The Confirmation pictures are in! Please come to the Parish Office to pick up your free 5x7 picture.
No Vacation Bible School at OLF this Summer
This summer Our Lady of Fatima will not be offering summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children. We encourage you to check with other local Churches to sign up for this great experience.
OLF YOUTH EVENT - MASS and BREAKFAST!
JUNE 27 - AUGUST 3. All Junior High and High School teens are invited to attend 8 am Daily Mass followed by breakfast, games, and fellowship until noon! This weekly event will occur EVERY Tuesday for Junior High Teens and EVERY Thursday for High School teens. Bring a friend!
If you have questions, or would like to donate breakfast items or beverages, please call Ozzy Ramirez in the Parish Office at 524-7421.
We will pilgrimage together to Mary’s Garden after Mass on the 2nd Sunday of each month where we will pray 3 Hail Mary’s, Glory Be, Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us, and sing a verse of Immaculate Mary.
During May and October we will pilgrimage each Sunday. So that we all can visit our grotto during the week we will have one of the front gates open daily from 7 am to 5 pm Monday thru Saturday. To show honor for Mary and respect for our church grounds, let us please NOT place artificial flowers or plants in her garden and NOT place anything on the statue.
ALL are invited to a Christian Life Program in the Old Hall, Saturday August 12, at 1:30 pm. The free seminar is open to couples, single men and women of all ages, widowed, divorced, actively Catholic or not. Free Kids' Watch is available, and fellowship with a meal will follow.
The seminar is presented by the Couples for Christ. Please contact Dave and Tess Kennedy (209) 499-9088, or Resty and Lyn Tambua (408) 393-9274, or Elly and Maria Go (209) 918-9499.
Come pray with us
We pray Morning Prayer at 7:15 am and the Rosary at 7:30 am Monday thru Saturday in the Church before Mass. Join us.
Can you spend one hour with me? This is a beautiful way to spend quiet time in the presence of our Lord. Hours for exposition are: 12 noon to 5:00 pm, Thursdays.
Our St. Vincent de Paul Society has an ongoing need for canned chicken, Hamburger, 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.
Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a person go to heaven.
—St. Camillus de Lellis
NEW OLF YOUTH EVENT! Go to OLF Youth Page
The OLF Seniors do not meet for the month for July. There is a Black Oak Bus Trip scheduled for Wednesday, August 23. The cost is $17. This covers your trip, coffee and donuts and the tip for the bus driver. Black Oak reimburses $15 in gaming money and gives a 10% dining discount. Payment is due when signing up. Sign-ups are with Martina in the parish office. All are welcome.
Communion Ministers Needed
Our parish has a great need for more communion ministers to serve at our Sunday Masses. If you feel called to this ministry, or would just like to check it out, please attend our two-part training session to be held on: Monday, September 11, 2017 AND Monday, September 18, 2017. Both sessions will be held from 7-9 PM in Room 6 of OLF School.
Note that you must attend BOTH sessions. The only requirements are that you are a practicing Catholic and have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Questions? Leave a message for Deacon Jim at the Parish Office (524-7421.)
Volunteer Opportunity of a Lifetime!
Are you looking for a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to deepen your faith and put a smile on your face every week? Maybe a friend or family member has shared with you their desire to grow in faith as they give their time and concern to others. We invite adults of all ages to GET INVOLVED in our parish religious education ministry. Come MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD! Be a catechist or classroom aide. Opportunities also available to split a position as co-catechists.
Come meet with Melinda or Joyce in the parish office to see what good things the Holy Spirit has in store for you! Call 524-7421.
Top Reasons to Become a Catechist:
1. You will grow in your own faith, learn the teachings of the Church, and deepen your relationship with Jesus.
2. Your Baptism calls you to share in Jesus’ ministry.
3. Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to hear the Good News of Jesus.
4. Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to encounter good role models of faith.
5. You have much to share with those you’ll teach, and you’ll have opportunities to share faith with other catechists.
6. Today’s catechetical textbooks/resources offer outstanding support.
7. You’ll be challenged, you’ll have fun, and you’ll make new friends.
8. You’ll be helping people deepen their relationship with Jesus. (You’ll be evangelizing!)
9. You’ll be handing on a 2000-year-old Tradition that changes lives.
10. It’s our job: Jesus sent us to “go and teach all nations.”
Bishop's Awards Dinner
Reserve your tickets today!
Bishop Blaire and Douglass and Joan Wilhoit, Chairpersons, request your attendance at the 16th Annual Bishop’s Awards Dinner, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Church of the Presentation in Stockton. Please join us as we bring honor our parish community leaders to the shining examples of faith, courage and service to God and Community. (Read more)
Your children will fall in love with Brother Francis in JoyToons! If you haven’t already registered, go to FORMED.org, register with our parish code F7GZ8R and gain access to this and other Catholic content via your computer, tablet, or your smartphone. It’s free.
With Bishop Blaire, Our Lady of Fatima, Modesto. Saturday, August 26, 2017. 2:00—3:00 pm. In 20 locations, beginning August 5, 2017,
Bishop Blaire will conduct forums for discussion to answer questions and receive comments in parishes and schools where abuse is alleged to have occurred or where identified abusers served. Bishop Blaire welcomes
these meetings which are part of the nonmonetary settlement in the exit from bankruptcy.
All known survivors of abuse in this parish or school or geographical area are invited to attend.
The full schedule of all meetings is available on the Diocesan website:
Deacon Formation - Information Night
A new class will be forming and beginning in September through the School of Ministry. Information nights are scheduled for Wednesday July 26th at Our Lady of Fatima Parish from 7-8:30pm in Room 6 in the school, again on Thursday, July 27th at the Stockton Pastoral Center from 7-8:30pm. If married, husband and wife should attend together. For more information contact Deacon Greg Yeager at 209-595-5891 or Sister Wanda Billion at 209- 466-0636.
Please Join Modesto #110 Y.L.I for Our Annual Fashion Show
FUN SUMMER FASHIONS
Featuring Children's Fashions by Ragamuffin. Ladies' Fashions by Christina's Boutiques. Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017. Time: 12:00pm. Location: St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Community Center, 1416 Maze Blvd. Cost: $20.00 per person. Menu: Build your own Taco Salad with all the trimmings., Dessert, Lemonade or Coffee. PLEASE RSVP by JULY 19TH.
Mail Checks and reservations to Kathy Paioni, 3961 Finney Road, Modesto, CA 95358 (209) 541-8394. Raffle Prizes: Door Prize: Flat Screen Television.
Fashion Show proceeds will be donated to the Golden Jubilee Burse.
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
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 who 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!
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.
Sat and Sunday: 9am-1:00pm
Parish Office: 524-7421
School Office: 524-4170
Religious Education: 491-3462
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
8:00 am (Monday-Saturday) - English
6:30 pm (Tuesday & Thursday) - Spanish
7:30 pm - Vietnamese Vigil
8:00 am - English
9:00 am (school) - English
12:15 pm - English
6:00 pm - English
7:30 pm - Spanish
Sacrament of Penance
Saturdays 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm