20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

18/19 AUG 2018 • VOL. 33

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick “is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived.” CCC 1514. The purpose of this special sacrament is to comfort and strengthen the souls of the sick and suffering.

The Archbishop recommends those who are elderly or homebound are advised to make regular confession and receive the sacrament of the sick at least once a year, especially when there is the annual mass for the anointing of the sick held in their parish.

“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is

sick, and the Lord will raise him up.” James 5:14-15

Mass for the Sick & Aged will be held on 22 August 2018, 10.30am.

Love & Kindness

Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – St. Teresa of Calcutta

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, come and fill me with your love.

18/19 August 2018 • 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Buzz

Art & Environment Ministry Roadshow

We don’t need you to do great things, we just need you to do simple things with great love.

The Art & Environment Ministry’s mission is to bring honour and glory to God, by using the gifts and talents He has endowed us with, so that we can use it to set the right ambience and create awareness of the various feasts and liturgical celebrations, in service to the community. If you have hobbies for sewing, floral or gardening, making of props & handicrafts, drawing & designing then this ministry may be for you.

Want to know more? Chat with us after all masses at our booth in the foyer. See you this weekend.

L9 Ministry Attachment • Society of St Vincent de Paul

A Confirmation Journey

Last week, Cheyenne & Ren, our L9 teens attached with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP)
Ministry, shared their thoughts and experiences.

Why did you choose this ministry?

R: I wanted to help the community and the people without any discrimination against race, religion, etc.

C: I love to help others with their needs and I saw it as an opportunity to share the love that God has given us.

How has it been so far?

C: The meetings recently have been enthusiastic to me and the other SSVP members are very welcoming towards us.

The L9s are working on a SSVP Study Group which we will be launching on the 25 of August and I’m looking forward to seeing how this study group can help those studying for the EOY exams.

What have you learnt?

R: I have a part in helping people who are in need. As simply as giving my time to people in need can make a great impact in the community.

C: The different projects the SSVP youths have done for the needy. I have also learned new ways to share the love of God to others who are in need of love and support.

Infant Baptism • 12 August

Congratulations to the parents and godparents whose infants received the Sacrament of Baptism last weekend.

Photographs are available on our website www.divinemercy.sg/IB_gallery.

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