Na­tiv­ity of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary Church hosts Di­vine Mercy se­ries

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Lo­rain’s Na­tiv­ity of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary Church, lo­cated at the cor­ner of West 15th Street and Lex­ing­ton Av­enue, will of­fer a five-week pro­gram start­ing Sept. 17.

The se­ries of pre­sen­ta­tions called Di­vine Mercy fea­tures a DVD se­ries best­selling au­thor Fa­ther Michael Gait­ley, and will cover the ap­pari­tions of Our Lady of Fa­tima, the pa­pacy of John Paul II and the pro­found con­nec­tion be­tween di­vine mercy and Mar­ian con­se­cra­tion, ac­cord­ing to church of­fi­cials.

The se­ries will take place each week from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Sun­days, fol­lowed by a short group dis­cus­sion.

Or­ga­nizer Jen San­ders said the se­ries is a con­tin­u­a­tion of events fol­low­ing the church’s recog­ni­tion of the 100th an­niver­sary of the ap­pari­tions of the Blessed Mother in Fa­tima, Por­tu­gal.

“The se­ries it­self is one of the full gamut of the his­tory of Poland, Pope John Paul II and Our Lady of Fa­tima,” San­ders said.

In May 2017, the church marked the cen­ten­nial an­niver­sary with a week’s worth of events be­tween May 16 and May 24.

In hon­or­ing the an­niver­sary, the Lo­rain con­gre­ga­tion was the only church in northeast area to host the Cleve­land Dioce­san Pil­grim Vir­gin Statue of Our Lady of Fa­tima, or­ga­niz­ers said.

The event is free and open to the pub­lic.

Park­ing is avail­able in the 14th Street park­ing lot ad­ja­cent to the church.

Any­one who would like more in­for­ma­tion is asked to call San­ders at 440-2586339.

“The se­ries it­self is one of the full gamut of the his­tory of Poland, Pope John Paul II and Our Lady of Fa­tima.”

— Or­ga­nizer Jen San­ders

MORN­ING JOUR­NAL FILE

Na­tiv­ity of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary Par­ish, 418 W. 15th St.

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