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 23rd April 2017
Letter from Fr. Dennis to our community
Dear friends, happy Easter!
I do hope you are still enjoying this wonderful Easter Season? I was amazed to hear the media ‘admit’ that the number of people who attended church last weekend was up significantly! However, it came as no surprise to me for I have never seen our church fuller!
On a purely personal note, I would like to thank you all, on behalf of myself and Fr Oscar, for your kindness and generosity towards us. As I am sure many of you are aware, the Easter collection makes up a vital part of a priest’s income, and as ever you have been wonderfully kind. Thank you also, for your generosity towards the Holy Places of our faith. We have been able to send almost £1200 towards their upkeep.
Next weekend we are looking forward to welcoming volunteers of the Survive MIVA network, a Catholic Lay Association, which exists to provide one vital element for successful healthcare and pastoral work that is being offered in areas of great need in the ‘Third World’. The funds they receive are converted into grants for all types of transport to help their work. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses – thank you for your generosity.
Finally, on this Divine Mercy Sunday let us remember with thanksgiving the message which was imparted by Almighty God to Sr Faustina in 1931. Sr Faustina said that Jesus appeared to her as the ‘King of Divine Mercy’. His right hand raised in blessing and his left hand touching his Sacred Heart. To remind us that God loves us, and wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we may call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. May this powerful truth continue to fill our hearts and homes in these Easter days.
Fr. Dennis Touw – Tempelmans Plat. Parish Priest
Fr. Oscar Ardila . Assistant Priest