OLF Parish News
Our Lady of Fatima Parish News - March 2018
A few items of particular importance to our parishioners.
Lenten Parish Mission.
The parish Lenten mission with Father Dennis Garron will take place on March 5, 6 & 7. The penance service will be on March 6 at 7 pm. See the
Lenten Mission Flyer
There is no better way to spend time during Lent than spending some time with the Lord in Adoration. You heard testimonials on Adoration last weekend. Please consider signing up to be a regular or substitute Adorer through Pentecost 2019. It takes all of us to keep our Perpetual Adoration Chapel open. Signup at
. We are also looking to form teams to cover a couple of the open overnight slots. If you would be willing to cover one of these slots once every 8-12 weeks, please email us at
All Men of Our Lady of Fatima
are invited to meet for our monthly
First Friday Mass
on March 2 at 6:30 am at OLF. For those who have the time and inclination, we will also grab a quick breakfast afterwards at the Carnation Restaurant at 14th and Wadsworth. Even if you can’t make it to First Friday Mass with us, please join the men of Fatima FlockNote group so we can keep you informed of activities and information of interest to the men of Fatima – click here to signup:
Men of Fatima
A few of the many other things going on in our parish this month:
Easter Food Box Ministry
Volunteer Sign Ups will be this upcoming weekend March 3rd and 4th for our ministry to feed families in need this Easter. There many tasks which need great volunteers like you. Please look for sign-up stations outside of all Masses and see how you can help.
Box Prep - Saturday, March 10 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Box Intake - Saturday, March 17 - 3:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Box Intake - Sunday, March 18 - 6:30 am to 11:00 am
Home Delivery - Sunday, March 18 - 11:30 am to 12:30 am
Agency Deliveries - Sunday, March 18 - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Clean Up - Sunday, March 18 - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Times are best estimates from previous executions. If you are new to Our Lady of Fatima or to the Food Box Ministry, please stop by and inquire more about what our ministry does.
This ministry would not be possible without you, the community and volunteers. Thank you again and let us remember to pray for the families who we support.
Please join us for
, A Sacred Concert, which will be performed on
Sunday, March 18, 201
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
. Free Tickets are now available in the Parish Office, the RE Office and by emailing
40 Days for Life Prayer Warriors:
Many thanks to the 40+ parishioner who came to pray at Planned Parenthood last Saturday! We still need many folks to fill our parish's commitment of 2 people per hour on
Tuesday, March 6th
. Below is the current count by hour. Email Annette Bryce at email@example.com or call her at 410-598-8026 to sign up. You can also sign-up for these and other dates of the campaign at
. Thank you!
• 7:00 to 8:00 am - 3
• 8:00 to 9:00 am - 1
• 9:00 to 10:00 am - 2
• 10:00 to 11:00 am - 1
• 11:00 am to Noon - 1
• Noon to 1:00 pm - 4
• 2:00 to 3:00 pm - 0
• 3:00 to 4:00 pm - 0
• 4:00 to 5:00 pm - 1
• 5:00 to 6:00 pm - 0
Remember that if you bring young children with you, you can pray in the "Marisol Health Prayer Garden" where there are beautiful Stations of the Cross for your meditation.
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
begins on Thursday, March 1 from 7-9 pm in the parish hall.
Called and Gifted
is on March 9 (at 6:30 pm) and March 10 (at 9 am).
is on Saturday, March 24 at 6:30 pm in the parish hall.
See the following for more details:
Adult Faith Flyer
3/3/18 - 6 pm Jesus Run meet in the Parish Hall
3/4/18 – 11:30 am Mass with Scrutiny and BOW with Presentation of The Creed in Fireside Room
3/5/18 – 7 pm Parish Mission
3/6/18 – 5 pm Supper, Parish Mission and Penance Service
3/7/18 – 7 pm Parish Mission, short session on The Creed
3/9/18 - 6 pm Mass and Stations in the church, soup supper in Parish Hall
3/11/18 – 11:30 am Mass with Scrutiny and BOW in Fireside Room
3/14/18 – 6:30 pm The Creed and preparations for receiving the Sacraments of Initiation and Godparent/Sponsor meeting – Parish Hall
3/16/18 - 6 pm Mass and Stations in the church, soup supper in Parish Hall
3/18/18 - 11:30 am Mass with Scrutiny and BOW with Presentation of the Our Father in Fireside Room
3/21/18 – 6:30 pm The Our Father – Parish Hall
3/23/18 – 4:30 pm First Reconciliation in the church, 6 pm Mass and Stations in the church, soup supper in Parish Hall
3/25/18 - 11:30 am Mass and last BOW in Fireside Room
3/28/18 - 6:30-8:45 pm: Session in the Parish Hall and practice for the Easter Vigil in the Church
3/29/18 - 7 pm Holy Thursday Mass in the church
3/30/18 - 3 pm Good Friday Service in the church
3/31/18 - 1 pm Penitential Rites and practice for Vigil in the church.
3/31/18 - 6 pm photos in the church and prayer in Knights of Columbus room and 8 pm Easter Vigil
Please join us to celebrate the Easter Vigil and the reception following on 3/31/18 at 8pm to support and welcome those being baptized and coming into full communion with the Catholic Church.
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
See the following slide for Young Adult activities in March:
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:
Sunday, March 4 - 9:45-11:15 am - Family of Faith - OLF School and Cafeteria.
Monday, March 5 - 6:30 pm - First Eucharist Parent Meeting - we will start in the school cafeteria and then go to the church for the Lenten Mission at 7:00 pm.
Saturday, March 10 - 9:00 am to Noon - First Reconciliation Workshop II - Parish Hall and School (Fr. Henri will be working with the parents.).
Monday, March 12 - 7:00-8:15 pm - First Eucharist Monday Option Class, Lessons 4 & 5 - OLF School Room 210 in the School.
Thursday, March 15 - 3:15-4:30 pm - First Eucharist Thursday Option Class, Lessons 4 & 5 - OLF School Cafeteria.
Monday, March 19 - 7:00-8:15 pm - First Eucharist Monday Option Class, Lessons 6 & 7 - OLF School Room 210 in the School.
Thursday, March 22 - 3:15-4:30 pm - First Eucharist Thursday Option Class, Lessons 6 & 7 - OLF School Cafeteria.
Sunday, March 25 through Monday, April 1 - Holy Week and Spring Break for all Children's Religious Education/Sacrament Preparation Classes.
Note: Family of Faith will not meet for a Breakfast Potluck this month so families can participate in their charitable outreach activity.
Middle School and High School Youth Groups
For a list of the Middle and High Youth Group activities, click here:
or see below.
Catholic Conversations will be available on
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 topic: Counselling the Doubtful as an act of mercy. This will be the last Catholic Conversations date for the season
Our Lady of Fatima School
Our Lady of Fatima School is pleased to announce the addition of a second Kindergarten class for the 2018-19 school year! We are also registering new families with students in Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and grades 4-8. Registration packets are available in the school office. Please contact the office to set up a tour.
Please join the Our Lady of Fatima School’s 8th grade families for the
Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 3
from 5-8 pm in the school cafeteria. Enjoy a delicious dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, drinks, desert, wine and beer (by donation), and Italian soda (by donation), without having to cook or cleanup! The cost is only $9 per person (children 5 and under, free) at the door. Gluten-free options are available.
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 Hall 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 next Knights of Columbus Pancake (and sausage, eggs and potatoes) breakfast will be not be on the usual third Sunday of the month because of the Easter food box drive. We will let you know the date. We would like to thank everyone who came to the Pancake Breakfast on February 18th. We were able to raise $507.00 for the Knights of Columbus Council 9597 activities. As a reminder the Knights of Columbus Pancake breakfasts are donation only and helps us to financially support various activities and programs throughout the year.
April is Genocide Awareness Month, and the Knights of Columbus continues to lead the efforts to raise recognition of the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Christians have suffered enormously at the hands of terrorists, who target them simply for their faith. Lives have been turned upside down, friends and families killed, and homes seized. The net proceeds from March’s breakfast will be donated to the order’s Christian Refugee Relief Fund. You can follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag
and learn how else to help at
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 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 monthly ParishLink, which covers topics such as school tuition, click here:
To read the Archdiocese's newspaper,
, online, click on the following link:
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