Community is an essential part of the Christian life. A community’s care for its members is both the foundation of and an outward sign of Christ’s mission. These ministries answer the command of Jesus given to his disciples – “as I have done for you, you should also do.” (John 13:15)
For information on any of the parish life ministries, contact one of the ministry coordinators listed below or Robin Margraf, Pastoral Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Life Ministries
OUR LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH
Ministry to the Sick and Homebound
This ministry visits and comforts those who cannot take part in the Eucharistic assembly due to age or illness. As Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) individuals take Communion on behalf of the parish to the sick and homebound including those in local board and care facilities. These ministers receive a three-year commission from the Diocese of Orange, with complete training offered at the parish. EMHCs must be practicing Catholics.
To arrange for a minister to visit you or a loved one, or to volunteer, contact Maureen Redfield at email@example.com
This ministry organizes and facilitates various parish-wide social activities including the weekly “coffee and doughnuts” after Sunday Mass. Do you like to help people feel valued and welcomed? Does your home always seem filled with family and friends? Then this may be your ministry.
To share in the work of this ministry, send an email to Liz Arjun at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted promptly.
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Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is, in a word, fraternity. More specifically, the Knights of Columbus offers the Catholic man leadership training through active involvement in a local unit, or council; volunteer opportunities in the parish and community; low-cost life insurance; fraternal benefits like college scholarships and student loans for himself, his wife and children; Columbia magazine; and so much more.
Kickoff Dinner - October 20 at 6pm in McGowan Hall
Are you ready to meet new parishioners, travel to exciting new homs and share delicious exotic food? Breaking Bread with Friends is a group of 8 parishioners who gather monthly to enjoy a meal together. It's a great way to make new connections within the parish community.
Our Lady of Fatima has a very lively and active MOPS group specifically geared for mothers with children ages 0-5. MOPS provides an opportunity to get together with other moms to laugh and learn from each other. The summer schedule is in full swing with many play dates, Mom’s Night Outs, beach time, and park days planned. Click here for the complete schedule.
“To be the Catholic voice and home for all women, helping them to become the best version of themselves – living vessels of Christ to the world around them.”
This group of women meets to read and discuss documents about our church and faith as well as studying various women saints.
Contact Kathy Eisele at 933-8019 for more info or to join.
Young Ladies Institute (YLI) #255
Our Lady of the Sea
The Young Ladies Institute (YLI) is an organization of Catholic women banded together for both social and charitable purposes. Most notably, its mission is that of women helping women. In particular, it gives support to the Bishop for the education of Priests, supports scholarships and inspires greater spiritual growth and lasting friendship.