Tucked in a quiet corner of St. Michael’s, stands a majestic, live Christmas Tree next to a station for parishioners and visitors to pen down their prayer intentions and thanksgiving. At that station, a standee board has also been lovingly prepared with information about Christmas traditions that are celebrated by the Catholic Church.

According to St. Basil, “A tree is known by its fruits, and a man, his deeds.” We pray as a community, that our trees may bear good, Christ-fruit, fruit that will last. We also give thanks for the year that has passed and we commit to the LORD what is to come in the days ahead. If you have not yet hung up your prayer intention, you are invited to do so. Let us as one community pray for each other.

By Brian Bartholomew Tan