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Seeking Director of Music

Please call the Parish Office at 304-525-0866 or email the Parish Office at church@olofatima.org if you or someone you know is interested.

School News - From Our Principal

Welcome to the second Sunday of Advent. The second candle represents faith and is called "Bethlehem s Candle." Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.

We still have openings in grades PK-2 through 8th grade. Visit our website at olofps.org for registration information or contact the school office at 304-523-2861 to set up a time to tour our beautiful school. Do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any questions or concerns.

~ December 10th - 1st Reconciliation 6:00 pm.
~ December 12th - Christmas Concert 6:30
~ December 20th - Half Day Instruction, dismiss at 12:00
~ December 23rd - Friday, January 3rd - Christmas Break
~ January 9th - End of 2nd nine weeks
~ January 9th - Spelling Bee

Bulletin Advertising Opportunities Available!

Vinnie DiNicola representing DIOCESAN (our Bulletin Publisher) will be at the parish soon renewing existing advertisers AND seeking new ones. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS and DIOCESAN, the bulletin is published weekly at no cost to the parish. Please consider purchasing an ad. We feel this is an excellent service and that the sponsors get good coverage with their ads. Your ad and participation make the bulletin successful, and you will attract customers! If interested, please contact Vinnie directly at 614-580-8454 (feel free to text). You may also reach him via email at vdinicola@diocesan.com.

Message from Fr. Paul

Ms. Kristie Finney has resigned as the Music Director. While we are searching for a new Music Director, Ms. Carol Nowak has volunteered to schedule the music for November, (including All Saints' Day Masses and Thanksgiving Mass) and have it available for cantors by October 20th.

Cantors please contact Ms. Nowak at cawbomax56@comcast.net to schedule the Mass you are able to cover for the month of November. In the meantime, any Mass without a cantor, the parts will be recited. If you are, or someone you know is interested in becoming the new Music Director, please contact me at the parish office. Peace and Love, Fr. Paul

Rosary Rally a Success

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Marian Manning Memorial Mass

A memorial Mass will be said Friday, Oct. 11, at 10:00AM for Marian Manning. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

ECCHO Items for October

Cereal: Branfl.akes, Cheerios, Cornflakes, Instant Oatmeal

Please place items in the ECCHO cabinet near the Cry Room. Please make sure that items are in bags or boxes. Thank you for your generosity! PLEASE NOTE: Our ECCHO drop off cannot take large items. If you have large items please take them to ECCHO in Milton. All items left at our ECCHO drop off must work (no broken items) and be clean.
Thank you for your generosity!

Knights Plan 1st OLOF Rosary Rally with Mac & Cheese Contest

OLOF Knights of Columbus plan to host the 1st Annual Rosary Rally at 3:30 PM on Sunday October 6th in the Church, followed by a memorial reading of the names of Knights who have passed away.

A social will follow in the Parish Hall featuring a Macaroni & Cheese Baking Contest. Enjoy taste-testing the mac & cheese with hot dogs, green salad, coffee, water, and soft drinks for $5/person or $15/family

New Sunday Mass Planned

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ECCHO Items for September

Cereal: Branfl.akes, Cheerios, Cornflakes, Instant Oatmeal

Please place items in the ECCHO cabinet near the Cry Room. Please make sure that items are in bags or boxes. Thank you for your generosity! PLEASE NOTE: Our ECCHO drop off cannot take large items. If you have large items please take them to ECCHO in Milton. All items left at our ECCHO drop off must work (no broken items) and be clean.
Thank you for your generosity!

Bishop Brennan

Bishop BrennanOur Parish and Parish School were honored to be visited by Bishop Brennan on Friday, September 6. He officiated at Noon Mass and greeted Parish member following. Then he toured the Parish School and spoke to the children in the classrooms. Bishop Brennan, you and our Diocese are in our prayers!

Volunteers Needed

The Serving Hands Fellowship needs people who are willing to cut plastic bags and tie the pieces together to make the plarn (plastic yarn). Our Moisture Barrier Mats for the Homeless to lay their sleeping blanket on continue to bring comfort to those who need them. Our group meets Mondays 1-3 P.M. in the meeting room of the parish office. If you want to participate at home, stop by and pick up supplies and directions. Please send questions to: jan.yost@yahoo.com

Funeral Planning

If you are interested in planning for your funeral or helping a loved one plan for their funeral, we have books available in the Parish Office. Please stop by and pick one up.

Women's Service Project

Would you like to help make waterproof mats for the homeless?
If you would like to learn more about this activity, please join our ladies on Mondays at 1 P.M. in the conference room of the Parish Hall Office Building. For more information contact Janet Yost or the Parish Office.

Amoris Laetitia--The Joy of Love

Pope Francis has released his post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, titled Amoris Laetitia--The Joy of Love. A link to the document on the Vatican website can be found HERE.

New Bulletin Columns

Check out each week's Bulletin for two new columns! Fr. Paul is offering us "Preparation for Sunday Mass" where he is giving us questions based on the Sunday readings. Take time to meditate on these questions and let them grow your participation in your Catholic life. The second column is called "Technology Corner" and will share ways to use your smart phones, tablets and computers to grow your Faith. Please let us know in the Parish Office if you have favorite resources that you'd like to share.

Our Lady of Fatima Parish App

At Our Lady of Fatima we are pursuing new opportunities to foster a stronger parish life. As a part of these efforts we are happy to announce that we now have our own App for Apple and Android phones. Our new App will allow us to send you useful and important messages throughout the week regarding our parish life and events, and allow you to reply to messages or RSVP for events.

Many great features will be a help to all of us, such as, daily Mass readings, Catholic news, prayers and prayer reminders, quick access to E-giving, Confession reminders, and our weekly bulletin.

So, be sure to download the App by visiting myparishapp.com or searching for myparish on your phone's App store, and stay connected with us all week long.

Additional Inserts

The following inserts were included in prior Sunday bulletins.

Cabell Senior Food Program
Parish Volunteer Opportunities
Catholic Charities
Kroger Reenrollment Procedure
Kroger Renewal Procedure
Census Info & Links
Local Mass Schedules
Our new App - myParish App
E-giving Handout
OLOFPS Scrip Information & Procedures
"My Own Church" and Thank You!

Parish Finances

Parish Finance Statement

The 2019 6 month Parish Financial Statement is available for review HERE.

School Finance Statement

The Parish School Financial Statement for School Year 2018-2019 is available HERE.

Notices:

Bulletin Updates

Bulletin Information is due on Friday, one week in advance, at 8:00 AM for the following week's bulletin.

Parish / School Event Forms

If you need to schedule an event for the Parish or School, event forms are available in the Parish Office. These forms must be completed and approved prior to the event.

Email/Phone Prayer Chain

The Parish has created a new Prayer Chain that will be available to anyone requesting the support of shared prayer. If you would like to join the Prayer Chain you can sign up in the vestibule of church or by contacting the Parish office. Note: please only sign up for either the phone list or the email list.

If you need to add someone to the prayer list, please contact the Parish office.