Dear OLF Parishioners,
Well, here we are over half way through January and Spring is just around the corner with Lent approaching fast!! January is the month dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus and so we give thanks for the power of this Name above all Names and use it with love and devotion to make up for all those who say it with disrespect or in anger!
We have an interesting and dynamic experience going on this Wednesday, January 22nd for a GIFT talk at the parish hall starting at 6pm: Dr. Jared Staudt, Director of Formation Catholic Schools and Evangelization and Family Life, will be giving a talk on Catholic Faith and Culture (see attachment). He is the author of 'the Beer Option' and to add first hand experience of his talk we have invited Tom Martinez, owner and proprietor of Blind Faith Brewing, who will be bringing some of his beers for us to enjoy (Please consider bringing a modest donation to both Dr. Staudt and Mr. Martinez for sharing their time and talents to enrich our minds and keep us calm and joyful in the midst of a sinful world!)
JARED STAUDT 1-16-2020.pdf
Also, please remember Kim Bunker in your prayers as she succumbed to a two year battle with cancer. She was a treasured member of our school as a third grade teacher with almost two decades of dedication to the children of the parish. Her funeral is Thursday, January 23rd, at Light of the World parish, 10:30 am.
The OLF Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring our Free Throw Championship Contest for boys and girls ages 9-14 on Sunday, January 26th from 1-4pm in the school gym. Registration is at 1 and the contest starts shortly thereafter. If you want to facilitate a quicker process forms will be available at the Miller Street vestibule, OLF School, and the table near the RE office. Competition will be based on age groups and winners receive a certificate and prize money and the chance to move on to district competition later in the year. For questions call Norbert Boeckman at 303 229 9357.
And now, a note from our Band of Brothers:
As you will hear at Mass this weekend, the 2020 Fatima men's retreat will be at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, February 7-9, 2020. All men are invited. The theme is "The Time is Now."
Join us for a wonderful weekend of spirituality and fellowship. There will be Mass, reconciliation and Adoration, as well as the chance to socialize with other Catholic men. It's a great opportunity to grow stronger in your faith and closer with men of the parish.
The all-inclusive cost is $150-200. For more information or to sign up, contact us at
or 720-432-6209, or sign up at
. Space is limited and the deadline to sign up is January 19.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Band of Brothers.
If you are looking for something to give:
Hello Our Lady of Fatima Community,
Our Lady of Fatima
will be hosting a Children's Hospital Colorado Mobile Blood drive on
Monday, January 27, 2020
from 8:30am to 12:15pm.
Your donation will make a big difference as one unit of blood collected will be made in to medicines to help up to five patients at Children’s Colorado.
There are plenty of available appointments so if you are able to donate, please click the sign up link below. The process takes about 30 to 45 minutes total, from arrival, paperwork, a brief interview to the actual blood draw.
Copy and paste this link to sign up!
Location: Our Lady of Fatima - 1985 Miller Street, Lakewood, CO 80215
Remember to have something to eat and hydrate beforehand, we will have snacks available after your donation!
Donors will need to bring their government issued ID’s (passport or driver’s ID) to each donation.
Please know that 30 minutes of your time could mean a lifetime to a child in need!
You may be eligible to donate blood if you:
Are in good health
Have not donated blood in the last 56 days
Are symptom free of a cold or flu
Are at least 18 years of age, or 17 with written parental consent
Weigh at least 110 pounds
Have not delivered a baby in the last six weeks
Have no history of, or risk factors for, HIV/AIDS
Have not had any tattoos or body piercings within the last year
Have not traveled to a malaria risk area within the last year
Have not received a shingles shot in the last 4 weeks
Have not spent 3 months or more in the UK from 1980 to present
Answer a series of medical history/lifestyle questions which determine eligibility
Please remember to bring your Government Issued ID (driver's license or passport) to each donation.
For any questions, call 720-777-5398 or email
The Gift of Blood is the Gift of Life. Thank you.
Frieda Stalheim | Mobile Resource Coordinator | Blood Donor Center
13123 East 16th Avenue, Box B605 | Aurora, CO 80045 | Phone: (720) 777-5365 |
Another interesting activity from our parish:
Elijah Chalice Program:
The purpose of the Elijah Chalice Program is to encourage Parishioners to pray and
promote vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. The consecrated Chalice is a tangible
reminder of this special intention for the Church.
How does it work: Each week at the 9am Mass, the assigned parishioner/family who has had the chalice returns it with the gifts taken up at the Offertory Procession. At the end of Mass, the next assigned parishioner/family is called by the priest to come forward to receive the chalice in a wooden chest and a blessing. They should also pick up the guidebook which contains a poster of the seminarians to hang up, a series of prayer suggestions, and stationery to send notes of encouragement to the Seminarians, Priests
and Religious. The parishioner/family takes the chalice home and puts it in a place of honor. They then return it the next week at the 9 am mass at the Offertory Procession.
All parishioners are welcomed to participate and can sign up at the Knights of Columbus Council 9597 website by going to
and click on the Elijah Chalice link to access the sign up. The Chalice is sponsored by the Knights but is open to all parishioners. If you do not have access to a computer or prefer to just have your name added to the list contact any Knight for assistance
Thank you for taking time out to read the latest for OLF! Today, January 20th is the remembrance of a great conversion in 1842 of the Jewish banking magnate: Alphonse Ratisbonne which shook Rome because of the use of the miraculous medal in his conversion. The power of Mary with Her Divine Son knows no limits! Here is a link you might enjoy on his conversion:
Enjoy your day and from the members of the office staff, we wish you a blessed and holy week!!
Our Lady of Fatima
on Monday, January 20 at 11:13AM