The Lord blessed us with an exceptionally beautiful day!
About 100 friends came out to celebrate the “soft” opening of the Chapel and Shrine on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. The day’s events included the opportunity for Confession, a May Crowning of the newly restored statue of Our Lady of Fatima, Holy Mass, Fatima prayers, Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and prayer of the Holy Rosary, followed by a light reception. Celebrating Holy Mass were the Most. Rev. Francis Reiss, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit; Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM, Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Ministries; Fr. Mike Lenz, OFM; and Fr. Ed Zemlik, a Priest of the Sacred Heart.
Many thanks to the volunteers who helped make this day so special and run so smoothly — from the parking lot coordinators to the greeters to the reception organizers and servers, your service is deeply appreciated!