Chancery Notice – 31 May 2020

APPOINTMENTS Fr Antony Kuttianickal CMI has been re-appointed Chaplain for the Archdiocesan Commission for Malayalam Apostolate (ACMA) for a term of two [2] years, with effect from 26 March Fr Antony Kuttianickal CMI has been appointed Interim Administrator for the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT), with effect from 1 June [...]

Renew the face of the Earth – Pentecost Sunday

How can this world be renewed?  It begins with us!  If we are not renewed in the power of the Holy Spirit, how can we ever think of renewing the face of the earth?  We need to be filled with the Spirit of Jesus so that we can transform the world with His truth [...]

The Little Way

Father Ronald Rolheiser Most of us have heard of Saint Therese of Lisieux, a French mystic who died at age 24 in 1897, and who is perhaps the most popular saint of the last two centuries. She’s famous for many things, not least for a spirituality she called her “little [...]

Our responsibility to check climate change.

Father Colin Tan, SJ St Augustine of Hippo once said: “Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” The most difficult thing to change in life is change itself. [...]

Mary, the Model Disciple

Stella Lee The Church has traditionally set aside the month of May in honour of Mother Mary. Here, as we ponder a bit more about where Mary fits in the life of faith, I would like to explore the idea of Mary as the model disciple under three aspects: Praying, [...]

Gradual Resumption of Religious Activities in Phase 1

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, The Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth (MCCY) has announced that religious organizations may open for private worship after the circuit breaker ends on 1 June. Because of the risks of infection, Phase 1 carries many restrictions and requirements to all religious organizations on how such private [...]

The courage to say yes to God’s call

Sunday, 3 May 2020, marks the 57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. It is a day that is set aside by the Church to encourage people to reflect and discern God’s call to them. Over the course of his Pontificate, Pope Francis has spoken many times about the call [...]