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Welcome to the Website of
Our Lady of Fatima Parish, White City.

"Come to me all you who are burdened
and I will give you rest."

 

Our parish is part of the Archdiocese of Westminster and is situated in the heart of London. It is home to a vibrant, exciting and culturally diverse community, sharing our lives and growing in faith together. Our website aims to provide a taste of all the many different groups in our parish, all of which are centred firmly in The Good News of Christ. We strive to provide a loving welcome to all who pass through our parish, but nothing can substitute for coming and sharing in our worship with us.
 
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

 

WAITING PATIENTLY UNTIL HARVEST TIME

It’s been a particularly grim week for news with both the Malaysian plane tragedy over the Ukraine and the devastating attacks between Israel and Gaza. It can be very tempting in such situations to cry out, “Why doesn’t God DO something?” Tragedies happen. Horrific accidents devastate lives and families. Tyrants and bullies force their own plans on people and crush opposition, and they often seem to get away with it. And it may seem that God is silent. Why?

Jesus tells parables such as today’s gospel of the wheat and the darnel to help us to begin to understand the ways of God. The good seed of the sower is polluted by the darnel sown by the enemy. Should the darnel not be pulled up straight away and destroyed? This would have been a very real-life dilemma for Jesus’ original audience – darnel was one of the curses against which a farmer had to struggle. They were a weed which in their early stages so closely resembled the wheat that it was impossible to tell them apart. It was only when they produced their seed heads that that they could be distinguished but by then their roots were so intertwined that the darnel could not be weeded out without tearing up the wheat with them. The farmer had to wait until harvest time to separate them by hand.

This is a parable about God’s patient waiting until the fullness of time – and waiting is something we find difficult. God waits because he loves us and the time of harvest, the final judgement, is delayed so that as many as possible will receive the mercy and salvation of Jesus and enter into his kingdom. God alone is the final judge – not us! And we need to recognise that in our own lives there have been times when the darnel has perhaps outnumbered the wheat. And God is not distant and uncaring – through Christ’s death and resurrection the new day of our salvation has dawned – we must now wait for the full brightness of that day.

With prayers and blessings, Fr Richard, Fr Ephrem and all the pastoral team.        

 

PLEASE NOTE: The 6.00pm Mass will be “on holiday” from Sunday 27th July until September.    

PLEASE PRAY FOR:

All in our parish, family and friends, who are sick/critically ill – at home, in hospital or nursing homes – that the Lord may comfort and strengthen them. 

The repose of the souls of  Fr Horace Hosford, Douglas Ferns and Stephen Lodge who have died recently. May they rest in peace.

All those travelling on the Westminster Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

For peace and reconciliation in Israel and Palestine.

All affected by the air crash in the Ukraine.

 

 

 

             

 

Masses for Sunday
Saturday Vigil  
7.00pm.
Sunday 9.00am,
11.00am
W
ith Music Ministry
6.00pm (Not during August)
Weekday Masses
MONDAY Morning Prayer 9.00am Mass 9.15am
Charismatic Prayer Group 7.00pm Weekday Chapel
TUESDAY Morning Prayer 9.00am Mass 9.15am
Meditation Group 6.30pm Weekday Chapel
WEDNESDAY Morning Prayer 9.00am Mass 9.15am
Divine Mercy Chaplet 6.45pm Weekday Chapel
THURSDAY Morning Prayer 9.00am Mass 9.15am
FRIDAY

Morning Prayer 9.00am Mass 9.15am

First Friday - Extra Mass at 7.00pm with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after morning Mass until 10.45am. Benediction after evening Mass.

 

SATURDAY

 

 

Morning Prayer 9.00am Mass 9.15am

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 6.00pm to 6.45pm
First Mass of Sunday 7.00pm

Sign Interpreted Mass
Celebrated on the Third Sunday of the month at 6.00pm.
Hearing loop installed.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Saturday 10.00-10.30am, 6.00-6.30pm

DIRECTIONS - CLICK HERE FOR A MAP

The parish is situated near bus routes:
72, 283, 207, 272
The nearest tube stations are White City - Central Line, Wood Lane - Hammersmith and City Line & Circle Line.

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