Feast of Our Lady of Fátima

WATSONVILLE – Beginning on Thursday, 14 October and concluding on Sunday, 17 October, the Portuguese community of the parish of Our Lady, Help of Christians, 2401 E. Lake Avenue, will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Fátima (Festa de Nossa Senhora de Fátima).

“We invite everyone to participate and celebrate in Our Lady of Fatima Festival. It’s been with a deep sense of faith and hope that we as Portuguese Catholics continue to practice our traditions within the community where we have lived and raised our families”.

Thursday, 14 October 2021

  • 6pm – Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
  • 7pm – Eucharistic Celebration (Mass)

Friday, 15 October 2021

  • 6pm – Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
  • 7pm – Eucharistic Celebration (Mass)

Saturday, 16 October 2021

  • 11am – Bodo de Leite: Bazar, music, procession of offering, floats, and blessing of the animals; Pezinho: Vital Marcelino, Antonino Azevedo, Lenio Parreira; Folklore: Perolas do Atlanco.
  • 5:30pm – Sopas.
  • 9:30pm – Dance with music by Chico Avila.

Sunday, 17 October 2021

  • 10:45am – Presentation of the marching band: Nova Álianca.
  • 11am – Mass celebrated by Fr António Silveira, pastor of Five Wounds Portuguese National Church in San Jose, followed by a procession and complimentary luncheon for all present. Auction and bazaar to follow throughout the afternoon, with a raffle. (The regularly scheduled 11am Mass in English and 12:30pm Mass in Spanish will not be celebrated.)

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