21st Aug 2016
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
1st Reading: Isaiah 66:18-21
2nd Reading: Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13
Gospel: Luke 13:22-30
It is no accident that the words “disciple” and “discipline” are nearly identical. Their relationship in Christian faith and life, however, has fallen somewhat out of favor in the past generation, as certain prescribed Church rules and regulations have been reduced and relaxed. These rules were often referred to as “disciplines.” We are mistaken, however, to think that it no longer takes discipline to follow Christ. The Letter to the Hebrews assures us of that today. Our discipline is more like that of an athlete pursuing a victory or a personal best, or a musician striving for a concert career or to master a new piece of music. This discipline comes from desire, not from regulations. It was the desire to do the will of God that led Jesus on the path to his cross. It is that same desire he encourages in us today: to strive to enter through the narrow gate, to find ourselves in the kingdom with a surprising assortment of people who are there not because of mere observation of rules, but out of a genuine desire to recline at the table of the heavenly banquet.
8 Dec 2015 - 20 Nov 2016
The Holy Door will be open daily from 6am-7pm until 20 Nov 2016.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
What is the Holy Door?
The Holy Door or Porta Santa has been used since the fifteenth century as a ritual expression of conversion. But the door finds meaning only when the believer associates the door with Christ. Jesus is the Door.
In view of the present situation in the parish, the Infant Baptism scheduled for September will be postponed to 6th November. Parents with infants to be baptised, please take note of the following dates:
Closing Date: 16 Oct 2016
Compulsory Preparation Session: 23 Oct 2016
**Kindly note that registration with incomplete documents will not be accepted**
Will be held on 23rd Oct 2016
Registration closing date is 9 Oct 2016
- Copy of confirmand's Baptism Certificate
- Copy of God-parent's Baptism Certificate
Download registration form here.
Blessed Mother Teresa
Fri 26 Aug (Part 1)
Fri 9 Sep (Part 2)
8pm @ the Auditorium (Level 4)
* Simple meals and drinks will be available for sale from 7pm at the canteen. Kindly note: no food and drinks allowed in the auditorium.
Mother Teresa was widely admired by many for her charitable works. She founded the Missionaries of Charity, which in 2012 consisted of over 4,500 sisters and was active in 133 countries. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's and family counselling programmes; orphanages; and schools. Come, let us share her amazing life-story in this movie.
We are glad to have Fr. James Yeo to preach on our Parish Feast Day and Archbishop William Goh to celebrate with us on Sunday 11 Sep, 11.30am Mass.
There will be a mini food fair serving Local and Asian cuisine from 8am to 1pm in the canteen at level 1.
* All are welcome to join in the fiesta and fellowship *
If you are thinking of transforming lives, come join us and discover your God-given vocation. In this programme you will:
- Explore the teachings of the Church on Christian Mission.
- Explore opportunities to discover your Christian identity and vocation.
- Be able to do your spiritual reflection and study in a conducive environment.
Venue: The Redemptorist Center in Pattaya, Thailand
Travel Date: 3rd - 10th December 2016
Registration Form can be downloaded here.
- Commence on Wed, 3 Aug 2016
- Every Wednesday 7:45pm to 9:45pm in St. Michael's Room Level 1
- You may email your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registration forms are available at the entrance of the church or outside parish office.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey to know the Catholic Faith, conducted for all non-Christians and baptised Christians. This programme is suitable for anyone who is searching for God, who is trying to understand the meaning of life, or wanting to know more about the Catholic faith we profess.