OLF Parish News
Our Lady of Fatima Parish News - November 2017
A few items of particular importance to our parishioners.
Our Lady of Fatima is one of only eighteen parishes in Colorado with a Perpetual Adoration Chapel. We need your help to keep it perpetual. Please consider signing up for a regular slot or as a substitute adorer through Pentecost 2018. We can’t do it without you. To become a scheduled or substitute Adorer or if you would like more information about Adoration, please take a look at the Perpetual Adoration Chapel webpage at
. In addition to a couple of overnight slots, we need coverage for
Thursday at 11 pm
and a second person for
Sunday at 8 pm
- signup at
Altar Server Training.
There will be altar server training on November 12 after the 11:30 am Mass. This training will be for new servers 4th grade or higher, and those existing servers who feel the need to receive additional training.
Message from Tom & Lynn Martinez
A heartfelt thanks from Tom and Lynn Martinez and family to all of you! We have been so blessed by so many this past year; your generosity of thoughts, prayers, support and kindness have helped us beyond what words can express. We couldn’t have made it through all the changes in the past year without all of you. God Bless you all. We are extremely fortunate to belong to such a dynamic Parish, both church and school. Remember, that we walk by faith not by sight.
A few of the many other things going on in our parish this month:
Food Box Ministry
- Volunteer Sign Ups will be the weekend November 4th and 5th.
- Box Prep will be on Saturday, November 11.
- Box Intake will be the weekend of November 18 & 19.
There many tasks which need great volunteers like you. Please look for Sign Up Stations outside of all Masses on Nov 4th and 5th and see how you can help.
Box Prep - Saturday, November 11 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Box Intake - Saturday, November 18 - 3:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Box Intake - Sunday, November 19 - 6:30 am to 11:00 am
Home Delivery - Sunday, November 19 - 11:30 am to 12:30 am
Agency Deliveries - Sunday, November 19 - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Clean Up - Sunday, November 19 - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
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Thank you to all who attended the Sundancer Gala on October 21 at Pinehurst Country, both in person and through their generous donations, and all who donated their time, talent and treasure in some way. Because of you, the event was a huge success and a wonderful time for the community of Fatima! If you haven’t picked up your items from the silent auction, please call the parish office. To view pictures from the evening, please go to
For any questions, please email
. We hope to see you at next year’s gala! Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Our Lady of Fatima parishioners are invited to join Archbishop Aquila at the
2nd Annual Eucharistic Procession for Life
on Saturday, November 4th beginning at 10:00 am in the public right of way at Planned Parenthood located at 7155 E 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207. Please come to raise fervent prayers for the end of abortions and to save souls.
40 Days for Life organization
has announced a scholarship contest. It is open to all full-time graduate or undergraduate students who are involved in the pro-life movement. Winner will be awarded a $4,040 scholarship and flown to San Francisco with a parent or guardian to receive their award on-stage at the Walk for Life West Coast in January. Application deadline is December 15, 2017. See
for more details and application process.
Habitat for Humanity Outreach Ministry
Our Lady of Fatima and the Habitat Helpers faith coalition are currently building a new three-bedroom home for our partner family, Dismas Niyokumfasha and Beatrice Irankunda, and their three boys. It’s part of the 63-home development at Sheridan Square near the intersection of Hampden and Federal. Again this year, we ask for the help of our parish community to become involved through prayers, volunteerism, and financial support. Please visit the OLF Outreach Ministry page on the parish website at
for details, contact information, and a link to sign up for a workday. Thank you for your continued support of this life-changing ministry!
New Parishioners Ministry!
Our goal is to personally reach out to new parishioners and make them feel welcome and loved at Our Lady of Fatima. We are planning on doing this by looking for a team of volunteers to meet one on one with a new parishioner. On average, a volunteer would meet with a new parishioner once every two months. This would entail calling/emailing the new parishioner, meeting with them one on one at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, and showing Christ’s love to them by creating friendships with them. Contact or Danielle Jones at 303-233-1283 or
Fatima Mass Greeters
Would you like to become a Greeter for weekend Mass? We invite you to sign up and try it out! We especially need Greeters for Saturday 5 pm and Sunday 5 pm Masses. Being a Greeter is simple! We arrive 15-20 min. early to Mass and station ourselves at an exterior door of the church. As people arrive, we offer a friendly hello and open the door. If you are feeling a nudge from the Holy Spirit, email Elisa Foster or signup today online at
. To see a greeter in action, click
. Thank you for prayerfully considering to help welcome the Lord’s flock to the Supper of the Lamb!
Adult Faith Formation
Encounter Prayer Group. You are invited to a beautiful hour of Ignatian prayer with Scripture, silence and intentions on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Church.
Sunday Bible Study.
3-4:30 pm - Great Adventure study of the Gospel of Matthew on 11/12/17 and 11/26/17 in the Parish Hall. This is the same time as the Edge Youth Group and it is open to all adults. You are welcome to join us for one or all of the sessions.
6:30-8 pm - Great Adventure study of Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible on 11/12/17 in the Parish Hall. This is the same time as the LifeTeen Youth Group and it is open to all adults. You are welcome to join us for one or all of the sessions.
The Rites of Acceptance and Welcome will be celebrated during the 11:30 am Mass on Sunday, 11/26/17 and will be followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Please rsvp for the reception to:
11/1/17 - 6:00 - 8:45 pm: Mass-Solemnity of All Saints in the church followed by "The Pascal Mystery" at 7 pm in the Parish Hall.
11/8/17 - 6:00 - 8:45 pm: 1st Wednesday Adoration, Praise and Prayer in the church followed by "The Holy Spirit" at 7 pm in the Parish Hall.
11/15/17 - 6:30 - 8:45 pm in the Parish Hall, "Why do I Need the Church?", Advent Plan, and Sponsor/Godparent forms due.
- 6:30 - 8:45 pm in the Parish Hall, Advent Plan and practice for the Rites of Acceptance and Welcome on 11/26/17.
11/29/17 - 6:30 - 8:45 pm in the Parish Hall, Deacon Rich on the Liturgical Year, Lectionary and blessing Bibles. Share Advent Plan with group.
Schedule your readiness for the Rites interview to be completed by 11/17/17
Please help us build His Kingdom:
* Become a sponsor or Godparent!
* Invite others to the Catholic Faith!
Religious Education / Youth Ministry
Religious Education Calendar:
November 5 - 9:45-11:15 am - A Family of Faith in OLF School Cafeteria and classrooms
November 6 - 7:00-8:30 pm - Confirmation Parent Meeting in OLF School Cafeteria
November 11 - 9:00 am - Noon - First Reconciliation Workshop II in Church, OLF School, Parish Hall
November 13 - 7:00-8:15 pm - Confirmation Workshop IV - Monday option in OLF School
November 16 - 3:15-4:30 pm - Confirmation Workshop IV - Thursday option in OLF School and Cafeteria
November 19 - 9:45-11:15 am - A Family of Faith - Breakfast Potluck and Advent Wreath Making - OLF School
November 27 - 7:00-8:15 pm - Confirmation Workshop V - Monday option in OLF School
November 30 - 3:15-4:30 pm - Confirmation Workshop V - Thursday option in OLF School and Cafeteria
Catholic Conversations will be available on November 5th and 19th this month, and December 3 at the start of next month. Marcus Ritosa will be outside the church to help answer any and all questions you might have about Jesus Christ, the Catholic faith, or the intersections of faith and life. This month's challenge topics: Nov 5 - Sharing the Faith with your children, Nov 19 - Your turn: How would you answer a tough question?, Dec 3 - When will the Church change its moral teaching?.
Our Lady of Fatima School
Open House. You are invited to our school on Friday November 10th from 8:15-10:30 to experience the Catholic education and welcoming community we have to offer. Join us for Mass at 8:15 with tours of our school to follow. Academic Excellence with Catholic Vision - come see for yourself and spread the word to others you know!
Middle School Information Night. Join us on November 16 from 6:00-7:00 pm to discover the gifts of a Catholic school education. Our principal, teachers, and graduates will present information on our Catholic identity, rigorous academics, and nurturing community.
8th Grade Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser. Spread some cheer and order holiday poinsettias for only $14 each or 3 for $39! Three beautiful colors in 6.5” pots are available: Red, white or picasso (pink and white). Order Forms are available in the school and parish offices. Orders are due back to the office by Friday, November 17th. All orders must be picked up Friday, December 1st between 2 pm – 4 pm from the school cafeteria. Thank you for your support of Our Lady of Fatima School’s 8th Grade Graduation!
Save the Date. In lieu of the Ladies’ Luncheon, PTT has decided to try something new! Join us for our Holiday Happy Hour on December 1 from 2:00-6:00 pm in the gym. We have 20 vendors selling jewelry, clothing, crafts, and many more fun Christmas gifts. Vendors include Matilda Jane, Scentsy, Mary Kay, Touchstone Crystals by Swarovski, Lularoe, Thirty-One, Stella and Dot, Usborne, Lipsense, Whipped Products, Chasing Stars, Georgie Lu Stationary and gifts, Norwex, Teri Nydegger, KW Designs and more! The cost is $15 per person, which includes appetizers and beverages. Please RSVP in the school or parish office.
Men of Fatima
We are looking to communicate better with the men of our parish. Men, please add yourselves to the Men of Our Lady of Fatima FlockNote group by clicking here
. We will send you periodic information on things of interest to the men of the parish.
The Band of Brothers men’s group meets every Saturday morning at 6 am in the Parish Hal for breakfast and prayer Come check us out.
You can also add yourself to the Band of Brothers men's group FlockNote group by clicking here:
Band of Brothers
Knights of Columbus
The Knights are always looking for quality men who wish to be better fathers, husbands, and Catholics to join our family-oriented council. Consider coming to a social meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 pm, or talk to a Knight at the prayer program, the pancake breakfast, or join the Knights' FlockNote group at
. They can also be reached at
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From the Archdiocese
To read the Archdiocese's newspaper,
, online, click on the following link:
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