Youth Faith Formation

Children’s Liturgy

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is for children, preschool through first grade, and takes place in the Marian Room during the third Sunday’s 10:30 Mass.

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word aims to introduce children in Grades Pre-K – 1st to important aspects of God’s message by:

  • Helping them hear the Word of God (Sacred Scripture) proclaimed at the Sunday worship.
  • Helping them receive God’s Word in their hearts and respond to it in their family life and elsewhere.
  • Leading them in prayers.

Kindergarten – 8th Religious Education

The Religious Education program at Our Lady of Fatima is for students Kindergarten through 8th grade.  We closely follow the public school calendar, beginning early in September and ending in early May.  All classes are held on Wednesday evenings.  To strengthen our belief that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith, we typically begin with a family Mass at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:00.  Classes begin at 6:30 and last one hour.

Click here to register for Religious Education.

Preparation to Receive Sacraments

First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Holy Eucharist are typically received following preparation which begins in the fall of the second grade. 

Confirmation preparation begins in the fall of the seventh grade.  First Reconciliation is celebrated in mid December; First Holy Eucharist and Confirmation take place in the Spring.  For various reasons some children miss out on receiving these Sacraments at the traditional age.  

Arrangements can be made to prepare older children by contacting Carol O’Hearn in the Religious Education Office.

High School Youth Group

The Our Lady of Fatima youth group is for high schoolers ages 14-18. We focus on faith, fellowship, and formation. We meet Wednesday nights 6:30 to 8:30 at the Parish Center after the 5:30 mass and 6:00 dinner.

We love making new friends and forming a strong community. For more information please contact the Parish Center.

Summer Programs

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a four day program for 4 year old’s through 4th grade hosted for our Tri-Parish Community at St. Anthony’s Tri-Parish School, typically the second week of June.

Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus is a week-long program hosted at Our Lady of Fatima for elementary grades during the day and middle school/ high school students in the evenings.  It is facilitated by a team of college-aged students specially trained for the event