4th Sunday of Lent

25/26 MARCH 2017 • VOL. 13

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Throughout history, God has provided man with his healing presence and his teachings to be his children of the light. God constantly seeks us out and invites us to move with him into the light – the way of goodness, love, truth and hope. God our Father does not judge by outward appearances, but by the intentions of the heart. Outward appearances are not just about people’s external looks but also the happenings and the ways of the world around us. Through our Father’s shining light these outward appearances will reveal the intentions of the heart. Being called to walk in our Father’s light means having the faithfulness and the courage to pursue the truth, goodness and beauty offered by him.

May each step bring love, peace, hope and joy that puts an end to the darkness of the world.

From 2017 Lenten Reflections – The Inclusive Community

Holy Week/Easter Schedule

    • Penitential Service – 6 Apr, Thu 8.00pm
    • Maundy Thursday – 13 Apr (No morning Mass)
        • Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.00pm (Adoration until midnight)
    • Good Friday – 14 Apr (Fast & Abstinence)
        • Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
        • 9.00am 11.30am 3.00pm
        • Children’s Service (Chapel)
        • 11.30am and 3.00pm
        • Way of the Cross 5.30 pm
    • Holy Saturday – 15 Apr (No morning Mass)
        • Easter Vigil and Baptism of Adults 7.00pm
    • Easter Sunday – 16 Apr
        • 7.00am 9.00am 11.30am and 5.30pm (Infant Baptism)

East District Schedule can be found on our website and FB

The Gift of Friendship

Friendship is one of the greatest gifts a human being can receive. It is a bond beyond common goals, common interests, or common histories.

It is a bond stronger than sexual union can create, deeper than a shared fate can solidify, and can be even more intimate than the ‘bonds of marriage or community.

Friendship is being with the other in joy and sorrow, even when we cannot increase the joy or decrease the sorrow. It is a unity of souls that gives nobility and sincerity to love. Friendship makes all of life shine brightly. Blessed are those who lay down their lives for their friends.

Infant Baptism

Congratulations!

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

Our Story

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

Reflections

Jesus, thank you for welcoming me. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, and change me.

19 March 2017 • 3rd Sunday of Lent

Parish Buzz

Tạm biệt Cha Joseph! Farewell Father Joseph Khuong!

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Fr Joseph keeping fit with parishioners.

Father Joseph will bid farewell to us on 30 March, after spending more than 2 months in CDM. We spoke to Fr. Joseph about his experience and this is what he had to say.

“This period has been the greatest and happiest for me. I have received the warm hospitality from everyone here, and I am touched by the generosity and companionship of the many good people here. Many have helped me in my study (of English) too! There are many memorable moments for me. I enjoy talking to parishioners and like the ‘makan’ sessions because this is a time to build relationships. I particularly like how our priests mingle with parishioners at the foyer. Fathers Johnson and Terence have been very good to me. I appreciate the time we spend together especially during meals when they share their experience and give me good advice. I will be going back to Hanoi after this and will likely head to the Philippines in August. Of course, I feel sad leaving Singapore. However, I am also looking forward to what lies ahead. I have nothing to give back to the parishioners except to offer my prayers for you all. May God give His abundant Graces to you all!”

“As my farewell message, I would like to thank you very much for your hospitality and companionship. I am really moved and this has been a memorable period of my life.” – Father Joseph

Fr Joseph regularly mingles with parishioners in the canteen.

Fr Joseph
regularly
mingles with
parishioners in
the canteen.

The Rite of Scrutinies

The Rite of Scrutinies invites Elects to repent of their sins and walk a new way of life in Jesus Christ. Usually celebrated on the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent, the scrutiny series is meant to uncover then heal all that is weak, defective, or sinful in the hearts of the Elect. It delivers them from the power of sin and Satan, protects them against temptation, and gives them strength in Jesus Christ. It is through these three scrutinies, that the Elect develop a desire for purification and redemption through Jesus Christ. (From 2017 Lenten Reflections – The Inclusive Community) .

Our Elects have had their first scrutiny at last Saturday’s evening Mass. Please keep them in your prayers this Lent as they prepare for their baptism at Easter.

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