26 Feb 2020
Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving: these disciplines, prescribed by Jesus himself in the Sermon on the Mount, along with strict instructions not to flaunt them in public to win recognition and praise (Matthew 6:1-18), have been embraced by all the saints at the beginning of every Lent for almost two thousand years. But mention Lent, and many react with a grimace or slight shudder—even now, years after official obligations have been reduced to a minimum! No wonder the Eastern Rite’s “Lenten Announcement” sounds surprising: “Let us receive with joy, O faithful people, the divinely inspired announcement of Lent! The Lenten Spring shines forth! Begin the fast with joy! Let us fast from passions as well as food, taking pleasure in the good works of the Spirit, and accomplishing them in love!” Saint John Chrysostom, whose feast is September 13, elaborates: “Do you fast? Give proof by your works. If you see a poor person, take pity. An enemy, be reconciled. A friend gaining honor, don’t be jealous.” A positive approach! May the saints help us keep such a Lent!
Love Offerings / Donations
For those who wish to make weekly love offerings / donations to Church of the Holy Spirit, please refer to this information. Thank you.
The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. It is a day of fasting and abstinence.
Once Masses resume, Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday in Lent at 7.30pm followed by Mass at 8pm. NO 6pm Mass.
New RCIA conducted by Fr. Richards will begin on Thu 30 Jan 2020.
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 (lifts B & C)
Please download your registration form here.
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.