"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

    A SPRING TIME FOR THE SOUL IN SUMMER! 

    Today’s Gospel about Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the thousands with just two fish and five loaves is the beginning of a series of Sunday Gospels which focus on Jesus as the living bread, the only One who can really satisfy our deepest hunger and needs. The feeding of the thousands takes place in spring when the grass is still green and lush – it is a time of new life and renewal in the natural world. Jesus has come into the world to bring a new spring-time of hope and renewal for the human family and he will do this by offering His life and His love for our salvation. He wants us to be fully alive through our relationship with Him. If we have this, then everything else will find its right place in our lives. At the heart of this relationship with Christ is the Eucharist – the Living Bread which is to nourish us and help us to become more and more like Him on our pilgrimage through life. 

    If you are reading these words on Sunday, I will actually be on a train somewhere between London and Lourdes. A group of our parishioners are joining Cardinal Vincent and about 1000 other pilgrims from parishes all over Westminster Diocese for our annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. This will be my 15th year on the pilgrimage and it is for me every year a time of renewal and grace – a real springtime for the soul! I love the beauty and peace of Lourdes, the way in which we all find “quality time” for prayer, day and night, the way we look out for each other and the real feeling of the family of the diocese coming together. Thank you for all of your prayer intentions which we are taking with us – be assured that we will be carrying the whole parish very much in our prayers during these days. My hope is that each one of you will find your own place and time of rest and spiritual renewal during these summer months – a spring-time for body and soul. May Jesus Christ – the Bread of Life – bless you all! 

    With summertime blessings and prayers – Fr Richard, Fr Ephrem & all the team.
    Posted 26 Jul 2015, 13:42 by OLOFC Admin
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