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Second Collection
May 28 & 29 is our 5th Sunday collection for our St. Vincent de Paul Society.
June 4 & 5 collection for the Catholic
Communication Campaign

Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School is accepting applications for a third grade teacher and fourth grade teacher. Postings can be found on EdJoin.org. Call Melissa Neder, Principal, at 524-4170 for more information.
We are also accepting applications for new students for the 2016-2017 school year.

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.

Teaching Positions Open
St. Mary’s High School in Stockton is seeking quality teachers for the 2016-2017 school year: Part-time Geometry, English. Full-time Spanish, English, Social Studies, Physics (including Advanced Placement Physics), and Biology/ Physical Science. A degree and credential in the subject area and teaching experience are preferred.
Please send your resume and letter of intent to (209) 957-0861 or email

Position Open—St. Joseph’s
Full time, benefit eligible position opening of Parish School of Religion Coordinator. Provides leadership and coordination for the Jr. High First Year Youth Confirmation, Grades 1-6 programs and ages 3-5 programs of the parish. Please forward resumes to the attention of the Director of Operations, tmenezes@stjmod.com or directly to St. Joseph’s Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. The position description is available in the parish office. For more information please call 551-4973, ext. 207. Open until filled.


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Memorial Day Mass
St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, 1141 Scenic Dr., Modesto will be having a Memorial Day Mass in English in our Chapel/Mausoleum at 9 am on May 30. Father Chris Varghese from Our Lady of Fatima Church will be the celebrant. Following Mass there will be a “dove release”.


The Gift of the Eucharist
contains three blessings which step by step enhance ever more the mercy of the Savior…
[Christi] concealed himself under the appearance of very ordinary food in order that we might receive him into our bodies and he might strengthen the life of grace in our souls time and again. This also might have been sufficient, for surely it would infinitely surpass all we could expect from the mercy of our Savior.
But he went still further, and forever united the Eucharistic transubstantiation with his bloody sacrifice on the cross, thus giving it the character of sacrifice equal in value to that of the cross. He commanded his Church to offer that sacrifice with the participation of the faithful. In so doing he made it possible for every one of us to offer God something of infinite value that God cannot reject and that can obtain from him everything for us.
At the same time, Christ made the Eucharist the center of the whole life of his Mystical Body. He surrounded it with other sacraments which all serve it and draw from it their strength and their value. Christ’s presence in the tabernacle should be a continual reminder of our Savior’s mercy for us;...every Holy Communion, and...the Eucharistic sacrifice of the Mass should strike us as evidence of his mercy.
A Meditation on the Eucharist By Servant of God, Father Hyacinth Woroniecki, O.P.

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

Confirmation pictures are here!!
You may pick them up in the Parish Office Monday-Friday from 8:30-12 and 1pm-7 pm or Saturday or Sunday from 9 am-1 pm. Even if you did not order pictures, please come and get the free 5 X 7 of your child taken at the moment he/she was confirmed. It’s a free gift from Our Lady of Fatima Parish!

First Communion pictures are also in!! If you purchased pictures of your child on his/her 1st Communion day, you may pick them up in the Parish Office.

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.

Please help us prepare to welcome newly ordained Deacon John H Ngo who will be joining us June 27 for his summer pastoral time here at Our Lady of Fatima.

Positions Open
Our Lady of Fatima Church is now
accepting applications for three positions:
1. Cook. This part-time position is for a person to shop and prepare lunch for the priests Monday through Friday.
2. Director of Religious Education. This full-time position Oversees and guides all religious education programs of the parish, including: Adult Formation, RCIA process and our Children/Youth Religious Education programs.
3. Youth Minister. This part-time position is for a person to oversee our High School and Jr. High Youth Groups.
For more information and applications please call the parish office: 209 524-7421.

Dates: July 25th—29th Time: 9:00 am– 12:00 noon. $10.00 per child. Registration forms available in the Parish Office and are due by July 11. Space is limited to 120 children so register early!
Camp Counselor applications are also available. Applicants must be entering 7th grade or above. Counselors must commit to the entire week: July 25th-29th from 8 am to 1 pm AND training on Saturday July 23rd from 10 am-12 noon.

New registrations for 2016-2017 school year will be accepted on Saturday, June 4 from 1:00pm-3:00 pm, and Sunday, June 5 from 10:00 am-noon in the M room. Please be prepared to pay 2016-2017 fees and any unpaid balances. Fees: Per Family reg. $60
Book/Materials $25 per child; Sacramental Prep. $20 per child.

Creating Sabbath Space In Our Lives
Five Part Video retreat with Ron Rolheiser
Our Lady of Fatima Church - Old Hall. Wednesdays: June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th from 7:00-8:30 pm, $20.00 per person. For more information call Vicki at (209) 491-3468. This presentation will count as a parent faith formation meeting for those who have children in the Sacramental Preparation process for Reconciliation and Eucharist. NO CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE.

MARRIED COUPLES: By offering Married Couples the beautiful experience of a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, the Catholic Church is affirming and supporting you in your chosen vocation – Marriage. Take advantage of this great gift to enhance your relationship and enjoy a love-filled weekend away together. The next Marriage Encounter Weekends are July 16-17 in Manteca and Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Modesto. For more information visit our website at: http:// www.stocktonwwme.org or contact John & Angelica at applications@stocktonwwme.org or 209-691-0603.

Saints And Special Observances
Sunday: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Monday: Ninth Week in Ordinary Time; Memorial Day
Tuesday: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday: St. Justin
Thursday: Ss. Marcellinus and Peter
Friday: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus; First Friday
Saturday: The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday

Youth Group is open to all 6th-12th graders. We will begin our summer Tuesday & Thursday morning Mass & breakfast on June 14, 8 am to noon in the hall. Please contact Katie Steffanic, Youth Minister, at 524-7421 or Ksteffanic@gmail.com with any questions .




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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

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

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
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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