First Saturdays with children
With the aim of the children’s participation in the official program of the Shrine of Fatima of the first five Saturdays, an adapted program has been created for the younger. The program begins along with the general celebration program of the day, at 2:00 p.m., with the Rosary in the Chapel of the Apparitions.
At 3:00 p. m., the children meet at the main door of the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity. A brief catechesis on the Message of Fatima is held in one of the attached rooms of the Basilica. Fifteen minutes of meditation are made over one of the twenty mysteries of the Rosary, using different dynamics, in order to enable the children to interact with God’s Word and to commit themselves to accomplish, in their daily lives, what they have spoken about the life of Jesus.
This adapted program also includes a moment destined to the celebration of the sacrament of Reconciliation followed by a small lunch offered by the Shrine, which concludes the journey. At the moment, this program is only available in Portuguese language.