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~Fatima Family, It is hard to believe that we are near the end of our first semester. We have had some wonderful days and the students have been very busy learning so many new things. Please see our upcoming events below. As always,feelfree to contact me with any questions or concerns at moconnor@ olofatima.org

November 4 ~ Spaghetti Dinner

November 5 ~ No School, Spaghetti Dinner Clean Up

~Open Enrollment Continues for all Grades for the 2018-2019 School Year, please contact the office to register or to set up a time to tour our school!

ECCHO Items for October

Cereal: Branflakes, Cheerios, Cornflakes, Instant Oatmeal

Please place items in the ECCHO cabinet near the Cry Room.
Thank you for your generosity!

ECCHO Items for September

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Please place items in the ECCHO cabinet near the Cry Room.
Thank you for your generosity!

Catholic Sharing Appeal

Thank YOU! Due to the generosity of our parishioners, we are now over the 50% mark of our CSA goal. Now, 100% of donations made will come back to the parish. This puts us that much closer to getting the funds to pave our parking lot! Estimated cost of paving: $200,000 Amount collected to date toward goal: $50,000

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 P.M.. For more information contact Paul at 304-545-5100. We encourage you to attend.

Fr. Tom Graven Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Fr. Tom's abiding devotion and faithfull service to the Lord has touched countless hearts and inspired so many lives. What a blessing he has been to our Parish! Please come help us honor him as he celebrates his 50th Jubilee on May 26, 2018, at 5:30 Mass. A Reception will follow in the Parish Hall with heavy hors d'oeuvres. Gifts are welcome.

Annual Parish Picnic

You are invited to attend our Annual Parish Picnic hosted by the Knights of Columbus on Sunday, May 20th after the 10:45 Mass. Games, food, & fun for the whole family!

Inserts for April 29, 2018

The following inserts were included in the 4/29/18 bulletin:

OLOF Event Schedule for May and Movie at St. Peter Claver
May Birthday List

A personal note from Mrs. Naswadi:

Dear Fatima Family,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today. Four years ago, I was appointed as the Principal of Our Lady of Fatima Parish School. I relocated to Huntington knowing no one, but your hospitality quickly welcomed me into the Fatima Family. It has been an honor to serve as your principal. Fatima is a truly extraordinary school with a tremendous faculty and staff, amazing students, supportive parents, pastor, parishioners and community members. So, needless to say, the next sentence is the most difficult. My husband has received a remarkable promotion in his job that necessitates our relocation this summer. Therefore, I will not be returning as the Principal of Our Lady of Fatima effective the end of this 2017-2018 School/Year. The good news for Our Lady of Fatima is that I am confident the pieces are in place for the next principal to continue on with all of the successes achieved here at Fatima. He or she will be blessed with the best faculty, staff, students, parents, pastor and parishioners anywhere! You are all so important to me. I have truly enjoyed my time at Our Lady of Fatima Parish School. Fatima will f orever hold a special place in my heart. I will continue to keep Our Lady of Fatima in my prayers.

Sincerely, Mrs. Naswadi

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 Janet Yost on Mondays at 1 P.M. during the Summer 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
Scrip Wish List
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!

Kroger Scrip Changes

The Kroger Co. has announced that they will no longer credit Our Lady of Fatima Parish School for money loaded to Kroger gift cards after Aug. 30, 2014. They are implementing a new system tied to your Kroger Plus Card. The new set-up instructions can be found HERE.

Stewardship Funds Running Low

The monies in the Stewardship Fund are running low. This money is used through I&R(Information & Referral) to help people with gas, electric, and water bills or those who may be behind in their rent. Our Parish has responded generously in the past to this request to serve our fellow man. Checks may be written to OLOF and marked Stewardship. If you would like more information about the Stewardship Fund, contact Susie Smith at 304/417-1697

ENCYCLICAL LETTER ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Pope Francis has issued an ENCYCLICAL LETTER ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME. You can read the English translation of the Encyclical HERE.

Pastoral Letter: My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation;
Ministry With & Among the Elderly in West Virginia

DWC Bishop Michael Bransfield has published his pastoral letter, "My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation; Ministry With & Among the Elderly in West Virginia." The pastoral was published in The Catholic Spirit or it can be accessed HERE.

Parish Finances

Parish Finance Statement

The 2017 6 month Parish Financial Statement is available for review HERE.

School Finance Statement

The Parish School Financial Statement for School Year 2017-2018 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.