Our Lady of Fatima News - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
What's News at Our Lady of Fatima
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Respect Life Sunday and
40 Days for Life
America Needs Fatima
Anointing of the Sick
Pastoral Council Members Needed
Dinner Club Invitation
Young Adults Event
First Saturday Devotion
Fatima School Notes
RCIA/FAITH AND LIFE
In the Word
Calendar of Events
From the time we are knit together in our mothers’ wombs until we take our final breaths, each moment of our lives is a gift from God. While every season of life brings its own challenges and trials, each season also gives us new opportunities to grow in our relationship with God.
Today the gift of life is threatened in countless ways. Those who are most vulnerable, rather than receiving the protection they deserve, are all too often seen as a burden and as expendable. As new attacks on human life continue to emerge, we can be tempted to despair, but Christ instead offers us unfailing hope.
Hope is not false optimism or empty positivity. Christian hope is something much more profound and goes to the very depths of our identity as followers of Christ.
Hope is the virtue “by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ's promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit” (CCC, 1817).
Like us, Christ entered the world through the womb of a woman. He willingly experienced the fullness of human suffering. He breathed his last on the Cross at Calvary in order that He might save us. Therefore, “God is the foundation of hope: not any god, but the God who has a human face and who has loved us to the end” (Spe salvi 31).
Christians know “they have a future: it is not that they know the details of what awaits them, but they know in general terms that their life will not end in emptiness” (SS 2).
For this reason, a woman experiencing a difficult pregnancy can find the strength to welcome her precious child into the world. A man facing a terminal diagnosis can see that the end of his earthly life is only the beginning of eternal life with Christ.
The Church teaches us that “the one who has hope lives differently” (SS 2). Christ’s promise of salvation does not mean that we will be spared from suffering. Rather, the promise of salvation ensures that even in the darkest moments of our lives, we will be given the strength to persevere. By virtue of this Christian hope, we can face any challenge or trial. When the seas of life swell and we are battered by the waves, hope allows us to remain anchored in the heart of God. May we hold fast to Christ our hope, from the beginning of life to its very end.
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Wednesday, September 25 - Sunday, November 3
Our Lady of Fatima will provide prayer vigil coverage on Sunday, October 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Pontiac St. in Denver, near the Planned Parenthood clinic.
Click below to sign up to help or contact Annette at
HELP US SAVE LIVES IN DENVER
40 Days for Life Denver
Each year, beginning in 2007, America Needs Fatima holds the Public Square Rosary Crusade, with thousands of rosary rallies in cities all across the country. In 2017, there were 21,570 rallies and in 2018, there were 21,145 groups simultaneously praying for our country and the world all across America! These Public Square Rosary Rallies take place on the closest Saturday to October 13, feast of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun.
Our OLF Rosary Rally will be:
Saturday, October 12
Noon - 1 p.m.
at the corner of Miller St. and 20th
Join us for part or all of this hour of public prayer!
COME AND RECEIVE -
GATHER FOR THE SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Thursday, October 10
at the 8:15 a.m. Mass
Our Lady of Fatima’s Pastoral Council meets on the first Wednesday of the month to consult with Father Henri about questions and issues of interest to the parish.
We are currently seeking three committed parishioners to serve three year terms on the council starting in January, 2020.
Parishioners who are interested should contact Debbie McNulty in the parish office at 303-233-6236, or John Collier, Council Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience, but no later than Friday, November 22.
Welcome to the Parish Dinner Club
The new season of the OLF Parish Dinner Club begins Saturday, November 9. We meet in groups of ten at various parishioners’ homes on the second Saturdays of November, January, March, and May to break bread, share fellowship, and get to know one another better. If you are new to the parish, it's a great way to get to know and be known.
Sign-ups are underway! You can either be a regular member (attending most dinners) or a substitute. To sign up or to get more information, please contact Kevin Brady at
or 303-738-9274, or click on the links below.
OLF Dinner Club Flocknote Group
OLF Dinner Club Information
Denver Catholic Young Adults invite you to check-out the social and meet parishes and groups around town! Come find deeper community.
Friday, October 11, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Blind Faith Brewing
2842 West Bowles Avenue
Littleton, CO 80120
About this Event
New to Denver and not sure where to start? Come meet fellow newbies and learn what's happening in the Denver Catholic Young Adult community. If you're a seasoned Denver dweller but would like to learn more about Catholic young adult events, parishes, and groups, this is the perfect time to join as well. Or, just come to socialize and welcome the newbies!
Food truck available for dinner for purchase| Bring a jacket! Dog friendly!
6:30pm - First 25 people get free drink!
7:00pm - Live Music
7:30pm - Introduction / Raffle #1
8pm - Group Game + Prize
8:30pm - Raffle #2
Come meet groups from:
Archdiocese of Denver, St. Michael's the Arc Angel Parish (Aurora), West Denver 2:42 (Golden, Fatima, Lakewood, Arvada), St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish (Denver), Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Creatio , Catholic Young Adult Sports, YCP Denver, Saint John Institute, Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology, Holy Name Parish (Englewood), St Thomas More Catholic Parish (Centennial), Young Adult Cathedral Catholics (Denver), St. Dominic Parish (the Highlands), St. Catherine of Siena (Highlands), and more!
Email email@example.com w/ any questions.
Join us tomorrow,
, October 5,
at the 8:15 a.m. Mass
for the celebration of the
After Mass there will be exposition of
the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, and a
of private meditation
followed by a benediction.
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming
Fatima Fun Nights
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.
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Readings for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.”
- Luke 17:5-6
How much is enough of a good thing, even a thing as good as faith? The apostles think they need more. Maybe we think we do too. Jesus, as he so often does, let’s them know that they – and we – are asking the wrong question.
A mustard seed’s worth of faith doesn’t sound like much, but, according to Jesus it’s more than enough. I don’t know about you, but I cannot command so much as a seedling to “be uprooted and planted in the sea” and see my will be done. So, if the question isn’t
faith, what is the question?
The prophet Habakkuk in today’s first reading warns, “The rash one has no integrity; but the just one, because of his faith, shall live” (Hab 2:4). What does it mean that the prophet contrasts a
failure of integrity
with faith? Integrity means doing what we know is right. To know and do what is right we have to trust in the One who is our model of righteousness. That is faith. Know Him. Do what He does.
For further reflection:
How do you understand faith? Have you thought of yourself as not having enough faith? If so, how might you understand Jesus’s words about the mustard seed? What might you be able to do with the faith you have?
- Christine Sullivan, Director of Adult Formation
First Saturday Devotion,
Saturday, October 5, 8:15 a.m.
Respect Life Sunday,
Sunday, October 6
FAITH AND LIFE/RCIA:
Scripture and Tradition,
Wednesday, October 9, 7 p.m.
Anointing of the Sick,
Thursday, October 10, 8:15 a.m. Mass
Friday, October 11, 8 a.m. - Noon
Denver Catholic Young Adults,
Friday, October 11, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Blind Faith Brewing
America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally,
Saturday, October 12, Noon - 1 p.m.
40 Days for Life Fatima Vigil,
Sunday, October 13, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
FAITH AND LIFE/RCIA:
The Story of Salvation
Wednesday, October 16, 7 p.m.
FAITH AND LIFE/RCIA:
Wednesday, October 23, 7 p.m.
Fatima Fun Night:
October 24, Noon - 4 p.m.
Fatima Fun Night:
Lil Ricci Pizza,
October 24, 25, 26
Friday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.
FAITH AND LIFE/RCIA:
Wednesday, October 30, 7 p.m.
All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation),
Friday, November 1, Masses at 6:30 and 8:15 a.m.; Noon; 6 p.m. (6 p.m. Thursday, October 31, anticipatory)
Parish Council Application Deadline,
Friday, November 22
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