Friar Pedro Miguel de Oliveira, O.F.M. Conv. was born in 1972, on the island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal, and emigrated as a child, with his parents and siblings, to Fall River, Massachusetts. He joined the Order of Friars Minor Conventuals in 1990 and He professed his Simple Vows as a Franciscan Friar Conventual in 1994, and was Ordained as a friar priest in May 20, 2000. Since 2018, Friar Pedro had been serving as pastor of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey until Bishop William D. Byrne, reached out to our Franciscan Friars to staff our Parish of Our Lady of Fatima, and serve both the English and Portuguese speaking Immigrants of Ludlow , Massachusetts. On July 2nd, 2022 Friar Pedro was installed as the new Pastor. Later in the year in the beginning of the month of December, Our Lady of Fatima Parish will also welcome a new friar-Priest of our Province’s Immaculate Conception Custody of (Brazil) ~ Frei Luiz Fernando Lina Rangel, OFM Conv., to serve as parochial vicar.
Frei Pedro Miguel de Oliveira, O.F.M. Conv. nasceu em 1972, na ilha de São Miguel, Açores, Portugal e emigrou a Fall River, Massachusetts de criança com os seus pais e os seus irmãos. Ele entrou na ordem dos Frades Menores Conventuais em 1990 e professou os votos simples como frade franciscano conventual em 1994. Ele foi ordenado sacerdote franciscano no dia 20 de maio de 2000. Desde 2018, o Frei Pedro tem servido como pastor da igreja católica de São Pedro em Point Pleasant Beach, Nova Jersey até que ele recebeu notícias do bispo William D. Byrne que os padres franciscanos iam servir a paróquia de Nossa Senhora de Fátima, servindo os imigrantes de língua inglesa e portuguesa de Ludlow. No dia 2 de julho de 2022, o Frei Pedro foi instalado como o novo Pastor. No final do ano, no início do mês de dezembro, a paroquia de Nossa Senhora de Fátima também receberá um novo frade da Custódia da Imaculada Conceição da nossa Província no Brasil ~ Frei Luiz Fernando Lina Rangel, OFM Conv., vai servir como vigário paroquial.
The office secretary is an instrumental part of any organization. Isabel's efficiency and attention to detail are second to none. Her caring attitude and the relationship she has formed with Parishioners is her priority. Isabel is fluent in Portuguese, which is essential for communication with many of our Parishioners. She is the pleasant voice when you call and the smiling face when you visit.
David is a lifelong parishioner that started playing music at Our Lady of Fatima Parish at the age of 13 and now leads us in song in both Portuguese and English. His music ministry is a blend of known hymns and contemporary worship songs.
Guida is Our Lady of Fatima's Coordinator of Religious Education. She is responsible for all aspects of our CCD program.