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A new link to hundreds of free Catholic books including classics such as The Imitation of Christ (by Thomas A  Kempis) and Life of Christ (Fulton Sheen) are available at Online Resources

How to be Good Christian Parents

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During last weekend’s Masses celebrated by SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD at St Ignatius Church (SIC), several slides were projected during his homilies to help parents inculcate good values in their children. Click on wikiHow to view the remaining 18 slides.

 

Encountering the Lord through BEC Visit

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I would like to share my joy as the result of a recent visit to the Taman Megah Handicapped & Disabled Children’s Home organised by seven BECs (Basic Ecclesial Communities) of St Ignatius Church. What I saw moved and comforted me. I saw how each one of us in a community of communal love gathered together in one body of Christ (each one of us in our little acts of love and generosity) brought so much joy to the children that some of them invited us back.

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And they looked forward to our next visit. As we sing and dance, giving praise and thanking the Lord & through hugs and touch, the children felt the Lord’s love and joy in us. We could see this expressed on their faces as they smile and laugh & felt our love and joy in being with them.

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One of the ways Catholics evangelise the world is by sharing our lives and love for Christ. We received God’s spirit through baptism and His graces in the sacraments, & we bring Christ to others. As we share the spirit of love, peace & joy that dwells within us, I saw how happy the children were with our presence – the joy in the children’s hearts enamoured Christ’s joy into my heart.

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We hope that we can continue to be disciples of Christ by helping children in need, especially those with disabilities, to experience the love of God. Glory to the Holy Trinity. Amen.

 

Corpus Christi Mass & Procession 2019

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St Ignatius Church (SIC) held an outdoor candle light procession on Sunday 23 June 2019 as part of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ or Corpus Christi. The event started off with Mass at 6 pm with SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD as the main celebrant and Fr Albet Arockiasamy (Parish Priest, Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe) as concelebrant. After Mass, Fr Andrew carried the Eucharistic Exposition and boarded a pick-up vehicle decorated with flowers to begin the procession. Some 650 parishioners joined in the procession around the Taman Mayang neighbourhood which is a rare occasion when Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament exited the church and is brought into public view.

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Along the way, parishioners joined altar servers, communion ministers, flower girls, wardens and other volunteers in proclaiming the presence of Our Lord through Gospel readings, recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and singing hymns in English, Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia & Tamil. Fr Andrew, SIC Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD & Fr Albet took turns to hold the Blessed Sacrament during the journey.

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With the theme Encountering Christ, the 2.37 km procession stopped at four locations signifying the four corners of the world. Apart from terrace houses, the procession passed by Oasis Food Court, Plaza Mayang and some shops before turning back towards SIC. Shortly after 9 pm, parishioners followed the Blessed Sacrament to re-enter the church building for Benediction. A fellowship dinner was held after its completion.

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More photos taken by the Parish Communication Team (PCT) are available for viewing & downloading atparishlifeClick on Corpus Christi Procession 2019 to watch a video of the event.

 

96 Youths Confirmed in SIC

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Are you going to share the gifts of the Holy Spirit by helping those in need or are you going to keep them for yourselves? His Grace Archbishop Julian Leow addressed this probing question to 69 confirmands from the St Ignatius Church (SIC) English Sunday school and 27 confirmands from the Mandarin Sunday school during his homily whilst presiding over the Sacrament of Confirmation at SIC on Saturday 22 June 2019. He urged the confirmands to respond to the needs of those around them and to follow the example of Jesus who always gives in abundance exemplified by the Feeding of the Five Thousand recorded in all four Gospels. This weekend's Masses celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of the Lord or Corpus Christi.

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Archbishop Julian was the main celebrant with SIC Parish Priest Fr Andrew Wong CDD & Assistant Parish Priest Fr Lawrence Ng CDD as concelebrants. Probably for the first time in SIC, each sentence of Archbishop Julian's homily in English was immediately translated into Mandarin by Fr Andrew. Accompanied by their godparents, the confirmands were anointed with the Oil of Chrism which signifies reception of the seal of the Holy Spirit to mark their total belonging to Christ and their enrolment in his service forever. With Confirmation – the completion of Baptism – the baptised are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.

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In addition to bread and wine, confirmands offered up their talents and gifts for which they have been blessed with (music, songs, sports, love, sincerity, kindness & joy in serving others), and faith experiences encountered through Sunday school lessons, Renewal in the Spirit Seminar, service projects, Confirmation Camp and other activities. The Mass was very well attended with parishioners taking up space even on the roads surrounding the church building. A fellowship dinner then ensued after Mass for the confirmands, godparents, family members & catechists as well as the celebrants.

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More photos taken by the Parish Communication Team (PCT) are available for viewing & downloading atparishlife

 
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