Our Blessed Mother calls us in great numbers to Batim...
"Bring forth processions, it marks your Solidarity with Me, praying The Holy Rosary, it is the weapon against the assaults of evil".
The Veneration of the Replicas of 'The Holy Shroud' and 'Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe' to take place at the Church of Sts Simon and Jude, Batim on 25th March 2020 (Feast of the Annunciation) was not given permission by the Local Church authorities and did not go ahead.
"Yes, it has sorrowed My Immaculate Heart that My request has gone unheeded...........", Our Lady exclaimed in Message to Iveta on 15th March 2020 and furthermore She says: Pray, pray for your Bishop, pray for your Priests, pray for the Hierarchy in your Diocese ......................., pray and be diligent to always uphold the Truth, do not compromise.
To us, Her beloved Children, She adds: "Come, come in great numbers and pray the Holy Rosary, it is in this way you will keep the Solidarity and Communion with Me to fight against the forces of evil. Yes, you will be sorrowed to learn that I have not been permitted to bring forth what I have desired, yet know and understand, forgive those for the ignorance and misunderstanding in their decision, only pray for them.".
Bring forth processions, it marks your Solidarity with Me, praying The Holy Rosary, it is the weapon against the assaults of evil. I Am with you through it all. I love you dearly. I Am The Mother of God, The Mediatrix Of All Grace, Co – Redemptrix and Advocate in Heaven, I thank you immensely for praying for this intention. Continue in this manner, I Am your Heavenly Mother. Amen.”
It was very unfortunate; that even in the current pandemic restriction, a limited service was not even held! Let us continue praying Our Rosaries as Our Lady has requested for it is the 'weapon against the assaults of evil' – the evil that is rising against us!
WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF STS SIMON & JUDE
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
The imposing Church on the Ganxim hilltop was constructed by the Augustinian Archbishop D.Frei Aleixo de Menezes between 1596-1610 and was dedicated to the apostles St.Simon and St. Jude. The Church and cemetery stood lonely and rejected -utterly isolated for over 200 yrs since the infamous plague that struck the region more than 200 yrs ago. Church services have since begun since 1993 following an apparition of the Virgin Mary to Mrs Iveta Fernandes.
1.00 pm: Stations of the Cross
2.00 pm: Most Holy Rosary, Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Prayers, Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Confessions.
3.30pm: Holy Mass.
Services will be in Konkani and English
Transport by bus is available from:
(Due to Pandemic Restrictions please contact the following)
Margao: Petrol pump closest to Main Post Office 11am. Mrs Engracia Mob: 9420712310
Panaji: Near Post Office, Caranzalem at 11.45 am. Near Don Bosco at 12pm,
Mapusa: St Joseph's Chapel, Near Police Station at 1145 am, Mob: 9822167665
Calangute: Calangute Church at 11.30 am, Mob: 9421241248
In conformity with the directives of Pope Urban VIII, we have no intention of anticipating the judgement of the Holy Apostolic See and of the Church on Apparitions, reported by us, but not yet recognized; indeed, we submit to, and accept; her final decision without reservation