A warm welcome to the website of the
Roman Catholic Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Fulham
in the Archdiocese of Westminster.
For this Sunday 22nd March 2015
Letter from Fr. Dennis to the Community:
My Dear Friends,
You cannot have failed to notice that all the crosses and statues around the church are now veiled, for this is the beginning of Passiontide. In this simple way the Church asks us to focus our thoughts and prayers more closely on the altar; the place where each time the Mass is offered, the Sacrifice of the Cross is renewed, and the saving action of Christ’s death is brought afresh into the present moment.
Now is also the time we should be starting to think about making our Confession before Easter. To remind us of the importance of this Sacrament the Holy Father said recently, “When did you last go to Confession? Don’t answer in too loud a voice or you may be ashamed! When was it? Two days? Two weeks? Two years? Twenty Years? Forty years…….. and if a lot of time has passed, don’t lose a day! Go ahead, Jesus is there and it is Jesus who receives you.” The times of confession before Easter are to be found on the special Holy Week and Easter cards, which may to found at both doors of the church. Be sure to take one of the cards home so that you will know the times of all our services in these coming holy days.
And finally, as we move ever closer to Holy Week there is still the opportunity for you to remember your loved ones at the altar of repose through our “Lilies of Remembrance.” Next Sunday will be the ‘cut-off’ date for any names that you wished to be included. So please write the name, or names, clearly on the slips of paper provided and let us have your envelope back as soon as possible – and thank you – in advance – for your donation towards the cost of our Easter Lilies.
Fr. Dennis Touw
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