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Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic School News
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School is seeking a part-time Director of Advancement and Enrollment. This position reports to the Principal and is responsible for the overall planning, management, coordination, and evaluation of the enrollment management, development,
communications and constituent/ public relations programs of the school—
activities that create a supportive climate for enrollment. This is all in an effort to provide sufficient resources to insure the school can achieve its mission.
For more information about the job responsibilities and qualifications, visit www.bit.ly/297UTN5 or contact Melissa Neder at 524-4170 or mneder@olfcatholicschool.com.

Confirmation pictures are here!!
You may pick them up in the Parish Office Monday-Friday from 8:30-12 and 1pm-7 pm or Saturday or Sunday from 9 am-1 pm. Even if you did not order pictures, please come and get the free 5 x 7 of your child taken at the moment he/she was confirmed. It’s a free gift from Our Lady of Fatima Parish!
First Communion pictures are also in!! If you purchased pictures of your child on his/her 1st Communion day, you may pick them up in the Parish Office.

Church of the Presentation, Stockton has openings for:
Application and job descriptions can be found at www.presentationchurch.net. Application deadline: July 18, 2016 or until filled

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

Social Justice Ministry Corner
Social Teaching Principle
Rights and Responsibilities of the Human Person. We are called to exercise our rights and fulfill our duties and responsibilities. Make restitution after violating another's rights. Avoid behaviors that deny or interfere with the rights of others.


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Ray Of Light Awards Dinner - August 13, 2016

Recognizing the Future—Honoring the Present— Remembering the Past Awards
• Lifetime of Service — Shirley Argus
• Family of Faith — John & Jean Varni
• Light for the Future — Kieu Dung Tran

Saturday, August 13.2016 - Our Lady of Fatima gymnasium
505 W Granger, Modesto, CA.
6 pm Cocktails/ 6:45 pm dinner. Tickets $30.00, available after Sunday Masses and at the Parish Office.
For more information contact Norma Pamplona via the Parish Office (209)524-7421

July 24, 2016
Excerpt from Dives in Misericordia By St. John Paul II
Openness to Christ, who as the Redeemer of the world full “reveals man to himself,” can only be achieved through an ever more mature reference to the Father and his love. Although God dwells in unapproachable light, he speaks to man by means of
the whole universe…
Through this “making known” by Christ we know God above all in his relationship of love for man… It is precisely here that “his invisible nature” becomes in a special way “visible,” incomparably more visible in Christ and through Christ, through his actions and his words, and finally through his death on the cross and his Resurrection. He himself, in a certain sense, is mercy. To the person who sees it in him—and finds it in him—God becomes “visible” in a particular

The Year of Mercy is an invitation to awaken our hearts to the joy of the Gospel, to be the healing heart and caring hands of Jesus with compassion and unbounded generosity towards others. Prayerfully consider joining in support of Bishop Stephen Blaire and make your 2016 commitment today. Visit: www.StocktonDiocese.org/BMA

Year Of Mercy - St. Stanislaus-Holy Door
The schedule for St. Stanislaus' Holy Door at the 1200 Maze Blvd. Church in Modesto will be: Weekdays: Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Weekends: Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Catholic Daughters Of The Americas Ct. 1402 Rummage Sale!
Saturday, August 6th & Sunday, August 7th 8 am to 3 pm. Our Lady of Fatima, 505 W. Granger, Modesto.
All proceeds donated to local charities & scholarships. For more information contact Madeline Holloway: 524-8347

Walking With Purpose
Looking for a way to get back in the swing of things after summer vacation?
Join us for a six week scripture study Thursdays, 6 pm in Room 5, beginning September 1st through October 13th. September 1st will be an information night to meet and greet one another and order materials. For more information and to
reserve your space please call Ann at (209) 996-4357 or Susan at (209) 613-3929.

We welcome Deacon John H Ngo who joined us on June 27 for his summer pastoral time here at Our Lady of Fatima.

Positions Open
Our Lady of Fatima Church
is now accepting applications for three positions:
1. Cook. This part-time position is for a person to shop and prepare lunch for the priests Monday through Friday.
2. Director of Religious Education. This full-time position Oversees and guides all religious education programs of the parish, including: Adult Formation, RCIA process and our Children/Youth Religious Education programs.
3. Youth Minister. This part-time position is for a person to oversee our High School and Jr. High Youth Groups.
For more information and applications please call the parish office: 524-7421.

Dates: July 25th-29th Time: 9:00 am-12:00 noon. $10.00 per child. Registration forms available in the Parish Office or click on the link below. Space is limited to 120 children so register now! Camp Registration

Help needed—Catechists
Do you feel called to share your faith with the children of our parish? The Religious Education program is in need of catechists, all in the English speaking classes. Is God calling you to fill the need? Classes are on Sunday 8:30-9:45, Sunday 11:15-12:30, and Monday 3:30-4:45. Call Melinda Miramontes at 491-3462 or Vicki Lamanna at 491-3468 for more information.

Retreat Day for Catechetical Leaders - Friday, August 19
This is a day set apart for Directors of Religious Education, Coordinators and other Faith Formation parish leaders to ‘catch up with their soul!’ Action and Contemplation: the two lungs of a healthy spiritual journey. Please e-mail Leticia Rodriguez lrodrigues@stocktondiocese.org to reserve your place.

The OLF Seniors will have no meeting or events in July. Our next scheduled meeting is at the Salvation Army, 625 "I" St., Modesto. It's Thanksgiving Dinner in August. The cost is $8.00. They prepare and serve a very good meal for us, if you’re interested in attending, please call DeLois Corrin at 523-2272 or Dorothy Carlucci at 529-6035.
On another note we have a lady who would like to join us and would need a ride to meetings. She lives in the College Ave./W. Rumble area. If there is any Senior who could do this, please contact DeLois at the above phone number.

Save the Date:
Bishop's Awards Dinner

Saturday, October 29, 2016. St. Bernard Parish, Tracy, Holy Family Center.
Join us for this inspirational Catholic recognition and stewardship event. This special event gives us an opportunity to highlight the positive contributions made by the parish leaders throughout our diocese. Each year, over 500 parishioners and guests, including local businesses and nonprofits join us in supporting our faith community. For more information call the Development Office at (209) 546 7646 or email Charleen at cplap- pert@stocktondiocese.org .

English Cursillo Retreat Weekends
Greetings CURSILLISTAS, is there someone close to your heart that is ready to live a weekend? If so, the Diocese of Stockton English Cursillo Movement will be hosting this years Retreats on the following dates:
Men’s Cursillo Retreat 3-day Weekend - October 6-9th, 2016
Women’s Cursillo Retreat 3-day Weekend - October 20-23rd, 2016

Cursillistas should be familiar with the group method to teach candidates and candidates must be able to receive the body and blood of Christ. For more information on being a sponsor and applications contact Gilbert Somera (209) 401-7143.

An Autumn Message about Child Protection
Autumn means back to school for children and back to work for those who have been on vacation. Amidst the hustle and bustle of this season, let us all keep sight of the importance of keeping our children and young people safe.
Training requirements to safeguard children have been established in parishes throughout the Diocese of Stock- ton. These training requirements help ensure that all children and youth experience a safe environment in all parish activities and events.
The Diocese of Stockton mandates that all people who work with children and youth in our parishes and schools must undergo child abuse prevention training through the
guidelines established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This training includes being fingerprinted and background checked and completing an on-line course entitled Shield the Vulnerable. If you are planning on helping or assisting in your child’s school, you are required to complete this training.
For training information, contact your local parish/school Safe Environment Coordinator.
For particular help and questions you may call: Linda Dillen, Manager of Benefits & Safe Environment for the Diocese of Stockton, at (209) 466-0636.

Youth Group Come join us for Tuesday & Thursday morning Mass & breakfast, 8 am to noon in the hall. Youth Group is open to all 6th-12th graders. Please contact Katie Steffanic, Youth Minister, at 524-7421 or Ksteffanic@gmail.com with any questions.

Pray for youth from our diocese and around the world as they gather for Youth Day with Pope Francis in Poland that will end on July 31st and then make the trip back to their homes. Pray for their safety as they travel.




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Can You Spend One Hour With Me?
Jesus asked His Apostles, “Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?” 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.

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

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.

Don’t Be A Victim
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 w ho 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!

July 30 & 31 will be our 5th Sunday collection for St. Vincent de Paul Society.


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

8:00 am (Monday-Saturday) English
6:30 pm (Tuesday & Thursday) Spanish

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