Is That Your Soul Phone Ringing? (by Fr Paul Boudreau)

I was just turning off this cell phone so that we won’t be interrupted by any calls. I hear them ringing in Church all the time. They’re like part of the music program. I guess somebody’s always trying to get a-hold of you. At home, when the phone rings, I always think it’s going to be somebody I know. But it’s almost always a telemarketer interested in my credit card number. They call constantly, don’t they? They mispronounce my name terribly and always with some deals for me. But you know? There’s someone else calling all the time too, someone who is totally interested in me, who knows my name by heart, and who’s got the best deal of all.

God is the great and constant caller, inviting you, me, and all of us to take advantage of a terrific offer. Somewhere deep within our souls, the phone is ringing and we need to stop what we’re doing to answer it! It is the Lord calling us to fulfilment and joy; to experience the very reason we were born.

Your soul phone is ringing right now! God has a mission, a purpose for your life. It may be a call to ministry, to marriage, to corporate l

Parish Buzz
Level 9 Teens Confirmation Journey

 

Level 9 teen, Karyn (left) on her attachment
experience with the Lector Ministry. On her right is Felix.

Level 9 teen Erik spent his Sunday helping SSVP organise donated items so that they are packed in
time to be delivered to the needy in Cambodia in time for Christmas. Next weekend, a group of 30 teens will serve at Willing Hearts, a Soup Kitchen on 1 Nov 14.

Although our Level 9 teens have finished their ministry attachment, their Confirmation preparation journey continues. Last Sunday, as part of their Outreach Project series, our teens helped the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) sort and pack donated items for Cambodia. Two teens went to the All Saints Home for the elderly the same weekend.

 

From this weekend, photos of the confirmands will be screened at the foyer. Please pray for them as they enter the final weeks of their preparations. Confirmation will be on 9 November, 5:30pm Mass, celebrated by Archbishop William Goh.

 


RCIA Mission Sunday Trip

Last Sunday, on Mission Sunday our Catechumens visited three missionaries – The Religious of the Cenacle (picture), Franciscan Missionaries of Mary and the Franciscan in the Church of St Mary of the Angels to gain a better understanding of the role of missionaries in our Catholic Church.


Dan Schutte in Concert
On Oct. 17, our parish had the privilege of hosting
a concert ‘A Time will come for Singing’ by one
of America’s most prolific composer of Catholic
liturgical music, Dan Schutte. He is best known
for the hymn: Here I Am, Lord’. One of his
albums ‘Earthen Vessels’ sold more than a million
copies.
Together with Singapore priests, Frs Mark, SJ;
Derrick, OFM and Edward, OCD, they inspired
more than 850 appreciative audience with a
selection of religious songs of hope, of joy and of
promise.

Pope’s October Prayer Intention

Peace - That the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence.

 

World Mission Day - That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world.


Marriage Encounter Weekend

It has been said that the greatest gift you can give your children is to love their mother/father. Polish up this gift and put a bow on it at a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. You deserve the best and your children need to see you reaching for it.

 

Coming Weekends: 3-5 Oct, 7-9 Nov, 5-7 Dec 2014 and 2-4 Jan 2015. To register, call 9670 5390 or go to our website at ww.mesg.org.


 

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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
.


SHAREfest Video Competition

 

Where OLPS
When 15 Nov 2014, 7.45pm

Take part in the video competition even
if you have not attended the #SHAREfest
workshop. Submit videos to edsharefest@
gmail.com with the following details:

Title of your production
Names of all crew and actors
Home parish
A short write-up, in no more than 500 words about your production
Contact numbers of all your team
members
Closing date 26 Oct 2014