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Our Lady of Fatima Church, White City

Church Schedule

Masses

Private/Individual Prayer only

Wednesday: 10am – 11.50 am; Fri 10-11am; 5-5.50pm; Sat 9.45-11am

​Monday: 9:15am

Tuesday: 9:15am

Wednesday: 7.30 am, 12 noon

Thursday: 9.15am

Friday: 9.15am & 6pm

Saturday: 9.00am & 6pm

Sunday: 9am, 11am (also livestreamed) & 6pm Mass

Parish Message

9th June 2024
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Where are you?

In today’s first reading, we hear God’s question to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden: “Where are you?” Earlier that day they have turned away from God in disobedience by listening to the voice of the devil who sows doubt into their hearts about God’s love for them. They eat of the forbidden fruit and immediately the freedom and innocence they knew as God’s ambassadors on earth is shattered and instead their hearts are filled with shame, guilt, division, discord, fear… So when God comes to walk with them in the cool of the evening, his question “Where are you?” is not really asking them to show him their physical location, but is an invitation for them to reflect and be honest about where they are spiritually. They are lost, something is broken in them. Humanity has lived in this state ever since.

“Where are you?” is a question which God is constantly asking each one of us. This doesn’t mean that we will all be in a similar place of guilt and shame as Adam and Eve, but all of us in some way, if we are honest, are struggling to find our true path in life, which means being faithful to God. If we are honest, there is a searching, needy soul in each of us – a hunger and a thirst which can only be satisfied through a living relationship with God. In today’s Gospel we hear Jesus’ struggles to be understood by many of those around him – the religious leaders, as usual, but also members of his own family, who are concerned about what they have been hearing about him and have come to try and sort him out. But Jesus explains that he is building a whole new kind of ‘family’ in which everyone is related through their faith in God. God wants to walk with us all, to be intimate with us all, just as he desired to walk with Adam & Eve in the cool of the evening. Do I want an ever deeper relationship with God? Where am I in my life?


With prayers - Fr Richard, Fr Ephrem, Deacon Robert and all the parish team
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“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”

St. Maximillian Kolbe

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