First Sunday of Advent

The Advent Wreath


As we await Christ Jesus’ birth, we light the 4 candles of the Advent Wreath to symbolise the coming of Christ, also known as the ‘Light of the World’ dispelling the darkness of sin.

The candles are lit in the order of Hope (purple), Peace (purple), Joy (pink) and Love (purple).

The candle of Hope is to symbolise expectation of Christ’s arrival. The candle of Peace is to remind us of the angels’ message “peace with you, goodwill towards men”. The candle of Joy is to rejoice that Christ is coming. The candle of Love is to symbolise God’s love for us that he gave his only son who died on the cross for us.

As we light the candle of Hope, let us wait in expectation of the coming of Our Lord.

A Year of Mercy with Pope Francis
A City on a Hill
“We Christians must do this: replace malice with innocence, replace power with love, replace pride with humility, replace status with service. Being disciples of the Lamb means not living like a “besieged citadel,” but like a city placed on a hill, open, welcoming, and supportive. It means not assuming closed attitudes but rather proposing the Gospel to everyone, bearing witness by our lives that following Jesus makes us freer and more joyous. Pope Francis, January 19, 2014

Reflection: How can you replace malice with innocence, power with love, pride with humility, and status with service in your life? How could these acts of mercy make you more joyous?
Parish Buzz
Year of Mercy

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, a year when we will dedicate to live in the light of the word of the Lord begins on 8 December 2015 and concludes on 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Christ the King. It is a special year to deepen our commitment to Jesus as Lord and witness to our faith with a sense of pride. The Year of Mercy allows us to seek forgiveness and reconciliation between adversaries, an opportunity for personal conversion and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and as a consequence, build solidarity, hope, justice, commitment to serve God with joy and in peace with our brothers and sisters.

Our parish will celebrate the Feast of Immaculate Conception of Mary on 8 December, which will also mark the start of the Year of Mercy. There will be a blessing of the front door of our church by Archbishop William Goh at the 7.30pm mass. All who come on pilgrimage during this Year of Mercy will receive plenary indulgence as they step through the Holy Door.

Look out for updates here as we commemorate the Year of Mercy with an exciting line-up of events!

Walk for Peace & Mercy • 8 December 2015
In celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Conference of Religious Major Superiors is organising a 5km Mercy walk on 8 December (Tuesday). Starting Point is at Changi Prison Museum carpark and the walk will end at the Church of Divine Mercy. Please be at the Starting Point at 5.15pm. The Walk will start at 5.30pm. Transportation will be provided to those who come by car to Changi Prison


Primary Level Advent Parent & Child Sessions

To celebrate the season of Advent and Christmas, over 400 children and their parents came together over two consecutive weekends for the 2015 Advent Parent and Child session.

Parents got to hear more about the true meaning of Christmas from the author of the book “Christmas with the Pickles” Ms Melissa Dragon and learn to fold the Origami Nativity Family from our very own Eucharistic Minister and origami instructor Louis Ng.

With support from our AV team and catechists including those from Children’s Liturgy to lend a hand in the intricate art of origami folding, it was truly whole community catechesis.

Ministry Retreat 2015

10 Nov 2015, Tuesday

All members serving in various ministries in the parish are invited to attend this full day retreat. Please contact your Ministry heads for more information and registration.

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