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505 W. Granger Ave., Modesto, CA 95350
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Second Collection
September 10 & 11 will be for the Catholic University ofAmerica.

Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School
Welcome to the new school year! We welcome all of our returning and new students as we begin a new year of academic adventure!

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School is seeking a part-time Director of Advancement and Enrollment
. This position reports to the Principal and is responsible for the overall planning, management, coordination, and evaluation of the enrollment management, development, communications and constituent/public relations programs of the school—activities that create a supportive climate for enrollment. This is all in an effort to provide sufficient resources to insure the school can achieve its mission.
For more information about the job responsibilities and qualifications, visit www.bit.ly/297UTN5 or contact Melissa Neder at 524-4170 or mneder@olfcatholicschool.com.

Are you 50 or older? We have a wonderful group of Seniors who would love to have you join us. Contact DeLois Corrin 523-2272 for more information.

Marriage Encounters & Workshops
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Worldwide Marriage Encounter Married Couples.
- Stockton Engaged Encounter.
- You Can Help Your Marriage.
- Natural Family Planning Classes
More Information

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.

Social Justice Ministry Corner
Counseling the Doubtful - Follow Christ with the witness of your life so that others may see God's love revealed in your actions. Be an example of God's love drawing others to Him. "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you...Let not your hearts be troubled..." Jn 14:27


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Prayer: The Faith Prayed
This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 18, 2016 and will focus on the theme “Prayer: The Faith Prayed.” Catechists will be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.
Please go to Catechetical Sunday 2016 for more resources.



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

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 8:00 PM.

Fall Festival Fun
Mark your calendars and start planning for Our Lady of Fatima’s Fall Festival to be held Sept. 30, Oct. 1 & 2. Fun, games, food, and “Fatima’s Got Talent” will once again fill our weekend.
The library will host their Annual Food Booth at the OLF Fall Festival. Profits from this booth will benefit every student with new books and resources in our Library. This will be the hot spot to buy snacks (chips, chocolate, brownies, candy, etc.), slushies, and meals such as pulled pork sandwiches, hotdogs, hamburgers, and fully loaded nachos.
After 19 years as our parish Director of Religious Education, Vicki Lamanna has retired. Vicki and her husband Al will continue as parishioners and be involved parish ministries and activities, so we will still see them.
Thank you Vicki for your years of tireless ministry of bringing people into the Church and forming them in their faith.

After over 11 years working and serving as our school and Church Director of Music Ministry Helen Roddy has moved on to other adventures. We thank Helen for her devotion to the church and school and the countless hours of preparation and practice that lead to one of the best music ministries in our diocese.

After 3 years as our Youth Minister, Katie Steffanic will leave us to begin her final year as a full time college student, earning her bachelor’s degree in music. In order to meet the demands of this academic year, Katie will be moving to Stockton. Thank you Katie for your ministry to our Youth and as a cantor.

Welcome to our new Director of Religious Education, Joyce Teixeira

Children’s Liturgy Of The Word
All people are called to actively participate in the liturgy. For children, that may mean having the Sunday scriptures and reflection presented to them in a way they can fully understand. If you would like to help plan a Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 10:00
Mass, please call Joyce Teixeira in the parish office, 491-3468. Thank you!

Dinner Dance
Our Lady of Fatima, 505 W Granger Ave, Modesto Saturday, September 10, 2016
Dinner: 6-7:30 pm, Dance: 7:30-11:30 pm
Papapavlo’s Restaurant & Music by X02
Donation $25.00 per person to benefit the construction of our shrine for the Virgin of
Guadalupe

Position Open
Our Lady of Fatima Parish is now accepting applications for a Director of Music Ministry. This position requires experience in music and Liturgical Ministry. For more information please call David at (209) 524-7421.

Walking With Purpose
Looking for a way to get back in the swing of things after summer vacation?
Join us for a six week scripture study Thursdays, 6 pm in Room 5, beginning September 1st through October 13th. September 1st will be an information night to meet and greet one another and order materials. For more information and to reserve your space please call Ann at (209) 996-4357 or Susan at (209) 613-3929.

St. Mary’s International Festival
1225 Olive St., Oakdale, CA Saturday, Sept. 17 Western BBQ dinner 5:30—8:30 pm and Sunday, Sept. 18 9:30 am bilingual Mass, Festival begins after Mass and ends at 5 pm. For more information call Debbie Santillanes (209) 559-0608 or visit www.stmarysoakdale.org

Help needed—Catechists
Do you feel called to share your faith with the children of our parish? The Religious Education program is in need of catechists, all in the English speaking classes. Is God calling you to fill the need? Classes are on Sunday 8:30-9:45, Sunday 11:15-12:30, and Monday 3:30-4:45. Call Melinda Miramontes at 491-3462 or Vicki Lamanna at 491-3468 for more information.

Bishop's Awards Dinner
We are celebrating parish ministry leaders at the 2016 Bishop’s Awards Dinner! Join us for the 2016 Bishop’s Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Parish Holy Family Center in Tracy.
Bishop Blaire would like to celebrate his retirement by honoring outstanding parish ministry leaders in our Diocese at the 2016 Bishop’s Awards Dinner.
Proceeds from the event benefit SEEDS: which provides tuition assistance to students who otherwise could not afford a Catholic education and Catholic Charities which supports families, reduces poverty and builds strong communities.
To purchase tickets and for sponsorship opportunities, call the Development Office at (209) 466-0636 or visit:http://stocktondiocese.org/bishops-awards

English Cursillo Retreat Weekends
Greetings CURSILLISTAS, is there someone close to your heart that is ready to live a weekend? If so, the Diocese of Stockton English Cursillo Movement will be hosting this years Retreats on the following dates:
Men’s Cursillo Retreat 3-day Weekend - October 6-9th, 2016
Women’s Cursillo Retreat 3-day Weekend - October 20-23rd, 2016

Cursillistas should be familiar with the group method to teach candidates and candidates must be able to receive the body and blood of Christ. For more information on being a sponsor and applications contact Gilbert Somera (209) 401-7143.

Linen Ministry
How are you making a return to the Lord for all he has given you? Could you find time to help out in a wonderful ministry of service in the parish? Our Linen Ministry cares for the altar linens—such as the corporals, purificators and hand towels from each Mass. With over 12 weekly Masses celebrated, many hands are needed. Would you be willing to volunteer a few hours per month? Call Lisa Rego at 872-1995. Thanks be to God for the volunteers who serve in this and all of our ministries.

Youth Group Come join us for Tuesday & Thursday morning Mass & breakfast, 8 am to noon in the hall. Youth Group is open to all 6th-12th graders. Please contact Katie Steffanic, Youth Minister, at 524-7421 or Ksteffanic@gmail.com with any questions.
 

 

 

 

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Can You Spend One Hour With Me?
Jesus asked His Apostles, “Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?” This is a beautiful way to spend quiet time in the presence of our Lord. Hours for exposition are: 12 noon to 5:00 pm, Thursdays.

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.

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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