15 Sep 2019
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
LOST AND FOUND
Welcome to “Lost and Found Sunday”! Just in case being in church makes us proudly consider ourselves especially religious, today’s Gospel suggests that we’d be wiser to admit that we’re sometimes lost. Then we’ll eventually be happily counted among Jesus’ “found,” because today Jesus focuses on a lost sheep, lost coin, lost son. Jesus does so because the Pharisees and scribes, proudly considering themselves especially religious, “began to complain” that Jesus “welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So Jesus warns them—and us—to stop judging others. Marvel instead that God’s amazing grace has found us! Indeed, we should become Jesus’ friends lovingly trying to find others. So Exodus asks, if God “relented in punishment” and pardoned us, shouldn’t we forgive fellow sinners graciously? Even Paul admits his “arrogance” as “foremost among sinners.” We too, happy at being “mercifully treated,” should share with everyone else Jesus’ unfailing patience.
There will be no catechism classes on the weekends of 7,8 Sep and 14,15 Sep.
Classes resume from 21,22 Sep.
Parish Faith Formation
- The Mass is Boring!!
Thu 19 Sep, 7.45pm - 9.30pm
Speaker: Fr. Richards
- Can I get to Heaven without the Mass?
Thu 26 Sep, 7.45 - 9.30pm
Speaker: Fr. Richards
Venue: Main church @ level 2.
SAVE-THE-DATE: FRIDAY 15th NOV 2019!
Fr. Paul Goh's 50th Sacerdotal Anniversary Celebration
- 6pm: Thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Archbishop William Goh in Church of the Holy Spirit.
- 7.30pm: Dinner at Jubilee Restaurant SAFRA, Toa Payoh.
Table booking @ $800/table (10 pax per table)
Adults who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation and wish to do so, may register now. Download application form here.
- Sun 6 Oct, 5pm Mass
Compulsory Preparatory Session:
- Mon 30 Sep, 8pm
in room #03-15
- Sun 22 Sep
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.