by: Maria Elizabeth Frazao Pereira
The ladies of the Portuguese Rosary Society of Palm Coast invited the Portuguese community of Palm Coast to pray the Rosary in Portuguese at the foot of the image of Our Lady of Fatima, for peace in Ukraine, on Tuesday March 29th. The group also announced that it would raise money to send to Ukraine for those in need. Donations will be given to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and will be forwarded to the Diocese of St. Augustine and then delivered to Ukraine.
About 50 people attended and raised close to $700 on behalf of our community.
The Portuguese Rosary Society of Palm Coast was formed in 2009 by Felismina Bico, mother of the late Father António Bico of New Jersey, and she is still the leader of the group which is part of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. This group of ladies meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. to pray the Rosary (in Portuguese), and the community is welcome. They also offer their services to the Portuguese community for the prayer of the rosary in case of need for the sick or family deaths.
The image of Our Lady of Fatima is located at the back of the church car park, is in white marble, was transported from Portugal and donated by two Portuguese ladies to the Church of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Palm Coast a few years ago.