The Celebration of the Eucharist in the Shrine of Fatima
In the Shrine of Fatima, the Mass is celebrated every day in different hours and places. In these Eucharistic celebrations, the Shrine of Fatima remembers always the intentions of all pilgrims who physically or spiritually travel to this place. In addition to these celebrations, others are regularly celebrated as well as other celebrations specifically solicited by the pilgrims.
The official and regular intentions of the Shrine are the following:
- For the Holy Father (every day, at 11:00 am);
- For the associates of the Message of Fatima Movement (every day);
- For the benefactors of the Shrine of Fatima (on the 13th, at 3:00 pm).
The pilgrims can request at the Liturgy Department of the Shrine to have their intentions celebrated in a mass. As it is understandable, because of the great number of request and for respect and discretion due to personal motivation, the intentions, expected to be present in the celebration, won’t be announced out loud publicly during the masses scheduled in the official program of the Shrine.
In order to have private intentions integrated in the Eucharistic celebrations of the Shrine, pilgrims can contact that Service by mail (Attn: SEPALI, Santuário de Fátima, Apartado 31, 2496-908 FÁTIMA, PORTUGAL) or personally. The stipend is 10€. The Shrine will always deliver a receipt of the reception of the request in the name of the offerer.
EUCHARIST> Keywords of the message of Fatima
“Then, rising, he once more took the chalice and the host in his hands. He gave the host to me, and to Jacinta and Francisco he gave the contents of the chalice to drink, saying as he did so: ‘Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ’.” / Memoirs of Sister Lucia
“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” / Lk 22:19-20