Religious Education and Faith Formation:
Religious education is the center of education at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School. The religious dimension of the school extends throughout all subject areas and all school activities. Daily prayer, in addition to weekly Mass and special liturgical celebrations, provide a framework in which gospel values can flourish. Formal religious instruction in the Catholic tradition begins in pre-kindergarten and continues throughout 8th-grade.
The Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Oh my God, I give you today, all that I think and do and say. I give You my love with Jesus Your Son.
I will try to be kind and love everyone. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be; world without end. Amen.
Grace Before Meals
Bless us, O Lord and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of
our death. Amen.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
Hail Mary . . .
And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary . . .
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen
The Pardon Prayer
My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love Thee! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee.
Thanksgiving After Meals
We give you thanks, almighty God, for these and all your gifts which we have received through Christ, O Lord. Amen
Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but mostly because they offend Thee, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.
Angel of God
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here; ever this day, be at my side to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day, he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Hail, Holy Queen
Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you we cry, the children of Eve; to you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this land of exile. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us; lead us home at last and show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus: O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.