Marian Festival 2024

50th Marian Festival!

Our Marian Festival will take place on October 13th at Sacred Heart Cathedral. 

The 50th Annual Marian Festival will be held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo on Sunday 13th October, 2024. This will be the 50th Marian Festival, so we hope it will be our biggest! Most Rev. Bishop Leslie Tomlinson will be presiding at the ceremonises. The festival has the Blessing of the Most Rev. Bishop Shane Mackinlay, bishop of the Diocese of Sandhurst.

The Apostolate of Our Lady of Fatima of the Diocese of Sandhurst joyfully invites all members of the faithful to come and join the celebrations of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, and as she requested, to pray for world peace. 

There are some buses that travel to the event from outside of the Bendigo area. If you are looking for transport, please contact us at and we will let you know if there is a bus coming from your area.

We would greatly appreciate if you could assist in promoting this event by sharing the address for this website or printing out and displaying our poster. A link for a printable pdf version is below.

If you do not have the facilities to print, please contact us and we can arrange for copies to be sent to you.

Marian Festival Card

In order to promote the festival we have created a card with the days events on one side, and some of the prayers and devotions that were revealed to the children of Fatima.

We would be grateful if you are able to distribute these cards to people who might be interested. You can print copies yourself using the pdf below:

If you are unable to print copies, please get in touch and we can get some to you.