2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

13/14 JAN 2018 • VOL. 02

World Day of Migrants & Refugees • 14 Jan

“Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity for an encounter with Jesus Christ, who identifies with the welcomed and rejected strangers of every age.

– Matt 25:35-43

God Sent His Son Into The World In A Family Which Had Its Hearts Open To Love

“When the man and his wife made the mistake and distanced themselves from God, God did not leave them alone. There was so much love, so much love that He began to walk with humanity. He began to walk with His people, until the fullness of time arrived, and He gave the greatest sign of His love, His Son. And His Son, where did He send Him? To a palace? To a city, to start a business? He sent Him to a family! God came into the world in a family. And he was able to do this because this family was a family that had its heart open to love, that had the doors open to love.”

– Pope Francis

Archbishop William Goh’s Prayer Intention in January

Inter-religious Peace and Freedom

That inter-religious dialogue will bear fruit in a greater understanding and respect amongst the different faiths.

Infant Baptism


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.


“Lord, I’m honored that you speak to me. Help me to tune into what you’re saying.”

13/14 Jan 2018 • 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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World Day of Migrants & Refugees • 14 Jan 2018 (cont.)

Excerpts from our Holy Father

The Lord entrusts to the Church’s motherly love, every person forced to leave their homeland in search of a better future. This solidarity must be concretely expressed at every stage of the migratory experience – from departure through journey to arrival and return.

This is a great responsibility, which the Church intends to share with all believers and men and women of good will, who are called to respond to the many challenges of contemporary migration with generosity, promptness, wisdom and foresight, each according to their own abilities. In this regard, I wish to reaffirm that “our shared response may be articulated by four verbs: To welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate” – Pope Francis

How can we show solidarity to our brethren migrants and refugees?

• Reflect on our prejudices towards migrant / foreign workers.

• Attend Mass with an immigrant community and reflect on the experience.

• Learn a few words of the native languages of immigrants who worship in our parish.

Find out more about migrants and refugees from the Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People (www.acmi.org.sg) and Jesuit Refugee Services (www.jrssg.org)

The Liturgical Colour Green – Ordinary Time

The festivities of Christmastide is over. We are now in Ordinary Time and the colour we use during this time is Green.

Green is a sign of life in nature and as such it represents growth, life and hope. Green is the colour worn most often during liturgies in Ordinary Time. It symbolizes the graces that draw people into the life of God.

During this new season of Ordinary Time, let us make effort to deepen our prayer life, read the Scriptures, unite more deeply with the Lord in the Eucharist and become a more holy and whole person.


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