SPECIAL EDITION BOOK: THE STORY OF ST THERESE DE LISIEUX IN STAINED GLASS

 

In preparation for the 1 October Feast Day of St Therese (celebrated on the weekend of 1 & 2 October 2016), let us in a special way learn more about our parish patron saint.

The 18 images, on the stained glass behind our church’s altar, depict the important milestones of her life.

Now, you may admire them “up close” as they are retold in the booklet entitled “The Story of St Therese of Lisieux in Stained Glass”.

Each image has a narrative and a quote from St Therese.

It is excellent reading material which will bring us closer to the great saint and Doctor of the Church who wished ‘”to remain little”.

Get a copy from our bookshop (open 9am to 12pm Sundays at the canteen), or the church office, at $4 per copy. It will also make a great gift for your friends and loved ones.

stained glass panels

PARISH FEAST DAY CELEBRATIONS 2016

We invite all parishioners to come together and celebrate the feast day of our church’s patron saint, St Therese of the Child Jesus.

To help us prepare for this during this Jubilee Year, the Triduum will focus on the theme of mercy. We look forward to your prayerful participation and getting together for our fellowship events.

 

PARKING NOTICE
To make room for the celebrations and the candlelight procession on Sunday 2 Oct, parking will not be open to parishioners and visitors at the following places and times:

1.  Car Park C (former tennis court upslope) from 7.30am to 9pm

2.  Church grounds from 4pm to 9pm

Parking is available at the nearby Bukit Purmei housing estate. Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

 

SPECIAL EDITION BOOK
Get a copy of “The Story of St Therese of Lisieux in Stained Glass”. Details here.

VISIT TO ORANGE VALLEY HOME | 17 September 2016

www.orangevalley.sg

The Golden Years Club is organising a visit to Orange Valley Home, Bukit Merah, near our church, to spend time with the seniors and the sick.

Date: Saturday 17 September 2016
Time: Meet at 2pm at the church canteen to walk to the home

During the time there, participants will serve snacks to residents and engage them in art & craft. The visit will end at 4.30pm.

There will be a practice art & craft session on Saturday 27 August, 2.30pm to 5.30pm, in room 02-06 above the church canteen, for those who wish to attend.

You may also help by donating mooncakes or cash to help organisers defray costs.

Register online here: https://goo.gl/forms/f5h5OGPgOfDFrCiX2

You may also register after weekend morning Masses at the canteen. There are limited spaces so do sign up early.

TALKS ON APOLOGETICS: EXPLAINING YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH

You are invited to a series of talks by members of the Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT) held at our parish. ACT is an apologetics and evangelisation association led by Fr James Yeo and Fr Anthony Hutjes, SS.CC, as spiritual directors, with the approval of the archbishop.

Catholic apologetics (Greek: ἀπολογία, “verbal defence, speech in defence”) is a field of Catholic theology that presents reasoned bases for Christianity, defending it against objections.

Apologetics have based their defence of Christianity on historical evidence, philosophical arguments, scientific evidence, and arguments from other disciplines.

In today’s digital age, it is important that Catholics remain well-informed of their faith and seek lifelong learning in the many aspects of their religion. This is not just to defend our faith but to deepen and strengthen our faith knowledge so that we may be better witnesses and fulfil our role as evangelisers of the Gospel.

“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope” (1 Peter 3:15)

SCHEDULE:

16 Aug 2016 – Biblicism: The Bible Alone Theory (Kelvin Chia)
Dealing with the Catholic interpretation of Holy Scripture, and its understanding of the transmission of the Word of God, this talk looks at errors of the Bible-alone Theory (Sola Scriptura) of interpreting Scripture.

23 Aug 2016 – The Church of Jesus Christ (Andrew Kong)
Laying the rational basis of why we are Catholics and not some other Christian denomination (Catholicism is not a denomination), this talk looks at the four marks of the Church of Jesus Christ.

30 Aug 2016 – The Holy Mass (David Teo)
The most important worship of the Catholic religion is the Holy Mass. Understanding the biblical and historical roots of the Mass, and the institution of the Sacrament of the Eucharist by Jesus Christ would help us appreciate and live the Mass as the Source and Summit of our spiritual life.

6 Sep 2016 – The Theology of the Body (Andrew Kong)
One of the most significant legacies of Pope Saint John Paul II to the Church and the world is his teaching on the Theology of the Body, understanding human love in the divine plan. With attacks on the family and marriage, a deeper understanding of human sexuality and anthropology as they relate to our faith is needed and the Theology of the Body has been seen by many as God’s plan to reverse the sexual revolution and revolutionise the Christian paradigm and its message of salvation.

 

Please register by clicking on this link: http://goo.gl/forms/tqVagRYM1OyBlbr42.

Or get the registration forms in church and drop the completed forms in the boxes at the bulletin stands.