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      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.



    Today’s readings focus on marriage, and also on the difficult subject of divorce. This was another area of life (like paying taxes to the Romans and belief in life after death) which divided the Jews of Jesus’ day. Jesus gives very strong teaching – “what God has united, man must not divide.” He defends the sacredness of marriage and also argues that women should have the same rights as men in marriage. We can imagine the heated debate which followed!

    2,000 years later and that debate still continues. That is why Pope Francis has called for a Synod on “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Contemporary Church and World”, which will take place in Rome this month. Please pray that the Holy Spirit may guide all involved in their decisions.

    Hilda McCafferty writes: On Thursday we say farewell to Fr Elias from Tanzania who has been with us for the last 3 weeks. Our parish link with Fr Elias began about 15 years ago when two of our parishioners, Emma Nicklen and Wendy Pym, were visiting Fr Hugh Langan in Tanzania (some of you might remember him in White City). In Fr Keith’s time the parish helped build a kindergarten which was completed in 2002 and since then a group of parishioners led by Emma have held regular car boot sales to raise money to pay secondary school fees for village girls. One of the girls has now become a teacher herself, many others have completed school and some are still attending. About 2 years ago Fr Elais was asked to start a new parish, called Butonga, in a very poor area in western Tanzania. This parish does not even have running water or electricity. I hope we in White City can continue to support Fr Elias and his new parish. If anyone wishes to make a donation to his parish before he leaves please give it to me or leave it in an envelope in the presbytery by Wednesday lunchtime.

    With prayers and blessings, Fr Ephrem, Fr Richard and all the parish team.     
    Posted 3 Oct 2015, 14:10 by OLOFC Admin
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