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14th August 2022
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
1st reading: Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10
2nd reading: Hebrews 12:1-4
Gospel: Luke 12:49-53

THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP
Today’s responsorial psalm, Psalm 40, is more familiar to us with the refrain “Here am I, Lord.” This “Here am I” is Jeremiah’s great prophetic response to God’s call. But today’s story of Jeremiah and the refrain “Lord, come to my aid!” remind us that there are always two sides to following the call of God. The author of the Letter to the Hebrews knew this, too. He reminded his readers that even weighted down with burdens and sins, we can still persevere by keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, who himself knew the shame and pain of the cross, but saw beyond it to the joy of sitting at the right of the throne of God. Jesus himself gave the disciples a “sneak preview” of a baptism that would not be as wondrous as the one in the Jordon that inaugurated his ministry, but would be one of fire and anguish. Today’s words from scripture may not be terribly soothing, but in their honesty and strength we can acknowledge the difficulties of daily discipleship, and take comfort in the assurance of our own salvation in Christ.
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RCIA 2022/23 has commenced 28 July 2022.

We welcome new enquirers who would like to find out more about the Catholic faith.
You can register online at https://bit.ly/chs_rcia22 or pick up a registration form at the parish office.
You may also download the form at https://bit.ly/rcia_22_form and email your completed and scanned copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also invite Adult Catholics to enrol as Sponsors to accompany the Inquirers in their faith journey.
You may register your interest to become a sponsor at: https://bit.ly/rcia_22_sponsors
All Sponsors will be required to go through an “Introduction to RCIA" training. 

Saturday, 12 November 2022, 9am, Main Church
Compulsory Preparatory Session for Parents and Godparents - Saturday, 5 November 2022, 9am, in room #03-05.

The application is now open. (Click here to download the application form)

Please email the completed application form and all supporting documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Guidelines for selecting Godparents and Baptism Names. (Click here to download guidelines)  

Scheduled dates may be subject to change. Applicants will be duly informed.

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 6 July 2022.

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.

  • Video
    Participants view videos which are focused on faith formation to enhance Christian living.

     

If you are interested to join the sessions or have any enquiries, please contact the Bible Apostolate Ministry.

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  • Whatsapp: 9835-3435

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.