Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street)
Dec 24: 5pm (Filipino), 7pm (French), 9.30pm, M’nite Mass
Dec 25: 9am, 11am (Latin)
Church of Sts Peter & Paul
Dec 24: 9 pm (M*), (11pm Carolling) M’nite Mass
Dec 25: 8.30am (M*), 10am
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Dec 24: (7.30pm Carolling, 8pm Rosary) 8.30pm, (10pm Carolling in T*) 10.30pm (T*)
Dec 25: 9am, 10.30am (T*), 6.30pm (T*)
Church of the Sacred Heart
Dec 24: 9pm (M*), M’nite Mass
Dec 25: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm
Church of St Teresa
Dec 24: 8pm, (11pm Carolling) M’nite Mass
Dec 25: 8.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm
Church of St.Alphonsus (Novena Church) Under reconstruction
Masses at SJI Junior School, 3, Essex Road, Singapore 309331
Dec 24: (9pm Carolling, 9.30pm Pageant) 10pm
Dec 25: 10am
The feast of the Incarnation invites us to contemplate on the wondrous beauty of God’s love. This God humbly reached out to us by assuming our humanity. He was born to share our fragile human condition. He came as a little baby without power or strength. He had no room for the night. He chose to be born in a cave without any honour and glory. He was announced to the lowly shepherds, the outcasts of society. Jesus, the Son of God chose the way of humility and lowliness so that He could feel with us.
By His coming, He came to teach us how to love, so that we too might have life. Happiness in life is not dependent on who we are, what office we hold, what social status we have in society. It is given to those who are capable of love. By loving and emptying Himself in humble love and service, Jesus shows us the way to the heart of God. By identifying ourselves with God and loving as He did, we too can participate in His joy and peace.
The event served as a platform for AES students to apply their classroom learning and promote entrepreneurship skills, as they designed, pitched sales and managed stalls by themselves.
All sales proceeds from the event went to the school’s upgrading project under the School Upgrading Programme or PRIME.
Pastry chef, Mr Jimmy Kea, was amongst a group of chef volunteers who offered to help in the event. Besides actively arranging for event partners, Mr Kea also offered his expertise in baking and cake decoration.
“Do things out of the ordinary. Mingle with people you normally would not, such as the poor and marginalised,” said Fr Clifford Augustine at this year’s World AIDS Day Mass, which was held on Nov 30 at the Church of St Mary of the Angels.
The Mass, which is held annually, was organised by the Catholic AIDS Response Effort (CARE), a Catholic Charity which provides care and support for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs).
Guests included friends and supporters, members and volunteers of CARE, and residents from the shelter home, run by the charity.
In his homily, Fr Augustine urged the congregation to pray during this Advent for a change in their lives, to do what God wishes for them; to bring God’s light into their lives so that they too can share it with others.