Our Lady of Fatima in Yonkers


Our Lady of Fatima Portuguese parish in Yonkers celebrates the centennial of Our Lady of Fatima at a Vigil Mass May 13. The liturgy was offered by the pastor, Father Osvaldo Franklin. Assisting him is Father Cesar Manuel Maciel, who was visiting from Portugal. First Communicants sang special hymns. Portraying the shepherd children who were the seers of the Marian apparition in Fatima, Portugal, beginning May 13, 1917, were Sophia Campos, Leonardo Ferreira and Liliana Ferreira. Due to inclement weather, the street procession with a statue of the Blessed Mother under her title Our Lady of Fatima was held inside the church, followed by a reception with folkloric music in the church basement.