Ecclesiastical Outreach News
Over 5,000 Rosaries and leaflets and over 5,000 medals and leaflets were sent free of charge to bishops and priests in Third World countries. In the words of one bishop who received 500 Rosaries, “I am deeply grateful for this generous donation ... The Rosary has for generations been the ‘catechism’ of our people ...”
We will have a minimum of 9,000 Masses celebrated for the Consecration of Russia to be accomplished. These intentions go to a few individual priests, but the majority goes to five bishops in Third World countries. These Mass intentions are generated from the donations of generous supporters and the accompanying stipend allows the priests and bishops to have the financial means to further evangelize the souls in their care and provide the necessities of life for the priests celebrating the Masses.
The International offices of India and Philippines are preparing to set up their own web sites. This will in turn allow them to work more closely with the volunteers in their countries and provide quicker, less expensive filling of orders for the promotion of Our Lady of Fatima’s Message.
Our Rome office staff delivered 61,993 signatures to the Vatican, on petitions requesting the Consecration of Russia; the majority of them went directly to the offices of the Secretary of State. The book Fatima Priest Italian edition, was printed and 17,671 copies were mailed to bishops and priests in Italy and other parts of the world.
Our volunteers have been working hard at distributing the Fatima Message, many even paying for the postage to get the materials to them. Their prayers are assisting us as well. Others are sending us their “stories”, and incidents that show they are doing Our Lady’s work.
Over the Christmas season, Father Gruner worked with our broadcast department to put together three very special episodes of FATIMA: “The Moment Has Come”.
In the first, Father explained the traditional significance behind some of the more modern symbols associated with Christmas and the story of Christmas from the Gospels of St. Luke and St. Matthew. The other two episodes were Father Gruner praying the Rosary and meditating on the Joyful Mysteries with us.