The interior of the newly renovated Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. The opening Mass of the church will be held on Nov 20.

The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd will celebrate its opening Mass on Nov 20.

The cathedral, located on Queen St, will open its doors to the public for the first time since renovation and reconstruction works began in November 2013.

The 10.30 am cathedral opening Mass also falls on the Feast of Christ the King and the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Archbishop William Goh will celebrate the Mass which will also see the blessing of the commemorative stone and the laying of a time capsule.

“It is a time of excitement for me and also for the people who, for the past three years, have not had the possibility of coming to the Mother Church,” Msgr Philip Heng, rector of the cathedral, told CatholicNews.

“The celebration will bring new life into the city,” he added.

Weekday Masses will start on Nov 21: Monday-Friday at 1.15 pm except on public holidays.

Weekend Masses will commence that same week on Nov 26: Saturday at 6.30 pm, Sunday at 8.30 am, 10.30 am and
5.30 pm.

The Rite of Dedication of the cathedral will be celebrated next year on Feb 14, to coincide with the 120th anniversary of its original dedication. 

By Jared Ng
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