19 Aug 2018
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
THIS EUCHARISTIC FEAST
Some things about human nature don’t change, even over the course of centuries. When we celebrate a holiday, we have a meal; when we celebrate a significant event, we have a feast. In today’s first reading, Lady Wisdom is setting a feast, a sign of celebrating the covenant that Israel has with God. Israel’s central remembrance of its saving Exodus covenant is the Passover meal. So it is natural - and not coincidental - that the Christian celebration of the new covenant sealed by the blood of Christ on the cross happens at a meal, our Eucharist, offered first by Jesus in the context of Passover remembrance. It is easy for us, sometimes, to forget the very long and rich religious and human origins of our Eucharistic feasting on the bread and cup that are the Body and Blood of Jesus. Today, and for the next few Sundays that we hear the “Bread of Life” discourse from John, let us bring to mind the loving covenant that God makes with us, and be filled with great joy at this marvelous feast that we have come to attend!
New RCIA conducted by Fr. Cornelius and Fr. Paul will begin on Tue 24 Jul 2018. We welcome new enquirers who would like to find out more about the Catholic faith.
We also invite Adult Catholics to enrol as Sponsors to accompany the Enquirers in their faith journey. All Sponsors will be required to go through an "Introduction to RCIA" training, which will be provided by the RCIA Core Team.
Registration will begin soon after weekend masses.
- SMS 97428847
- Or register your interest online at https://bit.ly/RCIA2018
- Registration forms are also available at the parish office.
Next Infant Baptism will be held on:
- Sun 2 Sep, 12.45pm
- Application closes on Sun 19 Aug
- Sun 26 Aug, 1.30pm in room #02-01
- Registration begins at 1.15pm
- Compulsory for 1st time parents and godparents
Download application form and guidelines here.