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PREP Closing Mass 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 6


Sodality Mass 7pm Chapel, Wednesday, May 6


Cross Catholic Outreach - May 9th and May 10th, 2015


Filler-Up By "Driving" out hunger.  Upcoming Hunger/Food Truck Drive after all the Masses on the weekend of             May 16/17, 2015.  Truck will be available to fill at the front of the church.


Annual Fair- July 6, 2015 through July 11, 2015
See under weekly flyers for more information.
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Confirmation for 2015 will be held on November 7, 2015 at 11:00AM


MARY, THE MONTH OF MAY


May 4: MARY 'S FAMILY: THE TRINITY ON EARTH
"It is only natural that the Church rejoice as one contemplates the modest home of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. We read in the hymn from Matins on the feast of the Holy Family: ‘It is pleasing to recall the humble house of Nazareth and its slender resources. It is pleas­ing to tell again in song Jesus' hidden life.
Jesus grows up in hid­den seclusion, to be trained in Joseph's unpretentious trade. The loving mother sits beside her dear Son, the good wife by her husband, content if her loving attention can ease and comfort them in their weariness.' " 10 Let us offer to our Mother today: A loving review of her life with Jesus, as we recite the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.
May 5: MARY: HER IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
"How would we have acted, if we could have chosen our own mother? I'm sure we would have chosen the one we have, adorn­ her with every possible grace. That is what Christ did. Christ being all powerful, all wise, Love itself, his power carried out his will. . . . This is the clearest reason why our Lord granted his mother , from the very moment of her Immaculate Conception, all possible privileges. She was free from the power of Satan. She is beautiful, spotless and pure in soul and body." 11 Let us offer to our Mother today: The renewal of our baptismal vows.
May 6: THE ANNUNCIATION/MARY: THE FIRST TABERNACLE
"If you seek Mary, you will find Jesus. And you will learn a bit more about what is in the heart of God, who humbles himself, discarding all manifestations of his power and majesty to take the form of a servant. Speaking in human terms, we could say that God outdoes himself, because he goes much further than he needs to go in order to save us. The only way to measure what he does is to say that it cannot be measured; it comes from a madness of love which leads him to take on our flesh and bear the weight of our sins." 12 Let us offer to our Mother today: The Angelus recited punctually at noon and with great affection.
May 7: MARY: OUR MODEL IN ORDINARY LIFE
"We can't forget that Mary spent nearly every day of her life just like millions of other women who look after their families, bring up their children, and take care of their houses. Mary sanctifies the ordi­nary, everyday things -- what some people wrongly regard as un­important and insignificant: everyday work, looking after those closest to you, visits to friends and relatives. What a blessed or­dinariness, that can be so full of love of God." 13
Let us offer to our Mother today: Affectionate details of service and attention to those closest to us.

May 11: MARY: WELCOMING THE MAGI

"‘Going into the house, they saw the child with Mary, his mother. Our Lady is always near her Son. The Magi are not received by a king on a high throne, but by a child in the arms of his mother. Let us ask the Mother of God, who is our mother, to prepare for us the way that leads to the fullness of love .... Her sweet heart knows the surest path for finding Christ." 17

Let us offer to our Mother today: A visit to a poor person to communicate
our Lady‘s concern for that person.
May 12: MARY: HER FLIGHT TO EGYPT WITH JOSEPH AND THE CHILD JESUS

"The mystery of Mary helps us to see that in order to approach God, we must become little. Christ said to his disciples: ‘Believe me, unless you become like little children again, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.'

"To become children, we must renounce our pride and self-sufficiency, recognizing that we can do nothing by ourselves. We must realize that we need grace and the help of God our Father to find our way and keep to it." 18

Let us offer to our Mother today: A visit to a lonely person to share the joy of trusting in God alone.

May 13: MARY: HER HIDDEN LIFE WITH JESUS

"I like to go back in my imagination to the years Jesus spent close to his mother, years which span almost the whole of his life on earth. I like to picture him as a little child, cared for by Mary, who kisses him and plays with him. I like to see him growing up before the loving eyes of his mother and of Joseph, his father on earth. What tenderness and care Mary and the holy Patriarch must have shown toward Jesus, as they looked after him during his childhood, all the while, silently, learning so much from him. Their souls would become more and more like the soul of that Son, who was both man and God. This is why his mother , and after her St. Joseph, understand better than anyone the feelings of the heart of Christ; and the two of them are thus the best way, I would say the only way, to reach the Savior." 19

Let us offer to our Mother today:

The effort of doing our ordinary work well, on time, with competence and finesse.

May 14: MARY: LOSING AND FINDING THE CHILD JESUS

"The Mother of God, who looked for her Son so anxiously when he was lost (through no fault of her own) and experienced such great joy in finding him, will help us retrace our steps and put right whatever may be necessary when, because of our carelessness or our sins, we have been unable to recognize Christ. With her help, we will know the happiness of holding him in our arms once more and telling him we will never lose him again." 20

Let us offer to our Mother today:

A good, sincere, sorrowful confession of our sins and failures, in the sacrament of Penance.

May 15: MARY: AT CANA

"In the Gospel, St. John has recorded a wonderful phrase of our Lady. At the wedding of Cana she turned to the waiters and said: ‘Do whatever he tells you.' That is what it is all about -- getting people to face Jesus and ask him: ‘Lord, what do you want me to do?' " 21

Let us offer to our Mother today:

Prompt obedience, when we are called or asked to do some errand or some act of service.

May 16: MARY: AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS

"We find her on Calvary, at the foot of the cross, praying. This is nothing new for Mary. She has always acted like this, in fulfilling her duties and looking after her home. As she went about the things of this earth, she kept her attention on God." 22

Let us offer to our Mother today:

An act of contrition, said many times, asking
her to offer our sorrow for our sins to Jesus crucified.

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To Sustain Hope for the Future of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, we need a living faith in Jesus Christ and an ongoing love for one another. With our commitment to Christ and to one another, we can build a wonderful future together. We need your financial support for our capital campaign with the Diocese of Wilmington and our parish. Together, we can provide for the retirement funds of our diocesan and parish employees and our priests, as well as address our own needs here at Our Lady of Fatima. Please consider prayerfully making a sacrificial contribution to our three-year campaign to Sustain Hope for the Future.”

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