The Children of Fatima co-op (CoF) is a cooperative of families devoted to the Traditional Latin Mass; it will serve primarily the parents and children of Mater Dei Catholic Parish in Irving. Since faith formation should be at the core of every endeavor, co-op Guides and assistants must have a reverence for the Traditional Latin Mass and support the traditional values of the Children of Fatima co-op members.
The majority of our days at CoF will be centered around our Applied Learning curriculum and our Traditional Latin Mass Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The Applied Learning program specializes in preparing older students for work in the trades and in giving all children experience in perennial human arts, including handicrafts, homesteading, and lost arts. These two programs combine to provide the children an atmosphere in which to learn and explore a variety of skills both related to our Catholic faith and to our practical everyday needs.
The students will use the skills they learn at CoF in the present time to perform a variety of service projects for our church community at Mater Dei, as well as the larger community. We pray that through their exposure to a variety of trades and continued faith formation, the Children of Fatima co-op will also be of material assistance in the students’ discernment of God’s will for their future.