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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.
 
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

EVERLASTING TREASURE!


In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus again uses several different parables to teach His disciples about the kingdom of heaven, which we all have to take very seriously. It is something one has to risk all, to get in to it. It is something one anchors all his hope in. It is something one sacrifices even his own life for. It constitutes one’s reason to live a consecrated life in Christ. A reason to live or die. As in the parables of the man who found the hidden treasure in a field, and the merchant who found a pearl of great value, we are challenged to risk everything for the kingdom of heaven. The two men had to sell all they had just to buy the hidden treasure they found in their searching for a greater value in their investments. We are encouraged to abandon all we depend upon to gain the hidden pearl of the heavenly kingdom.
No one likes taking risks for uncertain results. But through these parables, Jesus makes it very clear to us that our reward is heaven itself. Yes, it is a great and certain cause worth taking risks for. It is great wisdom to risk something inferior for something infinitely superior. Only the wise would consider it natural to take such a risk as not even a risk at all.
Trading our earthly comfort for heavenly consolation is pretty much similar to a bargain hunt. What one apparently loses cannot remotely be compared to what one eventually gains. But if there is no abandonment of what actually is at hand, the promised hidden treasure cannot be found. To abandon what we actually have is not easy but equally it is not impossible. If we trust the Lord, it is possible. Our utter dependence on the Lord helps us to look at the real values of what is at stake in leaving all for the kingdom of heaven. May the Lord help us leave all for Him and His kingdom. Amen.
With summertime blessings and prayers,

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

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The 6.00pm Mass will be “on holiday” 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 John Broderick and Fernando Figueiredo who have both died this past week. May they rest in peace.

All who are on holiday, at home or abroad, that they return refreshed in body and spirit.

For peace and reconciliation in Israel and Palestine.

 

 

 

 

             

 

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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