27th November 2022
First Sunday of Advent
1st reading: Isaiah 2:1-5
2nd reading: Romans 13:11-14
Gospel: Matthew 24:37-44
Today marks the beginning of another liturgical year. The tone of today’s readings casts us in the role of students learning solemn lessons. The reading from Isaiah sets the stage, calling us up a mountain to receive the Lord’s instruction. In this passage we study peace.
Then Paul steps forth with sober admonitions. We have to wake up; the day is almost here. Live honorably in the light. Paul reminds us that we really do know the time in which we are living.
Finally, Matthew presents Jesus the storyteller. Just imagine, Jesus tells us, what it was like in Noah’s time. He paints a vivid picture of ordinary people living ordinary lives and ignoring the warnings that Noah heeded. Totally unconcerned, they were destroyed. How will it be any different for us? No one knows when the Lord will come. But we have been warned.
Perhaps we find such sobering scriptures unappealing and threatening. But within them there is promise. We are to live in the light with nothing to hide. We are to be ready.
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Saturday, 7 January 2023, 9am, Main Church
Compulsory Preparatory Session for Parents and Godparents - Saturday, 31 December 2022, 9am, in room #03-05.
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA 2022/23)
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
- Whatsapp: 9835-3435
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The booking will confirm upon the couple signing the acknowledgement of the necessary requirements that the priest will explain to them.