Parish Ministries

Adopt- a-Plot

Adopt-a-Plot

Parishioners may adopt a small section of the parish grounds to plant flowers and maintain.

Colleen Harbison | coharbison@gmail.com

Children’s Liturgy of The Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
For children pre-school through 1st grade. Takes place during the Liturgy of the Word at the 8:30am and 11am Sunday masses. The Sunday readings are presented to the children at an age appropriate level.

Sunday 8:30am mass:
MaryLouise Ward | marylouiseward@gmail.com

Sunday 11:00am mass:
Diane O’Neill

Comfort Food

Provides meals for grieving families.

Bernadine Luketich | r.luketich@yahoo.com

Community Food Connection

Volunteers at local food pantry and delivers food that is donated in the baskets from the weekend masses.

Toni Gustitis, Volunteer Coordinator | gus3flags@gmail.com

Coffee & Donuts

Provides coffee, juice, and doughnuts after 8:30am Sunday Mass, the first and third Sundays of the month, in the social hall. Please join us in casual community building!

Marty Deschenes | mudeschenes@gmail.com

Compassionate Care

A group of parishioners that meet each Wednesday morning at 10:30am to share their experiences of grief with each other. Each person in the group has experienced grief in one form or another whether it be through death or divorce or any other type of loss of something important in their life. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe place for others that are suffering through a loss to come and share their feelings. The meetings are open to anyone and there is no commitment to continue coming to meetings. Our mission is simple; provide comfort to those who suffer.

Deacon Ken Long | deaconken@ourladyoffatima.org

Cursillo

This group is designed to increase and continue the conversion process and the living out of what is fundamental for being a Christian; a follow up to those who have been on a Cursillo retreat.

Monday Evening Group
Vicky Johnson | v_s_johnson@bellsouth.net

Tuesday Morning Group
Lois Schering | schering4@aol.com

Wednesday Evening Group
Velma Burke | velma_burke@yahoo.com

Saturday Morning Group
Deacon Bill Jacobs | docsinknox@gmail.com

Family Promise

Our Lady of Fatima partners with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church four times a year providing meals, lodging and meals, and much more for homeless families.
Mary Cawthorn | aggiept@charter.net

Jail Outreach

Visits are made each Thursday to the Blount County jail inmates to help them with their spiritual needs and growth.

Juan Hernandez | Hispanic.min@ourladyoffatima.org

Hospitality

Bringing parishioners and community together to enhance spiritual fellowship.

Dottie Berry | dberry2@charter.net
Marie Muse | mariemuse@comcast.net

Office Volunteers

We are happy to have volunteers to assist our office staff. May include answering phones, filing, greeting those who come into the parish office, and mailings. Computer skills optional. Can volunteer for half or full days during regular office hours.

Mary Morrissey | mmorrissey@ourladyoffatima.org

Quilters & Crafters

Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 to noon and provides fellowship to parishioners while they make quilts. Part of our ministry is making prayer quilts to give out to those who are sick or suffering. Please contact us if you know someone in need.

Fran Brown | 2febrowns@gmail.com

Respect Life

This ministry serves the parish and community by proclaiming God’s truth that the gift of human life is sacred from the moment of conception to natural death. Through pro-life education, evangelization, catechesis, pastoral outreach, works of charity, and public policy formulation and awareness, they promote the establishment of a culture of life that respects and supports the sacredness of human life. Meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 12:45pm, following Mass, in the parish library.

Deb Maupin | dmop4@etherion.com

St. Joseph’s Helpers

Parishioners helping parishioners in need. More information.

Joseph Szmidt | joe88cool@hotmail.com