The Hispanic tradition of honoring departed loved ones
Many cultures around the world have special customs to remember those who have gone before us. In Mexico, this celebration is known as Dia de los Muertos, or “the Day of the Dead.” Family and friends of the deceased gather to share memories and favorite foods, visit and decorate graves, and build shrines. Candles, flowers (particularly marigold), and small figurines, known as Catrinas, all figure in the observance. Taking place on November 1 and 2, this feast is a recognizable element of Hispanic American spirituality.
Parishioners will make the altar and place your special offerings of food (bread, fruit etc.), candles, incense, flowers and most importantly a photo of your departed loved one on the altar. Please bring your items by Thursday. Oct. 30th to the office by 4 pm Parishioners are responsible to pick up their photos after 11/3.
Solemnity of All Saints
(not a Holy day of obligation this year)
Vigil Mass Friday, Oct. 31st
Mass Nov. 1st
All Ministries Retreat
Saturday, Nov. 1st 9am-2pm
All volunteers in every ministry of the parish are encouraged to make this retreat a priority.
Hope and Remembrance Committee
Please pray for the 26 families who have lost a loved one this past year in our parish and have been invited to the annual memorial Mass in their honor on Nov. 8th here at Our Lady of Fatima church.
Don’t forget to Fall back
Sunday, November 2nd 2am
Mass change due to daylight savings time
Our Lady of Fatima
Thursdays Mass will change to 6pm starting Nov. 6th
Queen of All Saints
Saturday Mass will change to 6pm starting Nov. 8th
Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom!
Honoring All Who Served
Sunday, November 9th at
Veterans are asked to come dressed in uniform and bring a photo for our Veterans table in the gathering area.
Save the Date!
Saturday , November 22nd
Fatima Center 9am to 3pm
Do you know someone who is away from the Church or who has not been active in our parish community for quite some time? Do you wish there was something you could do? Now there is!! Our parish offers the "Awakening Faith" sessions on Mondays in the church library. These sessions are designed for family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers who have been away from church for a while to "reconnect" with our faith community. For more info. please contact the church office or Judy Sackmann 765-8256.
Children of Fatima Preschool
Please welcome our new Teachers:
Alejandra “Alex” Vasquez, Teacher
Laura Oronia, Assistant Teacher
Registrations: Pick up and drop off your application in the church office.
Turning 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2014
Cost is $90 per month. Classes from 8:30-11:15am on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Turning 4 years old before Sept. 1, 2014
Cost is $110 per month. Classes from 8:30-11:15am Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Please call Jennifer Ribellia at 771-2475 for any questions.
Donations: If you have donations or would like to volunteer to help set up this exciting program, please call Connie Roth at 989-5214.
Join us! Bring a friend in need!
Every Thursday 11am to 1pm
Lunch is Free. Men’s & Women’s Clothing & Showers are available during lunch hours. Needed: Men's clothing Bingo! Thursdays 1pm after soup kitchen. Free to play...win white elephant gifts! Food & Fun!
Classes are designed for the growth and knowledge of our Faith, Creed and Doctrine of the Church. You can register for classes, given by some of the Diocese’s best, on the first day of class. For more info call Isaac Prieto at 509-965-7117 or Isaac.firstname.lastname@example.org All classes will be from 9am-1pm. 2 Regional Centers: Pastoral Center in Yakima and St. Pius X Parish in Quincy. Please see the posters on the kiosk in the gathering area for dates.
Pray the Rosary at the Nursing Homes
You are welcome to join your fellow Catholics as we pray the rosary for our families and our nation every Wednesday at 2:30pm in the fireplace room at The Monroe House (1405 S Monroe St.) and at the Hearthstone (905 S. Pioneer Way) in the chapel. We are done by 3pm or you can stay and enjoy a visit. For more information call Dee Schwab at 765-6056.
New Office Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
9:30am to 4pm
1pm to 6pm
Closed daily 12-1pm
Effective Feb. 1, 2014
Meets every 1st Monday of the month at 1pm Rm. #1
Parish bulletins can be sent to college students who are away from home. If you have or know of a student please leave their name & address in the box provided in the office.
If you or someone you know would like phone contact from an Outreach member, please call Kathy D. 764-6783.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Fridays at 3pm
Catholic Radio broadcasting 24/7 to the entire Columbia Basin. Divine Mercy Broadcasting KDMB is located at 88.7 FM. Please listen and help spread the word so we can help with the New Evangelization in this Year of Faith. This station exists for the Glory of God and the Sanctification of souls.
What should I do when there is a
death in my family …?
Please call the parish office before making arrangements with the funeral home to ensure that the church is available at the desired time. (765-6729)
Hearing assistance headphones are available in vesting room. Please be sure to sign out for one and then return it after Mass.
Natural Family Planning
Virtual Classes online visit www.ccli.org for more information
We are needing ALL parishioners to fill out a new census form. By giving us your most updated information, we will be able to use it with our new program to build stronger relationships and more effective communication with our church families. Sacramental records, ministry management, scheduling and stewardship are among many of the benefits of this new program.Please call or stop by the church office to request a form by mail, email, fax, or from our church website.
In an effort to help provide rosaries to those less fortunate around the world, rosaries are made every Wednesday after morning Mass in the parish library. All supplies are provided, just come with a desire to help spread devotion to Our Lady!
The parish library is located near the office and is open the same as the parish office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed during lunch. There are approximately 1,000 books available to check out.
Please be sure to check out the bulletin tab to view the current events happening in our parish!
All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples. (Matthew 28:18-19)