In 1975 the Saint Louis Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima was established with the permission and blessing of John Joseph Cardinal Carberry to promote the Message of Fatima. Father Arthur Leibinger, pastor of the now closed Holy Family church, was the first spiritual director. For almost 25 years Father Leibinger’s successor, Father Albert Mattler has faithfully conducted the liturgical functions for the apostolate.
The Apostolate meets at their Headquarters on the third Sunday of every month (except for January, May and September) to discuss and plan events to help spread the Message of Fatima.
Two Vigils are scheduled each month. A sacramental Vigil is held on the last Friday of the month at St. George Church in Affton, MO. The second Vigil for “persecuted Christians” and is held on the last Tuesday of the month at our Headquarters location. Click here for more details about the Vigils.
In May the Apostolate sponsors the nine day Novena at St. George Church, Heege at Gravois Rd, Affton, MO 63123. Novena begins on May 5th and ends on May 13th the anniversary of the 1st Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.
Twice a year, the Apostolate sponsors a one-day-pilgrimage (bus trip) where we visit historical churches in and around the St. Louis area. To be notified by email of the next pilgrimage, please add you name to our mailing list“.
WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA-ST LOUIS OFFICERS:
- President – Mary Broome
- Vice-President. – Jesse Sarmiento
- Secretary – Ramona Milford
- Treasurer – Marlene Rankey
- Corresponding Secretary. – Theresa Forthmann
- Sargeant at Arms. – Dan Burke
- Father Albert Mattler – Spiritual Director
The World Apostolate of Fatima is a canonically established international Public Association of the Faithful established by the Vatican on October 7th, 2005. The WAF was given the exclusive authority to promote the message of Fatima in the name of the Church.