These ministries fulfill the command heard at the conclusion of our Eucharistic celebration to “go forth to love and serve…”  Christ’s mission for the Church is characterized by the care for the most vulnerable among us.  The Church is sent forth to care for those in need (physically, emotionally or spiritually) and to work for peace and justice.

For information on any of the outreach ministries, contact the Robin Margraf, Pastoral Associate for Stewardship and Outreach at rmargraf@olfchurch.net.  The coordinator for the specific ministry in question will follow up with you promptly.

Outreach Ministries
The Social Awareness Leadership Team (SALT) was established at Fatima to help organize our parish social ministry and engage more parishioners in that work.  Centered in Christ and anchored in Catholic social thought, the leadership team supports the parish community in identifying local and global needs and facilitates connections for those called to served.  SALT periodically highlights one social ministry in which our parishioners are directly involved.  Get connected at SALT@olfchurch.net  

Spotlight on Service Newsletters
Newsletter #1 Fatima Serves the Hungry
Newsletter #2 Pregnancy Resource Center
Newsletter #3 Catholic Detention Ministry
Newsletter #4 Fish for Life
                
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On the fourth Sunday of every month, the parish gathers groceries for the food pantry operated by Family Assistance Ministries  in San Clemente. This collection allows the pantry to maintain a stable supply of food throughout   the  year.   Everyone attending   Sunday Mass – parishioners and visitors alike – are encouraged to bring one  grocery bag  filled  with  non-perishable food items.  Volunteers may support this work by distributing empty grocery bags on the third Sunday and/
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or collecting and delivering food on the fourth Sunday. For more information contact Dixie Gillivan at dixter49@aol.com

its walk-in center and food pantry as well  as for special projects throughout the year.  For more information contact Robin Margraf at rmargraf@olfchurch.net
Monthly Food Drive
Respect Life
Through prayer, education and action, this ministry works to promote the dignity of all life from conception to natural death. For more information contact Dave Finamore at davefinamore@yahoo.com
Work of Our Hands / 
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This creative arts ministry gathers in faith and prayer to create “prayer shawls” for those in need of comfort while confronting an illness, loss or other life challenge.  The  ministry  meets  on  the third Thursday of every month and welcomes those who knit, crochet or sew 
regardless of  skill level.  For more information contact Amber Loyer at aaloyer@gmail.com and the coordinator will contact you promptly.
The parish works together with this local agency to provide emergency assistance, food and referrals to those in need in our community.  Volunteers are needed on a regular  basis at 
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The funeral planning team supports the bereaved family with the planning of the funeral liturgy.  This ministry meets with family members to assist with the selection of readings, music and other items related to the funeral liturgy.  Ministers are also present at the funeral to assist the family and the presider.  At times, ministers may lead a brief prayer service at the vigil.  This ministry provides an invaluable service at a time of great need.  While deeply rewarding, it requires a flexible schedule and the ability to respond on short notice.  For more information contact Doug Batezel at dougbatezel@me.com
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Working in collaboration with Welcome INN, our parish prepares and serves meals several times a month to the homeless and working poor of our community.  These meals are funded through donations made to the parish "poor box" located in the ocean vestibule. To volunteer or donate contact Robin Margraf at rmargraf@olfchurch.net