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Good Luck Marcy!
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Marcy Dessert, our current third grade catechist on Sunday mornings. Marcy has been teaching and sharing her faith with our students for 28 years. Go with our prayers and gratitude, Marcy!

Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School
Junior High Information Night, Thursday, February 18 6:30 pm in the Old Hall
Get registration info, meet the teachers, learn about the curriculum. Learn more
about our faith community and safe environment.

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). Please contact Katie Steffanic, Youth Minister, at 524-7421 or Ksteffanic@gmail.com with any questions.

MARRIED COUPLES: This New Year resolve to make your marriage the best it can be by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend! Valentine's Day is right around the corner. The next Weekend date is: Feb 12-14, 2016 in Modesto, CA. Early Registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: http://www.stocktonwwme.org or
contact John & Angelica at applications@stocktonwwme.org or 209-691-0603.

Social Justice Ministry Corner
Saturday, February 20th
10 am-11:30 am
Our Lady of Fatima New Hall.
Our Common Home: A Laudato Si' Toolkit, offered by The Environmental Justice Program of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Stockton.

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society has an ongoing need for canned chicken, Ham- burger/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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As a parishioner in your local church and of the Diocese of Stockton, we ask you to help meet the challenge we now face. To succeed in accomplishing the goals of this appeal to benefit our parishes and the Diocese, we ask each Catholic family to consider a sacrificial gift.
To assist in making your decision, Suggested Giving Plans have been prepared for your consideration. Keep in mind that no pledge is too small or too large. It should have some relationship to your standard of living and God’s generosity to you and your family.
Our ultimate goal is 100% participation! Checks should be made payable to the BISHOP’S MINISTRY APPEAL TRUST.
Thank you for your generosity and support. If you have any questions please contact the Development office at (209) 546-7643.

Lent begins Ash Wednesday, February 10
(A day of fasting and abstinence) Ashes will be distributed during the following liturgies:
8:00 AM Mass | 9:00 AM Liturgy of the Word
12:15 PM Liturgy of the Word
6:00 PM Mass | 7:30 PM Mass (Spanish)

Don’t give up chocolate this Lent, add to your spiritual life with daily reflections/studies at:
• Matthew Kelly - www.DynamicCatholic.com/Lent or
• Bishop Robert Barron - www.Lentreflections.com or
http://www.crsricebowl.org/daily-reflections or
https://stpaulcenter.com/studies/courses/ or one of many others you may already know about.
Go on retreat: http://christthekingretreatcenter.org, www.sandamiano.org
Join us for morning prayer at 7:15 am and the rosary at 7:30 am Monday thru Saturday.

Join our parish and school community at our Annual
OLF Men's Club/Knights of Columbus Fish Fry. We will be hosting two dinners this year, Friday, February 19 and March 18 at 6 PM in the Old Hall. Tickets are available at the school and parish offices for $8 for adults and $4 for children. Dinner consists of fried fish, coleslaw, fries and a drink. Hope to see you there!


February 7, 2016
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis calls us to share with everyone the tender compassion of God
that we ourselves have experienced. In today’s Gospel, Luke uses a special Greek word conveying just such tenderness. In the other Gospels, Jesus calls the disciples to be “fishers,” haleis, the same word that means catching fish with hooks or nets, to be killed and eaten. But Luke uses zogron, from zoe or “life,” meaning “catch or gather people alive,” as animal lovers capture without harming, rescue from “the wild” for a better life, and protect in aquarium or zoo, tenderly cared for by professionals committed to the creatures’ well-being. So in Luke’s vision—and Pope Francis’ as well—we who have been “caught alive” by God’s mercy ourselves are to become “missionaries of mercy” during this Jubilee Year of Mercy, rescuing fellow sinners from danger and gathering them into Jesus’ community to enjoy fullness of life.

Christian Life Program
We are blessed with a richness of cultures here at Our Lady of Fatima, including many language groups. To bring these together, the Modesto unit of Couples for Christ has been invited by our pastor, Fr. Khoi, to present a Christian Life Program beginning Saturday, February 20, 2016.
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy we are called to find ways to embrace our unity as ONE church community in a true spirit of forgiveness and fellowship. It can be fun, too!
Information: contact Ron/Lori Leonardo (543-2908/556-7447) or David/Tess Kennedy (499-9088/996-1910) Registration will begin after Mass in January.

Diocese of Stockton Ministry Day 2014Merciful Like The Father
The parables of mercy, the psalms of mercy, the sacrament of healing and reconciliation, restoring justice and forgiveness, the community of faith at the service of God’s mercy... Which one will YOU sign up for? Whether you are a parish leader of a leader in your own household, Ministry Day in the Year of Mercy is the right match for you. Check list of speakers and sign up now. $25.00 until February 22, and with every five, the 6th one comes free.
Complete program available at the Diocesan webpage, www.stocktondiocese.org or call Leticia, 209 -466-0636 ext 621.
Parent Meetings
Parents of children preparing for Reconciliation and Eucharist are required to attend two Parent Faith Formation
meetings each year of preparation. If you have not attended the required meetings, here is a list of the remaining meetings:
♦ Tuesday, February 16th, 7pm in the church (Spanish)
♦ Thursday, February 25th, 7pm in the New Hall (English)
♦ Friday, March 11th, 7 pm in the New Hall (English) Please be sure to sign in at the meetings you attend in order to get credit for your attendance.
Modesto Catholic Professional & Business Club
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Speaker: Ned Dolejsi, Executive Director for the California Catholic Conference of Bishops. He will update us on current legislation and its connection to our Catholic faith. RSVP at cpbcmodesto@gmail.com , at http://www.cpbcmodesto.org/ or Cathy (209) 968-8086. Old Mill Café, 600 9th St Networking: 7 AM, Break- fast and Speaker: 7:15 AM $15 for members & guests, $20 non-members
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!


Next Monday, February 15, 2016
The Parish offices will be closed Friday, Feb. 12 and Monday Feb. 15.
There will be NO religious education classes that weekend.




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Second Collection
The 5th Sunday collection for St. Vincent de Paul
Society has been moved to February 27 & 28. You can drop your envelope in the collection basket now or wait until the end of February. We greatly appreciate, and need, your support as we serve many people in our community.

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

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.

St. Frances of Rome Parish in Riverbank is looking for a licensed building contractor. If interested, please call 209-869-2996 before January 12,2016.


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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