PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
Firmly rooted in our Roman Catholic tradition, we, the Parish of Our Lady of Fatima are a welcoming, caring and inclusive community of believers. We seek to bear witness to Christ’s love for all in our lives, in our community and in our world. We strive to continue the mission of Jesus through worship and in our educational, spiritual and social justice programs and in our commitment to stewardship.We are a collaborative, diverse, mulit-cultural parish dedicated to reaching out to all God’s people, especially those in need. All are welcome in this parish.
For more information on our ministries, mass schedules, and contact information, please visit our parish website at: http://www.ourladyoffatimapw.org
We are a small Roman Catholic parish with a long, rich history. Our first Mass was celebrated on Palm Sunday, in 1943, in the years following World War II. Now, our church has about 800 families in the Port Washington/Manorhaven area of Long Island, New York.
Our ministries have evolved over the years. Since Vatican II in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, lay lectors read the Scripture, the priests face parishioners while celebrating Mass, Eucharistic Ministers give out Holy Communion, and recently we joined the rest of the Church in adopting a revised Roman Missal.
We are a community that celebrates, and shares. We hold a brunch every Spring, a Parish Picnic in the Fall, fundraisers such as our Yard Sale and Soup Supper, Outreach programs such the Thanksgiving Food Collection, seasonal events such as the Mardi Gras and Seder Supper and Community Faith Gatherings.
Our Giving Tree program takes care of the poor at Christmastime. Family Time helps educate the children. We raise money for newborns in our annual Baby Shower, and donate to the Food Pantry each weekend.
Fatima has many groups that parishioners join in order to serve in ministries by being ushers, lectors, catechists, Eucharistic ministers, Faith Partners, ESL volunteers, choir members, Youth Group members or members of committees such as Finance, Stewardship and Communications.
Our parish is led by Father Steve Peterson, assisted by his staff and by five Leadership Teams and a Pastoral Council that meet once a month.
In this our 69th year, we continue the Christian traditions, honoring God with the Sacraments, cherishing friendships with one another, helping the poor and the elderly, and growing our spirituality and fellowship by participating in the Fatima community.