Ralston, NE

Our Lady of Fatima

Click on image to pop up a full sized version of this image. Be sure to see Our Lady of Fatima Statue, located in St. Gerald Chapel on the west wall at 96th and Q streets. Fr. Mark blessed the statue as well as the rosary in her hands. For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions in 1917 of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal , Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year which will end Nov. 26, 2017.

One way to obtain a plenary indulgence is to pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the 13th of the month now through November, as the 13th of the month was the day Our Lady appeared to the three Fatima children from May 1917 through November 1917. This is done along with fulfilling ordinary conditions: going to confession and Communion, praying for the intentions of the Holy Father and being detached from sin.

Pamphlets explaining more completely what Plenary Indulgences are, other ways to obtain them, and requirements for attaining them are available next to the statue in the chapel or can be downloaded here. The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will visit St. Gerald, 96th and Q streets Tuesday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Schedule for May 30

Excitement is building at St. Gerald's for the visit of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima on Tuesday, May 30! Our Lady of Fatima statue will be at the 96th and Q church from 10:00am to 6:00pm The historic World Apostolate of Fatima's U.S. Tour for Peace marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady by three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal. Hundreds of favors and graces, including cures and countless conversions are associated with the image.

Schedule of events:
10:00am - Arrival of statue with procession and May Crowning ceremony. Please bring one stemmed flower for Mary. Introductory words by the statue curator will follow.
Noon - Rosary - Joyful Mysteries
1:00pm - Rosary - Sorrowful Mysteries
2:00pm - Rosary - Luminous Mysteries
3:00pm - Divine Mercy Chaplet
4:00pm - Rosary - Glorious Mysteries
4:20pm - Remarks by Fatima statue caretaker
5:00pm - Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
6:00pm - Processions around church and farewell to Mary with waving of hankies

Confessions will be held from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Becky Tometich,, the church office at 402-331-1955 or visit

Citywide Rosary at Cathedral May 13

A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima will be held Saturday, May 13 beginning at 10:30am at Saint Cecilia Cathedral. The rosary will be led by The Most Reverend George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha. You are invited to bring a single stemmed flower to be placed at the Fatima Statue during the procession. The program includes the crowning of the Statue, procession and the rosary. A reception will follow in the cafeteria. The event is hosted by Our Lady of the Rosary Curia of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Contact Lauren Bopp at 402-553-7163 for more information.

Excitement Builds: Our Lady of Fatima Tours America

Fatima: A Message of Hope

Episode 1 - Fatima Hope for the World

Episode 2: Fatima Hope for the World

Episode 3: Fatima Hope for the World

Episode 4: Fatima Hope for the World

Episode 5: Fatima Hope for the World

Episode 6: The July 13 Apparition and the Secret of Fatima

Episode 7: The Third Part of the Secret of Fatima

Episode 8: The Miracle of the Sun

Episode 9: The Three Shepherds of Fatima

Episode 10: Our Lady's Prophecies Begin

Episode 11: Request for the First Saturday Devotion

Episode 12: What is the triumph of the Immaculate Heart?

Episode 13: Learn, live and spread the message of Fatima

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