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Liturgical Reflection for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The first reading is a promise made by God to the Israelites of the coming of a prophet alike Moses. This prophet would be chosen from among their people and would speak with divine authority, relaying God's messages as it is significant in maintaining the relationship between God and the Israelites. It stresses the importance of compliance to this prophetic [...]

By |2024-01-27T10:00:18+08:00January 27th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Gospel reveals the extraordinary and radical call from Jesus to follow Him. Simon and Andrew are the two who respond to the call in this passage, but their response is also an invitation to all of us to step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. This passage especially reveals two things: the immediate response of these Apostles, and [...]

By |2024-01-27T03:19:55+08:00January 19th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The readings for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B invite us to be attentive, hear God's calling, and respond. What is God’s calling? It is “God's initiative to bring people to Christ and to participate in his redemptive work in the world”. In the first reading, God calls young Samuel. God called him three times in the night.  [...]

By |2024-01-19T09:59:32+08:00January 12th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for the Epiphany of the Lord

This Sunday, as the Christmas season draws to a close, the Church brings us the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. The word Epiphany means “to manifest” or “to reveal”. So what does the story of the Magi in their pilgrimage to seek Jesus reveal to us about our pilgrimage of faith? The Gospel tells the fascinating age-old story [...]

By |2024-01-06T09:27:48+08:00January 4th, 2024|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for the Epiphany of the Lord

Liturgical Reflection for Christ the King Sunday

Jesus’ final teaching in this week’s Gospel examines how we treat those in need. In this account, when Jesus returns in his glory, he will sit on his throne and separate people “as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats” (Matt. 25:32). The separation depends on how we treat people in need. To the sheep, he says, “Come, you [...]

By |2023-11-22T20:15:06+08:00November 23rd, 2023|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for Christ the King Sunday

Liturgical Reflection for 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Imagine an important exam we have to sit for, a very long journey we have to make, a critical assignment we have to submit. Imagine also that we know exactly what questions will be asked, and what the answers are, what to pack for the trip, how to go about the assignment. How should we prepare ourselves for each of [...]

By |2023-11-14T22:40:09+08:00November 16th, 2023|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sacrifice, Faith and Love

One day, while biking with my son, we came across beautiful vines blooming with pink and white lantern-like flowers along the river. We paused to appreciate the sight and offer a prayer of gratitude to God for creating such beauty. As we observed, we noticed busy bees collecting nectar from the flowers. It was a mesmerising scene as they swiftly [...]

By |2023-11-08T21:15:01+08:00November 10th, 2023|Faith Formation, Featured story|Comments Off on Sacrifice, Faith and Love

Liturgical Reflection for 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The theme of today’s liturgical readings is ‘Wisdom’. What is wisdom? The letter of St James says “…the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity.” (3:17) Seeker of true wisdom will find her when we build a closer relationship with God. We can look at [...]

By |2023-11-08T23:01:03+08:00November 10th, 2023|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Liturgical Reflection for 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Whatever we proclaim to others we must be able to turn that into our deeds daily. This was unlike the Pharisees and Scribes who did not practice what they preached. All that is said must be put into action straight away and we must follow the footsteps and teachings of Jesus if we were to find his way, truth, and [...]

By |2023-11-02T22:55:03+08:00November 2nd, 2023|Faith Formation, Featured story, Liturgical Reflection|Comments Off on Liturgical Reflection for 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Check out the Latest Happenings In Our Community – 24 Sep 2023

Encounter Community Nite Sat 23 Sept 2023 6.45pm - 9pm St John Vianney Come and join us for the Community Night where we show gratitude via Thanksgiving , food fellowship, and learn fun facts about Church of St Michael. This event is an opportunity to deepen our connection to our faith and community as we move towards [...]

By |2023-09-22T14:26:18+08:00September 20th, 2023|In Our Community|Comments Off on Check out the Latest Happenings In Our Community – 24 Sep 2023