Something to think about...

Oscar Wilde tells a story about a master devil who once was crossing the Libyan desert. He met a number of devils who were tormenting a holy hermit.

The saintly man easily shook of the devils’ temptations and suggestions. Seeing how they were failing, the master devil told them, “You are all too crude and simple. Now watch me.” Then the master devil whispered to the holy man, “your brother has just been made a bishop.” A scowl of evil jealousy at once clouded the heart and the serene face of the hermit. “That,” said the master devil to the onlookers, “is the sort of approach that gets immediate results, and starts in its wake a series of other vices.”

It appears so innocuous, but jealousy is the root cause of every evil; the most effective weapon of destruction in the armory of the devil is to sow seeds of jealousy in our hearts. The Book of Genesis tells the story of the first murder which was caused by jealousy.

“We cannot bear to see other people fortunate,” as the Indian poet Tagore would put it.

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Level 9 Ministry Attachment 2014

 

Using the gifts and talents God has blessed them with, our Level 9 teens will embark on their Ministry Attachment this weekend. Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring their involvement in the various ministries. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare to say YES to be a disciple of Christ at their Sacrament of Confirmation on 9 November.


No Time to Pray?

THE ANGELUS This short prayer remembers the moment Mary said yes to God. The Angelus is traditionally prayed at 6am, 12pm & 6pm.

 

V: The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary…
V: Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R: Be it done unto me according to thy word. Hail Mary…
V: And the Word was made Flesh.
R: And dwelt among us. Hail Mary…
V: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

LET US PRAY

Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

Pray the Angelus to renew your “yes” to God


Pray for Peace

MH17 crash site (photo source Associaed
Press)

Jebaliya refugee camp, nothern Gaza strip
(photo source Associated Press)

In the wake of tensions between Ukraine and Russia that has been marked by the crash of the Malaysian Airlines plane and the rising death toll in Gaza due to increased tensions between Israel and Palestine, let us pray together with Pope Francis for the numerous victims and for their relatives, and that all parties in the conflict seek peace and solutions, to avoid further loss of innocent human lives.


Ignatian Prayer

A great way to pray is to look for God’s presence in your life. St. Ignatius Loyola (whose feast we celebrate this Thursday, 31 Jul) encouraged a technique, called the Daily Examen, of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and to discern his direction for us.

 

Read more at www. ignatianspirituality.com


Our Priests will be “Out-of-Office”

Our priests will be away at a Presbyterium Gathering in Malaysia from July 29 - August 1. During their absence, Holy Communion Service is available on:

 

29 July Tues 6.15 pm
30/31 July Wed/Thu 6.30 am & 6.15 pm
1 Aug Fri 6.30 am

 

Mass will be celebrated on all other days.


 

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Verbum Dei Project Hope 2014

 

Fundraising Dinner and Auction

When 25 October, 6:30pm
Where Raffles Town Club
Dunearn Ballroom, Level 1
Tickets $2500 / table of 10 people

For more information or to book a table,
please call 6274 0251 or visit www.
verbumdeisingapore.org
.


Meditation & Music

A prayer concert for renewal and
rejuvenation of the spirit. Featuring Fr
Manoling Francisco, SJ and Queen of
Peace, St Francis Xavier Choir.

 

Where Queen of Peace Church
4 Sandy Lane
When 8 & 9 Aug, 8pm

Tickets at $10 each are available at the
church office (6744-2879)