Coming together to reflect on one's vocation
More than 200 Catholics gathered on Sept 5 at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Tampines to attend the Holy Hour, where
they reflected on their spiritual journey.
The Holy Hour was part of a vocational event, held in celebration of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The event was jointly organised by the St Francis Xavier Major Seminary and the Holy Trinity Youth Ministry.
It aimed to guide Catholics in seeking better insights into their vocation, and to open their hearts and minds to God’s calling. Guests of honour included Msgr Ambrose Vaz and seminarians.
The theme of the event was “Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”.
Starting with an opening prayer and hymn, the Holy Hour continued with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and a reading from Mark 1:16-20. The congregation then had moments of reflective silence to re-examine their vocational calling and their relationship with God. The event continued with the Novena, adoration and benediction.
After the Holy Hour, Msgr Ambrose Vaz celebrated Mass.
During the homily, Msgr Vaz spoke about having faith in God and the power of an individual’s belief.
He shared how God does all things good, and thus the need to open one’s heart to the Lord. He added that Catholics must embrace the privilege and joy of the Word of God.
He also advised parents and guardians to help guide their children towards Christ, to say yes to Him.
Overall, the event was well-received by many who attended. They agreed that they had gained a deeper understanding of their faith. The evening ended with a dinner attended by the seminarians and some of the youths.
By Dionne Teo