Music Ministry

Please contact Kate Leen for more information, 206.283.1456.

Filipino-American Society

Fosters goodwill and closer relations among its members and the community and promotes greater involvement in charitable, social, cultural, religious, and education activities. Contact Robert Dela-Cruz.

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

Offers a variety of sports programs for parish youth throughout the year, in affiliation with the Archdiocesan CYO network. The athletic program is overseen by the athletic director and CYO Board who together with coaches and team assistants are all volunteers. Contact John McDowall.

Association for Catholic Childhood

A volunteer organization of women who assist children with material, social and spiritual services in association with Catholic Community Services. Circles at Our Lady of Fatima Parish include: Irene Hanley, Katie McKay and Katherine Meloy. Contact the parish office at 206.283.1456.

Magi Project

Annual parish ministry that brings Christmas to over 80 needy families and individuals. Working through various Archdiocesan agencies, the Project provides food, gifts, household items and grocery store vouchers. Please contact the parish office for more information.

Winter Overflow Shelter

Our Lady of Fatima is working with St. Martin de Porres and supplying a place to stay overnight two nights a week for up to 10 men in the Winter Overflow Shelter located in the Rectory Basement from October through March. Volunteers drive, host, make lunches, breakfast and donate basic needs such as underwear, toiletries, socks, boots, etc. Contact the parish office 206.283.1456

Lucia Guild

A spiritual and social gathering of women of the Parish; contributes to various charities affiliated with the parish. Members enjoy socializing and occasional speakers at their luncheon meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. (September through May) at 12 noon in the Fireside Room of the Parish Center. Bring your lunch – dessert, tea and coffee will be served. For more information contact Shirley Cotter or the parish office 206.283.1456.

Magnolia Moms

The Mission of Our Lady of Fatima Parish’s Magnolia Moms is to celebrate our Faith by networking together and pooling our talents to enhance opportunities for children and mothers. Members and guests gather monthly (September through May) usually on the first Thursday from 9:30am-11am in the Parish Center to socialize and hear presentations from guest speakers on a variety of subjects. Infants and toddlers are supervised during meetings by a babysitter. Members focus is on providing baby items (new and used) food and diapers to mothers and children i need through the Crib Corner. Throughout the year members hold fundraisers and host Parish Activities. Please see their website for more information. www.magnoliamoms.org

Fatima Quilters

Fatima Quilters was organized in February of 2007 by a group of women who love to quilt. We meet on the first Tuesday of each Month at 10am in the Parish Office Classroom. Members take turns bringing a quilt block pattern which the individuals in the group complete at home. The following month all the blocks are returned and the person who provided the pattern assembles the quilt top from those blocks. Twice a year our group meets in the parish center to assemble and finish the quilts. All sewing is done at home. We do accept donations of cash to cover the cost of the batting we use in our quilts. We will also accept 100% cotton fabric in good condition. All our quilts are donated – our quilts this year will be given to the Magi Project for distribution to the needy families. For more information please contact Pat Slusser.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Usually the first Friday of every month, following the 8:00am Mass to 7pm. Holy Hour is from at 7pm to 8pm. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by volunteers who share one hour or more in prayer in front of the Eucharist. Please see the weekly Church Bulletin for more information.

Parish Finance Council

Provides advice to the pastor concerning the stewardship of parish fiscal resources. Meetings are held monthly Sept-June. Contact the parish office by phone at 206.283.1456.

School Commission

Serves to advise and support the pastor and principal in the mission and vision of the school. Contact Susan Burdett at the the school. 206.283.7031

Parish Pastoral Council

Provides advice, strategic planning and support to the pastor. Contact Fr. Phil at the parish office at 206.283.1456.

Stations of the Cross

Held Friday evenings at 7:00pm in the Church during the Lenten season.

Ushers and Greeters

Volunteers parishioners who greet people as they arrive at Mass, provide hearing devices, take up the offerings and distribute weekly bulletins. Contact the parish office at 206.283.1456.

Knights of Columbus

A Catholic Men’s Fraternal and Service organization which meets monthly on the second Thursday at 7:30pm in the Rectory Basement.
The Knights of Columbus is the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church. Knights of Columbus are gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and the defense of the priesthood. Here at Our Lady of Fatima, the Knights are active in charitable contribution and volunteer service. Each year we award 2 – $1,000 Scholarships – the funding comes from our projects. We are also the “muscle” that helps to distribute the gifts for the annual Parish Magi Project at Christmas time. If you are interested in becoming a Knight contact Scott Grimm.

Liturgy of The Word for Children

During the 10:30am Sunday Mass (September through May), children are dismissed after the opening prayer to celebrate their own Liturgy of The Word according to age level. No registration necessary. Contact Kathy Carr at the parish office for more information.

Altar Servers

Boys and girls from grade 5 and above who assist the priest at the liturgy. training sessions are in the Fall and Spring. Contact the Parish Office for more information. 206.283.1456.

St. Vincent de Paul

A Catholic lay organization which leads women and men to grow spiritually by offering person to person service to the needy and suffering. Meets the third Thursday of each month, September through May at 10am in the Parish Office. Contact the Parish Office 206 283-1456.

Volunteer Chore Services

In association with Catholic Community Services, parish volunteers support and assist home-bound persons with disabilities with shopping, driving, cleaning and other chores. This compassionate and noble assistance is a wonderful way to perform the works of mercy and help out our friends and neighbors. The contact person for Queen Anne and Magnolia is Beverly Sweet at 206.328.6849.

Ministry to the Sick and Home-bound

Parish volunteers make Eucharistic visits to the home-bound. Contact the Parish Office 206.283.1456.

Eucharistic Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who help distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass.

Summer Youth Missions

Jr. High parishioners are eligible to participate in the Agape Service Project, a week of service to Whatcom County’s Migrant community in Lynden, Washington and High School parishioners can participate in the St. Bernard Project in New Orleans. The St. Bernard project is a humanitarian organization dedicated to creating housing opportunities so that Hurricane Katrina survivors can return to their homes and communities. Contact the parish office at 206.283.1456.

St. Francis House

St. Francis House was begun in 1967 to serve the poor and indigent by following St. Francis’ example. More that 1000 clients are served each week – food is provided in the mornings and afternoons, and all donated items are given free of charge. Francis House is effective only because of the generous assistance of volunteers. Our Lady of Fatima parishioners prepare over 200 sandwiches each Wednesday and donate other food, clothing and household items. Please contact the parish office for more information. 206.283.1456.

Lector

Members of this group proclaim the Scriptures during the Liturgy of the Word at the Saturday Vigil and Sunday Morning Masses, and also at the Monday through Saturday 9am morning Masses.

Altar Care

A group of volunteers who maintain the altar cloths, purificators, towels, holy water fonts, and candles; and rearrange pew books and flowers each week.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Eight months of weekly inquiry and catechumenate sessions extending from September through Pentecost, for adults wishing to embrace the Catholic faith. Initiation generally takes place at Easter time. Contact the parish office by phone at 206.283.1456.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)

For children of catechetical age (7 or older) not baptized as infants, or having been baptized but having little or no formal religious education. Preparation begins in the Fall and initiation takes place at Easter time. Contact the parish office at 206.283.1456.

Children’s Faith Formation

Sunday classes for children 3-13, September through May. This curriculum based program helps children to become initiated into the traditions and beliefs of our Catholic Faith. Classes are 9:30-10:20am in the Parish School. Contact Kathy Carr by phone at 206.352.4586 or via e-mail at kcarr@olfatima.org

 

If interested in any of these ministries, please contact the parish office at 206.283.1456