Redemptorist Fr Simon Pereira speaking to youths during the Feb 21-April 10 parish mission.

The Church of St Bernadette, with the help of Redemptorist priests, conducted a special parish outreach from Feb 21 to April 10.

The purpose of this parish mission, themed Our Parish Our Life in Christ, was spiritual renewal through promoting people’s sense of belonging to and participation in parish life.

About 12 Redemptorist priests conducted the outreach, which included visits to parishioners’ homes, special group Masses, and nine days of Eucharistic celebrations and preaching on topics such as the Word of God, baptism, marriage and youth.

A core team of 13 members coordinated the home visits, liturgies, daily intercessory prayer sessions and group discussions. Members of various parish ministries and other parishioners also supported the core team.

Many parishioners said they appreciated the inspiring homilies delivered by the Redemptorists as well as the home visits and blessings.

The parish now plans to implement further programs to continue the spiritual renewal.

By John Kwik