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 30th August, 2015
Letter from Fr. Dennis to the Community:
My Dear Friends
These last days of August bring to a close the long summer break and no doubt many, if not most of us, will be getting back into the rhythm of our daily lives. I do hope that you have all had a wonderful holiday and have returned refreshed and re-invigorated?
This week also sees the start of a new term at our parish school and I would particularly wish to draw to the attention of parents of Year 3 children that they need to register their children for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion if they wish their child to receive these Sacraments. Forms may only be collected by the parents of each candidate after Mass on Sunday and are not available from the Presbytery. Furthermore please note that all such forms must be completed and returned to Sue Lutchmansingh at the presbytery by September 20th – late applications will not be accepted.
Finally I must also draw to your attention, once again, to the need to register our objection to the “Assisted Suicide” bill that will be placed before Parliament next week. In a recent message addressed to Catholics in England, Pope Francis said, ‘Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live for ever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect’. The Church teaches that life is a gift from God and that it is our duty to support the dying and protect the weak and vulnerable. It is not to late to
voice your objections and copies of the draft letter are available here in church, you may also submit your objection via the web at: http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/assisted-dying-bill – simply click on this address and fill in the details.
Fr. Dennis Touw – Tempelmans Plat. Parish Priest
Fr. F. Javier Ruiz-Ortiz . Assistant Priest
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