Every year hundreds of thousands of devoted Catholics make their way to Fatima to worship and offer penance to the Virgin Mary. This is one of the holiest sites for Roman Catholics, as in 1917, three young shepherd children reported being visited by Mary. The pilgrims who come to this site are in Spiritual darkness and need to understand the hope and freedom that comes through Jesus.

With Portugal’s strong ties to Roman Catholicism, the anniversary of the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima is a huge event in the country. During the week there will be an estimated 500,000 devout Catholics arriving to offer prayers and worship to Mary. These people are lost and need to hear about the saving power of Jesus! Will you come and share the hope you have in Portugal?

During the outreach we will be interacting with the pilgrims by giving out water, Christian literature, and offering to pray for people. As a team, we will also spend a lot of time in prayer, as there is a very real battle going on in Fatima.

2023 dates coming soon!

2022 Dates

Saturday 8- Saturday 15 October 2022

Apply by

19 August 2022


2022 cost £275 (excluding flights & insurance)



Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomefamilies welcomegroups welcome 

Participant Profile

Do you love Jesus and want to share His love with those around you? Do you have a heart for those who are lost? Then you are the right person for this outreach!
You should also be flexible, able to work in a team, and willing and able to be on your feet for 8 hrs a day. Speaking Portuguese is an added bonus, but not necessary!


Accommodation will be basic dormitory style in the basement of a church, with mattresses on the floor and shared bathroom facilities. Bring your own pillow and sleeping bag, mattresses are provided. We will try to place married couples together, though that may not be possible! 


Food will be provided, with breakfast, a light lunch, and a hot evening meal. We need to know in advance of any special dietary needs.


You should plan to arrive in Lisbon. From the airport you will need to take the metro or a taxi to the bus station at Sete Rios. There are buses departing every two hours, for the 1 ½ hr ride to Leiria. A team member will meet you at the bus station in Leiria. Further info will be sent to you upon acceptance. 

Please do not book flights unless you have received an acceptance email from the Short Term Missions team.


You should be in good health, and able to sleep on a floor and be on your feet for several hours at a time. 


British citizens do not require a visa to enter Portugal. 


Individuals applying must be 18 or over.

Price is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

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