20 Jan 2019
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
A VISIBLE GOD
We find it difficult to convey ideas to people unless we can actually show them something, demonstrate what we mean. God, who is invisible and truly beyond human understanding, apparently faces the same difficulty. People want to see, not just listen to an idea. So God gave us Jesus Christ, God made visible in the world. During these past weeks we have seen how Jesus was revealed as an infant to the shepherds and the magi, and then began his adult “public life” at his baptism by John. Today’s Gospel reading tells us of his “first sign,” providing wine for the wedding guests at Cana. Of course, even Jesus, God made visible, was not always easily understood in his own day, nor is he even now. So we have to ponder what we see: the poverty and simplicity of his birth, his humility and openness before John the Baptist, his kindness and compassion toward people in their ordinary problems, such as running short of wine at a wedding. Yet it is in coming to know Jesus that we come to know God.
Parish Faith Formation
A series of faith formation talks for 2019
- The Reason for Our Hope
Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pm @ the main church
More details will be provided soon.
All are welcome!
Feast of Presentation of the Lord
- Mass: Sat 2 Feb 2019, 6.30am
Candles and incense may be brought to be blessed at Mass.
Please place your items (in a bag labelled wit your name for easy identification) on the table provided.
Anointing for the Sick
- Mass: Sun 17 Feb, 5.00pm.
- Registration begins at 4.00pm at the foyer.
Registration is required for all who desire to receive the Sacrament of Anointing. Only baptised Catholics can receive the Sacrament of Anointing.
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.