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Liturgies:

  • Students in grades Pre-K through 8 attend a weekly Mass on Friday mornings.  
  • Students in grades PreK-3 attend once a month.
  • Each school Mass ends with the Traditional Fatima Farewell, and eighth grade boys have the opportunity to serve as Mary Carriers for this procession.
  • Once a month, students in grades 2 through 8 attend Benediction.
  • Students in grades 5 through 8 participate in the Mass as liturgical ministers as lectors or altar servers, as well as singing in the school choir.
  • Grades 2 - 8 participate as gift bearers, and grades 1 - 8 alernate receiving the Vocations Chalice at the end of Mass.

Prayer Experiences:

  • Each day begins with morning prayer along with the announcements, as well as a weekly gospel verse focus, and information on the Saint of the Day.
  • A monthly rotation of traditional prayers are recited during morning prayer.
  • Students in grades 3 - 8 have the opportunity to attend Eucharistic Adoration at the Chapel of the Little Shepherds of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
  • Grades 1 - 8 pray for Priests and Vocations in their classroom through the rotating Vocations Chalice.
  • Students attend an All School Living Rosary during the school year.
  • Each class begins with prayer, and Religion teachers implement a prayer curriculum focusing on traditional prayers, prayer experiences, parts of the Mass, and the Mysteries of the Rosary.
  • The Eighth Grade Campus Ministry class plans and facilitates grade level retreats for grades 1 - 5.
  • Seventh and Eighth Grade students attend an annual retreat facilitated by St. Thomas More High School.
  • A Rosary Garden is located on campus, as well as the Stations of the Cross, for classroom prayer experiences.
  • Grades 5 - 8 attend the Parish Rosary for Priests during the school year.
  • Grades 3 - 8 attend a Penance Service during the liturgical season of Lent.

Formation:

  • A monthly Spotlight Saint is highlighted to enable students to learn details about the lives of the Saints.
  • The pastors of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Rev. Michael Russo and Rev. Nathan Comeaux, visit grades 3 through 8 during the school year to answer questions about the Catholic faith.

Service:

  • Grades Pre-K through 8 complete a grade level service project.
  • Eighth grade students serve lunch at St. Joseph’s Diner throughout the school year.
  • Fatima students participate in school wide service projects:
  • Fatima Mercy Works Coat Drive
  • Change for Miles Campaign
  • “Fill the Trailer” canned goods collection to benefit St. Joseph’s Diner (Catholic Services of Acadiana).
  • Advent Giving
  • Campus Ministry Baby Drive to benefit the Desormeaux Foundation’s Baby & Me Boutique.
  • Hygiene Kit Drive to benefit the Stella Maris Center (Catholic Services of Acadiana)
  • Lenten Almsgiving Project (St. Joseph’s School in Haiti)