Who is our Twinning Partner?

 

 

After four long years of searching for a Twinning partner, the Twinning team is pleased to announce that our Twinning partner is Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Chinle, AZ.   

                                         

Our Lady of Fatima is a Catholic parish of 300 parishioners located on a Navajo Reservation in northeast Arizona. 

 

 

The parish celebrated their Centennial Anniversary in October of 2005. Father Blane Grein was Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima and he also served two missions, Saint Mary of the Rosary in Pinon, AZ and Saint Anthony in Many Farms,  AZ.          

              

Father Blane is a Franciscan priest with ties to this area.  He was born and raised in the Carthage area of Cincinnati.  Before coming to Our Lady of Fatima he ministered in the Philippines and in the state of Louisiana.  He had been Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima since 1978, (now over thirty years), and celebrated his Golden Jubilee on August 15, 2004. 

 

 Our Lady of Fatima is very involved in outreach to the surrounding communities.  The parish operates a Thrift Shop providing clothes and furniture, and a Food Pantry providing food and other essentials.                                                                            

               

 In 2010 a few of our parishioners took a trip to visit. Click here for information.