Sunday, April 15, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

QUEST OPENING & CLOSING PRAYERS FOR LENT,2018

QUEST OPENING & CLOSING PRAYERS FOR LENT,2018

Opening Prayer

O Lord, as we enter this Lenten journey of purification and renewal through our Baptism, strengthen us with the armours of almsgiving, prayers and fasting. We want to see Your Light in ‘these lengthening days’, ‘Lent’ by getting out of our comfort zone. We want to walk in Your Blessings. Amen

Closing Prayer

Lord! Your Words are a lamp to our path. As we learn from Your Word, drive away the darkness and make us clear and safe paths to the safe refuge of our homes tonight so we can spread the word through the week. In gratitude, we ask these in the name of Jesus, our Lord. Amen 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

QUEST Cancelled Nov 29th . No Quest for remainder of 2017 - Quest resumes Wednesday, Jan 10th, 2018

QUEST Cancelled Nov 29th .  No Quest for remainder of 2017 - Quest resumes Wednesday, Jan 10th, 2018

Dear Quest Family,

I apologize for yet another cancellation of Quest meeting. There is a Parish Memorial Mass on the 29th Nov at 7:00 PM. I myself have lost two very dear family members this year and would very much like to attend this mass. I am sure some of you may want to attend the mass as well. So Quest is cancelled for that day and we will all meet for the Quest dinner on December 6th at Tucker's Market Place for 6:00 PM. Then we have a Christmas Break until the 10th of January, 2018.

Those who have not yet responded about your attendance at Tucker's Market Place on December 6th, please do. 

God bless!
Hilda :) 


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hebrews 6:18-19

Hebrews 6:18-19 

18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain

Saturday, June 3, 2017

June 4th, 2017: PENTECOST SUNDAY

PENTECOST SUNDAY: June 4th, 2017


Read about the Holy Spirit


Listen to Dr Scott Hahn


Scott Hahn talks about this important feast day:
The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history.Read about the Holy Spirit
The Jewish feast of Pentecost called all devout Jews to Jerusalem to celebrate their birth as God's chosen people, in the covenant Law given to Moses at Sinai (see Leviticus 23:15-21Deuteronomy 16:9-11).
In today's First Reading the mysteries prefigured in that feast are fulfilled in the pouring out of the Spirit on Mary and the Apostles (see Acts 1:14).
The Spirit seals the new law and new covenant brought by Jesus, written not on stone tablets but on the hearts of believers, as the prophets promised (see 2 Corinthians 3:2-8Romans 8:2).
The Spirit is revealed as the life-giving breath of the Father, the Wisdom by which He made all things, as we sing in today's Psalm. In the beginning, the Spirit came as a "mighty wind" sweeping over the face of the earth (see Genesis 1:2). And in the new creation of Pentecost, the Spirit again comes as "a strong, driving wind" to renew the face of the earth.
As God fashioned the first man out of dust and filled him with His Spirit (see Genesis 2:7), in today's Gospel we see the New Adam become a life-giving Spirit, breathing new life into the Apostles (see 1 Corinthians 15:45,47).
Like a river of living water, for all ages He will pour out His Spirit on His body, the Church, as we hear in today's Epistle (see also John 7:37-39).
We receive that Spirit in the sacraments, being made a "new creation" in Baptism (see 2 Corinthians 5:17Galatians 6:15). Drinking of the one Spirit in the Eucharist (see 1 Corinthians 10:4), we are the first fruits of a new humanity - fashioned from out of every nation under heaven, with no distinctions of wealth or language or race, a people born of the Spirit.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

2017 April 23rd, DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

2017 April 23rd, DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY


Listen to Dr Scott Hahn:


Read about Belief

Read Dr Scott Hahn:
We are children of Jesus' Resurrection from the dead. Through this wondrous sign of His great mercy, the Father of Jesus has given us new birth, as we hear in today's Epistle.

Today's First Reading sketches the "family life" of our first ancestors in the household of God (see 1 Peter 4:17(https://biblia.com/bible/rsv/1%20Pet%204.17)). We see them doing what we still do—devoting themselves to the Apostles' teaching, meeting daily to pray and celebrate "the breaking of the bread."

The Apostles saw the Lord. He stood in their midst, showed them His hands and sides. They heard His blessing and received His commission—to extend the Father's mercy to all peoples through the power and Spirit He conferred upon them.

We must walk by faith and not by sight, must believe and love what we have not seen (see 2 Corinthians 5:7(https://biblia.com/bible/rsv/2%20Cor%205.7)). Yet the invisible realities are made present for us through the devotions the Apostles handed on.

Notice the experience of the risen Lord in today's Gospel is described in a way that evokes the Mass.

Both appearances take place on a Sunday. The Lord comes to be with His disciples. They rejoice, listen to His Word, receive the gift of His forgiveness and peace. He offers His wounded body to them in remembrance of His Passion. And they know and worship Him as their Lord and their God.

Thomas' confession is a vow of faith in the new covenant. As promised long before, in the blood of Jesus we can now know the Lord as our God and be known as His people (see Hosea 2:20-25(https://biblia.com/bible/rsv/Hos%202.20-25)).

This confession is sung in the heavenly liturgy (see Revelation 4:11(https://biblia.com/bible/rsv/Rev%204.11)). And in every Mass on earth we renew our covenant and receive the blessings Jesus promised for those who have not seen but have believed.

In the Mass, God's mercy endures forever, as we sing in today's Psalm. This is the day the Lord has made—when the victory of Easter is again made wonderful in our eyes.