Families of the Holy Family altar servers are invited by Father Christopher Lee to pray a prayer of commitment to the Holy Family.

SINGAPORE – Bonding between parents and their sons was the order of the day on Nov 14, when over 25 families attended a Family Day organised by Church of the Holy Family Altar Servers Society.

The event began with a solemn service held in the main church hall. Assistant parish priest Father Christopher Lee, who is the society’s Spiritual Director, presided over the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Consecration Rite.

Inviting each family to come before the altar for a prayer of commitment to the Holy Family, he then blessed and presented each family with a blessing certificate.

After the ritual, families played outdoor games to break the ice, had lunch and participated in reflections that helped them better understand each other. The day ended with a barbecue at one of their homes, where the boys bonded over soccer and younger kids played games, while parents and priests chatted.

There was also a plea from outgoing society President James Kwa, urging parents to “contribute” their sons to the Altar Servers’ ministry in the hope that some of them will one day join the priesthood.

The Family Day is a follow-up from last year’s Fun Day, which strengthened the brotherhood and friendship among the Altar Servers. This year’s event was aligned with the parish theme of “A Holy Family, A Loving Family”.

Next year, the society plans to conduct a Charity Donation Drive to collect basic necessities such as clothes and food for their Lenten project to support children in Myanmar.

Its next event will be the Annual Investiture Ceremony on Jan 16 during the 6.00pm sunset Mass in the parish.

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