SUNDAY REFLECTIONS

Being Christians of substance

17 February 2019 (6th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

[ Jeremiah 17:5-8 ] [ 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20 ] [ Luke 6:17, 20-26 ]

Being a disciple is more than picking and choosing what we would like to do to please God. We have to be prepared to do whatever it takes without counting the cost. To be a disciple, we need first and foremost to know the heart of Christ. Even then, discipleship is not an easy thing. If we tried to be a disciple with our own effort for a sustained period, we are bound to run out of energy and patience. To be effective, we need to constantly rely on the grace of God. Like the tree described in the passage from Jeremiah, we need to have our roots reaching deep into the river bed. In the flesh, we are always looking for pleasures and instant gratification. Being a disciple sometimes requires us to do things that are unpleasant and involve sacrifice and pain. We can only trust God and look beyond our present condition. We take consolation from the Beatitudes and believe that those who are now poor, suffering and unfairly treated for being a disciple will receive a disciple’s reward in the next life.

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

Parish Office Opening Hours

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

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

Sunday: 9am to 12pm

Closed on Public Holidays

The name RISEN CHRIST expresses in a better way the unique character of the Easter event. We believe in a Risen Christ. We believe that He is alive and that we have a relationship with God through Him. Our Church stands as a permanent witness to such a faith.