SUNDAY REFLECTIONS

Using a spiritual yardstick

21 October 2018 ( 29th Sunday in ordinary time )

[ Isaiah 53:10-11 ] [ Hebrews 4:14-16 ] [ Mark 10:35-45 ]

In this material world, the most powerful people are the strong and the rich. And the most successful are those who have marketable talents and are prepared to work hard. Meritocracy, they say! In other words, your success depends on your own efforts and abilities. Unfortunately, those who are considered rich and successful in this world will be disappointed when they get to heaven. Because in heaven, the criteria for success we use now is overturned. In heaven, the lowly, the humble and those who put others before themselves will be the most exulted and celebrated. Jesus himself said this when he told his disciples, “whoever would be great among you must be your servant,” and “the first will be last, and the last first.” In heaven, we are judged not by the results of our work, whether outstanding or poor, but by the care and love we put into it. God sees the motives of our heart. If we want to be great in the eyes of God, we have to take after Jesus who came to serve and not to be served.

MASS TIMES

Saturday

6.30 am, 6.00 pm (Sunset)

Sunday

7.00 am, 8:15 am (Mandarin), 9.45am,

11.30 am, 6.00 pm

Weekday

6.30 am, 6.00pm

Public Holidays

Weekdays: 7.00 am

Saturday: 6.30 am, 6.00 pm (Sunset)

Tamil Mass

4 pm every 2nd Sunday

Tagalog Mass

2.30 pm every 4th Sunday

Charismatic Mass

8 pm every 1st Monday

Masses for All Saints' Day ( Day of Obligation)

7 pm on 31 Oct ( Sunset );

6.30 am, 6 pm and 8 pm on 1st Nov

Masses for All Souls Day

6.30 am , 6 pm on 2nd Nov

Parish Office Opening Hours

Weekdays: 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 8 pm

Saturday: 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 6pm

Sunday: 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 4pm

Closed on Public Holidays

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