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24 Mar 2019
3rd Sunday of Lent

MID-LENT CHECK-IN

God says to Moses, “This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you. The LORD, the God of your [ancestors], the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob” (Exodus 3:14, 15). As Jesus would later say, God is not a God of the dead, but of the living, and so we believe that the dead will one day rise. At this midpoint of Lent, we pause to consider how our repentance is leading us to the Resurrection, to our reunion with the great “I AM.” Part of our repentance involves working to secure justice for all and helping our neighbor to live in God’s ways. We encourage each other and nurture each other, like the compassionate gardener of today’s Gospel, who tells the owner of the orchard that he will nurture the tree, fertilize it, and perhaps it will bear fruit.

The Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE) has produced a booklet of reflections for this season of Lent. The theme is Walking by Faith in Communion.

Please take a copy of the booklet for your household.

As part of the effort to care for creation and to reduce paper wastage, do make use of the electronic copy of the Reflection Booklet available on the ONE website. Click here to download.

Will be held every Friday in Lent at 7.30pm followed by Mass at 8.00pm.

*NO 6pm Mass.

 

Penitential Service for the parish will be held on Mon 1 Apr, 8pm.

* 6pm Mass as usual

Services at other North District churches:

  • Tue 2 Apr, 10.30am & 8.00pm: Christ the King
  • Wed 3 Apr, 8.00pm: St. Joseph (Bukit Timah)
  • Thu 4 Apr, 10.30am & 8.00pm: Risen Christ
  • Mon 8 Apr, 8.00pm: St. Anthony
  • Tue 9 Apr, 8.00pm: Our Lady Star of the Sea

Please be punctual and do stay for the whole duration of the service as there will be a final blessing for all penitents.

Please note the following:

2019 Catechetical Program Term 1 break commence from 16 Mar to 24 Mar 2019.
Catechism classes will resume on 30 Mar 2019.

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.

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.