23 & 24 March 2019
Third Sunday of Lent
First Reading: Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12
Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
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.
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CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS
PRAYER FOR THE PARISH
Loving God, you gather us as your people and have formed us into a community of faith, hope and love; a priestly, prophetic and kingly people. Humbly we ask you, make our parish truly a communion of communities.
Help us to turn away from sin and believe the Gospel, so that we may be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, and to be more like Him day by day.
Guide our parish leaders with your wisdom and love. Inspire all our parishioners to offer our time, talents and treasures as stewards of the Gospel, for the growth of your Kingdom.
May the Holy Spirit enlighten and invigorate us to actively participate in the mission you entrusted to us, so that we may be a worshipping, witnessing, evangelizing and serving community.
May the spirit of collaboration and co-responsibility bring us into a fuller and fruitful communion with you and with one another. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
NOTES ON PARISH T-SHIRT
The purpose of the print design is to publicize the parish vision which is "to be a communion of communities with intentional disciples, centred on Jesus Christ, commissioned to evangelize and to serve". The cross used is adapted from a Celtic Cross, and the symbolism has its meaning in:
- The outer circle is the faithful community of Holy Cross;
- The four quadrants represent where we anchor our vision – Jesus at the Head, moulding us as Disciples in our service & work of evangelisation.
- The Trinity knot at the 4 arms of the cross represent the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit working within our midst with an inner circle that emphasizes the endless love of God’s for us.
- The knot works around the centre represent how the spirit continues to work within the community to energise and inspire us towards the realization of our vision.
(IN AID OF CENACLE SISTERS BUILDING FUND)
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
In commemoration of the Church 40th anniversary, we are organizing “Golf 4 Fun’d 2019” at Orchid Country Club and is appealing for sponsorships as well as your participation in this charitable project.
The various categories of sponsorships are:
Information about the event, please click here.
For enquiry, please visit the booth at the church entrance before or after Mass.
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