Fatima Centenary Jubilee Celebration Krishnanagar Parish, Krishnanagar, Nadia, W.B.
OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA IN PORTUGAL (1917 – 2017) to be held on 8th & 9th September, 2017
Friday, 8th September 2017 : (Cathedral Parish Level)
Venue : Krishnanagar Cathedral Premises –
6 A.M. – Fatima Apostolate Symbolic Flag Hoisting with Anthem
(In front of Lourd-Marian Grotto) followed by
Maria Bambina Feast Day Mass by Rev. Bishop J. S. Gomes
and Concelebrants at Cathedral.
5 P.M. – Procession with Maria Bambina-Image towards Christo-Mandir
from the Cathedral.
5.30 P.M. – Mother Mary’s Birthday Celebration and Religious-cultural
Programme at Christo-Mandir.
Saturday, 9th September 2017 : (Parish Units Level of Krishnanagar Diocese)
Venue : Don Bosco Youth Centre, Krishnanagar
9 A.M.– Welcome / Registration / Tea
9.30 A.M.– Animation on Marian Message in Fatima, Portugal
12.30 P.M.– Ceremony on Oath-taking by the fatithfull
1.00 P.M.– Lunch Break
2.00 P.M.– Religious-cultural Programme on Fatima-Apparitional Centenary
at Don Bosco Youth Centre Auditorium.
3.15 P.M.– Break
3.30 P.M.– Solemn procession with Fatima-Mary Image towards Krishnanagar
4.00 P.M.– Centenary Holy Mass (Cathedral) by
Most. Rev. Thomas D’souza Archbishop of Kolkata,
Most. Rev. Joseph Suren Gomes, Bishop of Krishnanagar and other celebrants.
5.30 P.M.– Lowering of Fatima Apostolate Symbolic Flag (In front of
Thanking for joining the Centenary Celebration.
With immense pleasure we the Fatima Apostolate Members hereby intimate you that in memory of one hundred years (1917 to 2017) of Our Lady’s Apparitions in ‘FATIMA’ there will be a religious ceremony on the 8th Friday & 9th Saturday, September 2017 in Krishnanagar Parish, Nadia, West Bengal. Therefore, we WHOLEHEARTEDLY INVITE you to be present in the same above-mentioned ceremony to glorify Our Lady, The Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanking You
Sr. P. Felicita Sccg
Mr. R. Baidya
Mr. A. Halder
APOSTOLATE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
KRISHNANAGAR ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE
(AN ASSOCIATION OF ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITHFUL)
C/O. CATHEDRAL RECTORY
P.O. KRISHNANAGAR, DIST.- NADIA,
PIN - 741101, WEST BENGAL
Marian Mini Congress of World Apostolate of Fatima held at Pastoral Centre, Krishnagar West Bengal India on Friday, 20th May 2016
15 of us, including 5 from the National team and Bishop Peter Machado travelled from Calcutta by train very early. As we reached, we were informed that Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes, sdb is going out for an important Program.
So along with Bishop Peter few of us went to meet him. He was delighted to meet us and requested Fr Joseph Biswas to be the WAF Spiritual Director for Krishnagar. He was reluctant at this time due to other responsibilities. Late Sr Elisa, sccg was remembered for being a protagonist for the Fatima Message.
The venue was the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Krishnagar. After breakfast, the Inaugural function followed in the Hall. Mr Robin Baidya explained to the locals and then announced on welcoming Our Lady in her statue by crowning and also garlanding by Bishop Peter Machado, Bishop of Belgaum and Ecclesiastical Advisor of World Apostolate of Fatima (India). Statues sre being exported from here.
Suddenly Bishop Suren Gomes and Vicar General Rev. Fr Badal Ghosh appeared who then garlanded her followed by Rev. Fr. M.V. Sunny (National Executive Board Chairman – WAF), Dr. Celcio Xavier Dias (National Vice-Chairman & International Secretary – WAF) and Fr John Charuvila (National Executive Board member from Bathery, Kerala)
Then, the dignitaries were felicitated with bouquets and flowers. Bishop Suren Gomes and Bishop Peter Machado briefly spoke. Bishop Peter challenged to change the name to Fatimanagar through Evangelization. Fr Badal mentioned that he would follow up with priests to promote this widely in the Diocese.
Fr. M. V. Sunny gave a power point presentation on the Message of Fatima and Apparition narratives. Dr. Celcio Dias then gave a presentation on the “Forgotten Message” i.e First Saturdays, Consecration and how to celebrate the Centenary. At the Interaction session, Fr Joseph Biswas, fully charged conducted smooth elections to Diocesan Office bearers and pledged to take forward the WAF. Suddenly, a cake appeared for Fr John Charuvila to cut since it was his Birthday.
Then followed a concelebrated High Mass after midday by Bishop Peter and other priests. The choir was well organised by youth. After Mass lunch was arranged in the hall. 50 attended
including 6 Priests and 5 National Team members. The Diocesan Adoration Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were present.
1. Krishnagar Diocesan Unit revived under Fr Joseph Biswas and Bishop Suren Gomes’ encouragement. Spot Elections held by Spiritual Advisor Fr Joseph Biswas and President: Robin Baidya, Vice President: Geeta Biswas, Secretary: Augustine Haldar, Asst Secretary: Kakoli Biswas, Treasurer: Philip Sarkar, Asst Treasurer: Suman Mandal. Focus will be on the pleas of Our Lady of Fatima: First Saturdays Reparation, Consecration, Rosary meditation in Church, Reparatory Adoration, Pilgrim Virgin Statue Visitations, etc
2. Krishnagar Ex Com members inducted into the West Bengal Regional Committee.
3. Various types of Statues cheaply exported from here.
4. Members interested to visit Fatima.
WAF Krishanagar under Mr Robin James and many others under Fr M.V. Sunny, Fr Joseph Biswas excelled as hosts under Bishop Suren Gomes.