24th Jul 2016
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1st Reading: Genesis 18:20-32
2nd Reading: Colossians 2:12-14
Gospel: Luke 11:1-13
St. Monica, whose feast we celebrate in August, is often known as “the persistent mother.” She watched her oldest son, Augustine, turn his back on his Christian faith. Monica was exasperated. For years she gave up talking directly to her son on the advice of a local bishop, who told her that it was better to talk to God about Augustine then to Augustine about God. The mother never gave up praying for her son. Eventually Augustine gave up his wild ways, was baptized, and later ordained and named bishop of Hippo. St. Augustine went on to become one of the Church’s greatest scholars. Today’s readings address the importance of persistent prayer. Abraham, in spite of trepidation that he is bothering the Lord, continues to ask about the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah. Jesus, in Luke’s Gospel, tells his disciples to “ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Luke 11:9). This is our charge: keep praying.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
- 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.