Our Lady of Fatima Parish News - February 2018
A few items of particular importance to our parishioners.
Lent is less than two weeks away, and there is no better way to start your Lent by spending some time with the Lord in Adoration. Thank you to all of our regular and substitute adorers who make Perpetual Adoration available for all of us. You will be hearing more about signing up for Perpetual Adoration over the next few weeks. Please consider committing to regular Adoration through Pentecost 2019.
In the meantime, in addition to a couple of overnight slots, we could use help covering the following slots:
Friday at 6 pm
Saturday at 5 pm.
For more information about explaining the Holy Eucharist to children and for this month’s
Adoration Miracle of Lanciano
, click here:
All Men of Our Lady of Fatima
are invited to meet for our monthly First Friday Mass on February 2 at 6:30 am at OLF. For those who have the time and inclination, we will also grab a quick breakfast afterwards at Sunrise/Sunset at 6th Avenue and Garrison, To get more information about our First Fridays, add your name to our FlockNote group at
or to receive information about men’s activities at Fatima, add your name to the Men of Fatima FlockNote group:
Men of Fatima
A few of the many other things going on in our parish this month:
Please save the date for our concert next month. Angelus, A Sacred Concert, will be performed on
Sunday, March 18, 201
8 at 7:00 pm in Our Lady of Fatima Church. This concert will feature International Guitarists Masa Ito and Steve Waechter along with the Colorado School of Mines Concert Choir, the Children’s Choir from St. John the Baptist Church in Longmont, Our Lady of Fatima Choir and more. It should be spectacular so please join us!
Admission is free, but you do need a ticket
. Tickets are now available in the Parish Office, the RE Office and by emailing
40 Days for Life Prayer Warriors
, please save time on your calendars on
Saturday, February 24
Tuesday, March 6
for Our Lady of Fatima’s prayer dates at Planned Parenthood for the Lenten campaign. This will be the largest campaign ever with 351 participating locations in 25 countries! Our parish will be signing-up prayer warriors after all Masses the weekend of February 17. Check your calendars and come prepared to select your preferred date and time! You can also sign-up for these and other dates of the campaign at
Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Baby Shower for Life, both in donating and volunteering, thus providing many needed items and cash donations to our Gabriel House, The Little Flower Maternity Home, the Lakewood Alternatives Pregnancy Center and Marisol Health (formerly Lighthouse Pregnancy Center). Your generosity will bring blessings to many mothers and their babies.
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.
2/4/18 - 11:30 am: Mass in church and Breaking Open the Word, then Fleece Blanket Project in the Fireside room
2/7/18 - 6-7pm: Adoration, Praise and Prayer and Anointing of the Catechumens in the church; 7-8:45pm Preparing for Lent in the Parish Hall.
2/11/18 - 11:30 am: Mass in church and Breaking Open the Word in the Fireside room
2/14/18 – 6pm: Mass for Ash Wednesday in the church; 6:30-8:45 pm Practice for Rites, Preparing for Lent and sponsor/Godparent meeting in the Parish Hall.
2/17/18 – 8:15am: Mass in church and Rite of Sending at OLF in the church; 10:00 am Rites of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion at the Cathedral.
2/18/18 - 11:30 am: Mass in church and Breaking Open the Word in the Fireside room.
2/21/18 – 6:30-8:45 pm: The Eucharist with Father Henri in the Parish Hall.
2/25/18 - 11:30 am: Mass in church and Breaking Open the Word in the Fireside room.
2/28/18 – 6:30-8:45 pm: Penance and Anointing the Sick with Father Henri.
What does Lent have to do with those becoming Catholic?
In Lent, RCIA participants move into the final period of preparation for the sacraments. They have been nourished by the graces of various liturgical Rites throughout the RCIA process, which have helped them to embrace God's call. In Lent, God pours purifying and enlightening graces upon them, through the spiritual preparation they receive in RCIA sessions, the special Rites that mark the Sundays of Lent, and the prayers offered for them by the faithful. (ACM p261)
Please pray for the RCIA participants and all of those serving them throughout Lent
For a list of the Young Adult activities in February click here:
or see below.
*** For complete updates on the young adult group at Our Lady of Fatima, 'like' the Facebook page at
Religious Education / Youth Ministry
Religious Education Calendar:
Saturday, February 3 - 5:00 p.m. Mass - Confirmation for 4th Graders - Fr. Henri is the celebrant.
Sunday, February 4 - 9:45-11:15 a.m. - Family of Faith RE program - School Cafeteria and Classrooms
Note: All Sacrament Preparation (First Reconciliation and First Eucharist) activities are for those who have already registered. Please call the RE Office if you have any questions.
Monday, February 5 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - First Eucharist /Confirmation Parent Meeting for 3rd grade parents - School Cafeteria
Saturday, February 10 - 9:00 am - Noon - First Reconciliation Workshop - Parish Hall and School
Monday, February 12 - 7:00 - 8:15 pm - First Eucharist Monday Option Class, Lessons 1 & 2 - 3rd graders Room 210 in School
Thursday, February 15 - 3:15-4:30 pm - First Eucharist Thursday Option Class, Lessons 1 & 2 - 3rd graders School Cafeteria
Sunday, February 25 - 9:45-11:15 am - Family of Faith Breakfast Potluck and Stations of the Cross Activity - School Cafeteria, Gym, and Classrooms
Monday, February 26 - 7:00 - 8:15 pm - First Eucharist Monday Option Class, Lessons 3 & 4 - 3rd graders Room 210 in School
Thursday, March 1 - 3:15-4:30 pm - First Eucharist Thursday Option Class, Lessons 3 & 4 - 3rd graders School Cafeteria
Middle School and High School Youth Groups
For a list of the Middle and High Youth Group activities, click here:
or see below.
Our Lady of Fatima School
Current family enrollment is going on now. New family enrollment begins on February 20 at 7:00 am in the school office for any remaining spaces in our parish school. Spaces will fill up fast in our Early Learning Center. Please contact the school office at 303-233-2500 for more information.
Mark your calendars for our annual Spaghetti Dinner hosted by our 8th grade families. Dinner begins following the 5:00 Mass on Saturday, March 3. Tickets will be sold in the parish and school offices and after Masses later this month.
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 of Columbus Pancake Breakfast will be held
on February 18th
this month after the 7:00, 8:30, and 10:00 masses. We ask for your donation only in order to enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, potatoes and sausage.
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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