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Join in the 22nd Annual Week of Prayer and Fasting
September 20-28, 2014.
Sign up and participate in a global network for the goals of The Conversion of Nations, Build a Culture of Life, and Peace throughout the World. (888) 478-PRAY or

Have you wanted to complete your Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation) but didn’t know what to do? RCIA is the place for you. Join us (most) Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Parish Center. More information: call Vicki Lamanna 491-3468

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

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?
Our Lady of Fatima Parish Bereavement Ministry invites you to join us for a six week time to share and grieve together.
Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm Oct. 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6, 13, 20, in Innisfree (behind the Parish Office).
For more information or to participate contact Vicki Lamanna at 491-3468

St Frances of Rome Multicultural Parish Festival
Sunday, Sept. 21, 10:00 am—9:00 pm
2827 Topeka St, Riverbank

St Mary’s Parish International Festival
Sunday, Sept. 28, 9:30 am. Bilingual Mass—5:30 pm. 1225 Olive St., Oakdale.


Women’s English Cursillo Retreat Weekend
Do you feel God is calling you to a deeper relationship with Him? If so, there will be a Women’s Cursillo Retreat Weekend September 25-28th, 2014. Held at Madonna of Peace Renewal Center in Copperopolis.
For more information, please call Irene Quismondo (209) 817-1673 or Irene Somera (209) 466-2617


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Fall Festival 2014 - October 3rd, 4th, & 5th!
This year’s Fall Festival will be held Friday, October 3rd with the pasta dinner and talent show. Saturday, October 4th is great food, games, entertainment and a special event—more to be announced. Sunday, October 5th is our Community Mass, followed with more food and entertainment.

Have you got “Talent”?
Sing, Dance, Comedy,
Play an Instrument?

If you have a talent and like to be center stage join us at the Fall Festival for the second Annual “FATIMA’S GOT TALENT” and show us! For more information contact: Helen Roddyhroddy@olfmodesto.com

Deadline for application is Sunday, September 21st.
Talent Show Rules

Special Youth Ministry Event At The Fall Festival
Our Lady of Fatima is happy to announce that Paul J. Kim will be performing 2 concerts during our Fall Festival! Paul is a dynamic Catholic youth speaker/vocalist/beatboxer. He is a keynote speaker for Steubenville Youth Conferences throughout the country and has recently been featured through Lighthouse Catholic Media. Check out his website at www.pjkmusic.com  and watch the bulletin for more details to com about this exciting event!

Calling All Fall Festival Vendors
Applications are available in the Parish Center
Deadline for submission is September 28th.
Download application

Today we celebrate Catechetical Sunday. This year’s theme is “Teaching about God’s Gift of Forgiveness”. Pray for our catechists.

Religious Education
Final Registration for the 2014-2015 school year will be accepted for available classes on Sunday, September 21st from 9am-12pm in the New Hall.
Please be prepared to pay 2014-2015 registration fees and any unpaid balances at time of registration. No registration will be accepted without a baptismal certificate. Sorry, our Confirmation classes are full. Our fees are:
Per Family Reg. $60 - (Out of Parish reg.) $75
Book/Materials $ 25 per Child - Sacramental Prep. $20 per Child

Fr. Marcelinus Ekenedo, SMMM, a priest of the religious community founded in Nigeria, will preach at all masses this weekend. Founded in 1970, the missionaries of Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy Fathers and Brothers educate seminarians and work with those in need. He will speak to us about their mission in Nigeria and Cameroun, Africa. Thanks in advance for your generosity in the second collection.

Bishop's Awards Dinner - October 11, 2014
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire
invites our community to this inspirational Catholic recognition and stewardship event. For ticket and sponsorship information call the Development Office at (209) 546 7646 or email Charleen at cplappert@stocktondiocese.org. Proceeds benefit the SEEDS Catholic Scholarship pro- gram and Catholic Charities. To be held at Our Lady of Fatima.

Featuring honored guests,
The Most Reverend Bishop Stephen E. Blaire & the Seminarians
Our Lady of Fatima Gymnasium- 505 West Granger Ave., Modesto, CA 95350
Tickets: $50 Adult; $30 Child (12 years old and under)
For tickets and sponsorship, contact Miller B. Go at (209) 404-4204
The Annual Public Reparation Rosary will be recited in front of the Planned Parenthood Clinic, 1431 McHenry Ave., Saturday, Oct 11,2014 at 12:00 noon. NO signs, NO protest, only PRAYING, so bring your Rosary.
For more information call Dr. Stephanie at (209) 622-0343.

Adult Singles Ministry - Saturday, November 15th: Join us for our Second Annual Adult Singles Day Retreat with featured Catholic speaker and author, Christine Watkins. More information about these and other events can be found online at: www.adultsinglesministry.eventbrite.com or call/text Don at 480-217-3541

Day of Prayer and Reflection with the Miracle Hour with Linda Schubert
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10am-2 pm. All Saints Catholic University Parish, 4040 McKenna Dr, Turlock. For more information: contact Cindy (209) 607-9243 cscheublein@yahoo.com

Married Couples: Do you miss the glow you had when you were first married? Do you wish you could talk about something besides all the stresses in your life? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend gives you the time and tools to revitalize romance, deepen communication, and nourish the spirituality in your marriage. The next Weekend dates are: Oct 24-26, 2014 in Modesto, CA and Feb 13-15, 2015 in Turlock, CA . Early registration is highly recommended.
For more information visit our website at: www.stocktonwwme.org or contact John and Angelica Angarita at applications@stocktonwwme.org or 209-691-0603.

Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
The theme for this retreat season is "Living the Joy of the Gospel." The Men's retreat w ill be on Oct 3-5, 2014 . We invite you to take some time for yourself to experience a Retreat that will speak to you regardless of where you are in life. For those of you who have not been on a retreat, this close-to-home beautiful retreat center is a great place to start. Please reserve your spot today by calling Carol Forrest at 916-725-472 Ext 314. You can also register on line at http://christthekingretreatcenter.org

25th Sunday Ordinary Time
September 21, 2014
Turn to the LORD for mercy;
to our God, who is generous in forgiving. - Isaiah 55:7b

Mark Your Calendars…
Youth Group Is Back!!!

High School Youth Group
Meets Sunday afternoons from
1:30-3pm in the New Hall!

Junior High Youth Group

Saturday, Sept. 27 6:15—7:30 pm Join us as we  begin the season with PIZZA & SODA and other fun stuff!





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Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School
Our Lady of Fatima’s 8th Grade class will have their ANNUAL OMELET BREAK- FAST fundraiser on Sunday, October 19 from 8 am—12 pm. Tickets are $10 and will be available soon.
Support an 8th Grader today!!

Our parish school students Christmas Wrap fundraiser runs Friday September 12 through September 30. Simply go to www.charlestonwrap.com click on Shop Now in top right of page. Please enter our school’s four digit ID 8797 in the “School Credit Only” section and the school will earn credit from your purchases. All items purchased will ship directly to you and there is free shipping on all orders over $75. You can even support the school year-round after the sale is over by simply using the four digit school ID of 8797.
Thank you on behalf of all the students!

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


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

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
8 am, 10 am and 6 pm English
12:00 Noon Spanish
3:30 pm Vietnamese (first Sundays only)
Daily Mass

8:00 am (Monday-Saturday) English

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