10 Dec 2017
Second Sunday of Advent
NEWS OF COMFORT
In a time of preparation, much of it having to do with material things, it is good to hear the words of Isaiah, “Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God” (Isaiah 40:1). In a time of such stress and rush, when our usual burdens are augmented by piles of Christmas preparations, we can choose to slow down, take some time to heal, and appreciate the enormous gift we are about to receive. Christ, the Son of God, has become one of us, and knows our human limitations. Yet God, even now, is freeing us from the burdens that our inattentiveness to our God and to our deepest inner longings have heaped upon us. The Lord comes, not as a king with mighty armies, but as a shepherd leading the flocks with care and tenderness. Isaiah prophesies good news: our oppression is over, our sins forgiven. The savior we have awaited is coming, not the first time, but in the end times, as our salvation.
Advent Penitential Service
Penitential Service for the parish will be held on Mon 18 Dec, 8pm.
* 6pm Mass as usual
Services at other North District churches:
- Thu 14 Dec: Our Lady Star of the Sea
- Fri 15 Dec: Risen Christ
- Tue 19 Dec: Christ the King
- Wed 20 Dec: St. Anthony
- Thu 21 Dec: St. Joseph (Bukit Timah)
Please be punctual and do stay for the whole duration of the service as there will be a final blessing for all penitents.
Next Infant Baptism will be held on:
- Sun 14 Jan 2018, 12.45pm
- Application closes on Sun 31 Dec 2017
- Sun 7 Jan 2018, 1.30pm in room #03-15 (old annex)
- Registration begins at 1.15pm
- Compulsory for 1st time parents and godparents
Download application form and guidelines here.
Change in Catechism Time
Please note the following changes in Catechism class timing with effect from Jan 2018
- L1 to L6 (Primary Students): 2.45pm to 4.00pm
- L7 to L9 (Secondary Students): 2.45pm to 4.15pm
- L1 to L6 (Primary Students) - available in 2 sessions:
Session 1: 8.00am to 9.15am
Session 2: 10.00am to 11.15am
New RCIA conducted by Fr. Richards will begin on Thu 18 Jan 2018.
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