Our Lady of Fatima Parish News - November 2018
A few of the many things going on in our parish this month:
Thanksgiving 2018 - Food Box Ministry
Even though volunteer sign up is over, there are many tasks which need great volunteers like you. Please consider helping if possible.
• Box Prep - Saturday, November 10 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am
• Box Intake - Saturday, November 17 - 3:00 pm to 6:15 pm
• Box Intake - Sunday, November 18 - 6:30 am to 11:00 am
• Home Delivery - Sunday, November 18 - 11:30 am to 12:30 am
• Agency Deliveries - Sunday, November 18 - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
• Clean Up - Sunday, November 18 - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Times are best estimates from previous executions. If you are new to Our Lady of Fatima or to the Food Box Ministry, please stop by and inquire more about what our ministry does or send an email to
This ministry would not be possible without you, the community and volunteers. Thank you again and let us remember to pray for the families who we support.
We are proud to announce the results of this year’s annual Sundancer.
This year’s Gala showed an increase in attendance over last year of about 26%, and raised a net $95,000 over all, which resulted in an increase of about $9000 over the prior year.
With the money raised, $41,360 has been designated to replace our front sign to a digital sign that both the church and school can use to inform the public about current and upcoming events. The remaining $53,600 will be split between the school and church to be used at their discretion to enhance the programs they choose to.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Holly Lancaster and her whole team for all their hard work, and willingness to take on this monumental task with such success.
There is no better way to spend time than with the Lord in Adoration. Our Adoration Chapel is perpetual only because of the dedicated adorers who keep vigil. Please consider signing up to be a regular or substitute Adorer through Pentecost 2019. It takes all of us to keep our Perpetual Adoration Chapel open. Signup at
We are looking for adorers for 10 am on Sunday, second adorers for a number of slots, as well as looking to form teams to cover a couple of the open overnight slots. If you would be willing to cover one of these slots once every 8-12 weeks, please email us at
Adult Faith Formation
The Porn Culture War: Winning the Battle for our Families
. Father Daniel Ciucci and Deacon Basil Balke will speak Monday, November 12 at 7:00 pm in the OLF school gym on how to fight for our families in a culture saturated by pornography. This talk is for every adult who cares about a child. Please invite the adults in your community to hear this important message and be inspired with hope for our future! Please note that this presentation is for adults to equip them to speak with the children in their lives. It is not appropriate for children, and, unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare To receive information about this and other G.I.F.T. programs, sign up on FlockNote for GIFT Night November 2018 at
Men of Fatima
A group of men from OLF serve dinner to homeless women at
on the third Tuesday of each month. We are signing up men now for our next annual cycle which begins in February. If you would like to join this wonderful ministry, send an email to
for more information. We ask each man who signs up to commit to six dinners over twelve months (you choose which months), and each dinner takes about two hours (we only serve, we don't cook). We carpool from Fatima. It’s a great way to serve those less fortunate and build bonds with other like-minded men of the parish.
All men of Our Lady of Fatima are invited to meet for our monthly
First Friday Mass
on the first Friday of each month at the 6:30 am at OLF. For those who have the time, we meet in the back of the church after Mass and go and grab a quick bite of breakfast. Even if you can’t make it to First Friday Mass with us, please join the men of Fatima FlockNote group so we can keep you informed of activities and information of interest to the men of Fatima – click here to signup:
Men of Fatima
and the First Friday Flocknote Group at
Knights of Columbus
The next Knights of Columbus Pancake breakfast will be Sunday November 25th after the 7:00 and 9:00 am Masses. We would like to thank everyone who came to the Pancake Breakfast in October as we were able to raise $404 for the Sundancer Gala. As a reminder the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast is donation only. The November breakfast will be used to raise funds to assist with the expenses incurred by the OLF RCIA ministry. Come join us for some fellowship and a hearty breakfast.
The Knights are always looking for quality men who wish to be better fathers, husbands, and Catholics to join our family-oriented council. Consider coming to a social meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 pm, or talk to a Knight at the pancake breakfast, or join the Knights' FlockNote group at
. They can also be reached at
Our Lady of Fatima School
Join us at the Barnes & Noble in Denver West on Saturday, November 10 from noon to 3:00 p.m. to support your parish school. Teachers will be on hand to read in the book corner and if you mention OLFCS at the checkout, Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of all receipts to our school.
We also have Fatima events in the evenings at Chick-fil-A at Colorado Mills on November 15 and Tokyo Joe's on Union on November 28. We hope to see you there.
Our Student Council is holding a Turkey Drive for the Samaritan Shelter on Friday, November 16 between the 6:30 and 8:15 morning Masses. Frozen turkeys may be dropped off during at the school during that time.
Thank you to the parishioners who donated coats for the First Grade Stewardship project. All coats have been given to Coats for Colorado.
Join us for our Holiday Happy Hour on November 30th from 2:00-5:30 in the gym. We have new and returning vendors selling jewelry, clothing, lotions, candles, and many more fun Christmas gifts. Vendors include Matilda Jane, DoTerra, Glow&Gather, Lularoe, Tattered Butterfly, Thirty-One, Usborne, Chasing Stars, Arbonne, Norwex, Teri Nydegger, KW Designs and more! Please see the parish and school office to RSVP. The cost is $15 per person, which includes appetizers and drinks.
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From the Archdiocese
To read the monthly ParishLink, which covers topics such as school tuition, click here:
To read the Archdiocese's newspaper,
, online, click on the following link:
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on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 1:15PM