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Our Lady Of Fatima
Welcome to our new and returning students for the new year at Our Lady of Fatima School! Please pray for our students, teachers, and families.
We are still accepting student applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Call the school office.

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Receptionist, St. Anthony's

Calling all returning/new EDGE facilitators! There will be a facilitator orientation on Saturday, September 19, from 10-1:30 am in the parish office. A light breakfast and refreshments will be served. Please contact Katie to RSVP or for any questions.

We are in need of a ping pong table! Know of anyone looking to donate one or sell reasonably cheap? Call Katie.

St. Mary’s Parish, Oakdale is celebrating their International Festival Sunday, September 13
9:30 am-5:30 pm starting with Bilingual Mass at 9:30 am. Pasta dinner, Saturday, September 12. www.stmarysoakdale.org

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 year's Retreats on the following dates:
Men’s 3-day weekend: September 3-6, 2015 Women's 3-day weekend: September 24-27, 2015.
For more information contact Gilbert Somera (209) 401-7143 or Irene Quismondo (209) 474-7099

Women & Spirit
“Women & Spirit, the California Story” is an exhibit about the work of early women religious on the west coast, will be on exhibit at the Museum on Main, 603 Main Street in Pleasanton, August 5 – October 11, Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pm.
Here is a link:

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society has an ongoing need for canned chicken, Ham-burger/Tuna/Chicken Helper, canned meals, canned fruits, boxed side dishes, and pancake mix and syrup. We do have plenty of paper bags. Your help is greatly appreciated and goes directly to the many people we help each week.


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Mark Your Calendars Now!
In just a little over a month the Fall Festival will be in full swing. Plan now for October 3rd & 4th. Games, food, entertainment & Sunday’s Mass under the tent all promise to be fun and exciting.

To The Priests, Deacons, Religious And Laity
In The Diocese Of Stock- Ton From Bishop Blaire

Re: The Canonization Mass of Father Junipero Serra Pope Francis will canonize Father Junipero Serra on Wednesday, September 23 at 4:15 p.m. EDT on the East Portico of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Diocese of Stockton will have 100 tickets available. Requests for tickets must be received in Bishop Blaire's Office no later than Monday, August 17th and will be distributed the next day. To request tickets you must e-mail: bishop@stocktondiocese.org.
Give your name, address, phone number, parish and the number of tickets you are requesting. Priests do not need tickets but must register on line at the Basilica website after August 17th. Please note that hotel rooms are booking rapidly and flights may be getting expensive and less available.

A Statement From Bishop Stephen Blaire
Regarding The Planned Parenthood Videos August 10, 2015

In an early letter of the Church attributed to the Apostle Barnabas, it is written that anyone “who is bent on reaching his (her) appointed goal must be very careful in all he (she) does....Love your creator....Love your neighbor more than your own life. Do not kill an unborn child through abortion, nor destroy it after birth…..Accept as a blessing whatever comes your way in the knowledge that nothing ever happens without God’s concurrence.”

Ever hear “there’s nothing going on here at OLF?”
THIS is happening here at OLF

Monday Aug 31: RCIA 7-8:30 pm
Spanish Charismatic Prayer Group Rm M Tuesday, September 1
Pre-Baptism Class 7 pm - New Hall
Legion of Mary 4:45 pm - Parish Center
St Vincent de Paul Society 6 pm School - Room 8
Wednesday Sept 2
Spanish Charismatic Prayer Group 6:30 pm - New Hall
Knights of Columbus 6:30 pm - Innisfree
Bible Study – Daring to Walk the Walk 7 pm - Old Hall
Thursday Sept 3
Bible Study – Daring to Walk the Walk 9 am - New Hall
Spanish Guitar Choir 6 pm School - Room 3
Seniors Club Board Meeting 10 am - Parish Center

Walking Toward Eternity
There's still time. Join us for Walking Toward Eternity here at our parish in the New Hall beginning the first week of September. The sessions are either on Wednesday night at 7 pm or Thursday morning at 9 am. (Please note that the morning session will have children attending). The study will last for 8 weeks and the cost for the journal is $14. For more information please contact Vicki at 524-7421 or Amy at 981-8303 or email at amdignan@yahoo.com. To register for the study, please sign up at the parish office or contact either Vicki or Amy. We will also have signups after Mass on August 8th & 9th. The study website is www.walkingtowardeternity.com through Ascension Press.

Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide...it affects everyone...whether it's you, a family member, friend or coworker. It happens far too often and it hurts. The next session of the Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide will begin on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30 PM in the "Children's Room" at Our Lady of the Assumption in Turlock. The cost is only $40 to cover program materials. If you know someone who's dealing with the pain of divorce or separation, please let them know that God's healing LOVE awaits at www.fall2015catholicsdivorce.eventbrite.com.

Communion Minister Update
All Communion Ministers, to the Altar (at Mass) and to the Sick (homes, convalescent homes and hospital) we need you to attend a Communion Minister Update meeting Saturday, September 19th at 9:00 am in the Old Hall. We will have refreshments following the 8:00 am Mass, before the meeting. The meeting will end at 10:30 am. Attendance is required for re-commissioning.

Altar Server Training Update
All current Altar Servers need to attend a training update meeting, followed by lunch in the Old Hall on Saturday, September 19 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. We will review serving procedures, followed by lunch. This is an important meeting servers need to attend.

Due to the resurfacing of the gym floor, we must reschedule our parish Ministry Day. Watch the bulletin for news.

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

Adoration Tours
E-mail: Adeline@AdorationTours.com www.AdorationTours.com Adeline Castiglione, MCC (818) 368-6545 or Toll Free (800) 580-7040 for more information and a flyer: http://stocktondiocese.org/pilgrimage

The Knights of Columbus would like to thank everyone who participated and attended the Community Sunday
event on 08/23/2015. We had a great turn out.
All the donations received will be going toward future events. Functions like this are possible because of all of you. Thank you again.

Please come to the Parish Office to pick up ALL First Communion and Confirmation pictures.

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 from danger.
Training requirements to safeguard children have been established in parishes throughout the Diocese of Stockton. 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 online training course entitles 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.

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

OLF Youth Group Kick-off event will be Saturday, Sept. 19, from 6-7:30 pm. More info coming soon!
All 6th-12th graders welcome!




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This weekend
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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!

Hall Air Conditioning
The consultants and engineers are drafting plans and we are awaiting their report. We will then go to bid and have a cost for this project. At that point we will inform everyone as to the cost so they will know how they can help make this long goal a reality for our parish.


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
Daily Mass

8:00 am (Monday-Saturday) English

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