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

Our parish is part of the Diocese 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 our spirit and parish life and touches on all the many different groups we are very fortunate to have, all of which are centred firmly in The Good News of Christ.

Our Lady of Fatima isn't just a Church, it's also a home and a village and everybody who enters is an important element in making it fully functional, bringing the spirit of Christ to the community.

We strive to provide a loving welcome to all who pass through our doors as well as care, protection and refuge for people of all races and all ages, young and old, but nothing can substitute for coming and sharing in our worship with us.

For more parish information see About Us.

  • 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    RICHES in HEAVEN!

    In today’s Gospel we hear about a man who seeks the greatest treasure possible for any human being – eternal life. On the surface he is already living a faithful religious life, but Jesus sees deeper and tells the man that unless he gives up his deep attachment to earthly riches (for he is a very wealthy man) he risks missing out on eternal life. The reality is that he is not living a holy life, a life leading to sainthood as he is not placing his trust in God but in his money. 

    Today (Sunday October 14) Pope Francis will canonise six new saints, including one of his predecessors, Pope Paul VI (Pope from 1963 to 1978), and also the martyr Oscar Romer (1917 – 1980), Archbishop of San Salvador. According to our Catholic belief, the canonisation of a new saint is a public declaration by the Church that this particular individual is already in heaven, face to face with the glory of God. So the formal Papal declaration of sainthood does not “make” anyone a saint but is rather a confirmation that they are already there! This means that the canonisation is really for our benefit not theirs as it presents the new saint to us as someone whose example is worthy of being followed & whose intercession before the throne of God can be of help to us on our earthly journeys. And it is an encouragement to us, like Jesus to the man in the Gospel, to change our lives so that we can become saints too.

    So what can we learn from Paul VI and Oscar Romero? A lot! Paul VI had the mission of completing the Second Vatican Council and with his natural humility and integrity led the Church through the stormy waters following the Council in the 1960’s and 70’s. He reminded us of the essential mission of the Church to proclaim Christ, to make real he Kingdom of God in our own time and place. His teaching and example helped Oscar Romero just a few years later to speak out against the poverty & injustice in his native El Salvador – for which he was shot dead while celebrating Mass. His courage encouraged others Find out more about these two remarkable men and be inspired to follow them!    

    With prayers and blessings, Fr Richard, Fr Ephrem & the parish team.

    Posted 16 Oct 2018, 11:43 by Our Lady of Fatima Church - White City London
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