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11 MAY 2014

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

To be a Christ-centred family that loves and serves one another with joy and humility

MAY THE MONTH OF MARY

- REV FR J J FENELON Pilgrimage – A Spiritual encounter with God A pilgrimage is a journey of moral or spiritual significance. Generally, it is a journey to a shrine of importance to a person's beliefs and faith, the place of birth or death of founders or saints, to locations where miracles were performed or witnessed, or locations where a holy person or visionary is said to have lived. Such sites may be commemorated with shrines or temples that devotees are encouraged to visit for their own spiritual benefit. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim. I have been on several pilgrimages and have been blessed to celebrate Masses at the various Holy Shrines and spend time in prayer and meditation, which in itself has been a tremendous privilege. But what has really edified me has been the faith of the many ordinary people who brave the cold wind, rain or heat, attending Masses, praying the Rosary, meditating on the Stations of the Cross, going for the Holy Bath(Lourdes) and other spiritual activities. Such simplicity and humility of faith even touched one of the pilgrims, a non-Catholic Christian, during my recent pilgrimage. He was so overwhelmed by the faith of the ordinary people. He has developed a more favorable attitude towards the Catholic faith and feels closer to God because of this experience. But not everyone can have the time or money to make such a pilgrimage. Does that mean we cannot have a deep spiritual encounter with God? We can have a deep experience of God locally at a retreat, in the Mass or during time of prayer if we are open and surrender ourselves to Him without reservation. Jn.14:23 –“Anyone who loves me and keeps my word, my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our home in him”. Our “heart” is this “home”. God dwells deep within us. In the quietness of our adoration room we can have this deep spiritual encounter with God. “Come and see” (Jn.1:39). Come and be a pilgrim.

10, Yishun Street 22 Singapore 768579 Tel: 6257 4229

Web: www.olss.sg


CHECK IT OUT “ Be an active presence in the community “ Honour your mum with a flower! Fresh flowers for sale at the foyer from $3 COLLECTION - GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY This weekend’s collections are for the upkeep and maintenance of St Francis Xavier Major Seminary. MASS IN HONOUR OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Date: Friday 16 May 2014 Celebrant: Fr Paul Yeo Mass at 8.00pm in the Church followed by a Healing Service

FAMILY NIGHT Get ready for a night of Music and dance!!! Date: Saturday 24 May 2014 Venue: Church Canteen Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm Fellowship: Agape Meal ADMISSION IS FREE, ALL ARE WELCOME! OLSS COSMIC BOWLING NITE Date: Saturday 31 May 2014 Time: 08.30pm – 11.30pm Venue: Safra Yishun Fee: $25 for 3 games and shoes per player Registration and payment at foyer before and after weekend Masses by 25 May 2014 Attractive Prizes to be won!!

ROSARY DEVOTION "I will never abandon you, my child. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.“ Tuesday 13 May 2014 8pm at the Grotto. Let us pray together as one family in Christ. TWO TAMIL MASSES EVERY MONTH 2nd Sunday at 6.30pm (new mass) & 3rd Saturday at 6.30pm (existing) Tamil Masses in May : Sunday 11 May 6.30pm Saturday 17 May 6.30pm COMBINED FRESHMEN GATHERING Kickstart 17 May, Sat, 3pm till late at CAYC Calling all freshmen entering JCU, NTU, NUS, SIM, SMU, SUTD. Come and meet the Catholic students of these 6 universities and experience the joy, fellowship and fun of being in a campus community. There will be games, introductions to each university, dinner, live music by the university students and the celebration of the Sunset Eucharist. For more Info and Registration, go to www.oyp.com.sg or e-mail Juliana at juliana68@gmail.com

For more details, call Paulus at 97422966 or email paulushu@yahoo.com WILLING HEARTS LUNCH MEAL We distribute the above from Mondays to Sundays, 10.30am-11.30am at the church canteen. If you wish to collect these lunch meals for yourself or others who need them, please register with the Parish Office indicating the number of packets you need.

WEDDING BELLS CONGRATULATIONS Anselm Ang Weida & Teresa Moh Ai Ling Date: Saturday 17 May 2014 Time: 10.30am Planning to get married? Please inform the Priest 12 months in advance. This would give the couple adequate time for the necessary preparation.

10, Yishun Street 22 Singapore 768579 Tel: 6257 4229

Web: www.olss.sg


“The Rosary is a prayer both so humble and simple and a theologically rich in Biblical content. I beg you to pray it. How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening!” - Saint John Paul II -

FAMILY ROSARY AND FELLOWSHIP WITH YOUR NCC – 8PM DATE / DAY ZONE 100

ADDRESS

HOST

11 May / Sunday

Blk 106 Yishun Ring Rd #03-185

Anne

12 May / Monday

Blk 175 Yishun Ave 7 #16-861

Xavier & Clara

15 May / Thursday

Blk 146 Yishun St 11 #02-15

Margaret

18 May / Sunday

Blk 161 Yishun St 11 #07-182

Peter & Rosie

17 May / Saturday

Blk 367 Yishun Central #04-1530

Franklin & Cynthia

18 May / Sunday

Blk 302 Yishun Central #12-113

Clement & Violet

ZONE 400

15 May / Thursday

Blk 403 Yishun Ave 6 #11-1214

Mabel Joseph

ZONE 600

17 May / Saturday

Blk 644 Yishun St 61 #04-300

Tony & Angela

ZONE SNT

12 May / Monday

Blk 486 Admiralty Link #20-157

Roger Samy & Family

ZONE 300

Until we have fallen in love with Jesus and the gospel, are so inspired by the Good News proclaimed by the Lord, and find hope, meaning and purpose, the gospel cannot be proclaimed with joy and excitement as did the first disciples who encountered the Risen Lord. May our hearts burn like the disciples while on the road to Emmaus, always conscious that joy cannot be contained and that goodness always spreads. Every authentic experience of truth and goodness seeks by its nature to grow within us. Let us heed the words of Jesus Himself and reach out to others to seek their good and be missionaries bearing the Good News with joy, kindness, patience and love. May the Good News burn within our hearts as we seek to spread the goodness of the gospel to all whom we encounter! (Archbishop William Goh)

10, Yishun Street 22 Singapore 768579 Tel: 6257 4229

Web: www.olss.sg


MASS SCHEDULE & PRAYER DEVOTION Weekday 6.25am(Lauds) - 6.45am (Mass) 6.10pm(Vespers) - 6.30pm (Mass) Saturday Sunset - 5pm

OH WHAT FUN! Hail Mary Full of Grace

Sunday - 7.15am (Mandarin) 8.30am, 10am, 11.30am, 5pm (All in English) Public Holiday - 8am

Holy Hour - 8pm (1st Friday of the Month) Tagalog Mass - 6.30pm (1st Sat of the Month) Tamil Masses - 6.30pm (2nd Sun of the Month & 6.30pm (3rd Sat of the Month) Marian Devotion - 9am, Saturday, Main Church Malayalam Prayer - 6.30pm (3rd Sat of the month, St John’s room) Divine Mercy Prayer – 7pm (Every Friday, St John’s room) Sacrament of Reconciliation 15mins before each weekend Mass or by appointments during the week Adoration Room – 6am to 10pm Closed on all Public Holidays

PARISH DETAILS Do you know your Rosary? OUR PRIESTS Fr J.J Fenelon (Parish Priest); 6257 4229 Email: olss_secretariat@yahoo.com.sg Fr Stanislaus Pang 6257 0036 Email: stanislaus.pang@catholic.org.sg Fr Paul Yeo  62574660 Email: fryeopaul@gmail.com OUR PARISH OFFICE 6257 4229; Fax: 6756 6632 Email: olss_secretariat@yahoo.com.sg OLSS DAY CARE CENTRE BLK 235 #01-442 6257 0427 Email: ladystar235@yahoo.com.sg

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OLSS BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE BLK 265 #01-226 67559535 Email: starbasc265@yahoo.com.sg

10, Yishun Street 22 Singapore 768579 Tel: 6257 4229

Web: www.olss.sg


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