International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima
World Apostolate of Fatima, USA – Our Lady’s Blue Army


  • PROCESSION 7:30 A.M.



The beautiful image of Our Lady of Fatima was designed by famous sculptor José Thedim in 1947.  Sister Lucia herself instructed him, and later remarked that she had never seen any image which so resembled the actual apparition of Our Lady. 

The Bishop of Fatima entrusted the image to John Haffert, co-founder of the Blue Army, and prayed that Mary herself accompany the statue wherever it goes. It has traveled around the globe many times for nearly 70 years. In 2014, the statue was placed under the auspice of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA and continues its pilgrim journeys today.

An uninterrupted flow of graces and favors have been reported wherever the statue has traveled, including physical cures (which can only be officially pronounced by Church authorities), and numerous conversions.    

The purpose of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue tours was and still is to bring the graces of Fatima and Our Lady’s message of hope, peace and salvation to those many millions of people who may never have an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to Fatima itself.

In 1946, I crowned Our Lady of Fatima as Queen of the World and the following year, through the Pilgrim Virgin, She set forth as though to claim Her dominion, and the favors She performs along the way are such that we can hardly believe what we are seeing with our eyes.” 

-Pope Pius XII

The Message

“Do not be afraid. I am from Heaven.”

On the 13th day of the months of May – October, 1917, the Blessed Mother appeared to three shepherd children, Lucia dos Santos, and Jacinta and Francisco Marto, at a place called the Cova da Iria in Fatima, Portugal. Her message, imparted through specific requests, has become known as the Peace Plan from Heaven.

“…God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.”

Pope Benedict XVI said at Fatima, May 13, 2010 that the prophetic mission of Fatima is not yet complete because 1) our Lady’s message at Fatima, which contains fundamental truths of our faith, is still guiding and encouraging the Church, and 2) we have not yet seen the glorious triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which the Pope prayed would occur by the year 2017.

If we heed our Lady’s call to personal holiness, prayer and reparation for sin, we will see the blessings promised at Fatima poured out abundantly on us!  The Pope exhorted, “Learn the message of Fatima! Live the message of Fatima! Spread the message of Fatima!”

Senior Youth Group Super Bowl Pork Butt Sale

Support the Senior Youth Group in their Annual Super Bowl Pork Butt Sale.  Members of the SYG will be outside of Mass most weekends in January with sales forms and can help answer any of your questions.  You can download the sales forms below and feel free to turn them in at the table outside Mass or drop it in the offertory along with your payment in an envelop marked Super Bowl Pork Butt Sale.

Thank you for your generosity and your support!


Tips for packing and going through airport security.

All – Here are some tips for our trip for packing and going through security..

  1. 2 bags total – one carry on and one personal bag / purse / backpack. So a small pilot bad with a backpack, or duffel bag with tote bag. If you have a bag, backpack, and a purse, the purse MUST fit inside your bag – you won’t be allowed to have 3 bags. ??? <<Please check Southwest regulations regarding carry on luggage>>
  2. If you are only using carryons, ALL your toiletries MUST be 3 oz or less. Included a shampoos, toothpaste, hair gel, lotions, moisturizers. AND all those liquids must fit in 1 quart size zip lock bag. You will be asked to remove your liquids from your bag at security so make sure they are all in one quart bag and have them handy in your bG so they can be easily removed. You don’t need any fancy bags for toiletries – just a plain zip lock is fine. Gallon zip locks are a no-no. <<Please check TSA website for more information>>
  3. Be prepared to take off your shoes at security.
  4. Have your ID handy with your boarding pass at security. After, put your ID away – you shouldn’t need it after security.
  5. Prescriptions – make sure you have them and are packed. Allergy meds, etc.
  6. Consider bringing Tylenol, Advil, Tums, a probiotic. Your eat, sleep, normal routine will be off for this trip. Don’t laugh, but there is a likelihood that you could be constipated. ? <<Remember all medications must be turned in to Noel – please put them in a ziploc bag with your name on it and any instructions on taking them. They must also be written on your medical release form>>
  7. Bring a reusable water bottle BUT be sure it’s EMPTY when you go through security. If it’s not, they will throw out the bottle. I had a nice one thrown away because it had a couple of sips in it. BUT AFTER security, you can fill it up. I highly recommend this. The airlines do NOT supply passengers with enough water or snacks.
  8. …So bring some snacks on the plane. Almonds, trail mix, Apple, granola bars, sandwich, etc. ????
  9. Consider an extension cord or small power strip. With multiple people trying to get ready in the morning and shower / use restroom, you’ll want a power option that’s convenient.

NOTE: with the 2 bags you carry on, one bag MUST fit under the seat so make sure it’s a good size. 2️⃣

Final call out: hand lotion and chapstick – your new best friends. It will be cold and damp outside, but heated and dry inside. Hydrate all the time, but keep lotion and chapstick handy. ?

NCYC News (11/15/2019)


Here is what you need to know!

The 2019 NCYC app will be available for download this Thursday, November 14. Use the app to personalize your schedule, flag exhibitors you want to visit, access guides to prayer, and so much more. 

NCYC Live! Follow NCYC through our Live Stream
NCYC Live! will be a unique experience to follow the fun and energy of NCYC from home. Find links to our YouTube and Facebook Live coverage of NCYC and more at http://www.ncyc.info/livestream.

Also, check out our FREE NCYC Parish Watch Party resources to help you plan your own NCYC Live! viewing party. Watch from home, a friend’s house, or your parish.

NCYC Collection
Delegation leaders, please help us in spreading word to NCYC pilgrims and their parents about the onsite collection and the NFCYM National Day of Giving, on Saturday, November 23. Reminders, social media posts, and announcements will be made before and during the conference, but we have found that letting attendees and their parents know ahead of time has always lead to us exceeding our collection goals. We encourage you to share the following:

NFCYM would like to invite all NCYC participants and those back home to join us in a National Day of Giving and onsite collection at closing mass, November 23, 2019. “Set five aside” is an easy way to remember to save a few dollars throughout the conference to help give the NCYC experience to another high schooler who is need of a scholarship.  All funds raised go directly to the NFCYM Scholarship fund, providing scholarships and grants to youth and ministers in need of assistance to attend NFCYM national events. Over $180,000 in scholarships and grants were awarded for high school youth to attend 2019 NCYC, raised through funds donated at 2017 NCYC.

December / Holiday Schedule 2019

30 minutes prior to all weekend Masses and Wednesday evening Mass

December 6th  7:00pm- 8:30pm

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Monday, December 9th, 2019
8:30am, 12:10pm, 6:00pm (Spanish- Parish Hall)
Procession 6:30pm (From Mary’s Statue)
Mass 7:00pm

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
10:30pm Rosary and Procession
11:00pm Mass
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
7:00pm Mass
8:00pm Music and Fellowship

Feast of Simbang Gabi
Sunday, December 18th and 22nd, 2019
7:00pm Mass

Christmas Mass Schedule
Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
4:30pm (Children’s Mass), 8:00pm, and Midnight
Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
10:00am and 12 noon (Spanish)

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
(New Years)
Tuesday December 31st, 2019 6:00pm and 8:00pm
Wednesday, January, 1st 2020, 10:00am

Rock The Universe 2020

Rock, Ride and Rejoice.

January 24 – 26, 2020

Raise Your Hands. Raise Your Voice. Raise Your Spirit.
It’s an unforgettable weekend of faith and fun. Experience two nights of powerful tunes from Christian Music’s brightest stars at Universal Studios Florida.

Lift your hands and let your heart soar with amazing artists including TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Newsboys United, Switchfoot and more!

COST – $150.00. (Must be an active SYG member).
Includes: 2 nights of Rock the Universe / Universal Studios Park Entrance, 2 days of Islands of Adventure Park Entrance, 2 nights hotel (breakfast included) & bus transportation.

  • Parent / teen meeting – January 5th starting at 5PM in the Parish Hall.
  • All commitments in by January 5th with and initial deposit of $75 due.
  • Final payment due January 22nd
  • Download the Agenda here: RTU 2020 Agenda
  • Download all forms needed for the trip: RTU 2020 Forms

Chaperone Information: 
Noel deLeon                 904.629.1022
Sheila deLeon              904.923.0867
Felix Alvarez                908.283.6909
Jackie Alvarez              908.764.9349

Linda Miranda (DRE – Jacksonville Contact)

Hotel Information:
Holiday Inn Express
5605 Major Blvd, Orlando FL 32819


10/29/2019 –

NCYC Live Stream will allow parents, parishioners, and other youth to see what is happening at NCYC and participate in our daily programming in their own way. NCYC will be providing a new resource, The Parish Watch Party Guide, which will help those at home to experience NCYC with reflection questions, prayers, and activities.

NCYC wants their Live Stream to be of the highest quality for all who want to experience the excitement in NCYC wherever they are! Help us do that by completing this short survey.

More information will be out soon.

What’s going on at BT October 27-November 2, 2019

October 27, 2019 Sunday

Knights of Columbus on Church Sidewalk to collect bags of food for Free Thanksgiving Meal

RCIA in Church Conference Room at 10AM

October 28, 2019 Monday

Boy Scout at School Cafeteria 7PM

Charismatic Ministry in Spanish at Church 7PM

October 29, 2019 Tuesday

RCIA in Spanish at Hall Conference Room 6PM

October 30, 2019 Wednesday

Parish Religious Education at School 5:30PM

Charismatic Ministry at Church Altar Server Room 6PM

Juan XIII at Hall Conference Room 7PM

Community Church Adoration 8PM

October 31, 2019 Thursday

Schoenstatt Group at Church Conference Room 6PM

Choir Practice at Church 7PM

November 1, 2019 Friday

All Saints Day Mass at Church 8:30AM 5PM, 6PM Spanish and 7PM

November 2, 2019 Saturday

Living in Love Mentor Training at the Hall 7AM

PREP First Reconciliation Retreat at School 8AM

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry 8AM

Baptismal Prep Class at Church Conference Room 10AM

Baptismal Prep Class in Spanish at Multi-Purpose Room 10AM

Knights of Columbus Sidewalk Membership Drive 5PM

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