Reflections of the Day
BIBLE REFLECTIONS - 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT YEAR B
Pray without ceasing.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-24)

Without ceasing? That sounds impossible, doesnít it? Take heart! Paul doesnít really mean we should literally pray all day long. He is talking about an attitude. He is asking us to try to be aware of God throughout our days, no matter what we are doing.

That still might seem a bit drastic, but think about the Virgin Mary. Try to picture her and what she must have been thinking a few days before Jesus was born. Like every expectant mother, she was probably alert to every movement of the child inside of her. Imagine her putting her hands on her stomach and smiling every time the baby moved ?even when he kicked hard! Picture her constantly having to adjust her position when she sat, taking care when she walked, getting enough sleep, and getting her home ready to welcome her baby. Everything was focused on caring for the life growing within her.

Just as Mary was alert to the movements of the baby inside her, we can be alert to the movements of the Holy Spirit inside us. Of course, this was easier for Mary. Her entire body had changed during her pregnancy. There was no way not to be alert to Jesus! So donít feel too bad for yourself.

Here is one way that you can get better at sensing Godís presence throughout your day. Try to set aside a few times each day when you will stop for a moment and turn to the Lord. Perhaps you can begin your day with a moment of prayer and then try to stop every three hours and pray and then commend yourself to the Lord just before bed.

Your prayer doesnít have to be difficult either. Just say the Lordís Prayer, thank him for one blessing, and ask his forgiveness if you have any sin on your mind. Over time, youíll feel closer to the Lord. Who knows? You may even feel him moving in your heart, just as Mary felt him in her womb!

Meditations, 17 December 2017 ~ The Word Among Us


We Pray
ďLord, help me to stay close to you."
Parish News
 Penitential Celebration

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
10.30 am and 8.00 pm in the Main Church

 


 Mothers Prayers

Mothers Prayers was formed to help those mothers who wished to pray together for their children and grandchildren and to find the support they needed. The prayer session is held every Thursday, 10.30 am in the Meeting Room, Mezzanine Floor.

 


 Sacrament of Confirmation

22 October 2017, which was also World Mission Sunday, 70 of our youths in our Level 9 catechism class received the Sacrament of Confirmation. His Grace Archbishop William Goh celebrated the mass and the youths were challenged by the bishop to be witnesses for Christ.


Confirmation Mass photos can be viewed and downloaded from here

 


 Catechism

No catechism sessions for all levels from 25 November onwards. Sessions resume last weekend of January 2018. Wishing all children and teens happy holidays!

 


 Pianists Wanted

Trinity Choir (Sunday 9.30 am) cordially invites committed parishioners who know how to play the piano to serve at Mass. Those interested, please contact Joel 8223 3156 or Carisia 9688 8563.

 


 Who's cooking this weekend

Canteen is closed and will resume next year, 14 January 2018.

 


 Please like our new Facebook Page!

We have launched our church's facebook page. Please like our facebook page and help spread the word with friends and fellow parishioners.

 


 

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Christmas Mass Timing


Christmas Eve


8.00 pm and 12 midnight (Christmas Caroling at 11.30 pm)


Christmas Day


There is no 6.45 am Mass. 8.00 am (Mandarin), 9.30 am, 11.15 am and 6.00 pm


Thanksgiving Mass


Sunday, 31 December 2017


8.00 pm followed by fellowship at the foyer. Light snacks and drinks will be served. All are welcome! There is no 6.00 pm Mass


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Weekday


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


Saturday


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


Sunday


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


Confessions


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



Announcements

Removal of Rental Bicycles

Those who ride rental bicycles to Church, kindly take the responsibility of returning them to the designated public bicycle-parking area. Please do not leave them within the Church premises. Your cooperation is appreciated.


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.