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WV K of C - 2 WVU Season Tickets

The Knights of Columbus of West Virginia are raffling off 2 sets of two WVU Football Season Tickets! The Drawing will be two weeks prior to the first football game of 2019. See any member for tickets at $5.

Help A Boy Out - Product Drive

HandsFor the month of June, we will be collecting items to make a BLESSING KIT for our area homeless men. Items such as: tissues, wet wipes, deodorant, chap stick, band aids, toothbrush and toothpaste, will help ease the burden of being homeless. The collection dropoff is located in the back of the church.

ECCHO Items for June

Summer Food for Kids: Granola bars, fruit cups, pudding cups, applesause, fruit snacks, pop-top tuna and/or chicken, ready rice, instant macaroni and cheese, cereal, Hormel Compleats meals, soups, canned ravioli or spaghettios.

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

School News
~Open Enrollment Continues for all Grades for the School Year, please contact the office to register or to set up a time to tour our school!
Reverend Fr. Tom Graven Funeral

Fr. Tom GravenA Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 26, at 11:00 AM for for our beloved guest priest, Fr. Tom Graven. Visitation will be in the church for two hours prior to the service. A luncheon will follow in the Parish Hall. Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, Bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville (Ohio), will preside over the funeral.

May the soul of Fr. Tom Graven and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Prayer for the Appointment of a New Bishop
composed by the Most Reverend William E. Lori

Heavenly Father,

we thank you for the blessings you have bestowed upon the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. In the power of your Holy Spirit you have imparted an abundance of spiritual blessings and gifts so that the Name of Jesus and his Gospel would be proclaimed in every mountain and valley and in every city and village of the great State of West Virginia. Through the Sacraments, the abiding presence of your Son lives on in our midst healing and transforming our souls, creating in our midst missionary disciples, strengthening our families, raising up vocations, making us advocates and servants of the poor and vulnerable. Forgive us for our sins and failings and for anything we have done or failed to do to advance the mission of evangelization entrusted to us by the Good Shepherd.

Now, as we await the appointment and arrival of a new bishop, we turn to you in heartfelt prayer. In your goodness, send us a shepherd who will love and care for this local Church and tend the flock of God after the heart and mind of your Son Jesus. May he be an ardent yet gentle herald of the Gospel, a priest and bishop filled with missionary zeal and pastoral love, whose heart is centered upon the Eucharist and love for the poor. May he guide and serve the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston with love, humility and justice and lead many souls to holiness and eternal life.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

For more resources, please check out Praying In Hope

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 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.