Parish Service Opportunities Anthony
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 10:00am 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.
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.
Knights of Columbus
A Catholic Men’s Fraternal and Service organization which meets monthly on the second and fourth Wednesday 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 Grand Knight Mark Leen via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 206.225.7117.
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.
Wine and Cheese Social Event
A group of volunteers who maintain the altar cloths, purificators, towels, holy water fonts, and candles; and rearrange pew books and flowers each week.
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 at 206.283.1456 for more information.
Children’s Faith Formation
Sunday classes for children aged 3 through 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 email@example.com
Additionally, the innovative EDGE youth ministry program presents several ministerial approaches throughout two themed semesters. The EDGE meets on two Sunday evenings per month during the school year and is available to children in grades 6 through 8. High School Volunteers are welcome if they need hours. Contact Kimberly Abadir via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Aimee Moore by phone at 425.773.0777.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who help distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Usually the first Friday of every month, following the 9:00am Mass until noon. Holy Hour is from at 7:00pm to 8:00pm. 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.
Funeral Reception Committee
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 9:00am morning Masses.
Liturgy of the Word for Children
Ministry to the Sick and Home-bound
Parish volunteers make Eucharistic visits to the home-bound. Contact the Parish Office 206.283.1456.
Please contact Kate Leen for more information, 206.352.4587.
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 Kathy Carr by phone at 206.352.4586.
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.
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.
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. Contact the parish office at 206.283.1456.
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.
A leading voice for homeless women, children, and families in emergency situations. We empower families to reclaim their lives by offering community, acceptance, hope and dignity. Our work keeps struggling families together and provides practical tools and resources that help them find housing and employment. Volunteer opportunities are many, including high school age kids. Not appropriate for young children. Click here to learn how to support Mary’s Place, and click here to volunteer.
Queen Anne Helpline
The Queen Anne Helpline improves the lives of our neighbors in need by providing emergency assistance for housing, food and basic needs in Magnolia, Queen Anne and South Lake Union. Many volunteer opportunities exist for adults and adults with kids. Fill out the volunteer application, here, and they will contact you, or call Claire Jesse, the program manager at 206.621.8474.
St. Francis House
St. Francis House is established in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi to be a presence in Seattle to serve those in need and to inspire simplicity and charity in its volunteers and those they serve.
Approximately 9,000 people in King County are homeless, living in shelters, under freeways, in doorways and in cars. They are men, women and children. Veterans, the mentally ill and the unlucky. Then there are the thousands and thousands of working poor in the Seattle area who are barely scraping by. The struggles these people face day-to day often seem insurmountable.
What can you do to help?
Current needs include sandwiches of any kind (but especially tuna or meat), and hard boiled eggs. Please put sandwiches into individual sandwich bags, then put them back into the larger bread bag and mark the bag with the type of sandwich. Please put hard boiled eggs into a carton, secure them with a rubber band and then place them into a bag.
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 10:00am in the Parish Office. Contact the Parish Office 206.283.1456.
Winter Overflow Shelter
Since 2005 the Fatima Winter Overflow Shelter takes in 10 homeless men aged 55 and older each Monday and Tuesday night from October 1st through March 31st. Volunteers set up sleeping mats in the Rectory Office basement and provide a dry and warm environment for these men who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets because St Martin de Porres, a large CCS facility in the SODO district, has met their 212 person capacity. Parishioner volunteers drive the bus, provide pizzas, lunches, set up, clean up, act as overnight hosts and donate personal supplies, socks, underwear and other basic items to help the men stay warm and healthy. Please contact the parish office 206.283.1456 for more information on how you can help.
Tent City 5 (TC5)
Warm food and snacks, especially needed at lunchtimes and on weekends. Coffee and condiments such as ketchup, mayo, mustard, sugar packets and half & half are needed and appreciated. TC5 is now located right under the Magnolia Bridge. Easiest access to TC5 is from Dravus on the right side of 15th to virtually under the Magnolia Bridge.
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.
Serves to advise and support the pastor and principal in the mission and vision of the school. Contact Nicholas Ford at the the school. 206.283.7031, extension 562.
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