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June 11th Inserts

The following inserts were included in the June 11, 2017 bulletin.

Parish Picnic
Kitchen Help Wanted

ECCHO Items for May

Canned Meats, Tuna, Beef Stew, Treet, Soup with Meat, Canned Spaghetti & Meatballs, Spam....................... Summer Food For Kids

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

School News from the Principal

~On behalf of everyone here at OLOFPS, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all school families, parishioners, students and teachers for another successful school year!
~ Open Enrollmentfor the 17-18 School Year Continues. Please contact the school office to schedule an appointment for registration.
~The May and June calendars can also be found electronically on our school's website: www.olofps.org and on Parents Web via Ren Web.

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.

Catholic Sharing Appeal 2017

This past week all parishioners received a mailing from the Diocese of Wheeling presenting the Catholic Sharing Appeal 2017. This annual appeal helps the Diocese to fund ministries such as faith formation, youth ministry, Catholic education and Catholic Charities. Fr. Paul has asked that you prayerfully consider supporting the Appeal. By contributing, you can help spread the merciful presence of the church to our brothers and sisters in Christ across West Virginia. For more information, visit www.dwc.org/csa.

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.

Fatima Scrip

Please take a few minutes to look at our new scrip website. With scrip, you pay for everyday purchases with gift cards. Our school receives a rebate on each gift card. It's fundraising while you shop! www.fatimascrip.com

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.

Syro-Malabar Mass
National Catholic Youth Conference Registration
Cabell Senior Food Program
School Newsletter March 2017
School Newsletter February 2017
School Newsletter January
School Newsletter February 2017
OLOF 2016 Financial Report
OLOFPS 6 Mon Financial Report
Parish Volunteer Opportunities
School Newsletter December
Catholic Charities
School October Newsletter
School Newsletter September
Back To School Supply Drive 2016
School Advancement Bulletin
School Newsletter for May 2016
School Newsletter for April 2016
School Newsletter for March 2016
School Newsletter for February 2016
School Newsletter for December 2015
School Newsletter for November 2015
Year of Mercy Letter
Scrip Wish List
School Newsletter for October 2015
School Newsletter for September 2015
School Newsletter for August 2015
Kroger Reenrollment Procedure
Kroger Renewal Procedure
Census Info & Links
School Newsletter for May 2015
Local Mass Schedules
School Newsletter for April 2015
Our new App - myParish App
E-giving Handout
School Newsletter for February 2015
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 2016 Parish Financial Statement is available for review HERE.

School Finance Statement

The first 6 months of our Parish School Financial Statement for School Year 2016-2017 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.