33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

17/18 NOV 2018 • VOL. 46

Getting to Know Fr Romeo J Villavicencio

If he looks familiar, he is Fr. RV (as he is popularly known) who celebrated Simbang Gabi with us in 2016. As God has it, Fr. RV will be our assistant priest for the next two years! After spending 16 years in the seminary as spiritual director in the formation of future priests, Fr. RV felt called for another mission. To his surprise, during his short sabbatical, he received an invitation to serve in CDM, which his bishop approved without hesitation!

“We are ordained for the universal church,” Fr. RV recalled feeling drawn to CDM during his 2016 visit, when he had a brief moment of solitude at our sanctuary. Now that he is here again, he feels it affirms that God does have another mission for him.

“I am ready to continue this sacred walk which I call: a pilgrim’s journey towards solitude and mission. I am, indeed,
here to serve!”

We look forward to walking with Fr. RV on this journey. Let us welcome him warmly to our parish.

“I am here to serve!” – Fr RV

Love

“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty – it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.” — Mother Teresa

A Simple Path: Mother Teresa

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

Come, Lord Jesus!

17/18 November 2018 • 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Buzz

The Sacrament of Confirmation

Last week, 90 confirmants were confirmed at The Sacrament of
Confirmation celebrated by Archbishop William Goh at the 5.30pm mass.
The Sacrament of Confirmation enables the faithful to be sealed with the
gift of the Holy Spirit, strengthening them in their Christian life. May we keep
them in our prayers as they embark on a new chapter of their faith journey.
Photos of the confirmation can be found in www.divinemercy.sg/cath_gallery

“I am very grateful for everyone who has helped and guided me along my confirmation journey, such as my sister. I feel that confirmation has allowed me to take my relationship with God to a whole new level.”

– Gabriel Simundo 9C (left)

“I feel like this confirmation marks the beginning of my journey with my faith. Prior to confirmation, I didn’t know much about my faith but going through this entire process, I feel like I have learnt a lot more.”

– Sofia Alyana Sanchez 9C (right)

Choral Music Ministry Commissioning

Congratulations on the commissioning! May God guide our new leaders as they take on their role in leading the ministry.

“…the Ministry allows me to be an instrument to lead people in praising and worshiping Him”
Ronald De Mesa, San Pedro Calungsod Choir

“… I am inspired and strengthened by the beautiful singing from the congregation every Sunday”
– Gloria Yzelman, Saint Cecilia Choir (Conductor & Cantor)

Photos of the choir commissioning can be found in www.divinemercy.sg/main/ministries/choral-musicministry/

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