EVENTS BULLETIN BOARD
Event: GOD DAY PICNIC ~ Consecration & Feast Day
for the Father of All Mankind
When: Sunday, August 2, 2020 (Raindate: Aug. 3, 2020)
Time: Starting at 11:00 a.m.
Where: 101 Foundation- Fatima House
Address: 360 Belvidere Ave., Washington, NJ 07882
Phone: (908)689-8792 OR (908)835-0669
Details: PICNIC - Religious Articles & Book Fair - FREE Bingo,
Horseshoes, Ring Toss, etc. starts at 1:00 p.m. with
Prizes of Books, Statues & Religious Articles -
FREE Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers. PLEASE bring one food item or beverage for all
to share & enjoy - (Manischewitz is the
house altar-wine.) FREE PARKING on site -
Families & children are all welcome! Holy Mass
celebrated at nearby Blue Army Shrine at 12 noon,
and at nearby St. Joseph Catholic Church at
7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (Spanish) & 11:00 a.m.
PLEASE R.S.V.P.! We need a proper count for food service!
ORIGINS OF GOD DAY
The crowning feast day of the Holy Octave of Consecration to God Our Father serves to solemnly assemble the children of God, the ultimate purpose of which is to honor God Our Father (1) by recognizing that He is truly our Father and we are truly His children, (2) by offering Him our unconditional "fiat", and (3) by consecratingj ourselves to Him totally. Having prepared for this solemn day and our consecration by exercising and offering the Holy Octave themes of praise, thanksgiving, offering, repentance, inheritance, fiat, and fidelity, we now ask Mary, our Mother; Jesus, Our God and Savior; and The Holy Spirit, our God and our Sanctifier, to guide and prepare us so that through our total consecration, we can become living temples of the indwelling Presence of God.
We also ask God Our Father on this special day (1) to allow us to cultivate and maintain a close and intimate relationship with Him, (2) to have Mercy on all His children --past, present and future, (3) to bring His peace to the world, (4) to gather all His children to Himself, and (5) that His Kingdom comes and His Will is done on earth
as it is in heaven.
Liturgically, this day should include a Holy Mass with Scripture readings and a homily that specifically honor God Our Father as "The Father of All Mankind." Blessed palms should also be provided for praising our Lord and Father.
After the Celebration of Holy Mass, medals, chaplets and Offering Cloths may be blessed. The children of God should be invited to collectively pray the chaplet, litany, and the daily theme prayer for the eighth day of the consecration. (The 8th day of the octave is the 1st Sunday in August - God Day!)
THIS FEAST DAY IS ENTITLED:
"THE FEAST OF THE FATHER OF ALL MANKIND"
[Taken from "God Our Father, Consecration & Feast Day for the Father of All Mankind",
Imprimatur by Bishop Nicholas D'Antonio, Retired Vicar for Latin America Apostolate,
Archbishop of New Orleans, LA; 1998.]