The Need for Courage

Several years ago when Richard Cushing was the Cardinal of New York, he wrote about the church’s need for courage. He said: If all the sleeping folks will wake up, and all the lukewarm folks will fire up, and all the disgruntled folks will sweeten up, and all the discouraged folks will cheer up, and all the depressed folks will look up, and all the estranged folks will make up, and all the gossiping folks will shut up, and all the dry bones will shake up, and all the true soldiers will stand up, and all the church members will pray up, and if the Savior of all will be lifted up… then we can have the greatest renewal this world has ever known.

Parish Buzz
Pope Francis’ Visit to the Philippines and
Sri Lanka

Known to many as the People’s Pope, our Holy Father Pope Francis has been an inspiration to all humanity in his humble, genuine, compassionate and approachable ways. His recent Asia visit has touched the hearts of many. Here are some of Pope Francis’ noteworthy quotes from his trip. May we continue to be inspired by our Holy Father’s wisdom and humility, and may we too develop a stronger and deeper relationship with God.


“Let us know that we have a Mother,
Mary, and a great brother, Jesus. We are not alone.”
- Pope Francis

“What is the most important subject you have to learn in life? To learn how to love. And this is the challenge that life offers you.”

“Families will always have their trials, but may you never add to them! Instead, be living examples of love, forgiveness and care.”

“We need to see each child as a gift to be welcomed, cherished and protected.”

“Only by becoming poor ourselves, by stripping away our complacency, will we be able to identify with the least of out brothers and sisters.”

“We have a Lord who is capable of crying with us, capable of walking with us in the most difficult “We need to see each moments of life.”

The New Evangelisation -
Ministry Heads Kick-off Meeting

What is the New Evangelisation?


Our Archbishop defines it as a call to all Catholics to renew their faith and working in communal, to share the Good News about Jesus Christ with passion and conviction. Blessed Pope John Paul II said that is it our commitment, not of re-evangelisation, but of a new evangelisation, using methods and approaches relevant in today’s society. For us who have been given new life through baptism and confirmation, or touched by His Spirit, must in turn, be visible witness of His Love, offering others this same experience.

After 5 years of growing in maturity, our parish priests beckons our CDM community to take up this call of the new evangelisation. Ministry Heads will brainstorm, develop and implement initiatives to be a more inclusive Church, being present with the parishioners, and to the society in general. Stay tuned to more exciting developments in the next few months!

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