17 Mar 2019
2nd Sunday of Lent
STAND FIRM IN THE LORD
It is not hard to imagine, in this age of wars, evil groups bent on the destruction of humanity, and political follies, that the words of Saint Paul were so accurate, even for his time. It seems that the world never changes. Paul says, “Many . . . conduct themselves as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is their destruction . . . Their minds are occupied with earthly things” (Philippians 3:18, 19). The result is the destruction of innocent people and of the Earth itself. But Paul says to the Philippians, “our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (3:20). He will “change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body” (3:21). Note that he says “body” rather than “bodies.” He is talking about the whole community of believers, who, following the example of Jesus and of Paul, will come into the glory of God. So “stand firm in the Lord” (4:1).
Parish Faith Formation
Lent Reflection Booklet
The Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE) has produced a booklet of reflections for this season of Lent. The theme is Walking by Faith in Communion.
Please take a copy of the booklet for your household.
As part of the effort to care for creation and to reduce paper wastage, do make use of the electronic copy of the Reflection Booklet available on the ONE website. Click here to download.
Stations of the Cross
Will be held every Friday in Lent at 7.30pm followed by Mass at 8.00pm.
*NO 6pm Mass.
Lenten Penitential Service
Penitential Service for the parish will be held on Mon 1 Apr, 8pm.
* 6pm Mass as usual
Services at other North District churches:
- Tue 2 Apr, 10.30am & 8.00pm: Christ the King
- Wed 3 Apr, 8.00pm: St. Joseph (Bukit Timah)
- Thu 4 Apr, 10.30am & 8.00pm: Risen Christ
- Mon 8 Apr, 8.00pm: St. Anthony
- Tue 9 Apr, 8.00pm: Our Lady Star of the Sea
Please be punctual and do stay for the whole duration of the service as there will be a final blessing for all penitents.
Please note the following:
2019 Catechetical Program Term 1 break commence from 16 Mar to 24 Mar 2019.
Catechism classes will resume on 30 Mar 2019.
Liturgy of the Word for Children
We welcome children who are between 5 to 8 years old to come together for the Gospel Readings which will be explained in their level of comprehension & understanding.
- Date: Every 3rd Sunday of the month
- Time: 9.30am Mass
- Venue: Parish Hall (former Chapel)
Children will be seated with their families at the Main Church. Upon invitation by the Priest, the children will leave their seats to join the Catechist, who will lead them to the Parish Hall (former Chapel) for the Breaking of the Word.
The children will be guided and return to the Main Church to join their families after the preaching of the Homily.
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.