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PHOTO GALLERY: Archbishop closes Holy Door at Our Lady of Fatima

On Sunday, Oct. 29, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila celebrated a special Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Lakewood, bringing the pilgrimage year opened Oct. 23, 2016, to a close.

The parish was designated a pilgrimage site over the past year in honor of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima, in which Our Lady appeared to three young shepherds in Portugal and urged them to share with the world a two-fold message: to honor her Immaculate Heart and to pray the rosary for the conversion of sinners. The Holy Door at the parish was closed during the ceremony.

Below is a gallery with some of the highlights of the day. All photos by Jason Weinrich.

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila addresses the congregation during Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Lakewood, CO for the Holy Door closing Mass. (Photo by Jason Weinrich)

Archbishop Aqulia and clergy from the parish await the gifts during Mass. (Photo by Jason Weinrich)

Archbishop Aqulia presents the gifts for consecration. (Photo by Jason Weinrich)

Archbishop greets families outside of the parish following the Mass. (Photo by Jason Weinrich)

A woman receives a blessing from Archbishop Aquila. (Photo by Jason Weinrich)

Following the Mass, a parish lunch was held featuring a Portugese menu. (Photo by Jason Weinrich)

Archbishop gives a young boy a high-five. (Photo by Jason Weinrich)

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