Our Lady of Fatima News - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Thank You, Fr. Frank
Altar and Rosary Society Bake Sale
Walking with Purpose
Fatima School Notes
Fr. Michael Gaitley in Denver
RCIA/FAITH AND LIFE
40 Days for Life
Habitat for Humanity
In the Word
Calendar of Events
A message to the parish from Fr. Frank:
My Beloved Flock,
One year and three months ago I arrived at Our Lady of Fatima. As of September 4, 2019, I have been assigned as temporary administrator at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Globeville (Denver). I am leaving you with tender heart and cherished memories. During my discernment and throughout my priesthood I have often said the following prayer to St. John Vianney, patron of parish priests, and would like to share it with you:
I want to be a simple priest, in a simple parish with simple people.
My prayer has always been answered. I leave you as such a priest. I leave such a parish. I leave a flock who have taught me to live faith in Christ Jesus profoundly simple. I will miss you and never forget you. I am leaving you, but in my prayers and Mass intentions I will always remember you. I think Father Henri, or pastor, for his kindness extended to me and for his brotherhood and friendship.
God Bless You and Peace Be With You.
Rev. Francisco J. Garcia
Join in thanking Fr. Frank
for his service
to Our Lady of Fatima
a reception in
the Parish Center
Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass.
Altar and Rosary Society Bake Sale
Indulge your sweet tooth for a good cause! Support the charitable works of the Altar and Rosary Society by purchasing baked goods after the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses this weekend, September 21 and 22. Items for sale include some gluten-free treats!
Women of OLF, don't miss the
"Open Your Heart" Retr
September 27 and 28.
See below for details!
ONLY TWO WEEKENDS LEFT TO BUY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
The Oktoberfest will be held at Our Lady of Fatima. There will be food, a silent auction, games, and our own Folka Polk band.
Tickets are $30 per person
and can be purchased after all weekend Masses, and in the parish and school offices.
We are still in need of items of value for the silent auction.
Questions? Call Teri Nydegger at 303-525-3395
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming
Fatima Fun Nights
October 2, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.,
14255 W Colfax Dr, Lakewood, CO 80401 This is a brand new fun night for Fatima so let’s show them our support!
October 24, Noon - 4:00,
Colorado Mills Mall
This is a half day of school so join us for some jumping fun.
October 24, 25, 26,
Lil Ricci Pizza
16950 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401
Have pizza before Jumpstreet or any time Thursday, Friday, or Saturday and proceeds will be donated to the school. Offer is good for carry out or dine in so please let them know you are with Fatima when you order.
EXPERIENCE the TIME of MERCY
with Father Michael Gaitley!
Join the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy, and the
Archdiocese of Denver
for an inspiring
Mercy & Mary Retreat
, featuring bestselling author of
33 Days to Morning Glory
and acclaimed speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC.
Take time to recharge and refocus as you learn the secrets of this “Time of Mercy.”
Join us for a full immersion experience into Divine Mercy and Mary. Enjoy talks by Fr. Gaitley, Mass, Adoration, testimonies with the Marian Missionaries, and much more!
: This retreat has a limited number of spaces available and may sell out
! Register Today!
Your Mercy & Mary Retreat Includes:
♦ 5 Conferences with Fr. Gaitley:
— Personal Testimony: Now is the Time of Mercy
— St. John Paul II: Fatima and the Great Mercy Pope
— St. Maximilian Kolbe: Mary’s Instrument of Mercy
— St. Thérèse: The Way of Merciful Love
— Your Role in this Time of Mercy
♦ Retreat Mass
♦ Chaplet of Divine Mercy
♦ Adoration & Benediction
♦ Book Signing with Fr. Michael Gaitley
♦ Coffee and Donuts
♦ Lunch with the Marian Missionaries
♦ And more!
Click Here for More Information and to Register for the Mercy & Mary Retreat
Wednesday, September 25 - Sunday, November 3
Our Lady of Fatima will provide prayer vigil coverage on Thursday, September 26 and Sunday, October 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Pontiac St. in Denver, near the Planned Parenthood clinic.
Father Frank will celebrate Mass Thursday, September 26, at the vigil site at 1:00 p.m.
Sign up to help after all Masses on the weekend of September 21 and 22, or click on the link below.
HELP US SAVE LIVES IN DENVER
40 Days for Life Denver
Habitat for Humanity Outreach Ministry
, in conjunction with Habitat Helpers Coalition, happily announces its 9th build which will begin on October 3.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
for the official kick-off after all Masses on September 21 and 22. We will have our traditional beam signing and an information table where you can find out how you can help.
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Readings for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“You cannot serve both God and mammon."
- Luke 16:13
The revelation in scripture is unequivocal about God’s concern for the poor. In verse after verse, the psalmists, the prophets, the apostles, and Jesus himself affirm that loving God means caring for the poor. Does this make us a little uncomfortable? If it doesn’t, it should.
We live in the richest country that has ever existed in human history. While it is true that there are people in the United States who are truly, even desperately, materially poor, most of us reading this – I as I write it – have more comfort and ease than almost anyone who has ever lived. We have safe shelter and food in abundance. We have beds and coats and shoes, indoor plumbing and refrigeration. We have furnaces in winter and air conditioning in summer. We live in luxury.
Maybe we think of the poor. We volunteer, we tithe. But most of us – and again, I include myself – guard our wealth. We see ourselves as deserving of what we have. “I worked for it.” We emphasize our efforts and discount our luck – being born in this place, at this time, to these parents, with these personal talents.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
declares, “those who are oppressed by poverty are the object of
a preferential love
on the part of the Church” (2448, emphasis original). When Christ calls me to weigh whom I will serve, God or wealth (
), do I prefer the preferential love of Christ to my worldly possessions? If not, how might I be serving mammon rather than God?
For further reflection:
In today’s psalm (Ps 113), we “praise the God who lifts up the poor.” How have you seen God “lift up the poor”? How might God be calling you to participate in His love and lifting up of the poor? In Jesus Christ, God identifies entirely with our humanity. How do you see the face of God in the poor?
- Christine Sullivan, Director of Adult Formation
Habitat for Humanity Build Kick-Off,
RCIA/FAITH AND LIFE,
The Journey of Faith
, Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m., Parish Center
40 Days for Life,
begins Wednesday, September 25
Generations/Walking with Purpose Women's Retreat,
Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28
Fatima Fun Night:
October 2, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sundancer at the Oktoberfest,
Saturday, October 5
Fatima Fun Night:
October 24, Noon - 4:00
Fatima Fun Night:
Lil Ricci Pizza,
October 24, 25, 26
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