Pentecost Sunday

19/20 MAY 2018 • VOL. 20

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost is celebrated on the 50th day after the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles. Some Christians believe this event represents the birth of the Catholic Church. We celebrate the gift of the unifying Spirit that was poured upon the first-century church in Acts 2:1-4 This gift of the Holy Spirit that was promised and given to all believers on the first Pentecost is promised for you and your children and for all who are far off whom the Lord our God will call (Acts 2:39). (Read more about the gifts of the Holy Spirit on Buzz)

A Friend Who Cares…

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. – Henri Nouwen

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

“Come, Holy Spirit! Make me your ambassador.”

19/20 May 2018 • Pentecost Sunday

Parish Buzz

7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Wisdom helps us recognize the importance of others and the importance of keeping God central in our lives.

Understanding is the ability to comprehend the meaning of God’s message.

Knowledge is the ability to think about and explore God’s revelation, and also to recognize there are mysteries of faith beyond us.

Counsel is the ability to see the best way to follow God’s plan when we have choices that relate to Him.

Fortitude is the courage to do what one knows is right.

Piety helps us pray to God in true devotion.

Fear of the Lord is the feeling of amazement before God, who is all-present, and whose friendship we do not want to lose.

A Warm Welcome to Father Damian de Wind!

Father Damian, from the Church of the Holy Family, will join us this Monday. Let us welcome him warmly to our parish! Please also pray for Father Terence, who will be taking a short break. For information about the farewell and welcome dinner.

Infant Baptism

Congratulations to the parents and godparents whose children received the Sacrament of Baptism on 13 May Last Sunday! May the blessing of our Lord be upon the parents and godparents in nurturing their child in the light of faith. Please email to photography@divinemercy.sg for photo links.

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