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The Extra-Ordinariness of Ordinary Time

"Ordinary does not mean mundane or mediocre! Ordinary time is Kingdom time!" So our parish priest used to thunder at the beginning of every year. When the Christmas crib and decorations are stored away after the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, one can almost hear the congregation heave a collective [...]

The Extra-Ordinariness of Ordinary Time2019-01-14T16:59:39+00:00

By Our Lives

"Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses." - Pope Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, No 41 Witnessing by our Lives "Do you and Clare come from the same house? Are you staying together?" Years ago, when I catechised my Level 8 [...]

By Our Lives2019-01-14T16:25:48+00:00

Looking Back and Forward

In 1992, the monarch of England, Queen Elizabeth II used a Latin phrase "annus horribilis" in her Christmas message.  Meaning "a horrible year", the Queen made references to several events that happened in the United Kingdom that year, as well as a great personal and national loss when part of Windsor Castle [...]

Looking Back and Forward2018-12-31T18:45:31+00:00

Christmas Message 2018

Christmas tells us that our faith is a personal faith in God who comes to us in Christ at the incarnation so that we can relate to Him in a personal way. By looking at the baby Jesus, we see the peace and love of God in Him.

Christmas Message 20182018-12-24T16:29:25+00:00

Our Journey Towards the Infant Jesus

"Human life is a journey. Towards what destination? How do we find the way? Life is like a voyage on the sea of history, often dark and stormy, a voyage in which we watch for the stars that indicate the route... Who more than Mary could be a star of hope for us? With [...]

Our Journey Towards the Infant Jesus2018-12-24T10:51:41+00:00

A Vulnerable God for a Vulnerable Humanity

"His state was divine, yet He did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as men are ... He was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross." - Philippians 2:6-8 When we think of God, it [...]

A Vulnerable God for a Vulnerable Humanity2018-12-19T15:06:53+00:00

Christmas Schedule & Live Stream 2018

Live Streaming for the Home Bound Mass Schedule CITY DISTRICT Cathedral of the Good Shepherd Dec 24: 6pm & 11.30pm Dec 25: 8.30am, 10.30am & 5.30pm St Joseph's Church (Victoria Street) Closed for restoration works Church of Sts Peter & Paul Dec 24: 9pm (M) & Midnight Dec 25: [...]

Christmas Schedule & Live Stream 20182018-12-26T11:35:29+00:00

Honesty, Truth and Love

The priests of this diocese have been busying themselves this past week every night hearing confessions of our laity to prepare them for Christmas.  It's an annual feature that sees scores of Catholics coming forward to dispose themselves to the sacrament of reconciliation.  While it always pleases me to see a penitent [...]

Honesty, Truth and Love2018-12-12T15:40:28+00:00

Advent Penitential Services & Simbang Gabi 2018

Advent Penitential Services 2018 CITY DISTRICT CATHEDRAL OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD No Penitential Service ST JOSEPH'S CHURCH No Penitential Service CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES Sunday 9 December, 8.45am & 5.30pm (both in Tamil) Tuesday 11 December, 8pm (English) CHURCH OF STS PETER & PAUL Monday 10 December, 8pm CHURCH OF ST [...]

Advent Penitential Services & Simbang Gabi 20182018-12-19T15:03:40+00:00