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 28th August 2016
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?
Next 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 in the coming year. Forms may be collected by the parents of each candidate after Mass on Sunday, but please note that they are not available from the Presbytery. Furthermore, all such forms must be completed and returned to Sue, our parish catechetical co-ordinator, by September 25th – late applications will not be accepted.
Finally, I would like to draw to your attention the very, very important Mass and parish reception to be held on Friday September 30th at 7.30 pm. We will gather on that evening, to give thanks to God for the years of ministry which Fr Javier has given to us here at St Thomas and to pray for his future ministry in Bow. We will also take the opportunity of welcoming Fr Oscar into our parish family as he begins his time here as assistant priest. It promises to be a wonderful occasion and I feel sure many of us will want to be here; so make a note of the date in your diary today. Furthermore, if you can help, in any way, with the catering please give your name and details to our parish administrator, Mary.
Fr. Dennis Touw – Tempelmans Plat. Parish Priest
Fr. F. Javier Ruiz-Ortiz . Assistant Priest