26th June 2022
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
1st reading: 1 Kings 19:16b,19-21
2nd reading: Galatians 5:1,13-18
Gospel: Luke 9:51-62
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM
Today’s readings promise that if we could escape from the shackles of our attachments we would be happier, freer, more peaceful. Luke’s Gospel begins, “When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem.” Aware of the opposition and danger awaiting him, Jesus went forward. Naturally, brave people volunteered to join him. But Jesus cautioned them. Could they give up their attachments to home and possessions, friends and family, conventional responsibilities? A tough challenge, but not unprecedented. Centuries before, Elijah had criticized Elisha for wanting time just to kiss his parents good-bye before following Elijah.
Just where would such a path take Elisha? Or Jesus’ followers? Or us? Paul tells us, “For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.” The outcome is freedom, but if the requirements don’t give us pause, then maybe we’re not paying close enough attention.
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA 2022/23)
RCIA 2022/23 will commence 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.
Saturday, 6 August 2022, 9am, Main Church
Compulsory Preparatory Session for Parents and Godparents - Saturday, 30 July 2022, 9am, in room #03-05.
The application is now open. (Click here to download the application form)
Guidelines for selecting Godparents and Baptism Names. (Click here to download guidelines)
Scheduled dates may be subject to change. Applicants will be duly informed.
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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An initiative by Society of St Vincent de Paul Holy Spirit and Risen Christ Conferences.
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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.