3rd July 2022
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
1st reading: Isaiah 66:10-14c
2nd reading: Galatians 6:14-18
Gospel: Luke 10:1-12,17-20
Today’s first reading from Isaiah was occasioned by the return of the Jewish people from exile. The prophet visualizes the Holy City as a mother welcoming her children home. The people may now look forward to prosperity and comfort. In this post-Pentecostal season, the Church attributes this sense of fulfillment to the Holy Spirit. Paul, on the other hand, speaks of “the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” It is the single thing of which he will boast, for it is the means by which we are re-created. The comfort and prosperity promised in the first reading are here transformed by a deepening of the Christian paradox.
Luke’s Gospel describes the calling and the mission of “seventy-two others,” who are commissioned to bring in the “harvest.” The number is symbolic, since according to Jewish tradition the number of nations in the world is seventy-two. This then is a universal mission, a catholic mission to all the world.
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA 2022/23)
RCIA 2022/23 will commence 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.
Saturday, 6 August 2022, 9am, Main Church
Compulsory Preparatory Session for Parents and Godparents - Saturday, 30 July 2022, 9am, in room #03-05.
The application is now open. (Click here to download the application form)
Guidelines for selecting Godparents and Baptism Names. (Click here to download guidelines)
Scheduled dates may be subject to change. Applicants will be duly informed.
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 Wed 6 July 2022.
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.
If you are interested to join the sessions or have any enquiries, please contact the Bible Apostolate Ministry.
- Whatsapp: 9835-3435
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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.