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Welcome!

Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church is located in the heart of Wilton, CT and led by our pastor, Reverend Reginald Norman.  We are a vibrant parish of over 1700 families located on historic Route 7 across from Wilton Town Hall.

You are invited to join us for daily or Sunday Mass and to participate in our many parish ministries and activities.

If you would like to become a member of our parish, simply complete a Parish Registration form (which can be found at the church doors, in the parish office, or down loaded from our link), fill it out and return it to the Parish Office. 

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Mission Statement

We the community of Our Lady of Fatima (located in Wilton, CT), all members of the Body of Christ, strive to be a voice of truth and clarity in our faith.  We worship God and celebrate the gift of Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament.  Unified by the Holy Spirit, we commit to the on-going conversion to Christ in ourselves and in our parish.  We are committed to extending Christ`s unconditional love to all, especially the neglected, the oppressed, the aged and the wounded of heart.  We welcome all to share in the richness of our Catholic heritage.

Mass Schedule - Saturday Vigil 5:30 PM

Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon and 4:30 PM

Daily: Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 9:00 AM;Tuesday and Thursday – 7:45 AM; Saturday – 8:00 AM

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Learn about devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the graces that come from observing First Fridays

What’s so special about First Fridays?

Our parents grew up going to church every First Friday of the month and taking part in Sacred Heart devotions, but in recent decades the pious practice has fallen out of practice, and is dismissed by some as an “old-fashioned” anachronism.

A main reason for the decline in interest in this devotion is probably rooted in simple ignorance: people don’t know what First Fridays are all about; families and parishes may not have adequately passed down their importance to the next generation. Here are five things to know.

1. How did the First Friday Devotion begin?

While some saints referenced the Heart of Jesus in their writings even centuries earlier, in 1673, a French Visitandine (Visitation) nun named Margaret Mary Alacoque had visions of Jesus, wherein he asked the Church to honor His Most Sacred Heart. In particular, Jesus asked the faithful to “receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months.” The request was connected to a specific promise made to all who venerated and promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart. After Margaret Mary’s death, the First Friday practice steadily spread in the Church — endorsed by popes and promoted by saints — but it greatly increased in popularity when Margaret Mary was canonized a saint in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV.

2. Why nine consecutive months?

The number nine is traditionally associated with a novena and finds its origin in the nine days that the apostles spent in prayer before Pentecost. A novena provides an extended amount of time for preparation and interior renewal.

3. What am I supposed to do on First Fridays?

Go to Mass and receive Holy Communion with the intention of honoring Christ’s Sacred Heart. If you are not in a state of grace, and thus unable to receive, you will also need to go to confession.

4. What are the “promises” connected to this devotion?

Jesus said to St. Margaret Mary, “In the excess of the mercy of my heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.” This means that if a person faithfully receives communion for nine consecutive months on First Fridays, Jesus will grant that person extra graces at the time of their death, making it possible to repent of their sins and receive the last rites (if needed).

This promise is the last of 12 promises connected to the Devotion to the Sacred Heart, particularly attached to the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in one’s home:

(1) I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.(2) I will establish peace in their homes.                                  (3) I will comfort them in all their afflictions.                           (4) I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.                                                                                  (5) I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.(6) Sinners will find in my heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.                                                                                  (7) Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.                              (8) Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.          (9) I will bless every place in which an image of my heart is exposed and honored.                                                          (10) I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.                                                                               (11) Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart.                                                  (12) I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. My divine heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

5. Are the First Fridays a “ticket” to heaven?

It is not as simple as going to Mass for nine months and then clocking out, never going to Mass again and leading a sinful life! The entire purpose of this devotion is to draw a person closer to the heart of Christ. If a person fulfills these obligations with sincere faith, it is natural for he or she to be closer to God and better prepared for death. The moment that this devotion is observed in a superstitious manner, neglecting the need to live a virtuous life, all bets are off and Jesus’ promise is null and void.

Jesus wants us to rest on his heart, like St. John, and the First Friday devotion is an opportunity for us to encounter him more than just on Sundays and to deepen our love of him.

Coming to know, love and trust that we may take rest in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and place our anxieties within, is what the First Fridays are all about.




 

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