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Updated: 7/28/2017
“In him who is the source of our strength, we have strength for everything.”

Philippians 4:13
McGowan Hall at sunsetMsgr. Tony McGowan and friends"All are welcome in the place."The Most Reverend Tod D. Brown, Bishop of OrangePrimera lectura: Isaías 2:2 -3
"Venid, subamos al monte del Señor, a la casa del Dios de Jacob, para que él nos enseñe sus caminos y nosotros sigamos sus senderos."
Second Reading - 1 Peter 2:4-10
"Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house..." Our parish school student ambassadors escorting our guestsOur parish school student ambassadors escorting our guestsGospel - Matthew 7:24-29
"Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock."
Bishop Tod Brown blessing the rooms with holy water.Fr. Jack Sewell (Pastor, 2000-2012) acknowledging McGowan Hall's namesake, Msgr. Tony"Let us build the City of God."Young and old enjoy the celebration.Reception catered by Adele's Restaurant in San ClementeMcGowan hall, a place for families.Parish business and facilities manager, Ron Runolfson concludes tour of the state of the art kitchen.Msgr. Tony McGowan, Pastor 1976 - 1987
Fr. Jack Sewell, Pastor 2000 - 2012
Click on any image to see photos of March 4, 2012 dedication.
Our Story

In December, 2006, Domus Studio Architects, with David Pfeifer as project manager, began working with the parish design committee to envision a first-class facility for formation, fellowship and service.  From these meetings, a Parish Master Plan was developed to revitalize our parish campus with facilities that reflect our unique environment and geography.  In December, 2007, Bishop Tod Brown and the Diocesan Construction Board approved our Plan, and in June, 2009, the City of San Clemente granted Resolution 09-39 allowing us to move forward.  Steve Granich from MPA Construction Management joined our team in July of 2010.

In December 2010, Bluefin Construction, under the leadership of Don Fischbeck, broke ground to bring to reality Phase I of our Parish Master Plan.  Phase 1 includes the re-engineering of our front entrance, refurbishing of our sports field and construction of our new parish hall.  Throughout this time, 655 parish households have sacrificially pledged over $5 million for this effort.
Building Our Future - McGowan Hall Dedicated
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We now see the results of our prayers, discernment, planning, and sacrifice.  McGowan Hall is ready!  Msgr. Anthony McGowan, after 70 years of ministry and 35 years at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, continues to worship with us and model for us Christian holiness and service.
Our Lady of Fatima Parish is moving forward into a new era of parish life.  Through worship and prayer, formation and study, social ministry, and community relationships, we will grow with one another as stewards of God’s gifts.  May McGowan Hall remain for decades and generations as a place where we as a community Reveal the Light of Christ!

Photos by Patti Lynn