Cathedral of St. Paul Altar (St. Paul, MN; Archdiocesan Photo)

Cathedral of St. Paul Altar (St. Paul, MN; Archdiocesan Photo)

For Immediate Release

 August 15, 2016: 

 The children of the world spiritually prepare for the 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA!

On October 7th, 2016, Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Catholic school children, Faith Formation Children, Home School Children and all the children of the world, will spiritually unite their prayers, with the Most Reverend Bishop Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who will preside over the 14th Annual Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour. The Archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life, is collaborating with Children of the Eucharist, Young Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in partnership with the International World Apostolate of Fatima for this event. The Minnesota Squires of the  Knights of Columbus will also be helping to lead the way in the Holy Hour.

EWTN ( will broadcast LIVE the 14th Annual Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour to over 140 nations, from the Cathedral of Saint Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul on October 7th and from the Parish Church of the Little Shepherds of Fatima, Aljustrel, Portugal.

Gather the children of the world before the Most Blessed Sacrament in an unprecedented 40 hours of prayer for your family and all the families of the world. 

 In addition, Catholic Organizations and Apostolates such as: OptionC Inc., Missionaries of the Holy Family, CCC of America and others are uniting to promote this Global Day of Prayer for children everywhere.


For His Holiness. Pope Francis, our Priests and for peace in our families and in the world.


We ask parishes, schools and families and all Catholic Organizations to simply gather the children before Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament on this global day of prayer, spiritually uniting our world’s children.  A simple outline of the program can be found on our website.

Marian Processions, Crowning’s of Our Lady, Eucharistic Adoration, Prayers of Reparation, Entrustments to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the recitation of the Mission Rosary for the families of the world, are all part of the preparation for the 2017 ~ 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.

ENCIRCLING THE WORLD WITH THE PRAYERS OF CHILDREN IN EVERY TIME ZONE, these unprecedented 40 hours of prayer will be giving children throughout the world the opportunity to participate in this global event. A second live broadcast via EWTN will be from the Parish Church of the Little Shepherds of Fatima, Aljustrel, Portugal on First Saturday October 8th, this will complete the Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour.

In addition to the broadcast, EWTN will provide LIVE Video Streaming for all, and the Holy Hour will be uploaded to EWTN’s YouTube channel for easy accessibility and viewing. Check for air times.  We ask all to begin to prayerfully prepare for this Big 100-year celebration – it is easy, free and spiritually powerful, it has the potential to change the direction that the wind is blowing.

For continued updates for the October 7th Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour, please visit and   For questions, contact Connie Schneider at Children of the Eucharist at

In partnership with the Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour, this press release is being distributed by OptionC.   OptionC is the leader in faith based school management systems for Catholic schools and diocesan offices.  For questions regarding this press release, email OptionC at or call 855.822.8418.

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