Reflections of the Day
Sunday Bible Reflections ~ 20 August 2017
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

My house shall be called a house of prayer. (Isaiah 56:7)

Around the year AD 350, a popular and powerful bishop named John Chrysostom preached a series of sermons on the Sacrament of Marriage. John had been inspired by St. Paul’s letters to describe for his congregation the beauty of marriage and family life. He called it a wonderful path to holiness. He spoke about the way each spouse is called to be like Jesus selflessly giving all that they have to their spouse and family and to love their family with the same dedication that Jesus has for his Church (Ephesians 5:25).

Chrysostom told his congregation that God wants every family to see themselves as a “little church,a sacred place where Christ is honored and where each family member is drawn to deeper holiness. He urged his people to keep their marriages pure and to guard their children’s faith against the corrupting influences of the world. So moving were his sermons that more than 1,500 years later, the
Fathers of Vatican II called Catholics to see their families as “domestic churches".

God wants all of us to see our homes as miniature versions of the Church. Every home is meant to be a place of peace and love, a place of humility and service. It’s meant to be a house of prayer, a place where Jesus is welcomed and reverenced.

May we all stand firm against any philosophy that reduces our homes to marketplaces or to merely functional living situations. May we all find creative ways to incorporate prayer in our homes whether that means praying one decade of a Rosary each evening or reading a psalm together every morning. May we make it a point to express our love and appreciation to each other with our words and with warm embraces.

It doesn’t take much to make our homes into houses of prayer. It just takes a willing heart and an openness to God’s blessing. Even if we make mistakes along the way, we can be sure that we will make progress.

“Lord, show us how to love each other as you have love the Church."

Meditations, 20 August 2017 ~ The Word Among Us

We Pray:
“Thank you, Jesus, that you look at me with love. Make me bold to try to follow you in a new way today. I believe that you will be with me."

Parish News
 RCIA (English)

RCIA (English) will begin a new journey on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at 7.45pm. Volunteers are needed to assist in this upcoming journey. Registration forms for Inquirers and Volunteers are available in the parish office and RCIA notice board. Call Gregory @ 8444 5505 or email for details.


 Who's cooking this week

The Evergreen Ministry and Tampines NCC will be serving nasi lemak, fried mee siam and noodles, putu mayam, pork porridge, curry puff and assorted nyoyah kueh this weekend. Free coffee and tea while stock lasts.


 Singers & Musicians Wanted

Trinity Choir (9.30am Sunday Mass) is looking for singers and musicians to join them. If you are able to play any musical instrument or sing, and are keen to serve, please contact Joseph at 97547577 or Carisia at 96888563 for more details.


 RCIA (Chinese)

RCIA (Chinese) will commence a new journey on Monday 19 June 2017 at 7.45 pm. Register at the Parish office. For details, contact Ida at 9006 2037 or email:


 HAI Carnival - 5 August 2017

Students from Hai Sing Catholic School will be here this weekend to sell tickets for their school carnival. This is in aid of their school’s building fund. Please give them your generous support.


 PRE Booster - Saturday, 19 August 2017

PRE Booster - Saturday, 19 August 2017, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm @ Parish Hall. PRE is organising a Day of Recollection for all who have attended the 4 days PRE programme. A refresher to why we want to continue living the Catholic faith. Sign up early to secure a place at the PRE Know Your Ministry booth between 7.30am to 1.00 pm on Feast Day, 11 June, 2nd Level, Room 12.


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Mass Schedule

The Assumption of the B.V. Mary

Monday, 14 August 2017

8.00 pm (Vigil) No 6.00 pm Mass

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

6.30 am; 6.00 pm; 8.00 pm. All Masses celebrated in the Main Church

Usual Mass Schedule


6.30am & 6.00pm (Public Holiday - 9.00am only)


6.30am 5.00pm (Novena) 6.00pm (Sunset Mass)


6.45am, 8.00am (Mandarin), 9.30am, 11.15am 6.00pm


Confessions is available 20 minutes before Mass on Saturday evening and Sunday


PowerPoint Presenters Needed

[Weekday & Weekend Masses] If you are interested in volunteering and is conversant with PowerPoint, please leave your contact number with the Secretariat.

Blessings of Anniversary Couples

Blessings of Anniversary Couples will be rescheduled to the 2nd Sunday of every month with effect from February 2017.

Blessings of Expectant Mothers

Blessings of Expectant Mothers will be rescheduled to the 4th Sunday of every month with effect from January 2017.

Dress Code for Mass

The EXCO discussed and wish to remind Parishioners that attending Mass with improper attires will reflect the lack of self-respect display by the individual. Kindly dress appropriately.

Holy Communion

Please be aware that the Church takes a very serious view of blessed body of Christ. It is meant for Catholics only. DO NOT encourage your non-Catholic friends to receive the communion. Incidentally, a host was found lying somewhere in the Church.

Cry Room

Cry Room is meant to pacify your crying child(Only 1 adult to accompany your child). Do retain Reverence that is needed in the House of God. Teach your child to Pray instead of play. Refrain from eating or drinking.