(Call the parish office at 248.545.2310 to ascertain where
the 1st Thursday of the month 7:00 pm
Mass is celebrated)
Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Church
and 3 Masses on the weekend
Saturday, 4:30 PM - Our Lady of Fatima Church
Sunday, 9:00 AM - Our Lady of Fatima Church
Sunday, 11:00 AM - St. James Church
LOOKING FOR MORE PRAYER IN YOUR LIFE?
Our Worship Commission invites you to join the MONDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP
The Monday Morning Prayer Group meets on most Mondays at 10:30 AM in the Gathering Area at Our Lady of Fatima Church.
The Worship Commission Invites you to Save the Date for the Following Events:
Rosary on Monday Evenings in October at 7:00 pm at St. James
Thursday, Nov. 1— Solemnity of All Saints
Holy Day of Obligation
Mass at 9am—St. James
Mass at 7pm—Our Lady of Fatima
Commemoration of Deceased Parishioners at All Masses
Saturday/Sunday, Dec. 1 & 2
New Liturgical Begins
Saturday 4:30pm Mass Moves to
Our Lady of Fatima
Sunday, December 2
Advent by Candlelight
5pm at Our Lady of Fatima
Dec. 5, 12, and 19
Wednesday Evening Prayer
7pm at Our Lady of Fatima
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Day of Obligation
Mass Schedule to Be Determined
Monday, December 17
Advent Penance Service
7pm at Our Lady of Fatima
Over 50? Looking for something new?
50+ Club Meeting
October 18 at 11 am
in the Gathering Area at Our Lady of Fatima
All you senior ghosts and goblins come out to enjoy our BOO! party. Dress up in costume, or not, and join in the fun. We'll have cider and donuts and treats (if you don't play any tricks on us). We'll reminisce and enjoy talking about our Halloween pasts.
What's there to be scared of?
Come on in. It will be Spooktacular!
Join the 50+ Club at their meetings on the first and third Thursday of every month in the Gathering Area at Our Lady of Fatima. The meetings are always lively. Come to the meeting and find out about all the great events they have throughout the year.
Our Men's Organization Invites You to Save the Date for the Following Events.
Sunday, October 28
in Bradley Hall
9:00am to 11:00am
Pancakes, eggs, sausage, pastries, juice, coffee, tea - all you can eat. Adult tickets $5.00. Kids 12 and under $2.00. Kids 3 and under free.
For tickets call Chris at 248-635-0117
Saturday, November 10
in Bradley Hall
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Who makes the best chili?
Come to the Chili Cook-off and help decide.
All proceeds go to the South Oakland Shelter.
Suggested donation $5
November Bulletin Deadlines:
Noon Friday Nov. 2 for Nov. 11th edition
Noon Friday Nov. 9 for Nov. 18 & Nov. 25 editions
Information, considered for inclusion in the bulletin, must be accurate and submitted by the head or chair of a council, commission or group. Submit information, via email only, to: email@example.com Please include date submitted, a contact name, phone number, name of the parish organization, location of event, and date or dates you would like the article to appear.
Register Your Children for Religious Ed
Classes will be held on the first Saturday of each month (October 2018—May 2019) from 9:00 am—Noon at our Our Lady of Fatima worship location (November class will be held at our St. James worship location.)
Tuition Cost: $30 for one child, $45 for two children, and $60 for three or more children of the same family. Registration forms are available at our welcome desks. You may leave completed registration forms in the envelope (at our welcome desks) marked ATT: Natalie LaCroix. If you have any questions please contact Natalie LaCroix at 248.374.9045 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcements and News from our Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference:
Spirituality, Friendship, Service
These are the three cornerstones of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. If you are interested in serving those in need within our parish boundaries, and putting your faith into action, please join us the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Gathering Area at Our Lady of Fatima to learn more about the work of our conference. A little time and a caring heart are all you need.
Bundle Days—October 20th and 21st
The Collection Pod Will Be in the Parking Lot
at Our Lady of Fatima
It's that time again to clean up our homes and rid ourselves of all our extras: clothing, linens, appliances, furniture and other useful items. This important event helps our stores provide needed items to our clients in our community. What a great feeling to unburden ourselves of all our surplus "stuff" and help others at the same time. Remember, your extras may be someone's necessity!
On behalf of those we serve we say, “Thank you and God Bless You!”
News From our Finance Council
The Finance Council Needs Your Help…
We are in need of at least 8 parishioners to serve on our offertory counting teams. Members of the Finance Council will be available at the Celebrating Ministry Building Commitment (Liturgical Minister Sign Up and Ministry Fair) event on Oct. 13 & 14, to answer any questions you may have and help you sign up to serve on the teams. Normally, the teams count the offertory collection on Monday mornings. Your participation and service to the parish in this role would be greatly appreciated!
Online Giving Coming to
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish
The Finance Council is pleased to announce that you are now able to submit your offertory contributions, if you choose to do so, to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish online. Visit our donate online page on this website.
What does this mean for you and our Parish?
¨ There is no extra charge for giving electronically
¨ It is environmentally friendly! No more paper envelopes, checks, or ATM receipts
¨ There is less cash for the counting teams and office to handle and easier bank deposits.
¨ You can still donate to special collections (Emergency Relief, Missions, Religious Retirement, etc.)
¨ The site is administered by the same company that currently tracks your donations so your giving is accurate
¨ Just as today, you control how much and when you give
¨ Predictable giving makes budgeting much easier
¨ The site is used by more than 10,000 Churches so we know it is safe and secure
¨ You may start or stop whenever you choose
If you have any questions, concerns, or are interested in being part of the pilot program of online giving please contact Mark Wonsil, our Finance Council Vice chairperson, at email@example.com Nisha Jayasundera, our Finance Council chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVE YOU MOVED?
DO YOU HAVE A NEW PHONE NUMBER(S)?
We encourage you to call the parish office, at 248.545.2310, to let us know of a change in your address or phone number(s) so that we might correctly update our records. You may also send an email with this information to: email@example.com
Thank you for your assistance.
HOME BOUND MINISTRY
If you or a loved one is home bound, in the hospital or a nursing home and would like to receive Holy Communion, please call the parish office at 248-545-2310. A parish member would be happy to visit you.
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR WELCOME DESKS?
After each weekend liturgy there is a volunteer at the Welcome Desk at both sites of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish.
When visiting the welcome desk you can:
Schedule a Mass Intention
Put someone on or remove someone from the sick or military prayer list
Register as a new parishioner
Request a visit for someone who is ill or someone who would like to have a communion visit
We extend a big thank you to all of the volunteers, our fellow parishioners, who dedicate their time to serve in this important ministry.
PROCESS FOR PLACING EVENTS
ON THE PARISH CALENDAR
ATTN: Leaders of Parish Organizations - Important Reminder
If your recognized parish organization has an event you would like placed on the parish calendar (so that it appears on the website and the calendar of events in the bulletin) you must complete an event form.
Forms may be obtained at the parish office and must be returned to the parish office at Our Lady of Fatima Church or submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please avoid scheduling conflicts.
There should not be more than one event scheduled at the same time.
No events should be scheduled on Holy Days of Obligation or during Holy Week.
PLEASE NOTE: Your event is NOT scheduled until you receive a confirmation.
On-Line Parish Forms
Did you know that you can submit an article for the Our Mother of Perpetual Help News or request a Mass Intention through the on-line parish forms. Go to the "Information regarding on-line parish forms" and make sure to read the information regarding submitting the forms. Then go to the subpage to find the forms, complete and submit.