5th December 2021
Second Sunday of Advent
1st reading: Baruch 5:1-9
2nd reading: Philippians 1:4-6,8-11
Gospel: Luke 3:1-6
A DEEP CHANGE OF HEART
When John proclaimed a baptism of repentance, as today’s Gospel relates, he called people to a deep change of heart. For John the Baptist, repentance was not simply regret for past failings, but a commitment to orient life around God’s desires and purposes. What might living in alignment with God’s desires look like? Our readings offer some clues. Baruch indicates that when mercy and justice are embraced like a royal garment, we may see the fruits of repentance. Paul notes how the Holy Spirit has been active within the church in Philippi, forming them to live in a loving and united community of faith, so they may witness to the love of God. And John himself suggests that a repentant heart clears a path for God to enter, leveling the mountains and valleys of our resistance, so that God might dwell within.
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World AIDS Day 2021
WORLD AIDS DAY 2021
We invite those who wish to know more about People Living with HIV/AIDS to participate in this workshop. In this workshop, you will be immersed with the experience of someone who has been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. You will also learn about CARE, a Shelter Home for men living with HIV/AIDS.
For enquiries, please contact Catholic AIDS Response Effort at Tel: 63535440 or visit our website: www.care.org.sg
Experiential Workshop Via Zoom
Date: January 08, 2022
Time: 10am - 11.30am
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 15 September 2021.
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.
The details of the videos are:
Morning session: The Search hosted by Chris Stefanick
Evening session: Lectio: Eucharist by Dr Brant Pitre
If you are interested to join the sessions or have any enquiries, please contact the Bible Apostolate Ministry.
- Whatsapp: 9835-3435
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA 2021/22)
RCIA 2021/22 has commenced on 8 July, 2021.
We welcome new enquirers who would like to find out more about the Catholic faith.
Register as a Catechumen/Candidate:
You can register online here or pick up a registration format at the parish office.
Join as a Sponsors:
We also invite Adult Catholics to enroll as Sponsors to accompany the Inquirers in their faith journey.
All Sponsors will be required to go through an "Introduction to RCIA" training, which will be provided by the RCIA Core Team.
Sponsors, please sign up here
Saturday, 15 January 2022, 9am, Main Church.
Compulsory Preparatory Session for Parents and Godparents - Saturday, 8 Jan 2022, 9am, Room 03-05 (above bookshop)
The application is now open. (Click here to download the application form)
Guidelines for selecting Godparents and Baptism Names. (Click here to download guidelines)
Due to the restrictions of Safe Re-opening, we are limited to only 50 people per event therefore we can only accommodate parents and godparents of 10 infants in attendance during the baptism (including child, 5 people per family).
Once we have reached the limit of 10 Infants, the remaining applications will be brought forward to the next Infant Baptism.
Scheduled dates may be subject to change. Applicants will be duly informed.
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.