OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH
505 W. Granger Ave., Modesto, CA 95350
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Second Collection
April 22 & 23 for Catholic Home Missions Appeal.
April 29 & 30 5th Sunday collection for St. Vincent.



The OLF Seniors have chartered a bus to Black Oak Casino for Monday, April 24. The cost per person is $16 and must be paid when you register. The bus will leave the Parish parking lot at 9 a.m. that morning and return between 4:30-5 p.m. that same day. When we arrive at the Casino we will be given $10 in "E" Cash, and discount coupons for lunch. All are welcome for this trip, To make your reservation (No later than Friday April 7) bring your check made out to OLF Seniors to Martina in the parish office and she will give you a receipt. Should you have any questions contact De Corrin (209) 523-2272.

How well do you know your Catholic faith? Want to read great books, listen to inspiring talks, do scripture study, watch Catholic videos?
Our Lady of Fatima has a subscription that allows our parishioners to do all this and more, at no cost to you. Check out FORMED.org, register using our parish code F7GZ8R and gain access to Catholic content via your computer, tablet, even your smartphone.

Music Teacher
Central Catholic High School in Modesto, CA has an opening for a Music Teacher. This is a leadership position reporting directly to the President. There is also a part-time opening for a Music Teacher. This position reports to the Principal.

Controller
Central Catholic High School in Modesto, CA also has an opening for a Controller. This is a leadership position reporting directly to the President.
For complete job descriptions and application information visit: www.cchsca.org/Page/About/ Employment or
www.edjoin.org

Come celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday in St Michael's Church at 5882 N. Ashley Lane in Stockton on April 23
2017 at 10:00 am. More information: call Patty Saldana (209) 931-3128

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society has an ongoing need for canned chicken, Hamburger, Tuna, Chicken Helper, canned meals, canned fruits, boxed side dishes, and pancake mix and syrup. Your help is greatly appreciated and goes directly to the many people we help each week. Thank you for your generosity.

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When saving for old age, be sure to lay up a few pleasant thoughts.
—Anonymous


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EASTER GREETING

My Dear People,
The joy of the Lord’s resurrection proclaims to the world that we are an Easter people who have not lost hope. We are a people who trust that God lives in our world and deeply within each of us.
No matter what darkness surrounds us, we know that the light of Christ is always shining. We believe that the world can be different because Jesus Christ overcame death and suffering in the glory of resurrection. Easter inspires and strengthens us to live together in peace and be reconciled to one another. Easter calls us to a justice born of returning to God and walking humbly in God’s ways.
May this Easter Sunday be a source of joy and renewed hope for you and your families. May the alleluias we sing lift up our hearts, and give us all great confidence in God.
Warmly yours in Christ,
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, Catholic Bishop of Stockton

JOIN THE CELEBRATION
May 13, 2017 our parish will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the first apparition of our Blessed Mother at Fatima. The festivities will begin at 4:15 pm with a procession around the church grounds. Bishop Blaire join us for the 5:00 pm Mass, and will bless our new permanent statue of Our Lady of Fatima and garden after Mass. Following the blessing, the Our Lady of Fatima Dinner will begin in the gym. In addition to the catered and hosted dinner, our Pastor, Fr. Khoi Pham will honor several people with the Ray of Light Award. During the evening we will have entertainment, a silent auction, and a raffle.

Community Rosary Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3 pm
in The Church Starting March 13-Ending May 13

Mary Mother of God appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal six times, every 13th of the month, May - October 1917. During Our Lady's fourth apparition in Fatima, she told the children, “Pray, pray very much and make sacrifices for sinners. For many souls go to Hell because there is no one to pray for them.”
As we approach the 100th anniversary of her first apparition, together let us answer Our Lady's call to prayer and conversion. All are invited to join the community rosary every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (with the exception of Good Friday) starting on March 13, 2017 and continuing to May 13, 2017.

Prayer To Our Lady Of Fatima
O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the
Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.

WELCOME TO “LIFE NIGHT”
All Junior High and High School students are invited to
LIFE NIGHT—that’s the name for our regularly scheduled gathering on Saturday nights from 6:30—8:00 pm in the hall. Life Night is a place for our your to belong in community and to deepen their faith. It’s a relaxed evening filled with awesome activities, small groups, and food. Check us out!
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Life Night: April 22 (in the Old Hall), April 29 (in the Old Hall), May 6 (in the Gym)
Young adults are also welcome to be part of the Core Team. This can be your chance to share your own faith and to participate in bringing our youth closer to God. Any questions? Give a shout out to Ozzy Ramirez, Youth Minister, at 524-7421 or oramirez@olfmodesto.com.
Priestly Ordination
We are planning the Ordination of three men to the priesthood for our Diocese on May 20, 2017 at 10:00am in the Cathedral of the Annunciation. All are welcome at this most joyous event!
Joseph Son Nguyen spent his pastoral year here at our parish and Deacon John H. Ngo spent time with us last summer. Both are being ordained on May 20.

First Mass
Joseph Son Nguyen will celebrate his first Mass at 5pm here at Our Lady of Fatima on May 20. Please join us for this special occasion for him and for our parish. Reception will follow the Mass.

Healing Mass - Wednesday, April 26, 7 PM,, St Stanislaus Church, 709 J St.

THANK YOU
Our community changed lives this Lent, and CRS Rice Bowl wants to say thank you! Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl in the box by the piano or at the Parish office.

Easter Sacraments Of Initiation
We joyfully celebrate with the many children, teens, and adults who are receiving Sacraments of Initiation this Easter season! Our Lady of Fatima Parish is greatly blessed by their enthusiasm and commitment to sharing the Gospel message. Thank you to their families, sponsors/godparents, and the many catechists who have helped prepare them for this momentous step on their journey of faith.
Vacation Bible School Vacation
Bible School is a great way for children to learn about their faith while having a lot of fun. In order to be able to offer this program this summer at our parish, we need some enthusiastic adults to take on the leadership of this ministry by mid April. If you are interested or have some questions, please call Melinda Miramontes or Joyce Teixeira at 524-7421. We invite you to pray about this rewarding ministry and get in touch with us soon. Thank you for considering the sharing of your faith and enthusiasm!

Healing From Divorce
DIVORCE...it affects everyone...whether it's you, a family member, friend or coworker. It happens far too often and it hurts. Our parish is here to help those suffering from the pain of divorce and separation with the “Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide.” This 12-week peer support group begins Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:30 PM in Classroom M at Our Lady of Fatima, 505 W. Granger Ave. The cost is $40 and includes all program materials. God's healing LOVE awaits so please RSVP today. https://spring2017cdsg.eventbrite.com

Book Study For The Easter Season
Make Easter a special time of blessing by joining in the discussion of Father Ronald Rolheiser’s study of the Mass, Our One Great Act of Fidelity: Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist.
We will meet on four Thursdays: May 11, 18, 25, and June 1. Participants will have two time choices for this class, either 9:30–11:00 AM in the New Hall or 7:00–8:30 PM in Room 7 of the school.
To sign up for this book study, please call Joyce Teixeira at the parish office, 524-7421. There is no cost for joining in this study besides the purchase of the book, which is available through Amazon for approximately $12.00.

Denim & Pearls Wine and Food Event
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton will hold its 4th Annual Wine and Food event, An Evening with Catholic Charities on Saturday, May 6 at The Cathedral of the Annunciation from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Taste savory foods and wine from local restaurants and wineries while listening to music and enjoying the evening with friends. All proceeds benefit the programs of Catholic Charities.
For more information and tickets, please call Rosie D’Arcy at (209) 444-5928 or visit their website:

Are you a registered parishioner?
Have you moved, changed phone numbers, or had other changes since registering?
Help us to keep our records up to date by letting us know when changes happen—call the parish office at 524-7421 or go to the
Update Form page to change your address. Do you consider yourself a member of the parish? If you do, but have not registered, please do so. Please call the parish office at 524-7421. Periodically we mail out information and would hate to have you miss out on what is happening because you haven’t let us know you are part of us. Help us to be a more welcoming parish

SCHOOL SECURITY
For security our parking lot gates will be closed at 8:15 am on school days. The sliding gate between the old hall and Church will remain closed. If you are attending weekday morning Mass we ask that you please park on the street or the parking lot in front of the school.

NEVER leave any valuable items in your car that can be seen. If you’re going to leave something in the trunk or other areas that are out of sight, place them there before you arrive. There are people who watch and wait for any opportunity to break into cars. Our security cameras are good, but they can’t stop a break-in. Also, please don’t leave bicycles parked without locking them. Purses, bags, and backpacks should never be left unattended-even while going to communion. Sadly, there are people who look for opportunities. Don’t be a victim!

Northern California Renewal Coalition Annual Catholic Charismatic Convention
May 26, 27, 28, 2017 Santa Clara Convention Center Healing Mass, Praise & Worship, Confession English, Vietnamese and Hispanic Conferences
One day event $50, Weekend $60
Register online www.NCRCSpirit.org or call Gloria Acoba (209) 725-8779 (leave a message)


 

Parish Information

Mass Schedule

Holy Days
7:30 pm Vietnamese Vigil
8:00 am, 9:00 am (school)
12:15 pm English
6:00 pm English
7:30 pm Spanish
Sacrament of Penance
Saturdays  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Parish Office: 524-7421
School Office: 524-4170
Email: school@olfmodesto.com
Religious Education: 491-3462
RCIA: 491-3468
Youth Ministry: 524-7421

Saturday Anticipated Mass
5:00 pm English
6:30 pm Spanish
Sunday
8 am, 10 am and 6 pm English
12:00 Noon Spanish
3:30 pm Vietnamese
Daily Mass

8:00 am (Monday-Saturday) English
6:30 pm (Tuesday & Thursday) Spanish

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