In the first reading from the prophet Isaiah,
the people of Israel in exile were despondent
and in despair. Isaiah assured them that God
has always been faithful to His chosen
people; He would never forget nor forsake
them. We are to trust God in the darkest of
times. St. Paul teaches the people of Corinth
to put their trust not so much in human
judgments, and not even in their own
judgment, but in the Lord’s own judgment.
St. Paul describes himself and other apostles as the servants and the stewards of
the mysteries of God . The stewards of the Gospel need to be 'trustworthy' to God,
as it is required of a steward. Today’s gospel carries a strong statement from Jesus
who reminds us that we are God’s precious children. Our heavenly Father really
cares for us. He provides for all our needs but we need to make Him a priority and
not second fiddle in our lives. We are all in the loving hands of God and totally
dependent on him. He is always with us and never leaves us in the lurch.
The Parish Assembly:Charting the course for 2017
About 100 parishioners spent their second day of the new year in church attending the Parish Assembly. The purpose of the assembly was to review the past year and chart the course for the new year.
In his opening address, Fr John Sim introduced the theme for the year, which was "Community of Disciples."
Fr John urged individual parishioners and ministries to work together for the common good and not for personal gain.
Mr Michael Chong, the Chairman of the Parish Pastoral Council, then gave a quick run-through of the events that took place in the past year.
The biggest project the parish undertook in 2016 was the Parish Mission. Most agreed that the ...
Posted Feb 21, 2017, 8:04 AM by Risen Christ