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Our Lady of Fatima: 100th Anniversary

Our Lady of Fatima: 100th Anniversary
To mark the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, the Catholic Standard is sponsoring a pilgrimage to the holy site on the exact date of the famous “miracle of the sun.” The Marian shrines pilgrimage from October 11-20 also includes visits to Lourdes, Guadalupe, Zaragoza, and Madrid.Call 1-800-777-7432 for details.


20th Anniversary of the Our Mother of Africa Chapel

20th Anniversary of the Our Mother of Africa Chapel                                                                                                  

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (400 Michigan Ave., NE) invites you to its   Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Our Mother of Africa Chapel on Sunday, September 17. The 2pm Mass will be celebrated in the Upper Church with Bishop John H. Ricard, SSJ, Rector of St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, DC. For moreinformation, call at 202-526-8300.  


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Run for Vocations

Registration is Open!

The Marine Corps 10K will be held on October 22, but plan to register soon, as the race fills quickly. Register at for both the 10K and Run for Vocations. All proceeds to support vocation promotion and benefit seminarians of the Archdiocese of Washington. Visit 


Make a Difference for Christians in Syria

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, DC is part of the Franciscan Custody (province) that has served the people and shrines in the Holy Land for 800 years. Please keep the Franciscan friars and parishioners in Syria in your prayers as they struggle to keep our Catholic faith alive in the midst of the war that has engulfed this second cradle of Christianity, the place of St. Paul’s conversion. Learn more at or call 202-526-6800, x895.


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