21 Jan 2018
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
THE DEMANDS OF DISCIPLESHIP
Today we encounter readings that already have a Lenten feel about them. Nineveh undergoes a forty-day fast, the psalmist reminds us that God alone can show sinners the way, Paul shows us how fleeting the things and events of this world are, and Jesus cries out “Repent!” before he calls his new followers. “Come after me,” Jesus says, but if we are to truly live out the commands and demands of our discipleship through baptism, we must first know our need for conversion, our repentance, our need to believe in the gospel fully. Today’s Gospel opens with the stark reminder of what befell John the Baptist for completely living out his vocation as the herald of Christ and the gospel: he was arrested, imprisoned, and martyred. Though few of us will experience consequences that extreme, we must all be ready to risk some sort of rejection as, heeding the call of Jesus, we live out the kingdom of God at hand, repent of our sins, and believe in the good news of salvation.
Change in Catechism Time
Please note the following changes in Catechism class timing with effect from Jan 2018
- L1 to L6 (Primary Students): 2.45pm to 4.00pm
- L7 to L9 (Secondary Students): 2.45pm to 4.15pm
- L1 to L6 (Primary Students) - available in 2 sessions:
Session 1: 8.00am to 9.15am
Session 2: 10.00am to 11.15am
New RCIA conducted by Fr. Richards will begin on Thu 18 Jan 2018.
This journey to know the Catholic Faith is for all non-Christians and baptized Christians.
If you know of someone who is searching for God, who is trying to understand the meaning of life or wanting to know more about the Catholic faith, invite him/her to this journey in faith, to discover for themselves the faith we profess.
- Time: every Thu 7.45pm - 9.45pm
- Venue: Lecture Hall at level 4
Feast of Presentation of the Lord
- Masses: Fri 2 Feb 2018, 6.30am & 6.00pm.
Candles and incense may be brought to be blessed at both Masses.
Please place your items (in a bag labelled wit your name for easy identification) on the table provided.
Anointing for the Sick
- Mass: Sun 11 Feb, 5.00pm.
- Registration begins at 4.00pm at the foyer.
Registration is required for all who desire to receive the Sacrament of Anointing. Only baptised Catholics can receive the Sacrament of Anointing.
We are in urgent need of Catechists! To help lead our children to Jesus...
Do not doubt if you are qualified or capable. Fear not, it is a matter of learning the technique and being able to share the faith! If you are considering the call to serve as a catechist, please contact:
- Phone: 6358-3124
Or you may speak to one of the priests in the parish.