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Our Lady of Fatima Church

Faith Formation

GIFT is our parish model of intergenerational, life-long, event-centered faith formation. All ages gather once a month for a learning session around a yearly theme.

Please join us as we journey through this year with Mary, Our Mother, who is always pointing us toward her Son, Jesus. Gatherings are on Saturday, and begin with a potluck supper immediately following the 4:00 pm Mass. Bring a main or side dish to share. We provide the beverages and dessert.

Check out our link below for a complete list of sessions, and to download a GIFT Registration form. GIFT is always FREE and open to ALL, but we do ask you to send in your registration form for office purposes.

. . . the main task of handing on the faith is the whole community’s task, carried out as members of the community gather together to sustain each other, go out and witness to, and even work to transform (when appropriate) the world in the name of Jesus, the Christ. (Terrence Tilley, professor of Theology at Fordham University)



Calendar of GIFT sessions

We Recommend...Ideas and Suggestions for further Faith Development

Gift Registration Form

Gift Explained

GIFT Sessions and E-Kits

14.8 Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary
14.7 Mary, Wife of Joseph
14.6 A Mother's Love
14.5 Holy Mother Holy Family
14.3 King and Queen of Hearts
14.2 Now and at the Hour of Our Death
14.1 Behold Your Mother Mary and the Rosary
13.6 Danger Falling Rocks Ekit pdf
13.5 Which Way God's Way
13.3 Speed Bump: Slow Down for Advent
13.2 Finding Our True North, Forming a Moral Conscience
13.1 Family Community Participation
12.7 Care for Creation
12.6 Dignity of Work
12.5 Solidarity
12.4 Dignity of Life
12.3 Options for the Poor and Vulnerable
12.2 Rights and Responsibilities
11.7 Faith in the Movies; recommendations and reviews
11.6 God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
11.5 People of Faith
11.4 Martyr Witness
11.3 Our Baptismal Calling
11.2 God's Miracles
11.1 Our Lady of Fatima and Marian Apparitions
The Complete Story of Our Lady of Fatima powerpoint presentation
10.8 & 10.7 Mary Jesus Rosary Adoration
10.6 Praying The Daily Examin
10.3 Singing Psalms of Thanksgiving
10.2 An Experience of Prayer
10.1 Praying with Saints Kateri and Marianne
9.6 Confirmation
9.5 Holy Orders
9.4 Healing Sacraments
9.3 Baptism
9.2 Eucharist
9.1 Matrimony  |  Marriage Powerpoint
8.5 Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Life - St. Paul the Apostle and the beginning of the Church
8.2 Halloween Presentation

In Memoriam: Sandy Breitenstein

In Memoriam: Father Paul Engel

GIFT Team Members

Angela Caraher (518) 875-6577   Sharon Hoffman (518) 895-2431
Tonya Bogenschutz (518) 779-5709   Helene Langan (518) 295-7304
Addie Breitenstein    (518)-895-2548   Colleen Lowry (518)-895-8929
Carol Caban (518) 895-2622   Joshua Menzies (518) 878-5152
Jeanette Coppolo (518) 895-2135   Doreen McCoy (518) 827-4808
Laura Countryman (518) 895-2313   Ethel O’Brien (518) 895-2912
Anna Denney     Lynn O’Rourke (518) 895-2788
Josephine Errichetto (518) 864-5597