2017 Events

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions With Us!

The American Society of Ephesus, Inc. is happy to announce the following schedule of events to commemorate the anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. These events will be held on the anniversary dates May 13 – Oct. 13 at the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine overlooking Indian Lake at 261 Chase Ave., Russell’s Point, Ohio (unless otherwise noted). Please join us!

Saturday May 13th

7:15 PM: Marian Procession. Following the 6:00 p.m. mass, join the members of St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church and Rev. Shawn R. Landenwitch to process from the church at 464 Madison Ave., Russell’s Point, Ohio to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima on the same date that Pope Francis will be appearing in Fatima to celebrate the first of the six apparitions of the Blessed Mother on May 13, 1917. A reciting of the Holy Rosary will follow at the Shrine.

Tuesday, June 13th

6:00 PM: Stations of the Cross. Rev. Shawn R. Landenwitch will lead us in the stations around the west side of the property at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima on the 100th Anniversary of her second appearance to the children in Portugal.

Thursday, July 13th

6:00 PM: The Holy Rosary. Join us as we pray the Rosary around the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima on the 100th Anniversary of her third appearance to the children in Portugal. Bring your own rosary!

Friday, Aug. 18th

7:00 PM: Noted Catholic author and scholar Dr. Scott Hahn will present a talk on “Silent Knight, Holy Knight: St. Joseph for Our Times.” This event will be held at the Winner Harvest Barn, 7317 State Route 47 West, DeGraff, Ohio 43318. Advance tickets must be purchased at St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church,  464 Madison Ave., Russell’s Point, Ohio 43348 ($10 per adult). Children are free, but must have a ticket. No tickets at the door. Dr. Hahn will do a book signing afterwards. Seating limited to 700 persons. On-site parking is free.

Saturday, August 19th

10:00 AM: Dr. Scott Hahn will present a talk on “Fatima and the Holy Family.” This will be an outdoor event at the Fatima Shrine. Advance tickets must be purchased at St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church, 464 Madison Ave., Russell’s Point, Ohio 43348 ($10 adult). Free parking at the church, with shuttles starting at 8:30 a.m. Again, children are free, but must have a ticket. Dr. Hahn will do a book signing afterwards. Seating limited to 250 persons. No admittance without a ticket. No tickets at the door.

Saturday, August 19th

6:00 PM: The annual Fatima Mass at the Fatima Shrine, celebrated by the Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Free parking at the church, with shuttles starting at 4:30 p.m. Seating limited to 350 persons. No tickets and no charge.

Saturday, September. 16th

7:00 PM: Christian Concert. Join us to hear live music by a local Christian performing artist in an outdoor concert by the water. Free parking at the church, with shuttles starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own blanket, lawn chair and picnic basket!

Saturday, October 14th

11:00 AM: Eucharistic Procession led by Rev. Shawn R. Landenwitch from St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church, 464 Madison Ave., Russell’s Point, Ohio to the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, followed by a cookout and family games and entertainment on the grounds of the Shrine. For more information call St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church at (937) 843-3127 or email office@saintmaryofthewoods.com.