20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

19/20 AUG 2017 • VOL. 34

Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 22 August

On the 11 October 1954, Pope Pius XII established the Feast of the Queenship of Mary and commanded that on that day, the world should renew its consecration to her. On her Assumption, Mary our Mother was crowned by Christ and received by the whole court of Heaven as Queen. We should also now individually recognize Mary’s Queenship, enthrone her in our homes, consecrate ourselves to her and, by this means, establish in our lives the reign of Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe.

A word of thanks to the Liturgical Ministries, Floral, AV, Photographers, Home Rosary and Legion for playing such a big part in the Feast of Assumption of our Blessed Virgin Mary, which took place on 15 Aug.

Befriending Our Inner Enemies

How do we befriend our inner enemies, lust and anger? By listening to what they are saying. They say, “I have some unfulfilled needs” and “Who really loves me?” Instead of pushing our lust and anger away as unwelcome guests, we can recognise that our anxious, driven hearts need some healing. Our restlessness calls us to look for the true inner rest where lust and anger can be converted into a deeper way of loving.

There is a lot of unruly energy in lust and anger! When that energy can be directed toward loving well, we can transform not only ourselves but even those who might otherwise become the victims of our anger and lust. This takes patience, but it is possible.

Infant Baptism

Congratulations!

to the parents and godparents whose infants received the Sacrament of Baptism this month.

Our Story

“Upon this rock, I shall build my Church”

A journey back in time to see how far we’ve come from our humble beginning.

Reflections

“Lord, show us how to love each other as you love the Church.”

20 Aug 2017 • 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Buzz

L9 Ministry Attachment – Society of St Vincent de Paul

Last week, we interviewed Edlyn, Nasha, Sasha and Trisha who are attached to the SSVP. The SSVP aims to reach out to the community by providing financial aid, emotional and spiritual support through its activities. Our teens are currently working on a project to assess the household needs of the FINs (Friends in Need)

Why did you choose this Ministry?

T: My sister, who is also in SSVP, told me about how they helped the FINs, and I thought it was pretty cool. I want more experience in volunteerism.

How has the experience been so far?

N: I feel a sense of bliss knowing that I’m able to help the FINs through the projects planned.

What do you hope to achieve at the end of the attachment?

J: I definitely like the children here, and the adults here are very warm and friendly. I guess it’s really just the environment here that I really like.

What do you hope to achieve and what do you think you’ve achieved through this ministry attachment?

T: I would like to increase my self-confidence and social skills. I hope to lessen the awkwardness when I am with the FINs. I also hope to be able to see our efforts pay off in helping the FINs.

N: I would like to make the FINs feel more welcome in church

S: I want to be able to help the FINs

E: I hope to be closer to the FINs

The Gift of Faith • Infant Baptism August 2017

Congratulations to the parents and godparents whose infants received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday 13 August 2017. May the blessing of our Lord be upon the parents and godparents in nurturing their child in the light of faith.

For more photos, please visit our website: www.divinemercy.sg/main/services/infant-baptism/

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