Prayer Cells

Becoming a Chapter

The mission of the Blue Army Prayer Cell is to provide a monthly prayerful setting on a regular basis to meditate on and discuss one of the many lessons the message contains and for the encouragement of learning about and living the message in our daily lives. It is a place for people of vision to come together and search out how they might serve God in daily life and make reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Prayer Cells are small groups who gather on a regular basis to participate in prayer and spiritual enrichment fulfilling Our Lady’s request for prayer, penance and sacrifice.

The Prayer Cells provide a venue for people to come together with others to offer worship to God. It is not just another meeting or prayer group. There is value in coming together in that one can share their experience with living the Message of Fatima. It is congregating to help people learn, live and spread the message of Our Lady of Fatima in communion with the Church and in concert with The New Evangelization.

Chapters & Cell Hour of Prayer

 

Mary Queen of Peace
St. Barnabas Parish
St. John Nepomuncence Parish
St. Mary’s Parish

Prayer Cells

 

Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine

If you are interested in beginning a Prayer Cell,
please contact Kathryn DeCapite.

Start a Prayer Cell

Talk with your Parish Pastor

We hope you find inspiration and direction for starting a Blue Army Prayer Cell in your own parish. Always remember to pray about your decision to start a Blue Army Prayer Cell.

  • First Speak with your Pastor about a World Apostolate of Fatima, Our Lady’s Blue Army Prayer Cell in your parish.
  • Some key points to mention might be:
    • Promotes friendship and faith.
    • Meet once a month to pray together and learn about the Message of Fatima.
    • Learn how to apply the message in our daily lives.
    • How to share the message with others.
    • What space is available at the parish to meet monthly?
    • Decide what day to meet.

Prayer Cell Formation Program

Suggested Material aids in meditation on and discussion about one or more of the characteristics and lessons of the messages in the apparitions. We recommend focusing on one message per month.

  • “Lucia Speaks” – accompanying commentary, reflection, resolution
    This is an account of:
    • The three apparitions of the Angel of Peace
    • The six apparitions of Our Lady
    • An excerpt from “Jacinta, the Little Flower of Fatima” by Father Oliveira
    • The apparitions to Lucia which concerned the Communions of Reparation on First Saturdays which occurred on December 10, 1925, February 15, 1926 and May 29-30, 1930
    • The Last Vision, which occurred on June 13, 1929, during which the request for the consecration of Russia was made.
  • “The Message of Fatima for Today” by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR
    • Determine the chapters to read prior to the prayer cell.
    • Discussion of the content and then contemplate how the content is applied to or individual lives and measure up to Our Lady’s expectations.
  • “CALLS from The Message of Fatima” by Sr. Lucia
    • Determine the chapters to read prior to the prayer cell.
    • Discussion of the content and then contemplate how the content is applied to or individual lives and measure up to Our Lady’s expectations.
  • Approved Fatima Materials
    • Determine the chapters to read prior to the prayer cell.
    • Discussion of the content and then contemplate how the content is applied to or individual lives and measure up to Our Lady’s expectations.

Becoming a Chapter

For a Prayer Cell to move to the next level and become a Parish Chapter in the Diocesan Division, commitment to The Blue Army Prayer Cells is necessary.

The Parish is where most of the corporate devotional practices of the members of the apostolate take place. Members of the Parish Chapters are the hosts of and provide logistical support for Division presentations on Fatima.

The Pastor appoints two individuals to act as “delegates” to the diocesan division council. The appointed delegates attend the Diocesan Division monthly meetings, bringing back information to the pastor and parishioners about events and activities of the Division.

The mission of the Parish Chapter is to “help people learn, live and spread the Message of Our Lady of Fatima” throughout the parish.