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PARISH PHOTOS – Prints from recent parish celebrations are now available to Order/Buy on goo.gl/dAPO6u (or see the Gallery section on our website).


Notices:

TODAY’S READINGS: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Ezekiel 18: 25– 28; Psalm 24 Response: Remember your mercy, Lord; Philippians 2: 1-11; Matthew 21: 28-32 Which of the two did the Father’s will?

NEXT SUNDAY’S READINGS: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Isaiah 5: 1-7; Psalm 79 Response: The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel; Philippians 4: 6-9; Matthew 21: 33-43 The rebellious vineyard tenants

LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION: £1033.35; Loose: £205.49 Planned Giving: £287.72. On-line donations: £432.00 The new parish contactless payment machine is available to use in the porch - thank U for £108.14 of contactless donations last week! Planned Giving envelopes still available. Although we have many different ways for people to donate, many parishioners are clearly not making any donations at all at this time. Please remember that it costs approx. £8,000 a month to run the parish – we rely on your support.




THIS WEEK

Charismatic Prayer Group - This Monday from 7pm in the Main Church

Meditation Group and Divine Mercy Group - On a break until further notice

LIVESIMPLY:

LIVESIMPLY UPDATE – One of our LiveSimply projects is for the parish to become more active in campaigning, eg on climate change issues. So it was wonderful that 8 of our parishioners were able to join the CAFOD Climate Lobby of Parliament last Wednesday. We joined over 18,000 others from around the country and were able to meet our MP Andrew Slaughter to discuss the urgency of our politicians taking action on climate change. You can still catch the brilliant “Climate Change – The Facts” with Sir David Attenborough on BBC i-player – a must-see!

Many thanks to those parishioners who have met in recent weeks to decide what our parish projects will be for the Live Simply Award. We are hoping that as many parishioners of all ages will get involved in these projects over the coming months.

FOODCYCLE FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH IN EAST ACTON – Foodcycle is a brilliant project which uses food which might otherwise go to waste to make delicious community meals which bring people together. As part of our parish Live Simply project we would like to start one here. If you want to see what it’s like, there is a weekly free Foodcycle Sunday lunch at 2pm the Old Oak Community and Children’s centre, 76 Braybrook St, East Acton, W12 OAP. See eastacton@foodcycle.org.uk /0207729277 



DONATIONS/THANK YOUs:

Late Summer Parish Garden Clear Up
Huge thanks to our wonderful garden team who have done some great clearing up in front of and around the church over the last 3 Saturdays - it makes such a difference.

This coming Saturday after 11am we will have one last session - Please feel free to come in and join us! The leaves are starting to fall and there's lots of pruning to do! All welcome - wear old clothes!

For further details about the generous donations we have made as a parish, please view the Donations page.



SACRAMENTS:




PARISH MINISTRIES (GROUPS/TEAMS):

LAST CALL FOR NEW ALTAR SERVERS! Any young parishioners who have celebrated their First Holy Communion, who would like to become an altar server, are invited to complete an application form available at the back of the church. Andrew Kelly, who coordinates our altar servers, will be beginning the training for new servers this coming Saturday.

FIRE SAFETY OFFICERS – each parish is urgently being asked to nominate/train two or three fire safety officers for their parish. These need to be adults who attend a particular Sunday Mass every week. Thank you for those who have already volunteered from the Sunday 9am and 11am Masses – we just need a volunteer from the Saturday 7pm and Sunday 6pm Masses. See Fr Richard



CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULTS:




FAMILIES/ADULTS:

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS is a self-help fellowship of families & friends of drug users and those with behavioural problems. Through shared experience, the programme's focus is on the family and those close to the drug user to support them in coping with the person using drugs.  It helps people to put their lives back together and to find a sense of serenity. If you would like to learn more, see www.famanon.org.uk 

SIDE BY SIDE - Our parish is working with Side by Side to support people suffering from Dementia. This simple idea from the Alzheimer’s Society will connect people suffering from dementia with local volunteers who provide free one-to-one support and companionship, in person, or over the phone.  What they do together is based on what the person with dementia wants. Volunteers can help them to access local groups/activities, or simply visit them at home for a cup of tea. This can be done in the day time, evenings or weekends.

If you are interested in referring someone you know who suffers from dementia or if you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer please contact: whitecity@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 8743 8334.

SENIORS (but open to all adults):

WHAT THE TECH?! is a free drop-in gadget workshop for elderly local residents run by friendly Imperial College staff and student volunteers  every Thursday 14.00 – 15.30 at the Invention Rooms Café at 68 Wood Lane. Do you need help learning to use your phone, laptop, tablet or other gadget? Free tea, coffee & cakes! See also Mary Sweeney.



GENERAL:

A PUBLIC CONSULTATION on PHOENIX ACADEMY was recently held to present the very ambitious plans to redevelop the existing school. If you missed the consultation (I think most of us did!) you can still see details of the project at www.phoenixacademy.org.uk/futureplans. While the plans look very impressive, the project does worryingly include plans to build residential units (houses!) on part of the existing Phoenix Farm next to the Janet Adegoke swimming pool/sports centre. This would be a tragic loss to our local community. There is still time to have a look at the plans and express your views at: consultation@futureacademies.org

POPE FRANCIS - If you would like to receive regular news of  his work and his teaching, sign up to the free Catholic news service: www.zenit.org. Zenit is a great resource for deepening your faith – strongly recommended!

PILGRIM STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA – Bishop John Wilson blessed a special pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima which will be available for families and households to “host” for a week, Sunday to Sunday. It comes with a selection of prayers, dvds and books about Fatima to help the hosting household to really get to know the story and message of Fatima. To host the statue at some stage this year, please see Fr Richard. Our Fatima Centenary monthly leaflets can be found on our Fatima Centenary page.



SUPPORT GROUPS:

CANCER SUPPORT PRAYER GROUP - next session TBC – an opportunity for anyone suffering from cancer, at whatever stage, to share and listen to others, together with a time for prayer.




SUPPORTED CHARITIES:

WHITE CITY FOOD BANK LATEST NEWS 

Please keep bringing your much-needed donations, even just a tin a week – demand is incredibly high. The current most needed items are: fruit juice, pulses, rice/rice pudding, tinned fish, e.g. tuna, cartons of milk and tinned tomatoes. No pasta & baked beans! If you know any local residents in need, they can come to the presbytery for a voucher Wed & Fri, 10am-4pm. Just ask for Collise or Fr Richard. 

STOP PRESS – great news: the Food Bank successfully raised the £45,000 it needed to refurbish its new office. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this.

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For further details about the charities our parish supports, please view the Supported Charities page.





Postponed until further notice

 
  • OUR LADY OF FATIMA’S GOT TALENT SHOW As part of our Kneelers Fund-raising campaign, we will be having a talent evening TBC in the parish centre. Registration forms for your talent offering are available at the back of church. Tickets £5 for adults (with a drink/ nibbles), children under 16 free. Come and join us for a great evening!
Latest Parish Photos & Videos
Annual Mass of the Feast of St Stephen which is traditionally attended by the Altar Servers of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, White City, London. The Mass, held every year on the 26th December, brings together the Altar Servers, both new and experienced, for thanksgiving and reflection for the year. New Servers are presented with a wooden Cross to represent the commencement of their probation year and those that have successfully completed the probationary year receive guild medals to signify their entry into the Guild of St Stephen.For longer serving Altar Servers a special certificate is presented to them for achieving 5 years of service.

Videos
Images taken at Our Lady of Fatima Parish's Ethical Fashion Show.

Recent Announcements

  • ANY ENQUIRIES CONTACT COLLISE! Collise is our Parish Administrator and is here to help you in the parish office on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays between 10am and 12.30pm, and then 1.00pm-4.00pm ...
    Posted 25 Jul 2019, 06:07 by Our Lady of Fatima Church - White City London
  • EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOS Photographs and Videos of recent events can be found in our Gallery link on this site.
    Posted 8 Nov 2015, 06:06 by Our Lady of Fatima Church - White City London
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