Programs

Catechism

From the Office of Religious Education
“Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

What is a Catechist?
A Catechist is a devoted individual who dedicates his or her time and talent to teach children the way of the Lord.

In Our Lady of Fatima Parish we have three coordinators:
Guida Rego, elementary Grades 1-6
Susette Goncalves, middle Grades 6-8
Linda Augusto, High School Grades 9-11 & Confirmation Class

Classes are held at the Parish Center

Grades Day Time School Year
1-5* Sunday 10:00am – 11:00am
The class is part of the 12:00pm children’s mass
September – April
6-7-8 Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:00pm September – April
9-10-11 Mondays 7:00pm – 8:00pm January – April

*First Communion is the first Sunday of May

Striving to keep Holy the Lord’s Day, we initiated a mass card program for the 2nd grade (first communion). The children of the parish receive a 3 x 5 preprinted folded card. After whatever Mass they attend, they go to the sacristy and get the cards signed.

The Children’s Mass begins the second weekend of CCD. Mass is at 12:00pm. It is a children’s liturgy with a children’s choir. During the Homily, Father invites all the children to sit with him in front of the altar and discuss what was read.

Mandatory Retreats
10th Grade     04/14/2014
11th Grade     04/07/2014

Confirmation – 05/13/2014 7:00 PM
1st Confession – 04/26/2014
1st Communion Rehearsal – 05/03/2014 1:00 PM
1st Communion – 05/04/2014 1:00 PM

Take & Eat Program

The Take & Eat Program is a diocesan wide organization that is solely for the purpose of feeding the homebound.  To date Our Lady of Fatima parishioners have been providing up to 80 homebound elderly with nourishing meals on the second Sunday of every month since April 2007.

Key organizers Margarida Goncalves and Maria Mateus along with 30 kitchen volunteers and 15 drivers dedicate their time and talent to this program.