OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH
505 W. Granger Ave., Modesto, CA 95350
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Second Collection
The Catholic Home Missions Appeal will take place this weekend, April 23 & 24. One way that this appeal works to support home mission dioceses in the United States is by supporting seminarian formation in poor dioceses. The blessing of seminarians places a financial burden on these dioceses, because educating each seminarian costs $35-40K per year. Your support is needed for these young men so that they might go back and serve their parishes. Please strengthen the Church at home by making a generous gift to next week’s appeal.

Youth Group is open to all 6-12 graders. Weekly gatherings will be on Saturday evenings from 6:15-8 pm in Innisfree (behind the parish office). Next meetings are: April 23, 30. COME & SEE!
Please contact Katie Steffanic, Youth Minister, at 524-7421 or
Ksteffanic@gmail.com.

Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School is accepting applications for fourth and fifth grade teachers and a junior high teacher. The teacher(s) must hold a current and valid California Teaching Credential. He or she must be able to maintain a systematic written plan for organization, curriculum, and instruction, including daily lesson plans. He or she must utilize research-based instructional strategies, teaching methods, and technology. The teacher must address the needs of all learners while maintaining a classroom environment conducive for learning. Communication with parents regarding student progress is of the utmost importance. Postings can be found on EdJoin.org. Call Melissa Neder, Principal, at 524-4170 for more information.

Let Your Imagination Soar!
Catholic Social Service Guild Annual Tablescape Luncheon fundraiser.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, doors open 10 am, luncheon at 11:30 am. Featuring a multitude of decorated tables, boutique, and luncheon by Greens, this event raises funds for Catholic Charities’ Homemaker Program in Stanislaus County. St. Joseph’s Church, Fr. O’Hare Hall, 1813 Oakdale Rd. $40. Call Catheryn Harty (209) 599-2442 for more information.


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True Christian Community
Can you imagine a world such as the one put before us in today’s scripture readings? Communities of believers everywhere would support and en- courage one another and be identified as Christians by the way they love each other. It would be a world
with no tears, no death and mourning, no crying out in pain. “Behold, I make all things new,” we hear the Son of God say in the second reading from the book of Revelation (21:5).
Is this world of John’s vision only imaginary? Are these faithful followers for whom Jesus prayed only a savior’s dream? Today they are put before us as a worthy goal. How much closer can we come to this vision of a true Christian community in our lives today?
—Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

Year Of Mercy - St. Stanislaus-Holy Door
The schedule for St. Stanislaus' Holy Door at the 1200 Maze Blvd. Church in Modesto will be: Weekdays: Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Weekends: Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 8:00PM

The Year of Mercy is an invitation to awaken our hearts to the joy of the Gospel, to be the healing heart and caring hands of Jesus with compassion and unbounded generosity towards others. Prayerfully consider joining in support of Bishop Stephen Blaire and make your 2016 commitment today. Visit: www.StocktonDiocese.org/BMA

Blessings to all who are receiving Jesus in Communion the first time
First Communions will be celebrated at 5 pm, 10 am, and 12 noon Masses the April 16-17 weekend.

Congratulations!
To our Neophytes, those who received the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil:
Alexander Arango, Anne Sarah Boliscar, Brunia Boliscar, Gorvendo Boliscar, Isabella Cannistraci, Alejandro De La Cruz, Daisy Gil-Rodriguez, Rosalinda Lopez, Isabella Martinez, Annalyse Moreno, Anastashia Murillo, Peyton Tremayne, Sophia Tremayne, Amador Villanueva, Raymie Villanueva, Veronica Villanueva, Alexa Wyse, Michael Fossan

Congratulations!
To all the candidates who celebrated Confirmation with the Bishop on Saturday, March 19. May the Holy Spirit continue to bless them on their faith journeys.

Annual Men’s Club Golf Tourney
Come join us for the 14th Annual OLF Men's Club Golf Tournament. The event will take place on Saturday April 30th at Lockeford Springs Golf Course in Lodi. Bus leaves OLF at 7am and golf starts at 9am. $130 for individual player and $440 for foursome. Entry includes golf, golf cart, chicken/rib dinner, and lots of fun with fellow OLF parents and parishioners. Sponsorship opportunities also available from $50-1000. Proceeds from the event help fund scholarships for OLF students attending Central Catholic. Sign up at the school or parish office or contact Keith Early at 209-380-7320.

An Evening with Catholic Charities-Wine and Food Event
Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton will hold its 3rd Annual Wine and Food event, An Evening with Catholic Charities on Saturday, April 30 at The Cathedral of the Annunciation from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. 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.

Religious Education
Re-registrations only for those students currently enrolled will be in room M on
Saturday, April 23 & Sunday, April 24 from 9 am-12 noon, Monday, April 25 from 3:30-5 pm and Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1 from 9 am-12 noon, Monday, May 2 from 3:30-5 pm. Please be prepared to pay the 2016-2017 registration fees and any unpaid balances at time of registration. If registering siblings for the first time, a copy of their baptismal certificate must be provided at time of registration.
Our fees are: Per family Reg. $60. Book/Materials $25 per child.
Sacramental Prep. $20 per sacrament per child

(Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation)
For new students, watch the bulletin for registration times to be held in early June.
St. Francis Retreat: All Parishioners and their guests are welcome to join us Friday, June 3, to attend the St. Francis Retreat in San Juan Bautista, CA. Storer Bus will leave OLF parking lot at 7:15 a.m. that morning arriving in San Juan around 9:30. The cost is $50 and includes transportation. coffee and snack upon arrival. Retreat begins at 10, Mass at 11, Lunch, Final Retreat at 1 pm and concludes at 2:30 p.m. At this time we bus over to Mission San Juan Bautista where you can tour the mission or enjoy the shops in the area. We arrive back in Modesto at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $50 payable at sign-up. This is truly an enjoyable day of spirituality and friendship. Reservations can be made at the Seniors meeting or by contacting De Corrin 523-2272, Erma Ming- ham 529-1354, Dorothy Carlucci 529-6035.

Creating A Culture Of Protection
Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2016

The best way to protect our children and our church is for adults to learn red flag behaviors and to report concerns.
This creates a culture of protection. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse. https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubpdfs/whatiscan.pdf

An Evening with Catholic Charities-Wine and Food Event
Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton will hold its 3rd Annual Wine and Food event, An Evening with Catholic Charities on Saturday, April 30 at The Cathedral of the Annunciation from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. 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.

1st Annual Central Valley Catholic Men’s Conference
June 11, 2016, St. Joseph’s, Modesto, CA. Featuring Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Deacon Alex Jones, with talks also by John Sablan and Richard Braun. Please visit www.kofc10644.com or www.worldablaze.com for event registration and details.

Principal Opening
St. Stanislaus Catholic Community, Modesto, is seeking a dynamic, energetic, Catholic principal to lead the parish Catholic school beginning July 1, 2016. The preferred candidate will have a valid California administrative credential and five or more years experience working in Catholic schools. All interested parties must submit an application and send a follow up email with supporting materials and documentation to Marian Graham at mgraham@ststanscc.org:
• Letter of Introduction
• Resume/Curriculum Vitae
• Copies of current certification(s)
• Letters of recommendation (3)

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.

 

 

Jesus Christ Has Risen!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
Easter is a time of new life. As always, we participate in that new life when we come together at Mass to give thanks to God each Sunday. Your support and participation is vital to our parish.
On behalf of the clergy and staff, I wish each of you a very happy and holy Easter Season!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Khoi Pham, Pastor

 

 

 

 

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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.

Don’t Be A Victim
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 w ho 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!


 

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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