Our Lady of Fatima
News & Events
Altar Servers: Wanted!! Please see insert. Altar Server flyer
Saints for the week of March 4, 2018 Saints for the week of March 4, 2018
Prayer, Penance and Works of Charity are the three-fold program of Lent. We encourage you to make this your best Lent of your life.
“Prayer for the good of your soul.” We encourage you to come to daily Mass as often as possible during Lent. Mass will be celebrated Monday through Friday at 6:30AM and 8:30AM in the Chapel. On Friday’s, the Station of the Cross will be at 7:00PM in the Church. Take each Friday as an opportunity to experience special meaning during Lent by attending the “Way of the Cross” (Stations). Let this important devotion help you to: grow closer to others; strengthen your faith community; grow in faith and love and enhance your celebration of Lent.
“Fasting for the good of your body.” The church calls us to do penance - to have a change of heart - and as a sign of that change, to die to ourselves by fasting and abstinence. Fasting means only one full meal for those 18 to 59 years of age. Abstinence means no meat for those 14 years and older (Good Friday is a day of strict fast and abstinence.) Every Friday of Lent is a day of abstinence. While these are minimum practices of penance specified by our Church, we are urged to do something that is truly penance for us, to say “no” to legitimate desires in order to strengthen our sense of discipline and resistance to temptation.
“Almsgiving for the good of your neighbor.” The Lord and His church also call us to turn away from centering our lives on ourselves and our pleasure, to turn to the Lord and serve Him, especially in our needy brothers and sisters. Operation Rice Bowl is an excellent opportunity to encourage and participate in this meaningful Lenten observance. Give your sacrificial gifts to Operation Rice Bowl to help our sisters and brothers in need around the world through Catholic Relief Services’ development projects. Lent Reconciliation Service is scheduled for March 22nd at 7:00PM here at Our Lady of Fatima combined with Holy Spirit & St. Peter’s.
Our Lady of Fatima will be having their annual Sodality Bake sale the weekend of March 24/25 (Palm Sunday Weekend) held in the Convent. Please mark your calendar for this once a year fundraiser for our Sodality members. Donations will be accepted for this event and more information will follow in the upcoming bulletins.
Our Annual Basket Bingo – scheduled for April 29, 2018. Bingo 2018
2017 Contribution: We will have a list of Church contributions made during the 2017 year available after January 15, 2018. You may call the rectory for this figure from Monday thru Friday, 9AM – 2PM. Thank you.
Lenten Brochures for Reflection
Lenten Family calendar 2017
Papal msg sick 2017
World Day of Sick Prayer-Cards-NACC
Shelter the Homeless
Holy Week & Easter Flyer
Corporal Work of Mercy To Clothe the Naked
Counsel the Doubtful
To Give Drink to the Thirsty
Parish Financial Report
Jesus is the face of the Father's Mercy
Peacemaking through Music
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
St Anslem April 21
Our Lady of Fatima Church
801 North duPont Boulevard,
New Castle, Delaware 19720
Sunday Masses (held in Church):
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am & 12noon
Saturday: 5:00pm & 7:00pm (Spanish)
Confessions are held from 4-4:45pm each Saturday before 5pm mass.
Daily Masses (held in Chapel):
Monday to Friday: 6:30am & 8:30am
Devotion to the Sacred Heart
Held the first Friday of each month after the 8:30AM Mass with adoration during the day.
First Saturdays of the Month held at 8:30AM in the Chapel with prayers and confessions after Mass.
Today’s Mass Readings