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Holy Week 2018

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A Palm Sunday procession was held from the new lift area in the covered car park to the church building at 6 pm on 25 March. St Ignatius Church (SIC) Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD proclaimed the Gospel of Mark on The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, blessed the palms held up by parishioners gathered, then led the procession who were waving their palms into church for Mass. Volunteers helped clean and cut the palms down to size the morning before. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. 

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A big gathering of parishioners which overflowed around the church building attended the multilingual Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday which began at 8 pm. This Mass inaugurates the Easter Triduum and commemorates the Institution of the Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of Holy Orders (priesthood). Holy Thursday is also called Maundy Thursday with the word 'Maundy' derived from the Latin mandatum or mandate given by Jesus to his disciples at the Last Supper to love one another. In his homily, SIC Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD preached on Who is Jesus and encouraged parishioners to also attend the Good Friday service and the Easter Vigil Mass as it is one continuous liturgy during the Triduum.

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Frs Andrew and Lawrence kicked off the Washing of Feet of two nuns followed by 10 representatives of the parish community including a hearing-impaired parishioner for the first time. Shortly after holy communion, Frs Andrew, Lawrence and Stephen Ng CDD led the procession to transfer the Most Blessed Sacrament from the tabernacle to the Altar of Repose on the first floor of Costantini Community Centre. The Blessed Sacrament was exposed for adoration till 6 am after which it was transferred to the prayer room downstairs where consecrated hosts are kept for holy communion during Good Friday services.

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Around 1,800 parishioners turned up for the Way of the Cross @ Riverbank on Good Friday on 30 March at 1 pm despite the blazing sun. Fr Andrew started off proceedings by carrying a wooden cross from the altar to the church entrance after which a group of communion ministers carried a bigger cross to the First Station. Fr Lawrence also participated in the event. Apart from the Liturgy of the Word, the Good Friday celebration of the Lord’s Passion included Veneration of the Cross where parishioners come forward one by one to kneel before the crucifix and kiss the feet of Jesus. Spiritual communion within the SIC community was enhanced through Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration held from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday.

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