The Neocatechumal Way youth of Toronto recently held a successful Movie Night fundraiser at St. Clare's Catholic Church featuring the film "Fatima." The event was well-attended and raised funds for the group's World Youth Day travel and expense costs.
The Neocatechumal Way is a Catholic movement that focuses on evangelization and renewal of one's baptism. Its youth is comprised of young people, who are part of communities born out of the parishes. Many of the youth are passionate about recovering the true, authentic and effective Christian values and spreading the Gospel.
The Movie Night was organized by a team of dedicated volunteers who worked hard to promote the event and secure donations, sell Christmas baskets, Rosaries, 2023 calendars and the usual movie items at the concession stand.
The evening began early at 5PM where the Youth started preparing the items (e.g. nachos, hotdogs, home made fries, popcorn, and etc...) for the concession stand. The movie attendees had the opportunity to socialize, buy concession goodies and browse the merchandise for sale.
The film "Fatima" was then shown, followed by a door prize raffle. Overall, the Movie Night was a great success, both in terms of fundraising and bringing people together in fellowship to learn more about our Lady of Fatima appearances in the early 20th century.
Our Lady of Fatima is a venerated title of the Virgin Mary associated with the 1917 apparitions in Fatima, Portugal. The Virgin Mary appeared to three young peasants - Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta - on the 13th of each month from May to October. She delivered messages of peace, prayer, and repentance to the world and provided the children with three prophecies.
The message of Fatima is one of hope and renewal. The Virgin Mary urged the children and all believers to pray the Rosary daily and to repent for their sins. She also called on people to make sacrifices and perform acts of charity in order to bring about world peace.
The message of Fatima also emphasized the importance of conversion and the need for individuals to turn away from sin and embrace the love of God. The Virgin Mary emphasized that only through prayer, penance, and a life of virtue can people achieve true happiness and fulfillment.
The apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima continue to inspire and guide believers today. The message of Fatima serves as a reminder of the power of prayer and the need for individuals to turn to God in times of difficulty and uncertainty. It is a message of hope and encouragement for all who seek to live a life of faith and service.