Advent activities in the parishes of our Province

The period of Advent is full of activities in our parishes of the Province of Fatima, with the aim of preparing the way for the birth of the Child Jesus. Here are some of the activities that have taken place or will take place in the coming days:

Parish of the Holy Spirit of Granada (Spain). On the 7th December, as every year, the YVM organised a prayer vigil around Mary, in which the whole parish took part. It was a moment of recollection and contemplation, which ended with the blessing of the parish crib (made by the Archconfraternity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Blessed Sacrament) and a time of conviviality with hot chocolate and Christmas carols.

Parish of Our Lady of Carmen in Malaga (Spain). In addition to the blessing of the wreath, on 14 and 15 December at 19.30 hours, Fr. Juan Ramón Gómez Pascual cmf will give Advent talks to announce the joy that the Lord will soon come.

Church of the Heart of Mary “Los Padres” (Almendralejo, Badajoz, Spain). At the beginning of December the Advent Retreat was held by Fr. Antonio Sanjuan cmf, who invited us to deepen our understanding of the keys of each of the 4 Sundays of Advent: PEACE, FORGIVENESS, JOY and SERVICE. The day of fellowship ended with mass for young people.

Parish of Our Lady of Pilar in Tenerife (Spain). In the Family Eucharist at 19.30, animated by the children of the Communion catechesis, Advent began with the blessing of the Parish Crown together with the different family crowns that the children, young people and adults presented on the altar. At the end of the Eucharist, the young people received the symbol of the World Youth Day (WYD) with the mission to call all young people to participate in this day, by the WYD Team that was encouraging and accompanying them during the weekend. In addition, on 18 December at 11.00 a.m. the Eucharist will be celebrated with all the children of the Infancy catechesis, with their parents, their catechists and families, where the images of the child Jesus will be blessed and Christmas will be announced with the staging of the Living Nativity Scene.

Parish of Agualva (Portugal). The church is decorated for these special dates when people will walk to prepare with joy the birth of the Child Jesus.

Parish of Our Lady of Areosa (Porto, Portugal). Coinciding with the Immaculate Conception Day, the blessing of pregnant women took place in the parish on the 8th of December. Congratulations! In addition, the Pioneer Scout Group will share ‘The Light of the Peace of Bethlehem’ on 17 and 18 December.

We pray that these activities and events taking place these days in our parishes will help us to wake up and be vigilant in meeting the Lord.


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