19th Mar 2017
4rd Sunday of Lent
1st Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a
2nd Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14
Gospel: Matthew Matthew 9:1-41 [1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38]
CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT
The future king, David, in today’s first reading, is an example of a type of character present throughout the Hebrew scriptures. He is the child born out of place (not the eldest or most favored) who ends up receiving the promise of the covenant. The spirit of God’s anointing rushes upon him. In this way, he is similar to the man born blind from today’s Gospel. David’s family and the blind man’s community did not expect the miraculous grace of God’s love to work through them. Perhaps they, too, were “blinded” by the expectations and assumptions of those around them. Yet, after being touched by God, they both came to “see” the presence of God’s will for them. Both became messengers of God’s will. That same Spirit of God’s anointing rushed upon us at our baptism; we were given a candle as a sign of our membership in the Body of Christ, the Light from Light. Our vocation, then, is to fulfill that enlightenment, that anointing, as Ephesians tells us, by living as “children of the light.”
Lenten Eucharistic Adoration
Sun 5 Mar - Wed 12 Apr
Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration. All parishioners are encouraged to spend time in adoration. So come and be with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for an hour each week for our Parish Lenten activity during this season of Lent.
The Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held at the Cenacle:
- Sundays: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
- Wednesdays: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Stations of the Cross
will be held every Friday in Lent (1 Mar - 13 Apr) at 7.30pm followed by Mass at 8.00pm.
* NO 6.15pm Mass
Please be punctual and do stay for the whole duration of the service as there will be a final blessing for all penitents.
- Holy Cross
Tue 4 Apr at 8pm
6:15pm Mass as usual on that day.
- Services at other West District Churches
Mon 3 Apr - St. Mary of the Angels
Wed 5 Apr - St. Francis of Assisi
Thu 6 Apr - Blessed Sacrament
Fri 7 Apr - St. Ignatius Church
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey to know the Catholic Faith, conducted for all non-Christians and baptised Christians. This programme is suitable for anyone who is searching for God, who is trying to understand the meaning of life, or wanting to know more about the Catholic faith.
Commencing on 2 Feb 2017:
- Every Thursday 7:45pm to 9:45pm in the Church Auditorium (Level 4)
Download registration form here.