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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: 9.30am & 6pm

Saturday: 9.15am & 6pm

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

Parish Message

14th July
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Trained & Sent Out by the Lord

Today’s Gospel shows us that moment when Jesus for the first time sent out the 12 disciples in pairs to experience for themselves his healing and preaching ministry. He is forming them, training them for the rest of their lives which will be one continuous missionary journey, led by the Holy Spirit, to different corners of the known world. The fundamental principle which Jesus wants them to learn on this first short training experience is trust and total dependence on God. So they are not to take with them all the usual securities – money, food, lots of luggage… No, they are simply to rely on God’s providence & care and so let God work through them. We hear of the great fruit this attitude/approach brings – they are able to heal many and deliver many more from evil spirits. Their mission brings great blessings.

We have seen a modern-day version of this over the last few weeks with the journey of the England football team, all the way to the European final! In Gareth Southgate the team is blessed with a very humble and dedicated leader who has formed a team in his own image, teaching them to work together on a common mission rather be divided by their individual egos. The 12 disciples were also very different characters, initially with their own personal agendas, but Jesus formed them into a real team, complementing each other rather than competing among themselves. Commitment is also key. Apparently Harry Kane is still usually the first to arrive and the last to leave the training sessions and it is this commitment which has made him the great player he is today. So we too need to practise our faith and not be passive spectators if we are to achieve our God-given potential. There will be tests & trials, setbacks & disappointments (like in football!) but if we let Jesus be our trainer and follow his vision, then we really can change the world around us.


With prayers - Fr Richard, Fr Ephrem 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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