All are invited to come and enjoy the afternoon with Father, say farewell and send him off with well wishes. Please bring a dish to share.
Children of Fatima Preschool
Dedication and Grand Opening
Sunday, August 31st
Please welcome our new Teachers:
Alejandra “Alex” Vasquez, Teacher
Laura Oronia, Assistant Teacher
Registrations: Pick up and drop off your application in the church office.
Turning 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2014
Cost is $90 per month. Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 2nd and meet from 8:30-11:15am on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Turning 4 years old before Sept. 1, 2014
Cost is $110 per month. Classes begin Wed., Sept. 3rd and meet from 8:30-11:15am Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Please call Jennifer Ribellia at 771-2475 for any questions.
Donations: If you have donations or would like to volunteer to help set up this exciting program, please call Connie Roth at 989-5214.
Registration (English Classes)
Sept 3rd OR Sept 10th- Parent registration @ 6pm SHARP!!
New Religious Education Schedule
Wednesday & Saturday classes
Beginning Sept 17th:
Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm K-6 (instead of K-5)
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm Jr. Prep Class (7th & 8th grade children that have not received their 1st Reconciliation or 1st Communion)
Wednesdays 7-8:30pm 1st & 2nd year Confirmation classes
Registration fee: $35 per child. $90 for 3 or more siblings
Junior and High School Youth Groups
Beginning October 4th:
Saturdays 3:00-7:30pm 7-8 Youth Group (Edge Format)
Saturdays 5:30-9:30pm High School Youth Group (Life Teen Format) NO registration fee required
Registration (spanish Classes)
Sept 2nd OR Sept 9th- Parent registration @ 6pm SHARP!!
Classes Beginning Sept 16th:
Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm K-6 (instead of K-5)
We are making some exciting changes for this Fall. A parent letter was recently sent out with the details.
We need the following volunteers:
¨ Wednesday evening leaders (5-7:30pm)
¨ 1st reconciliation coordinator
¨ 1st communion coordinator
¨ 3 teachers per grade (K-6)
¨ 7-8 and High School Youth group leaders (Greg will coordinate)
¨ K-6 Specials organizer
¨ Music Team (to support Connie Roth)
We need many people to make this a great program. The more volunteers, the more we can spread the load. Please call Pat Stevens with questions and to volunteer 765-3057.
Extended to Wednesday, Aug. 27th
Mission Board Fundraiser
6pm to 7pm
The youth will be praying during this hour specifically for all the sponsors from the Mission Board Fundraiser. All are welcome and encouraged to come and pray with us!
Do you know someone who is away from the Church or who has not been active in our parish community for quite some time? Do you wish there was something you could do? Now there is!! Our parish will begin the "Awakening Faith" sessions beginning on Monday, Sept. 15th in the church library. These sessions are designed for family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers who have been away from church for a while to "reconnect" with our faith community. For more info. please contact the church office or Judy Sackmann 765-8256.
Called & Gifted
Personal faith enrichment
Coming soon to our parish is an opportunity for each of us to deepen our relationship with Jesus and to discover some of God’s plan for our lives. In the Called & Gifted Workshop you will learn that every lay Christian–each baptized person with no exception—has been given a unique and deeply personal call to do the work of God. Discerning your call will give you a new perspective on your life and will help you to be more fulfilled in your work and in your relationships. Our Lady of Fatima Parish is sponsoring a presenter from the Catherin of Siena Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado to offer this workshop, which will be offered September 27, 2014. Everyone is invited to participate. There is no charge for the workshop, though a free-will offering will be taken. To learn more, call Eneida Crawford at 765-6729.
Save the Date!
Called & Gifted workshop
Discover your Charisms!
with Mary Sharon Moore
Saturday, Sept. 27th—8am to 4pm
Sept. 29th, 30th & Oct 1st
9:30-10:30am & 7pm-8pm (same sessions)
All Ministries Retreat
with Fr. Tom Kuykendall
Saturday, Nov. 1st 9am-2pm
All volunteers in every ministry of the parish are encouraged to make this retreat a priority.
Resumes Thursday, Sept. 11th!
11am to 1pm
Please come and help get the kitchen clean and ready on Tuesday, Sept. 9th at 9am. All the volunteers are encouraged to come!
“Come Worship the Lord"
Charismatic English prayer group meets Monday nights 6-8 PM in the chapel, all are welcome.
Pray the Rosary at the Nursing Homes
You are welcome to join your fellow Catholics as we pray the rosary for our families and our nation every Wednesday at 2:30pm in the fireplace room at The Monroe House (1405 S Monroe St.) and at the Hearthstone (905 S. Pioneer Way) in the chapel. We are done by 3pm or you can stay and enjoy a visit. For more information call Dee Schwab at 765-6056.
Little ones remembered
The Columbarium Committee is searching for an experienced & talented artist who can draw a mural for the memorial wall for children in the Columbarium. Contact Don Adolfson 431-0600 for info or know of someone.
Come see the new memorial plaques in the prayer garden! Many are available still for purchase at $100 ea. If you would like to purchase one or need more info please call Don Adolfson at 431-0600.
New Office Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
9:30am to 4pm
1pm to 6pm
Closed daily 12-1pm
Effective Feb. 1, 2014
Meets every 1st Monday of the month at 1pm Rm. #1
Parish bulletins can be sent to college students who are away from home. If you have or know of a student please leave their name & address in the box provided in the office.
If you or someone you know would like phone contact from an Outreach member, please call Kathy D. 764-6783.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Fridays at 3pm
Catholic Radio broadcasting 24/7 to the entire Columbia Basin. Divine Mercy Broadcasting KDMB is located at 88.7 FM. Please listen and help spread the word so we can help with the New Evangelization in this Year of Faith. This station exists for the Glory of God and the Sanctification of souls.
What should I do when there is a
death in my family …?
Please call the parish office before making arrangements with the funeral home to ensure that the church is available at the desired time. (765-6729)
Hearing assistance headphones are available in vesting room. Please be sure to sign out for one and then return it after Mass.
Natural Family Planning
Virtual Classes online visit www.ccli.org for more information
We are needing ALL parishioners to fill out a new census form. By giving us your most updated information, we will be able to use it with our new program to build stronger relationships and more effective communication with our church families. Sacramental records, ministry management, scheduling and stewardship are among many of the benefits of this new program.Please call or stop by the church office to request a form by mail, email, fax, or from our church website.
In an effort to help provide rosaries to those less fortunate around the world, rosaries are made every Wednesday after morning Mass in the parish library. All supplies are provided, just come with a desire to help spread devotion to Our Lady!
The parish library is located near the office and is open the same as the parish office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed during lunch. There are approximately 1,000 books available to check out.
Please be sure to check out the bulletin tab to view the current events happening in our parish!
All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples. (Matthew 28:18-19)