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OUR LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 25, 2016
Rev. Msgr. George J. Brubaker, Pastor
Rev. David Murphy, Associate
Mr. Eliezer Soto, Permanent Deacon
Sunday Mass Schedule (Held in Church)
Saturday: Confession: 4PM followed by 5:00PM Mass
7PM Spanish Mass
Sunday Masses: 8:00AM; 10:00AM & Noon
801 North DuPont Boulevard
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-3431 (Office)
Fax (302) 328-6318
Mrs. Kathleen Cullen
Ms. Sheryl A. Cook/Notary
Our Lady of Guadalupe Door C
Hispanic Office- Migdalia (Dolly) Ibarrondo
Tuesday Evenings from 5PM – 7PM
Religious Education Office
Located in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Room (Door B)
[email protected] (email)
Liturgy Office (Our Lady of Fatima Church)
Miss Mary Lou May
Director of Liturgy & Music
Mr. Bill Messick
Daily Mass Schedule (Held in Chapel)
Monday to Friday: 6:30AM & 8:30AM
Partnered Outreach Office/Asbury Methodist Church
Food Closet Needs
Open on Friday from 9AM – Noon
located across from Penn Mart Shopping Cntr., Basin Road
St. Vincent DePaul Society – Financial Needs
For any pastoral needs, please call 302-328-3431
Parish Policy/Parroquia Depolitica
MARRIAGE ARRANGEMENTS: Arrangements for Marriage must be made at least one year prior to the intended wedding according
to the policy of the Diocese of Wilmington. The Bride and Groom must have an interview with the parish priest before any date is set.
Call the Rectory for an appointment.
SACRAMENTO DEL MATRIMONIA: Los arreglos para el Matrimonio deben hacerse por lo menos un año antes de la boda prevista
de acuerdo con la política de la Diócesis de Wilmington. La novia y el novio deben tener una entrevista con el Diácono antes de
preparar cualquier fecha. Llame a la Oficina de Liturgia para una cita o para obtener más información sobre el Sacramento del
Convalidation Preparation: ¿Usted está casado, pero no en la Iglesia Católica? ¿Es su deseo de casarse en la Iglesia Católica?
¿Tienes tiempo para recibir la Eucaristía? Nuestra Señora de Fátima parroquia le está ofreciendo la oportunidad de hacer su deseo
realidad. Si desea más información por favor llame a Deacono Soto. Toda la información se mantiene confidencial.
Quince Años Si usted está planeando una celebración anos del membrillo, la formación comienza en el año 13 de su candidata. Por
favor llame a la oficina de la liturgia para obtener información sobre cómo registrarse para la formación o programar su celebración.
Arrangements for the Sacrament of Baptism are to be made at the Rectory Office. The Baptismal Formation Program is required for all
parents who wish to have their children baptized. You may download our brochure on the website at www.olfnewcastle.com link and hit
the Parish Information link. Our English Baptism Class is held the first Sunday of the month and our English baptisms are held the
second Sunday of the month.
BAUTISMOS: Los arreglos para el Sacramento del Bautismo son de hecho a través de la Oficina de Liturgia. Se requiere que el
Programa de Formación de bautismo para todos los padres que desean que sus hijos sean bautizados. Nuestra clase de bautismo en
español se celebra el primer sábado de cada mes de 5-7 PM. Bautismos en español se celebran el Sábato 1 de cada mes a la 1 PM.
VISITS TO THE SICK
If you or someone you know is sick and would like a visit at home or in the hospital, please call our main office at 302-328-3431.
First Fridays of the month is held in the Chapel beginning after 8:30AM with prayers and rosary.
First Saturdays of the month are held in the Chapel after 8:30AM Mass with prayers and confession available.
Sodality meets the first Wednesday of the month after the 8:30AM Mass. Note: In October, the statue presented to the Blue Army
of Mary will be visiting us.
Tree of Remembrance: If you would like a loved one or someone special placed on our Tree of Remembrance, please contact the
Rectory Office. The leafs are $150 and are located at the side exit of church. This is a wonderful way to remember someone or just to
have your family placed on the tree as part of our parish family. The tree is lite up during each of the masses. Check out the side exit
of church by the convent chapel.
26 Sunday in Ordinary Time –
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Today’s second collection is taken in support of the
diocesan tuition assistance program. Monies raised
through this collection coupled with the diocese’s
tuition assistance endowment provides financial
assistance to hundreds of deserving families who seek a
Catholc education for their children but who cannot
afford the full cost of tuition. If you are not prepared to
contrinbute today, you may drop your contribution off
at the parish office or place it in next week’s collection
basket. For further information, visit the diocesan
website at cdow.org and hit the Share in the Spirit link.
In today’s second reading, St. Paul reminds us that “no
human being has seen or can see” God. But in His great
love for women and men, God calls people in every age
to the consecrated life – to live as signs of His presence
in the world and as agents of His redeeming love. Is
God calling you to live in this way – as a religious sister
or brother, as a deacon or a priest? If you think so, call
or write Father Norm Carroll, Diocesan Director of
Priestly and Religious Vocations (302-573-3113,
The parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus contrasts the
life of the rich and the poor. As Catholics, we are called
to care for the poor in our lives as disciples. Bring It
Home by talking as a family about the marginalized in
your schools and your places of employment. Are there
students who are hungry or do not have clothing? Are
there classmates who are bullied and picked on for
being different? Do you work with someone who is
struggling with a problem? What can you do this week
to reach out to them? Let us be more aware of the
marginalized in our communities, and strive to act with
compassion to all we meet.
As men and women of God we are to “pursue
righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and
gentleness.” We are called to keep his commandment
to love one another as he has loved us. Is this evident
in your lives and marriages? Strengthen, renew and
rekindle your marriage by attending the next
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend scheduled for
November 4-6 in Rehoboth Beach, DE. For more
information, visit our webiste at www.wwmedelmar.org or to register for the weekend, please call
Tony & Linda Massino @ 302-220-9833.
This year the Sisters of St. Francis have earmarked the
proceeds of their raffle to help care for their retired
sisters living at Assisi House, their retirement home in
Aston, PA. The Sisters will be coming to our parish to
sell raffle tickets after masses on the weekend of
October 8th and 9th, 2016. Your support through the
purchase of a book of raffle tickets for $10 will help to
provide our sisters with the loving care they deserve
after a life of service to others. We would welcome
your participation. Bring your address labels and your
check book. Checks are made out to the Sisters of St.
Birthright's Annual Bottles for Babies
Event: Throughout October, Respect Life
Month, Birthright of Delaware will have its
Bottles for Babies event. On the weekend
of October 1st and 2nd, baby bottles will be
distributed after all the Masses. We ask you to take one
home. Please read the insert, fill the bottle with loose change
and return it the weekend of October 29th & 30th. Proceeds
benefit pregnant women and their infants. On behalf of the
mothers, Birthright graciously thanks you!
Bishop Francis Malooly invites all couples celebrating their
5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 45th, 50th wedding
anniversary, or any anniversary beyond 50th, to the Annual
Wedding Anniversary Mass at 2PM on Sunday, October 23,
2016 at St. Joseph’s Middletown, DE at 371 E. Main Street.
There is no cost to you, however reservations are required.
Please make reservation by October 10 by contacting Linda
Jackson at [email protected].
Congratulations to Matthew Gray for the Upcoming Class of
2018 with the Highest Grade Point Average! Departmental
awards were also given to Matthew in American Literature,
Algebra II, Religious Studies, Chemistry. Matthew was also
recognized for achieving a qualifying score in a College Board
AP test for Environmental Science. We are proud as a parish
for your accomplishments!!!!
Designer Bag Bingo is BACK! Scheduled
Sunday October 30, 2016 in Msgr.
Dwyer Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m. and
games begin at 2 p.m. Door prizes,
Designer Bag raffle, 50/50,
refreshments and more! Come as you
are or come in costume for a special treat.
Additional Halloween games & Prizes – Cards $5.00
each. Must be 18 to be admitted. Tickets $25.00.
Reserve your table of 8 paid in advance and to be
eligible for a special drawing. Contact Rachel Pompetti
at (302) 824-4285 to register.
LOOKING BEYOND OURSELVES
The message found in today’s readings is an oft-told
story. Citizen Kane, Daddy Warbucks, and King Midas
are only a few of the familiar fictional characters who
thought enormous wealth could buy happiness and
fulfillment. Daddy Warbucks admitted stepping on a
few people in his climb to the top. Kane tried to buy the
printed word and stardom for his young wife, while King
Midas conjured immense wealth and tragedy by his
We learn clearly in today’s readings that none of this is
really possible. True happiness comes from caring for
someone other than ourselves. It comes from the
pursuit of the virtues Paul described to Timothy: faith,
love, gentleness, godliness, righteousness, and
endurance. The Gospel reminds us that we dare not
ignore the needs of others, acting as though we don’t
notice their suffering. God’s call to us is much too clear
to disregard for even one more day. Copyright © J. S.
MIRAR MÁS ALLÁ DE NOSOTROS MISMOS
El mensaje de las lecturas de hoy es una vieja historia. El
Ciudadano Kane, Papi Warbucks y el Rey Midas son
sólo unos pocos de los familiares personajes ficticios que
pensaban que con una enorme fortuna podrían comprar
la felicidad y la completa satisfacción. Papi Warbucks
admite haber pisoteado a algunas personas en su ascenso
a la cumbre. Kane trató de comprar la palabra impresa y
el estrellato para su joven esposa, mientras que el Rey
Midas conjura inmensa fortuna y tragedia sólo con su
Aprendemos claramente en las lecturas de hoy que nada
de esto es posible. Alcanzamos la verdadera felicidad
cuando nos interesamos en los demás. Cuando
practicamos las virtudes que Dios describe a Timoteo:
fe, amor, mansedumbre, piedad, rectitud y justicia. El
Evangelio nos recuerda que no osemos ignorar las
necesidades de los demás, actuando como si no
notáramos su sufrimiento. El llamado de Dios a nosotros
es demasiado claro para ignorarlo ni un solo día más.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Monday: Ss. Cosmas and Damian
Tuesday: St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday: St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions;
Thursday: Ss. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael,
Friday: St. Jerome
Saturday: St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus
LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS CELEBRACIONES
Domingo: Vigésimo Sexto Domingo del Tiempo
Lunes: Santos Cosme y Damián
Martes: San Vicente de Paúl
Miércoles: San Lorenzo Ruiz y compañeros;
Jueves: Los Arcángeles Miguel, Gabriel y Rafael
Viernes: San Jerónimo
Sábado: Santa Teresita del Niño Jesús
This week is chock full of feasts and memorials. Take
time to learn more about the saints and angels we
remember this week. It is especially fitting that as we
heard in today’s gospel and are reminded that we
should never be blinded to the needs of others, we
celebrate the Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul on
September 27th. What an opportunity to bring the
gospel message to life!!! Please remember the Poor
Boxes found at all the exit doors – a simple act of
kindness each week helps so many in need.
Esta semana está lleno de fiestas y memorias. Tómese el
tiempo para aprender más acerca de los santos y los
ángeles que recordamos esta semana. En concreto,
conviene que como hemos escuchado en el Evangelio de
hoy y recuerda que nunca debemos cegarnos a las
necesidades de los demás, se celebra la memoria de San
Vicente de Paul el 27 de septiembre . Qué oportunidad
para llevar el mensaje del evangelio a la vida !!! Por
favor, recuerde las cajas para las que se encuentran en
todas las puertas de salida - un simple acto de bondad
cada semana ayuda a tantas personas que lo necesitan.
YEAR OF MERCY
Serving the needs of the poor in the New Castle area.
St. Vincent de Paul Society Poor Boxes located at all
the Church exits.
Saint Mark’s High School: Important Fall Admissions Dates:
x 8th Grade Prep Course for the High School Placement
Test (HSPT), offered on October 8th and November 5th
from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
x Fall Open House on Sunday, October 30th from 12:30 –
x Spartan for a Day for 8th Grade students, beginning
October 4th and offered, Tuesday – Friday.
x 8th Grade HSPT at Saint Mark’s, offered December 3rd at
8:00 a.m. or December 4th at 12:00 p.m.
For a full list of admissions dates or to register for an event, visit
the Saint Mark’s Admissions web-page at
Monday, September 26
Tuesday, September 27
(Cathy & Lester Kirkpatrick)
Wednesday, September 28
Thursday, September 29
Janice Lingan (Friends)
Friday, September 30
Saturday, October 1
Elsie McNutt (Friends)
Ann Naughton (1st Annv)
Sunday, October 2
Lex Saville (Family & Wife, Peggy)
Caren Samluk (The Bridge Family)
People of the Parish
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Prep – 8:30AM – School
RCIC Meet & Greet – Noon – Guadalupe Middle Room
Youth Group – 3PM – Padre Pio Board Room
Monday, September 26, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Parish Choir – 7:30PM - Church
Eng/Spanish AA – 7PM – McDonough
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
RCIA – 7PM – Padre Pio Board Room
PREP – 6:30PM – School
Spanish RCIA – 7PM – Padre Pio Downstairs
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Cub Scouts – 6PM – Dwyer Hall
Marriage Prep/Convalidation – 6:30PM – Guadalupe Room #1
Boy Scouts – 8PM – McDonough Downstairs
Friday, September 30. 2016
Spanish Choir – 7PM – Padre Pio Board Room
Saturday, October 1, 2016
First Eucharist Mtg. – 10AM – Padre Pio Board Room
Spanish Choir Practice – 5:15PM – Padre Pio Board Rm.
Deceased Members of our Parish and
the victims of September 11, 2001
Pray for the Sick: Shannon Casey, Frances Grecco, Eugene Smallwood,
Connie McElwee, Donald Yanick, Carmlelita Kutch, George Dzarnik, Edward
Kulesza, Cindy Johnstone, Leslie Hampton, Anna Brown, Matthew Gray,
Richard Woerner, Joseph DiMartino, Donna and Bill Thomas, Rev. Robert
Hoban, Hayden Godwin, Gerard Pelletier, Bud Ward, Francis Pelletier, Pat
Donohue, William Hoops, Tony NeCastro, Irene Suigne, Maureen Vanbergen,
Silva Lopez, Robert Evanousky, Mary Harrison, Meta Caserta, Scott Baker,
Tyler Messinger, Ben Saffer, Joan Carilli, Joe Ellis, Len & Margaret Earl, Fred
Hagerty, Helena Miller, Mary Coburn, Jacqueline Montgomery, Tommy
Martone, Samuel Watts, Frank Yarrusso,Marianne Geier, Betsy Tong, Tony
Arcaro, Anna McDonald, Dianne Marchegiani, Christopher White, Maureen
Monaghan, Darlene Bargelski, Donna Hagan, Dr. Marion Panyan, Kansas
Collins,Herb Konrad, Carol Bailey, Frank Pecoraro, Mary Querey, Rosa Santos,
St. Peter Cathedral School Reunion Reception on
Saturday, October 8th in the school gymnasium from
5PM – 7PM. Light refreshments served! RSVP to
[email protected] by October 2nd.
A fiancé was thrilled to have finally found Ms. Right.
Not long after the wedding, he was disillusioned to
discover that her first name was ”Always.” Of
course you can reverse the genders. Negotiating differences
and letting go of my way is the art of marriage.
When things are not going well for you or your child (and
there are plenty of days like this) try reversing your attitude.
Think of one thing that you are grateful for this day. Ask your
child to stretch to think of something too.
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skills are helping with bathing, meal preparation,
laundry, assist with doctor appointments as well as
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