Our Lady of Fatima Parish News - December 2017
A few items of particular importance to our parishioners.
Welcome to Advent. Our Lady of Fatima invites you to begin your Advent journey to the Nativity through your prayers and your presence in our Perpetual Adoration Chapel by offering special
Advent prayer cards
designed by our young parishioners through the Knights of Columbus annual “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest. Visit the Adoration Chapel during Advent and offer up your prayers for friends, loved ones, and those in need, and then pick up a prayer card and fill it out and send it off in the mail, hang it on your Christmas tree, or tie it on a gift. Prayer cards are available inside the Chapel, which is accessible from the Miller Street entrance. See the flyer
or in Sunday’s bulletin for more details
In addition to a couple of overnight slots, we need coverage for
Thursday at 11 pm
- signup at
This month’s Adoration Miracle from Zaragoza, Spain can be found here:
Angel Giving Tree.
Our Angel Giving Trees project is well under way! If you have selected an ornament, thank you! Please shop for that child and return the unwrapped gifts with the ornament attached to the Miller Street vestibule collection box NO LATER than
Wednesday, December 6th
. Thank you in advance for your generosity to these children. If you have any questions, contact Margo Dukesherer 720-987-7702.
All Men of Our Lady of Fatima
parish are invited to a hearty traditional breakfast hosted by the Band of Brothers
Saturday, December 30th at 7:00 am
in the Parish Hall. Whether you are new to the parish or are a long-time parishioner, this breakfast provides the opportunity to gather, meet, and enjoy the company of men from the Our Lady of Fatima community. Each new day starts with breakfast, jump start your new year with this one. RSVPs are not required. For more information please contact Sam Berning @ 303.432.8535, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few of the many other things going on in our parish this month:
There will be ‘Lessons and Carols’ in our church on the 3rd Sunday of Advent,
at 7:00 pm. We will hear scripture on the birth of Christ and sing carols to go along with the readings. Please join us for this moving service.
Save these January dates:
Jan. 13 - Archdiocese of Denver's Masses of Remembrance - 11:00am/11:30 am in various downtown Denver parishes and the Cathedral, and Celebration of Life Rally and March - 1:00 pm State Capitol Bldg.
Jan. 19 - National March for Life - 9:00 am MST broadcast on EWTN
Jan. 20 - Colorado Right to Life Rally and March - 1:30 pm State Capitol Bldg.
Jan. 21 - Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Jan. 22 - Mass in Remembrance of 60 million+ babies aborted since ROE v Wade - 8:15 am OLF
Jan. 27 - Catholic Charities Beacon of Hope Gala - 4:00 pm Mass at Machebeuf High School and 5:30 pm Gala at Wings Over the Rockies
Jan. 27/28 - OLF's Annual Baby Shower for Life - after all Masses
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. We will not meet on 12/26/17 & 1/2/18.
Sunday Bible Study. 3-4:30 pm - Great Adventure study of the Gospel of Matthew on 12/17/17, location to be determined. 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.
Great Adventure study of Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible on 12/17/17 from 6:30 – 8 pm. 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.
12/3/17 - Breaking Open the Word in the Fireside Room during the 11:30 am Mass
12/6/17 - 6:00 - 8:45 pm: 1st Wednesday Adoration, Praise and Prayer in the church followed by "The Last Things" in the Parish Hall at 7pm.
12/8/17 - Mass The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Holy Day of Obligation
12/10/17 - Breaking Open the Word in the Fireside Room during the 11:30 am Mass/Children in Altar side of Parish Hall
12/10/17 - Fleece Blanket Project 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room and Parish Hall
12/13/17 - 6:30 - 8:45 pm in the Parish Hall, Symbolon "Matrimony and Holy Orders" and "Theology of the Body" part 1 with Eric and Mary Nydegger and Deacon Glenn Allison.
12/17/17 - Breaking Open the Word in the Fireside Room during the 11:30 am Mass/Children in Altar side of Parish Hall
12/20/17 - 6:30 - 8:45 pm in the Parish Hall, "Theology of the Body" part 2 with Eric and Mary Nydegger and Deacon Glenn Allison.
Advent/Christmas Service Project - we will share our experiences at the RCIA session on 1/3/18.
Homebound Visits - to be scheduled...
Fleece blanket project 12/10/17 @ 1:00 pm (after BOW)
Jesus Run - to be scheduled... Parish Hall to make food bags. Then to downtown to distribute to the homeless.
Please help us build His Kingdom:
* Become a sponsor or Godparent!
* Invite others to the Catholic Faith!
Sunday, December 3rd
- Teller's Taproom and Social (After the 5pm mass, the young adult group meets in the main exit of the church and heads over to Teller's Taproom and Kitchen for some dinner! All are welcome!!)
Wednesday, December 6th
- First Wednesday Adoration (From 6-7pm there is praise and worship adoration in the Our Lady of Fatima's church! Then, from 7:30-9pm, the young adult group has dinner over at Kate's house! All are welcome!!)
Wednesday, December 13th
- The YOUNG ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY!! All are welcome!!! Email Hannah at OLFyouth15@gmail.com for details
*** For complete updates on the young adult group at Our Lady of Fatima, 'like' the Facebook page at
Religious Education Calendar:
December 3 - A Family of Faith - 9:45-11:15 a.m. in School Cafeteria and Classrooms
December 4 - Confirmation Parents' Meeting - 7:00 p.m. in School Cafeteria
December 11 - Confirmation Workshop VI for Monday Option Group - 7:00 p.m. in OLF School Room 210
December 14 - Confirmation Workshop VI for Thursday Option Group - 3:15 p.m. in OLF School
December 17 - A Family of Faith Potluck Breakfast and Jesse Tree Production - 9:45-11:15 in School Cafeteria
Christmas Break for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd begins on December 19 & 20. We will return to the atrium on January 9 & 10.
Confirmation News: The Confirmation Mass for 4th graders who have not made their First Eucharist will be Saturday, February 3 at the 5:00 p.m. Mass. Prayer cards for these candidates are in a basket on the round table in the church vestibule. If you haven't already, please consider selecting a candidate you will pray for between now and Confirmation.
Middle School and High School Youth Groups
Saturday, December 2nd
- There is a middle school youth group social (grades 6-8). We are going to the movie, Wonder, at UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16 at night. For complete details, email Hannah at OLFyouth15@gmail.com ... Anyone is welcome!!
Saturday, December 9th
- Service to the homeless through Christ in the City. For grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Christ in the City is a missionary organization that serves the chronically homeless. They are friends with the homeless and invite volunteers to serve with them on the second Saturday of each month. All are welcome!! Email Hannah at OLFyouth15@gmail.com with questions
Sunday, December 17th
- A regular youth group day! Grades 6-8 meet from 3:00-4:30pm at the RE building. Grades 9-12 meet from 6:30-8:00pm at the RE building. All are welcome!! Email Hannah at OLFyouth15@gmail.com with questions!
*** For complete updates on the youth group here at Our Lady of Fatima, 'like' the Facebook page at:
Catholic Conversations will be available on December 3rd this 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: Dec 3 - When will the Church change its moral teaching?
Our Lady of Fatima School
Please join us in praying for our 8th graders who will be taking the Catholic High School Placement Tests this weekend. We have students aspiring to attend Mullen, Holy Family, and Arrupe Jesuit this year.
We have two Fatima Fun Night fundraisers this month. Please join us at the Panera Bread by Colorado Mills on December 6th. We will also be at the Jumpstreet Colorado Mills on December 21 from Noon until 4:00.
Mark Your Calendars: This year, we will be celebrating Grandparents' and Grand-friends' Day on Thursday, December 21. We will start the morning with 8:15 Mass and then come to the school for coffee and donuts, family photographs, crafts, entertainment, and tours of the school.
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, Denver Catholic, online, click on the following link:
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