2nd Sunday of Lent

24/25 FEB 2018 • VOL. 08

Praying the Stations of the Cross: It is Challenging

“…seek God in all things.” – St Ignatius

However, in the Stations, we witness Jesus at His most human.

No miracles. No sudden healings. God seems to be missing.

So, let’s look at Jesus’ response:

  1. Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. He prays.
  2. Jesus, betrayed by Judas, is arrested. He stays calm.
  3. Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin. He is steadfast.
  4. Jesus is denied by Peter. He accepts others’ weaknesses.
  5. Jesus is judged by Pilate. He remains quiet.
  6. Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns. He endures pain.
  7. Jesus bears the cross. He accepts responsibility.
  8. Jesus is helped by Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross. He allows others to help.
  9. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem. He thinks of others.
  10. Jesus is crucified. He loves.
  11. Jesus promises his kingdom to the good thief. He forgives.
  12. Jesus speaks to his mother and the disciple. He watches over his family.
  13. Jesus dies on the cross. He weeps.
  14. Jesus is placed in the tomb. He surrenders.

His acceptance of His fate and forgiveness that follows are the epitome of our faith. Let His response guide us when we’re broken, lonely and exhausted; where we think God is absent. Seeking Him gives us what we need: Comfort. Peace.

Please turn to page 3 for timings for CDM’s Stations of the Cross

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

“Here I am, Father. I trust that you will never abandon me.”

24/25 Feb 2018 • 2nd Sunday of Lent

Parish Buzz

A Call to be a Couple Mentor

L-R: Couple Mentees Gwendolyn & Martin; Couple Mentors Susan & Nicholas

The Couple Mentor Journey (CMJ) was initiated in 2016 to inspire newly-engaged/married couples to stay connected with the sacramental life of the parish. This programme spans 6 sessions conducted at the couple mentors’ homes. Their first community gathering of 2018 took place as a BBQ fellowship!

Martin:

Gwen and I have been together for 11 years, but we’ve so much more to learn about each other. Nick and Susan have been great mentors… helping me connect with Gwen on a deeper level and reminding me time and again just why I chose her to be my wife.

Gwendolyn:

Both of them were very open and willing to invite us into their lives, sharing many personal stories in their journey as a married couple. Embarking on this journey with Martin has helped us to be prepared for marriage life as a couple rooted in Christ as our foundation.

Find out more about CMJ on 9 March (Friday) @ CDM St. Faustina, 7.30-9.30pm or http://catholicfamily.org.sg/cmj/mentors/

Call all Catholic Men!

Catholic Watchmen @ CDM is a community of Catholic men dedicated to be Men of Christ, fulfilling their role as priest, prophet and king in their family and community.

There will be an information night on Monday 26 Feb at 8pm in St Faustina room (Level 4) for those interested in joining this men’s movement. To register or for more information, visit our website: www.divinemercy.sg/main/services/catholic_watchmen or scan this QR code below.

Fulfil a 2018 Resolution Early!

If you’ve made many promises in the past and not followed through, here’s the chance to fulfil one!

In this season of Lent, CDM encourages our parishioners to continue to make pledges for your Lenten Resolution. Let’s make our Lenten preparation more meaningful as how others have done:

Write the pledges on a paper leaf and hang it on the tree @ a station at the foyer

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