28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

14/15 OCT 2017 • VOL. 42

Compassion

Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to a place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. But this is not our spontaneous response to suffering. What we desire most is to do away with suffering by fleeing from it or finding a quick cure for it.

– 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

“Thank you, Jesus, for inviting me to your banquet. Help me to follow you.”

14/15 Oct 2017 • 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Buzz

First Holy Communion – 7 & 8 October 2017

May the children always know that the peace of Jesus, the light of His love and the joy of His life be within them.

“I felt Jesus entering my body and I’m excited to receive him!”

– Diane Van Anne (left)

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St Therese ‘Sacrifice Beads’

St. Therese, the Little Flower of Jesus, has shown the world how to do little things in a grand way. All day long, she did little things to show Jesus how much she loved Him. St. Therese knew that even the smallest thing in the world, if done for the love of God, is beautiful in God’s eyes. She has taught the whole Church that in all our actions, it is the intent of our heart that matters the most. St. Therese offered prayers and sacrifices to Jesus constantly.

As a child, St. Therese carried her ‘sacrifice beads’ in her pocket. The ‘sacrifice beads’ was a small string of beads to help her count the ‘presents’ she offered to God. Each time she made a sacrifice such as letting someone else have their way or any act of self-denial, St. Therese would secretly reach into her pocket and pull a bead to Jesus on the Crucifix, to note her act of love for God.

Like St. Therese, these ‘sacrifice beads’ in our pocket can help us to become more aware of offering ‘presents’ to God all day long. We end the day by thanking God for His Grace and mercy, pull the beads back into place and start counting the ‘presents’ again the next day.

This month to commemorate the Feast of St. Therese, why not make the ‘sacrifice beads’ for the children to count their ‘presents’ or sacrifices for God as St. Therese did. Instructions on how to make the ‘sacrifice beads’ can be found here: Sacrifice Beads Craft 

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