Lenten Events 2018


WELCOME HOME FOR HEALING is the invitation for all Catholics across the country to take advantage of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Confessions will be heard every Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30pm here in the church during Lent.  Every parishioner is urged to take the opportunity to make the ultimate preparation for the celebration of Easter.



The ancient tradition of following in the footsteps of Jesus as He made His way to Calvary is available every Friday evening here in the church at 7:30pm. This excellent devotion is centered around the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Savior.  Please consider making this practice a part of your family’s observance of Lent.



As in past years, the members of the Vernon Clergy sponsor a series of ecumenical worship services on Wednesdays during Lent. On February 28th, Our Lady of Fatima will host the second Lenten event.  Please take the opportunity to join us at 7:30 for prayer and the Word of God, followed by light refreshments in the church hall.




Adult Antioch Weekend


Come to the Antioch Adult Retreat

Why is this weekend called Antioch?

The Acts of the Apostles report, “It was at Antioch that the believers were first called Christians.” During the early Church times the community at Antioch was recognized as a particularly faithful, vibrant, loving, prayerful people of God.

What does that have to do with us?

To what extent are we known as a Christian people at work, home, and in the neighborhood? Do we allow our faith in God to affect the way we are and act? Are we more loving, faithful, caring, honest, and joyful because of our faith? The challenge is that we, members of the Church, accept the love of Christ and live it daily.

What is the weekend like?

It is a dynamic weekend, full of sharing, discussions, music, food, fun, projects, quiet time and more. The weekend is entirely given by an experienced retreat team. It will be the best “mini-vacation” you will ever take! You will be glad you came!

Who can go?

This weekend is open all mature adults age 18 and older; and no longer in high school.

Where & when is this retreat being held?

Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Newton NJ. (about 30 minutes from Vernon.) Starting Fri. 3/23/18@7PM through Sun. 3/25/18 @ 3:30PM.

How do I register?

Just complete the attached registration form along with the retreat weekend fee of $190.00 per person (covers 5 amazing meals, and 2 overnight stays) and send it off to Our Lady of Fatima Parish Office, Attn: Youth Ministry, 184 Breakneck Road, Highland Lakes, NJ 07422. Applications may be mailed, or hand delivered. Please note that the registrations for the weekend are limited in number and the applications will be processed as received; the deadline for applications is March 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please call or text Jayne Verdonik at 201-841-2394 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Click to download a printable PDF of the application pdf here (216 KB)

Holy Week Schedule




PALM SUNDAY                  

                    5:00 pm - Sunday Vespers

MASSES:   8:00, 9:30 AND 11 AM


MARCH 26, 27, 28

Monday, Confession 7-8:30pm

Tuesday and Wednesday, Confession 10-11am

Masses:  8:45 am (as usual)


MARCH 29 - HOLY THURSDAY               


 8:45 am - Morning Prayer – Fr. Ricardo

 7:30 pm - Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Washing of Feet)

 8:30 pm to Midnight – Visit Jesus in Eucharist (Eucharist monument)



8:45 am  - Morning Prayer – Deacon Bill


10-11am  - Confession

3:00 pm  - Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

7:30 pm  - Living Stations of the Cross



8:45 am - Morning Prayer – Deacon Bill


12:00 noon -  Bless Easter Food

8:00 pm -  Easter Vigil Mass Celebration



Masses:  8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am




Website Sponsorships Available!

  • In the weeks ahead, our parish representative from Solutio, Inc., will be setting up the advertising for our website for the year.
  • Please consider participating in this effort since the revenue from the ads is what makes the website possible at no cost to the parish.
  • It’s a great way to get your name in front of the families in the parish.  Advertisements may be purchased for a business, family memorial, or you can sponsor an ad supporting Catholic Charities, Knights of Columbus, Vocations, etc.
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This Weeks Events

Sunday, February 18 - Sunday, February 25

Sunday 4:00pm Mass, Candidates for Rite of Election Cathedral
  6:00-8:00pm Confirmation II
Monday 7-8:30pm CCD - Grade 8
Tuesday 6:30pm Rosary
  7:00-8:00pm Holy Hour
Wednesday 7:00pm Choir Practice
Thursday 10:00am Legion of Mary - Hall
  6:30pm Legion of Mary - Chapel
  6:30pm Confirmation Rehearsal and Reconciliation
  7:30pm Adult Antioch Team Meeting
Friday 6:45-8:00pm Poor Man's Supper - Stations
    5th Grade - Lectors and Eucharistic Ministries
Saturday 8:45-11:45am CCD - Grades 1-6, 2nd Grade Parents Meeting 9:00am
  12:00 noon Altar Server Training

Eucharistic Adoration Schedule

Eucharistic Adoration - Tuesday Evening, 7-8pm, Friday Morning, 9:15-10:15am