Preparing for Christmas – Dec 14

“Arise, shine: for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you” (Isaiah 60: 1). During this season of Advent, as we wait for the day when the Light of the World was born, we prepare ourselves and our candidates – First Communion, Confirmation and RCIA – in...
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Advent not another Lent – Dec 7

Advent is a period of waiting.  It comes from the word “Adventus” which means “arrival” or “coming”.  It is a period of preparation where we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Saviour Jesus. 
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Bible lessons – Nov 30

The Confirmation candidates of St Martin de Porres RC Church, Penal, and their families took part in a Bible enthronement ceremony on November 16 as part of the community’s Bible Month activities.  An effort is being made to integrate all the children who attend catechetical...
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Ethos of a Catholic school – Nov 23

“To fulfil her divine mandate to proclaim salvation and restore all things in Christ, the Church has a role in the progress and development of education” (Outlines of the 16 Documents of Vatican II). During the discussions and decisions which were formulated by the Second Vatican...
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Encourage youth to serve – Nov 9

Although the Confirmation candidates of St Anthony’s, Pt Fortin, and St Joseph, Cedros, were unable to attend the Generation S Youth Assembly at Preysal Secondary School on October 23 due to the annual Parish Sports and Family Day, they were very much in support of the Assembly....
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Support Generation S – Nov 2

Dare to be different is the theme of the Generation S archdiocesan vocations campaign. What is Generation S?  Generation S signifies Generation of Service, and is represented in a logo designed by a Confirmation student, one of several entries in a logo design contest. It is...
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Confirmation and Vocation – Oct 19

– ‘Generation S’ Youth Assembly The word ‘vocation’ comes from the Latin vocare, which means “to call.” Each of us has a vocation to be a disciple (follower) of Jesus by reason of Baptism.  The call is deepened and strengthened through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Like...
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Commit to the rosary daily – Oct 12

The entire month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The rosary is made up of mainly the prayer of Christ, the “Our Father”, and the angelic greeting to Mary by Gabriel which is contained in the first sentence of the “Hail Mary”, along with the words of Mary’s cousin...
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A joyful mission – Oct 5

The joy of our mission is to tell others about Jesus and minister to people in need, to collectively or as individual members of the Church take the love of Jesus Christ to others, either inside or outside the Church. The excuses of old age or tradition are no better than the...
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Mission Possible: Become a Catechist – Sep 28

by Leonora de Verteuil, retired teacher/catechist Many of you know the saying ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ Well, we are all ‘villagers’ in every sense of the word. Think of it: many different persons/villagers have contributed and continue to contribute to the person...
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