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

Notices for w/c 25 JUNE 2017:


SUNDAY’S READINGS – Jeremiah 20: 10-13; Psalm 68; Romans 5: 12-15; Matthew 10, 26-33 Do not be afraid. (Pg.94 Parish Mass Books) Weekday Readings: Year 1, Psalter Week 4. 
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTION - £1062.31; Loose £465.06; Planned Giving £597.25. 

SPECIAL COLLECTION for GRENFELL TOWER VICTIMS – Many thanks for your generous donations last weekend – we were able to send the Catholic Children’s Society a cheque for £508.53. St John XXIII school also sent a cheque for £516.20 so between us we raised over £1000 – thank you.
PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES – There are still 14 planned giving boxes awaiting collection at the back of the church – please do not use old envelopes. 

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!


HELP NEEDED with CAR BOOT SALE –we urgently need volunteers to help at the next Chiswick Car Boot next weekend to help raise money for Fr Elias’s parish in Tanzania. This would involve either helping to load the van on Saturday or going to the sale on Sunday morning. See Hilda/Fr Richard asap.

PILGRIM STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA – Bishop John Wilson recently 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. If you would like to help please see Fr Richard asap.
DO YOU HAVE HOUSING PROBLEMS? Max Schmid, our local Wormholt and White City councillor can be contacted directly at or phone on 020 8753 2018.


FIRST HOLY COMMMUNION FINAL CELEBRATION – There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church so that parents of First Holy Communion children can write down what food or drinks they will bring for the final celebration party when all the children come together on Sunday 2nd July at the 11am Mass. Many thanks for your help with this.

CONFIRMATION CELEBRATION – congratulations to Luna, Tortile, Emmanuel, Liam, Jemma, George, Meschach, Shadrach, Deyjonne, Jemima, Kevin, Sharon, Maurissa, Tianna, Tianne and Grace who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop John Wilson last Wednesday evening. Many thanks to all who helped to make is such a great celebration!


BELOVED DISCIPLE - monthly meetings for the over 60’s. This Thursday 29th June afternoon we begin the first of our new monthly meetings in the parish centre for our older parishioners. A chance to come together to pray, share our faith as well for some social time with tea and cake! If anyone needs a lift please let us know asap. 3pm to 4.30pm in the parish centre. All welcome!

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION – this Saturday, morning Mass is at 10am when we will be welcoming Mgr Keith Barltrop as the guest preacher – he will be reflecting on the dramatic July apparition of Our Lady to the children in Fatima. After the Mass we will have our First Saturday devotion Holy Hour.

PARISH FATIMA PILGRIMAGE MEETING: Our next meeting will be this Saturday (1st July) – Mass at 10am, Fatima First Saturday devotion Holy Hour 11am-12noon and then a shared lunch and planning meeting afterwards in the parish centre to finish by 2pm at the very latest. It would be wonderful if everyone in the group coming to Fatima in August could be there! 

ST JOHN XXIII SUMMER FAIR -  is this Friday 30th June afternoon from 3.00pm. It will open with an International Parade and there will be international food and stalls - £1 entry per adult (50% of profits will go to the Grenfell Tower Appeal).

MESSY CHURCH = for young children Our first monthly “Messy Church” session for primary school children is on Friday 7th July, 3.30 – 5.00pm in the parish centre. This is a wonderful way for children to experience the Christian message through music, arts & crafts in a friendly and relaxed setting. It is for children aged 5 to 11, of whatever Christian denomination (or none!). Parents must accompany their children. To get involved see Della/Fr Richard asap.

CHILDREN’S SUMMER CAMP – The Missionary of Charity sisters and Fr Richard will be running a special summer camp for local children aged 5-11 in the parish, Monday to Friday from 24th July to 11th August, 2.30pm to 5.30pm plus a day trip every week. The camp is free and is meant for families who might struggle to get way during the summer. See Fr Richard for more details.

Four great opportunities for our younger parishioners!
WHITE CITY FILM PROJECT – our good friend, Simon Melbourne from the White City Youth Club, is starting an exciting community film project for 15-25 year olds in the White City area. Thursday evenings from 5pm in our parish centre. It is a brilliant opportunity to get hands-on experience of all aspects of film-making. For more info, you can email Simon at or just come along on Thursday afternoon.
WHITE CITY YOUTH THEATRE - is starting a summer theatre project very soon on the White City Estate in collaboration with Bush Theatre. If you are aged 12-20 and want to find out more, email asap.

W12 FESTIVAL AUDITIONS – our annual community festival takes place on Sunday 16th July in Wormholt Park. Talent auditions for local acts take place at White City Community Centre, Saturday 24th June, 5pm-7pm!

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.


CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS - Many thanks! We raised £95.00.

PENTECOST CAKE SALE - The Pentecost Cake Sale raised £165.00– huge thanks to all who baked, brought and bought cakes! ☺ 

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY – Thank you also for the £495.00 raised for the Priests’ Training Fund to help support the 39 men currently in training for our diocese – much appreciated. 

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!  

TABLE TOP SALE - A HUGE ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported this – we raised a truly wonderful £701 for Fr Elias in Tanzania and Mary’s Meals! We will be having more table top sales in the future!

CAFOD LENTEN FAST DAY and EMERGENCY APPEAL – Thank you for all who donated – so we raised a wonderful £805.00. We have sent the final collection in response to CAFOD’s emergency appeal to help millions affected by the famine in Central/Eastern Africa. Severe drought, lack of food and civil war mean that over 16 million people across South Sudan, Somalia, northern Kenya and Ethiopia are facing starvation. In South Sudan alone, 4.9 million people - nearly half the population - urgently need food aid. See www.cafod


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. 

There is an urgent need at this time for 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 over recent weeks – 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 NOW 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 

COLLECTION FOR MARY’S MEALS last weekend – many thanks for the 150 bags of clothes which you brought for he Mary’s Meals “Rags to Riches” collection and for the over £250 second collection to help support our parish Mary’s Meals school project. Very much appreciated indeed. See to watch their latest inspiring film online.

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

  • PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA – Due to a late cancellation we suddenly have 3 spare places on our parish pilgrimage to Fatima in August. Cost £580 each. Please see Fr Richard asap if you would like to come. Ideally this would be a family group or group of friends who would share the same room. - We are going to be in Fatima from 11th to 15th August 2017. There will be time in Lisbon and also by the sea but our main focus is simply to be in Fatima and to participate fully in the celebrations for 13th August and also the Feast of the Assumption on 15th August. It promises to be a really blessed time.
  • 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:


  • 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…
  • August: 11th–15th - PARISH PILGRIMAGE to Fatima.
  • 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.



  • STOP PRESS! Due to a late cancellation we suddenly have 3 spare places on our parish pilgrimage to Fatima in August. Cost £580 each, dates 11-15 August. Please see Fr Richard asap if you would like to come. Ideally this would be a family group or group of friends who would share the same room. 
    Posted 11 Jun 2017, 07:45 by Our Lady of Fatima Church - White City London
  • FOODBANK SUPERMARKET COLLECTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Our local foodbank is busier than ever, feeding over 6,000 people over the last 12 months. Could you help with this supermarket collection:- TESCO HAMMERSMITH - SATURDAY 24th JUNE - with 4 shifts: 8.45am -11am; 11am -1pm; 1- 3pm & 3-5pm. Each shift is supervised by a Foodbank worker/trustee. If you can/would like to help, please see Fr Richard asap
    Posted 11 Jun 2017, 07:39 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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