12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

24/25 JUN 2017 • VOL. 26

Commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

18 June 2017

For when He gave His body as food to His disciples, He said to them, “This is my commandment, that you should love one another as I have loved you.”

– John 15:12

Forgiveness, the Cement of Community Life

Community is not possible without the willing to forgive one another “seventy-seven times” (see Matthew 18:22). Forgiveness is the cement of community life. Forgiveness holds us together through good and bad times, and it allows us to grow in mutual love.

But what is there to forgive or to ask forgiveness for? As people who have hearts that long for perfect love, we have to forgive each other for not being able to give or receive that perfect love in our everyday lives. Our many needs constantly interfere with our desire to be there for the other unconditionally. Our love is always limited by spoken or unspoken conditions. What needs to be forgiven? We need to forgive one another for not being God!

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, I love you. Teach me to remain steadfast.”

25 Jun 2017 • 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Feast of Saints Peter and Paul • 29 June

“I say unto you that you are Peter, the Rock,and upon this Rock I will build my church, and the Gates of Hell will not prevail against it.” – Matthew 16:18

The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul or Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul is a liturgical feast in honour of the martyrdom in Rome of the apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is observed on 29 June. The celebration is of ancient origin, the date selected being the anniversary of either their death or the translation of their relics. It is a holy day of obligation in the Latin Church, although individual conferences of bishops can suppress the obligation. In England, Scotland and Wales the feast is observed as a holy day of obligation while in the United States and Canada, it is not. In Malta it is a public holiday and in Maltese known as L-Imnarja

Commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Last week, 71 EMs were commissioned during the feast of Corpus Christi. Ems are appointed by the Parish Priest of the church and not inducted on application. EMs serve in the distribution of Holy Communion during Eucharistic celebrations in the Church, to the sick and home bound and to prisoners. EMs also act as funeral ministers. Our EMs can be identified by a unique pin which they put on, as a reminder of their responsibility to bring the Eucharist to many who thirst for the Bread of Life. Congratulations to the newly commissioned EMs!

The new EM office bearers were also appointed. Their spiritual director is Father Terence Kesavan. They will serve for two years:

  1. Leader of Team A (Saturday Sunset Mass) Mr Eric Lye
  2. Leader of Team B (Sunday 7am Mass ) Mr Lucas Lak
  3. Leader of Team C (Sunday 9am Mass) Mr Nicholas Pinto
  4. Leader of Team D (Sunday 11.30am Mass) Mrs Jenny Krishnamoorthy
  5. Leader of Team E (Sunday 5.30pm Mass) Mr Christopher Tan
  6. Coordinator Funeral Services Mr Joseph Chin
  7. Coordinator Homebound Communion Services Mr Patrick Prakash
  8. Trainer of New EMs Mr Desmond Chander

Please pray for our EMs, that they may continue to serve with fervour. Photos of the event can be found on here: www.divinemercy.sg/main/ministries/eucharistic-ministers/

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