OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH
505 W. Granger Ave., Modesto, CA 95350
Tel 209.524.7421    Fax 209.524.7713

 

 

 

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Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School
We are pleased to announce that our pastor, Fr. Khoi, has hired a new principal for our school, Mrs. Melissa Neder. Mrs. Neder comes to us with many years of experience in Catholic education. She is a member of our parish. Mrs. Neder is excited to begin her new position here this summer. Welcome Mrs. Neder!

Teaching Positions Available

http://stcatherine.info/pictures/Clip%20Art/social%20justice.jpgSpring Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Sales
OLF Social Justice Ministry is having their spring fair trade sales April 25-26 after all of the masses in the hall foyer. This will be your last chance before late fall to purchase chocolate. There will also be a good selection of coffees, teas, and gift items available.
Mark your calendar for your spring opportunities to make purchases that make a difference in the lives of people all over the world.

“Celebrating Mothers”
Luncheon and Fashion Show
Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Ct. 1402 Saturday April 25, 2015, Charity Way Ballroom/Elk’s,
645 Charity Way, Modesto.
Tickets $35.00, contact Patty Duffy 529-2940

We have an ongoing need for pancake mix and syrup, oatmeal, Hamburger/ Tuna Helper, canned meals, canned vegetables and fruits, and boxed side dishes.



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Friday, April 17th, Bishop Stephen Blaire celebrated confirmation for over 50 young people. Again on Sunday, May 17th at the 6:00 PM Mass, Bishop Blaire will celebrate Confirmation for another 50 young people. Please pray for the newly Confirmed and those to be Confirmed, as well as their catechists, parents and sponsors.
 


Holy Year Pilgrimage 2016

Bishop Stephen Blaire will be leading a diocesan pilgrimage from June 1st through June 11, 2016 to Rome for the Holy Year. Visits to Venice, Florence, Assisi and Orvieto also will be included. More detailed information will be available shortly after Easter.

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Help Reduce Abuse Statistics

Nationally, more than 2 million reports of abuse or neglect of minors are made each year. Only a small percentage of child abuse is ever reported. Learn how to spot suspected abuse or neglect, and how to report it to the proper authorities. For more information, please contact Linda Dillen, Benefits Manager & Diocesan Safe Environment Training Coordinator, Diocese of Stockton, (209) 466-0636.

Has abortion left you with a broken heart? Experience the healing of a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat. April 24-26.
For details contact: Kim Fuentes , (209)465-5433, kfuentes@stocktondiocese.org. Space is limited, sign up now. All inquiries are completely confidential.


Catholic Advocacy Day

On April 28, 2015 the California Catholic Conference will host the 16th Annual Catholic Advocacy Day. Catholics from throughout California will meet with elected officials and speak on behalf of those who are voiceless.
Support the delegation from the Diocese of Stockton.
Join the Catholic Legislative Network

Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Ombudsman Orientation training will be held Monday, May 4, 3:30-4:30 pm and the Ombudsman 5 day training will be held May 12, 14, 18, 19 and 21 from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Contact: Melissa Flaherty mflaherty@ccstockton.org or 593-6117

Communion Ministry To The Sick
Attn.: All Communion Ministers. We are all commanded to perform works of mercy as a result of our Baptism. There is a greater need than ever to take Communion to the homebound, to those in hospitals & convalescent & rehab facilities. Please consider joining our joyous Ministry.
If you feel called to serve in this Ministry please call Kathy Sbragia at 545-1896.

Marriage Encounters & Workshops
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Worldwide Marriage Encounter Married Couples.
- Stockton Engaged Encounter.
- You Can Help Your Marriage.
- Natural Family Planning Classes
More Information

 

Pray For Seminarians
If we want more priests, we must pray for Vocations and for our Seminarians, Priests, and Religious every day.

 

SECURITY
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.

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
Many of our customs surrounding critical illness come from antiquity, and yet attitudes have certainly changed. Death was an all too-familiar presence then, and people tended to see it as a natural and unavoidable part of life, not a personal catastrophe.
People tried to review their lives, settle their affairs, say farewell to their dear ones, and welcome the deathbed vigils and prayers that assured them of God’s love and forgiveness. What people most feared was sudden death. It was dreaded and never discussed.
The faithful filled the catacombs with consoling images of the good shepherd carrying the sheep to safe pasture, or the faithful in glory seated at banquet tables. The prayer texts from the time are consoling and positive, and many inspired our modern prayers. The care of the dying flowed directly from Roman pagan practice; it was home based and family centered. Pagans didn’t especially fear death, but they were terrified by the dead. Christians, on the other hand, consoled their sick with psalms of joy and faith in the Resurrection. The goal was to assure the sick person of God’s love, and that the ties that bind the dead and the living would endure.

—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

 

 

Jesus Has Risen!
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
How quickly the season of Lent goes by. We've celebrated the Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Our time of preparation throughout Lent has led us to this great joy: the Resurrection of our Savior...

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Hall Air Conditioning Project
For many years we have all known that we need an air conditioning system in both the Old Hall and New Hall, as well as the kitchen. Now is the time. Our parish is receiving proposals for a new system. Many individuals and several groups have expressed interest in helping to make this a reality. In the next few weeks we will have the cost for this project and we will inform everyone as to the total. If we can comfortably use our facilities throughout the year, we all will benefit.
Please pray for the success of this project and start thinking about how you and any group you are a part of can help us realize our goal of having an air conditioning system in the hall and kitchen. For questions please call David at 524-7421.


 

Parish Information

Mass Schedule

Holy Days
7:30 pm Vietnamese Vigil
8:00 am, 9:00 am (school)
12:15 pm English
6:00 pm English
7:30 pm Spanish
Sacrament of Penance
Saturdays  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Parish Office: 524-7421
School Office: 524-4170
Email: school@olfmodesto.com
Religious Education: 491-3462
RCIA: 491-3468
Youth Ministry: 524-7421


Saturday Anticipated Mass

5:00 pm English
Sunday
8 am, 10 am and 6 pm English
12:00 Noon Spanish
3:30 pm Vietnamese
Daily Mass

8:00 am (Monday-Saturday) English

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