Clergy and laity invited to Marian Movement events
January 10th, 2017
By Christina Gray
The successor to the founder of the Marian Movement of Priests will hold separate Cenacles and Mass for clergy and laity on Jan. 22 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in East Palo Alto, said Father Larry Goode, pastor.
Father Laurent Larroque, director general of the worldwide Marian Movement of Priests will be holding the Cenacle as part of an American tour. The program includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Cenacle, followed by Mass.
Father Larroque succeeds Father Stefano Gobbi, who was inspired to start the Marian Movement of Priests in 1972. Truly a “movement” and not an organized association with officers and by-laws, the Marian Movement of Priests is intimately connected with Fatima and its message. This May 13, 2017, will be the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to the children of Fatima.
Father Gobbi died, June 29, 2011, at the age of 81 after bringing Our Lady’s message to the farthest corners of the world. He is the author of “To the Priest, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons,” which documented the messages Father Gobbi received from Our Blessed Mother since 1973. Copies of the book will be available at the Jan. 22 event.
The annual Rosary Rally which is held in San Francisco in October will focus on the Consecration to the Heart of Mary which Our Lady asked for at Fatima. Consecration to the Heart of Mary is part of every Cenacle; just as the Apostles gathered around Mary on Pentecost so priests and lay people gather around Mary awaiting the new Pentecost, the triumph of the Immaculate heart.
Cenacle for Clergy: 3:30 p.m. followed by dinner (RSVP to parish office) Cenacle for Laity: 6 p.m. Priests are invited to concelebrate; bring alb and stole.
St. Francis of Assisi, Church, 1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto. (650) 322-2152.
From January 12, 2017 issue of Catholic San Francisco.