22nd Feb 2015
1st Sunday of Lent
1st Reading: Genesis 9:8-15
2nd Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Gospel: Mark 1:12-15
Lent is the time of year that we devote to scrutinizing our lives in the light of our baptism into the death and resurrection of Jesus. Today’s readings are a nice shorthand catechism of what our baptized lives mean. As Noah passed through the waters of the flood to a covenant with God, so did we enter into a covenant, a promised relationship with God through our baptism. The psalm reminds us that if we truly keep the covenant, the way of life God expects us to follow will not be a burden, but a source of love and truth. Peter’s letter gives one explanation of what our baptism means: it is an appeal that we make to God for a clear conscience. How do we obtain this clear conscience? The words that Jesus proclaims immediately following his temptation show us the way: “Repent and believe in the gospel.” It might be a good spiritual exercise to keep these readings before us throughout the entire season of Lent, a means to help us return to a life lived in our baptismal promises.
Speaker: Fr. Eugene Vaz
Duration: Twelve Mondays - 9 Feb to 27 Apr 2015
- Feb 9,16,23
- Mar 2,9,16,23,30
- Apr 6,13,20,27
Venue: Church Auditorium at Level 4
This journey to know the Catholic Faith is for all non-Christians and baptised Christians. If you know of someone who is searching for God, who is trying to understand the meaning of life or wanting to know more about our faith, invite him/her on our journey in faith, to discover for themselves the faith we profess.
Commencement: Thursday, 22 Jan 2015
It will be held on every Thursday from 7:45pm - 9:45pm in the Auditorium at level 4.
Registration forms are available at the entrance of the Church or outside the parish office.