15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

14/15 JULY 2018 • VOL. 28

Congratulations to All Our Commissioned Lectors!

The Lector Ministry is important to the life of the Church, for they proclaim God’s living word. Do pray for our lectors as they are called to proclaim the word of God in the assembled community of God’s people and in so doing, they share in the Church’s mission to preach the Good News to all peoples. Read more on Parish Buzz Section below.

“I am humbled to be called to proclaim the word. I never imagined myself doing this. I was called by a friend who said I should consider joining the lectors after reading a passage as a favour for her at the RCIA at the Church of St Bernadette. That seed was planted then as it took me a few more years before I joined the lectors at CDM”

– Lector, Benedict Lim.

“I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’; rather He will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?’ “ – 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

“Father, I am so amazed to know that I am in your heart. Help me to trust and rely on your personal love today and every day.”

14/15 July 2018 • 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Buzz

Infant Baptism

Congratulations to the parents and godparents whose child received the Sacrament of Baptism last Sunday! Photos are available at www.divinemercy.sg/IB_gallery

New Lector Ministry Exco (2018-2020)

Congratulations to the new Lector Ministry Exco who were elected last month. With effect 1 July 2018, the following Exco members will lead the Ministry for the next two years, until 30 June 2020. May God enlighten their minds and let their hearts burn with zeal!

Chairperson Dolly Chan

Secretary/Treasurer Benedict Lim

Allocator Ethel Ong & Germaine Chng

Youth Representative Nicole Tew

Images for the event can be found at http://divinemercy.sg/main/ministries/lectors/lector-buzz/

Lector Recruitment

The Lector Ministry will be recruiting potential lectors after all masses this weekend. If you feel called to proclaim God’s word and are comfortable in front of large groups, do approach us for more information. Training and assessment will be provided. For more information, please contact lector@ divinemercy.sg

The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (16 July)

The feast was first instituted in the late 14th century in commemoration of the approval of the rule of the Carmelite Order a hundred years earlier. Although there is no historical evidence for the pre-Christian Carmelite community, references in the 12th century record a community of monks on the holy mountain. Despite continual difficulties, the community built a monastery and church dedicated to the Virgin Mary on Mount Carmel in 1263.The spread of the Carmelites in Europe is largely attributable to the work of Saint Simon Stock (1247-1265). The Carmelite Order was formally approved in 1274 at the Council of Lyon.

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