacrifices demanded by one's daily duty to the observance of God's law. 

  • To say five decades of the Rosary daily while meditating on the mysteries. 
  • To wear the brown Scapular of Mount Carmel as profession of this promise and as act of consecration to our Lady 
  • On the first Saturday of five consecutive months, with the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, confess and receive Holy Communion, recite the five decades of the Rosary, and keep company with Our Lady for fifteen minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary. 

Here at Our Lady of Lourdes, we have the First Saturday of every month dedicated to our Lady Of Fatima with a 8:00am Holy Mass followed by First Saturday devotion prayers and Rosary procession inside the church.


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