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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.
 
TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

IF ANYONE WANTS TO BE A FOLLOWER OF MINE....

       In today’s Gospel Jesus gives us three conditions if we want to follow Him: to renounce ourselves, to take up our crosses and to follow Him practically. Simon Peter tried to dissuade Jesus from the path of suffering in order to reach a greater goal. But he was strongly reprimanded by Jesus for doing that. As it is rightly said, “no pain, no gain!” Jesus took the path of suffering to save us and He proposes to us the same path if we want to follow Him. As He taught us, “a disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master.” (Mt 10:24)
 Fulfilling the three conditions of discipleship will help us imitate the Master. So let us look at them briefly.
 
Renouncing of self involves placing God first in everything we are, we think, we plan, we say, we do and we have. We are not the centre of everything but God is. Our first love and respect goes to God and all the rest will take its proper place.

Taking up one’s cross means sharing in the sufferings of Christ and becoming willing to be persecuted for the Truth. As members of the Body of Christ, the Church, we have to share the joys and pains of the whole organism. Usually we associate the cross with private problems and sicknesses but it is more than that.
 
Following Christ means to be a disciple of Him day by day. Discipleship is a lifelong journey; it is not something like a course one takes in a university. There is no conclusion to it until we meet the Divine Master in His glory. In simple terms, true discipleship is developed by us putting into practice everything the Lord taught us to do.

May the Lord help us be His true followers not in our words but actions. Amen.
With prayers and blessings,

Fr. Ephrem, Fr. Richard and all the pastoral team.     

 

 

 

   

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. 

All those returning to school this week (and also those starting school for the first time!). We pray especially for all those starting at new         secondary schools and for the pupils, staff, parents and governors of Pope John School, including Mrs Cunningham, our new Head Teacher.

Young people as they accept their examination results and plan for the future. May God guide them in their choices and decisions.

For peace and reconciliation in Israel and Palestine, Syria and Iraq.

For the work of Aid to the Church in Need, which works tirelessly to defend persecuted Christians in the world  – see: www.acnuk.org

 

 

 

             

 

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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