21 Oct 2018
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
TOO MUCH INFORMATION!
There is a common expression: “Too much information!” We usually use it when people tell us details about their lives that we don’t want or need to know. Today, when James and John ask Jesus a simple question, making their request for places of honor in the kingdom, a simple answer might have been in order. Instead, as he often does, Jesus answers a question with a question; today it’s about drinking the cup of suffering. Then, once the others are indignant over James and John’s outrageous request, he proceeds to give them what may have been “too much information” for followers who were simply interested in the pursuit of glory. But this information, though it can sometimes seem “too much” for us, is essential for our lives as disciples. In Isaiah, in Hebrews, and in Mark today, we learn this information. It is in suffering, in weakness, in self-giving service to others, that we come to understand the kingdom. It is the information we need to find our place and come to be honored in the reign of God.
Parish Faith Formation
Parish Faith Formation Talk Oct/Nov 2018:
- Mary's Song of Praise
Fri 12 Oct By Fr. Richards
- Holy Family, Our Model
Fri 19 Oct By Fr. Paul
- God in the Sacraments
Fri 16 Nov by Fr. Cornelius
Time: 8.00pm in the church.
All are welcome!
Next Infant Baptism will be held on:
- Sun 4 Nov, 12.45pm
- Application closes on Sun 21 Oct
- Sun 28 Oct, 1.30pm in room #02-01
- Registration begins at 1.15pm
- Compulsory for 1st time parents and godparents
Month of the Holy Rosary
October is a month dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
Rosary will be prayed in the parish for the whole month led by members of the Legion of Mary.
- 30 minutes before every weekend Mass
* All are welcome!
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.
Archbishop's October Prayer Intentions:
That young people will have a personal encounter with the Lord and not be afraid to discover God’s call in their lives.
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.
Primary 1 Catechism for 2019
Primary 1 registration for 2019 Catechetical Program commences on Mon 22 Oct 2018.
Pease visit the Parish Office for registration form.
- Registration closing date: Sun 18 Nov 2018
- Sundays: 8am to 9.15am, 10am to 11.15am
Documents to submit:
- Photocopy of child's Baptism Certificate
- Photocopy of child's Birth Certificate
Please submit the completed P1 Registration Form & required documents to the Parish Office.