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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 for w/c 17th September 2017:

READINGS/PARISH FUNDS:

SUNDAY’S READINGS – Ecclesiasticus 27:30 – 28:7; Psalm 102; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35 I do not ask you to forgive 7 times, but 77 times. (Pg. 128 Parish Mass Books) Weekday Readings: Year 1, Psalter Week 4.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTION - £1026.94; Loose £269.78; Planned Giving £757.16. The Bankers Order total in August was £1537.00. Thank you!  

FUNDRAISING for the PARISH CENTRE FUND – Thank you for all your generous donations – much appreciated! If anyone would like to add to this please speak to Fr Richard. There are now a lot of large bills to pay!



GENERAL:

FOOTBALL for men aged 16+:
  at Play Football centre, South Africa Rd this Wednesday 8-9pm. Please sign up on sheet at the back of church. We meet at the presbytery at 7.45pm. Please bring your PlayFootball card if you have one.

NEW CYCLE STANDS:
Good news for parish cyclists – we have had some cycle stands installed to both make your bikes safer and to encourage more of you to cycle to church rather than bringing the car. They are on the left hand side of the church as you look from the street – seek and ye shall find! There are also new stands in front of the presbytery and parish centre!

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 Begina or Fr Richard.

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. Fire Safety Training for all fire safety officers in our deanery will take place at St Augustine's Church on Monday 25th September at 7pm. 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
 
DO YOU HAVE HOUSING PROBLEMS? Max Schmid, our local Wormholt and White City councillor can be contacted directly at max.schmid@lbhf.gov.uk or phone on 020 8753 2018.



SACRAMENTS:

BAPTISM PREPARATION COURSE Session one starts Sunday 17th September. To register simply ask Fr Richard for a registration form asap.

 
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The DEADLINE for FIRST HOLY COMMUNION APPLICATIONS
for children in Year 3 and above is Sunday 17th September and the introductory meeting for parents only (not children) is on Thursday 21st September at 7pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

The DEADLINE for CONFIRMATION APPLICATIONS for young adults in Year 10 or above is also Sunday 17th September.

Late applications will not be accepted.


JOURNEY of FAITH for ADULTS begins very soon (most probably on Wednesday evenings 7.30-8.30pm). This is a weekly group for adults who would like to find out more about the Catholic faith, and possibly be baptised into the Church, as well as for baptised Catholics who have not yet celebrated First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation. For more details see Fr Richard and pick up one of the registration forms at the back of the church.



SENIORS:

BELOVED DISCIPLE -  Monthly meetings for the over 60’s.  This is a chance to get to know each other better, to come together to pray and share faith and friendship over tea and cake! The next meeting is on Thursday, September 21st, 3pm to 4.30pm in the parish centre. All welcome!



CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULTS:

STREET DANCE GROUP on SATURDAY MORNINGS in the PARISH CENTRE for children. The “Hypnotick” dance group has started weekly sessions from 11am – 1pm in our parish centre. Call 07856100307 or register at: info@hypnotickdance.com


MESSY CHURCH
for young children returns on Friday 22nd September, 3.15pm to 5pm in the parish centre. This is a fun and creative way to help primary school children experience God’s love through arts & crafts, music and food!  It is open to all children aged 5-11 of any Christian denomination (or none!). Parents must accompany their children. We are also looking for new team members!

SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES – TBC.

YOUNG MUSICIANS NEEDED! – We are trying to establish a new tradition in the parish of a monthly youth Mass on the evening of the third Sunday of each month. But we really need some musical help. If you can play an instrument and/or feel confident helping to lead singing, see Fr Richard asap.



DONATIONS/THANK YOUs:

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

THANKSGIVING FOR MAYOR MERCY – Mayor Mercy has asked me to pass on her huge thanks to everyone in the parish who contributed to her Civic Service last Sunday in thanksgiving for her three years of service as Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham. It was a wonderful celebration and several of the visiting guests remarked on how welcoming they had found our parish. Thank you Mercy for being such a wonderful Mayor – we are very proud of you!  



WHITE CITY FOOD BANK – 

As well as collecting food/drink for the Food Bank, our parish is also a voucher partner, so if you know of anyone in the local community who is in real need of extra food, they can come to receive a voucher from us. 

Please keep bringing in the donations such as the following: UHT milk, jam, juice, powdered milk, rice pudding, sweets/chocolate, pasta sauce, drinking chocolate, razors, deodorant, toilet rolls.  Please no alcohol!

Thank you for all of your generous donations  – all are hugely appreciated!

The Food bank also needs volunteers who could offer a couple of hours every month to help clean and tidy The Hub@75 on Bloemfontein Rd. If you could help, drop in to see Kate at The Hub or phone her on 0208 746 7718.


MARY’S MEALS FILM AVAILABLE ON-LINE. Many thanks for your continued support of our parish Mary’s Meals project. If you want to know more about the inspirational story and work of Mary’s Meals you can watch their latest inspiring film, “Generation Hope” online at www.marysmeals.org.uk 

MARYS MEALS RAGS to RICHES COLLECTION - Sunday 1st October. Please bring any clean but unneeded clothes, towels, curtains, blankets, shoes (but not pillows or duvets) in dustbin bags to the presbytery by Sat 30 Sept.

MARY’s MEALS SPONSORED WALK/RUN Oct 2016 - The awesome news is that we collected about £5500! Thank you SO much! See... https://goo.gl/9TSpPF for photos from the walk/run. 



PARISH PILGRIMAGES:
  • 2018 – THE HOLY LAND - This is still just an idea but God has very clearly been opening doors between White City and Bethlehem in recent years and we would love to deepen these bonds through a pilgrimage, possibly staying for part of the time in Bethlehem. Watch this space...!


LOOKING AHEAD – Key dates for your diary:

 


  • September 17th - Final deadline for First Holy Communion Application Forms
  • September 17th - Final deadline for Confirmation Application Forms.
  • September 21st (3.15pm - 5pm) - Beloved Disciple monthly meet up for the over 60's in the parish centre

2017 is a very significant year for our parish as it marks 100 years since the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima. Here are the celebrations already planned – more to follow! Please let us know if you have any inspired ideas for other ways we could celebrate Fatima’s centenary…

  • October: Saturday 14th RETURN PILGRIMAGE of parishioners from Our Lady of Fatima in Harlow for a joint day of celebration to mark the end of centenary of the Fatima apparitions in 1917.
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  • PARISH EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS A date for your diary: there will be a recommissioning for all Eucharistic ministers at 7pm on Friday 29th September followed by a shared buffet in the parish centre.
    Posted 16 Sep 2017, 17:50 by G OLOFC
  • ADVANCE NOTICE Bishop John Wilson is coming to our parish to give thanks for the centenary year of the Fatima apparitions on Sunday 15th October.
    Posted 16 Sep 2017, 16:37 by G OLOFC
  • QPR SPECIAL TICKET OFFER For local residents for this Saturday’s (23 Sept - 15:00) home match v Burton Albion: £10 for adults & free tickets for under 8’s (one per adult ticket). See Fr Richard for copy of letter needed to receive discount.
    Posted 16 Sep 2017, 16:35 by G OLOFC
  • JOHN LEWIS RECRUITING for NEW WESTFIELD STORE Visit www.jlpjobs.com to find out more or see flyers at back of the church.
    Posted 16 Sep 2017, 16:32 by G OLOFC
  • CALLING ALL CLEANERS! If you would like to join our wonderful team who help keep our church clean and tidy, please sign up on the sheet at the back of church. Cleaning happens either on Fridays 1.30-3.00pm or Saturdays 10.30am – 12noon. We need people to be part of a team which helps out once a month.
    Posted 16 Sep 2017, 16:23 by G OLOFC
  • FUNERAL MASSES FOR JAMES GALGEY AND THOMAS LACEY The funeral for JAMES GALGEY will be on Monday 18th Sept. at 9.15am & for THOMAS LACEY on Thursday 21st Sept at 9.15am.
    Posted 10 Sep 2017, 14:45 by G OLOFC
  • PARISH FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER: This is to raise funds for Mary’s Meals. The tournament is for of 6/7 players each (men only I am afraid! – aged 15+) from 1pm to 5pm at the PlayFootball centre on South Africa Rd. Each team is asked to pay £75 to take part. There will also be a BBQ social event in the evening. Tickets for the social are £5 for players in the tournament and £10 for non-players. 
    Posted 16 Sep 2017, 16:21 by G OLOFC
  • 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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