26th March 2023
Fifth Sunday of Lent
1st reading: Ezekiel 37:12-14
2nd reading: Romans 8:8-11
Gospel: John 11:1-45
JESUS’ MINISTRY SUMMARIZED
The story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead is the single longest story (apart from the Passion) in the Gospel of John. In it we find a summary of most of Jesus’ ministry. We see his very human nature as he is moved by Martha and Mary’s sorrows and as he himself weeps at the tomb of Lazarus. He is the wisdom of God’s Word made flesh as he explains to his followers that the death of Lazarus will serve as a sign of the glory of God. He crowns the miracles he works in John’s Gospel (which began with the most “human” miracle of making new wine at Cana’s wedding) by raising Lazarus from the dead—a “preview,” if you will, of his own death and resurrection to come. This portrait of Jesus reminds us, as we near the end of our Lenten journey, that he is with us, knows us, understands us in every moment of our lives. He knows the joy of our human feasting, he knows the sorrow of our weeping. As we prepare to walk with him through the days of Holy Week, we are filled with faith that—through Christ—God’s glory will be with us in every moment of our lives and—with Christ—in our life everlasting.
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Breaking of the Word
Join us for The Breaking of The Word on Zoom
The Church of the Holy Spirit Bible Apostolate Ministry invites you to join us in an upcoming new series of Breaking of the Word sessions on Zoom starting Wednesday 11 January 2023.
Details of the Programme are as follow:
Day: Every Wednesday
Time: Morning session 9.30am to 11.30am
OR Evening session 7.45pm to 9.45pm
The programme for each session will be as follows:
- Breaking of the Word (BoW)
The session will begin with BoW which is a presentation of the background, context and main themes of the upcoming Sunday's Gospel. This is intended to help you better appreciate the Gospel during the upcoming Sunday Mass.
- Small Group Discussion
BoW is followed by small group discussion and sharing on ways to apply the messages of the Gospel to daily lives.
Participants view videos which are focused on faith formation to enhance Christian living.
The video we will be viewing is Metanoia with Fr Dave Pivonka.
If you are interested to join the sessions or have any enquiries, please contact the Bible Apostolate Ministry.
- Whatsapp: 9835-3435
Saturday, 6 May 2023, 9am, Main Church
Compulsory Preparatory Session for Parents and Godparents - Saturday, 29 April 2023, 9am, in room #03-05.
The application is now open. (Click here to download the application form) Registration closes on Saturday 22 April 2023.
- Church AND Civil Marriage Certificates of Parents
- Baptism Certificates of Parents
- Birth Certificate of Child
- Baptism AND Confirmation Certificates of Godparent(s) OR Baptism Extract with Confirmation Details.
Guidelines for selecting Godparents and Baptism Names. (Click here to download guidelines)
Scheduled dates may be subject to change. Applicants will be duly informed.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA 2022/23)
RCIA 2022/23 has commenced 28 July 2022.
We welcome new enquirers who would like to find out more about the Catholic faith.
You can register online at https://bit.ly/chs_rcia22 or pick up a registration form at the parish office.
We also invite Adult Catholics to enrol as Sponsors to accompany the Inquirers in their faith journey.
You may register your interest to become a sponsor at: https://bit.ly/rcia_22_sponsors
All Sponsors will be required to go through an “Introduction to RCIA" training.
Weddings in the Catholic Church
As of this announcement, dating couples intending to enter into marriage in the Catholic Church will be required to book the date of the Church wedding one-year in advance.
The booking will confirm upon the couple signing the acknowledgement of the necessary requirements that the priest will explain to them.