Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:25 AM
Blessings and Congratulations Graduates!!!!
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     PO Box 70, Fort Defiance, AZ 86504
       Parish Office 928-729-5068             Temporary Pastor - Fr. Pjey Pabatao  928-349-5278

May 16, 2021                          The Ascension of the Lord

Proclaimers of the Word
May 16 – Verenda Tsosie                               May 23 – Recently Confirmed

Prayer Intention(s) for week of          May 16th - Graduates
                                                                  May 23rd – RCIA Catechumens & Candidates
                                                                                  HS Confirmande
                                                                  May 30th – Holy Trinity Sunday/Memorial Day

Parish Collection       May 9th            OLBS  $336.00                       St. Berard/St. Francis  $35.00

Faith in Action Appeal (FIAA) for the Diocese of Gallup continues throughout the year.


   8th  Grade                                  High School                        College/Vocational School
Shannon Henry                     Morgan Begay                                    Shakira Begay
Sheldon McArthur                 Keisha DeSheuquette                        Dempsey Lincoln
                                                Jonah Miller                                        Kezia Owens
                                                Verenda Tsosie                                   Melissa Begaye Teller
                                                Alden Wauneka                                             
                                                Aiden Yellowhair                               

Pentecost is May 23rd.  We will have a drive thru at OLBS after Mass to distribute Holy Communion from 11 am – noon.

On May 30th, we will celebrate Memorial Day at Mass.  In memory of loved ones lost this past year, you are invited to write down their names and date of death so we can create a tribute to them for the Mass that day.  The names shall remain posted throughout the next month.  On May 30th, please bring a photo of your loved one if you wish.  Please bring those names to church these next Sundays and place them in the box provided or email them to the parish at  We will be collecting those names and dates until May 23rd.  Thank you.                             

V8s for Vocations raffle to raise funds to support seminarians from the Diocese of Gallup.  On June 5th, V8s will raffle a completely restored 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler.   Tickets are $25 each.  Purchase tickets online at or call 505-726-8295.

June 6th Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) – Drive thru from 11-noon to receive Holy Communion.


Prayer Family:   Our Graduates

We are advised by the Navajo Nation to Stay at Home and to limit our movement if and when possible.  The status of the Navajo Nation has moved up to yellow.  Public gatherings recommended not to exceed 10 people.  People may gather inside so as not to exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of the building.  The Navajo Nation remains vigilant as neighboring states are reducing restrictions rapidly and new COVID variants are present.   Those vaccinated are increasing.

Churches are open on the Navajo Nation
Please call your parish to find out the locations and times.
Continue to walk in beauty and safety.

Opportunities to pray before the Blessed Sacrament

St. Michaels - the church is open daily from 6 am-6 pm.  The outside door by the sacristy is open...please, use the ramp.
OLBS has the chapel downstairs in parish offfice.  It is available during the mornings from 10-12 pm M-W.  Other times are possible, but please call the parish first to check at 729-5068.  For those who cannot walk the stairs, the church can be opened for easier access for prayer.  Please call the office to make arrangements BEFORE coming over.


To contact Fr. PJ Pabatao, our pastor/administrator, please call Our Lady of Fatima in Chinle at 928-674-5413 or 928-674-5254.

Fr. José is currently still out of the country due to the COVID-19 Virus.  Let us pray for his safe return to the States.


Prayer Support - If you or a family member are in need of prayers i.e. in the hospital, home bound, etc., please contact the Parish Office at 928-729-5068 so we can notify the prayer line.


Catholic Extension has given a special gift to the Diocese of Gallup and all its parishes and schools. Access for all the Diocese of Gallup entities is through the same portal on the #igiveCatholic site:   Select Parish, and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament from the drop down list under Organization Name. 
The Faith in Action Appeal is also available on that same site.
















Jubilee Books Available 
$10 donation

 Monday 9-12 pm                
Tuesday 9-12 pm

Wednesday 9-12 pm

May 16th - Blessing of Graduates

May 23rd - Pentecost
                 drive thru after Mass to
                 receive Holy Communion 
                 from 11-12

May 30th - Memorial Mass for those
            who have died this past year

June 6th - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - drive thru after Mass to receive Holy Communion from 11-12


Special Collections

Bishop's Annual Appeal Envelopes available at parish office - continues throughout the year