April 26, 2022
Dear Friends,
The shrine will CLOSE Monday, May 2 due to renovation construction.  It will remain closed until further notice—perhaps mid-August. 
The day before we close our Heavenly Mother will visit us!  The miraculous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima from the World Apostolate of Fatima in New Jersey WILL be coming to St. Joseph Chapel from Chicago.  She will be with us from Saturday, April 30 to Sunday, May 1.  This is an incredible grace and privilege!  Past experience tells us that astounding miracles abound.  People away from the Faith or even non-Catholics have experienced conversion to Christ and Catholicism just out of the curiosity of coming to see her.  So imagine if you come in faith!  Bring YOUR GREATEST INTENTIONS to her—healing from cancer, marital harmony, return to the Catholic Faith of your children, breaking the chains of addiction, etc.  She is our mother and loves us!  BRING ANYONE WHO WILL COME for their own growth in Christ through Our Lady’s maternal mediation.
The schedule for the 2-day visit is below. (See flier HERE.)  To allow for focused prayer, we will NOT show Fr. Calloway’s movie on the Rosary on Saturday. 
  • (9:00 am) Doors open & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Confession available at any time.  Fr. Alex will be available in the chapel all-night long.
  • (11:30 am) Rosary
  • (12:00 pm) Holy Mass
  • (1:00 pm) Exposition & Rosary (15 decades)
  • (Exposition will continue until Sunday morning’s Benediction.)
  • (2:00 pm) Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • (5:00 pm) Evening Prayer
  • (6:00 pm) Rosary (15 decades)
  • (7:00 pm) Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • (8:00 pm) Night Prayer
All-night prayer with 5-decade Rosary every hour.
  • (8:00 am) Morning Prayer
  • (9:00 am) Eucharistic Benediction
  • (11:30 am) Doors close: The Pilgrim Virgin Statue will travel to Belle Isle after this stop.
To communicate with me, email me at abunaalex@yahoo.com or call/text me at (313) 727-9784. God bless you!
In Jesus, Mary & Joseph,
Fr. Alex Kratz, OFM                                     
Spiritual Director of Terra Sancta Ministries