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    33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Malachi 3:19-20; Psalm 98:5-9; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19

    Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity

    17 November 2019

    Parish Priests Fr Frederick Quek 67841211 Fr Peter Tan 67846418 Fr Joe Dinesh 67865043 Parish Office 67842332 Email: Kindergarten 67874651 Fax 67837559 Email:

    Trinity Convent 67880171 Blk 106 Tampines St 11, #02-331 Adoration on Thursday from 7-8 pm All are welcome

    Mass Timings Weekday 6.30 am; 6.00 pm Saturday 6.30 am; 5.00 pm (Novena) 6.00 pm (Sunset) Sunday 6.45 am; 8.00 am (Mandarin) 9.45 am; 11.30 am; 5.30 pm Confessions 20 mins before Mass Tagalog Mass 2.00 pm No Tagalog Mass in December 2019 and January 2020

    Public Holiday 9.00 am only

    20 Tampines St 11 Singapore 529455 Tel: 67842332 Website:

    the example of fellow believers to help us grow in our faith. And just as important, our brothers and sisters need the witness of our faith for their growth. The more we see holiness in action, the more encouraged we will be to keep pursuing Jesus ourselves. Of course, we know who Jesus took as his role model. “A son cannot do anything on his own,” he told us, “but only what he sees his father doing” (John 5:19). Because Jesus kept his heart fixed on his heavenly Father, everything he said and did sprang from his Father’s goodness and love—even his self-sacrificial death on the cross. So do your mirror neurons a favor. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and your brothers and sisters in Christ.

    Jesus , help me to imitate you

    in al l that I do .

    . . . so that you might imitate us. (2 Thessalonians 3:9) Have you ever heard of mirror neurons? They’re those tiny little cells in our brains that fire up whenever we’re around someone else. Sometimes very faintly, but other times with great force, these neurons prompt us to imitate whomever we are with. When we see someone happy or sad or angry, it’s our mirror neurons that help us share in that person’s feelings and thoughts. These neurons offer scientific proof to Aristotle’s theory that we human beings are “the most imitative of all living creatures” (Poetics, IV). No wonder St. Paul told the Thessalonians that he and his companions tried to be role models! It was “so that you might imitate us,” he wrote (2 Thessalonians 3:9). Paul knew that the Thessalonians had a much better chance of staying close to the Lord if they saw other people trying to do the same thing. He knew that our environment can have a very strong effect on the ways we think, the values we adopt, and the priorities we set for our lives.

    Meditations 17 November 2019 ~ The Word Among Us

    Formation and Prayer

    Advent which begins on 1 December is a period of spiritual preparation for Christmas. We invite you to join us in preparing our hearts to observe Advent and celebrate Christmas meaningfully.

    Faith Formation Every Wednesday from 20 November till 18 December, 8.00 pm in the Parish Hall.

    Advent Hour of Prayer Monday 2, 9 and 23 December, 8.00 pm in the Chapel.


  • Daily Readings

    Monday 18/11/19 1 Maccabees1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-64; Psalm 118:53, 61, 134, 150, 155, 158; Luke 18:35-43

    Tuesday 19/11/19 2 Maccabees 6:18-31; Psalm 3:2-7; Luke 19:1-10 Wednesday 20/11/19 2 Maccabees 7:1, 20-31; Psalm 16:1, 5-6, 8, 15; Luke 19: 11-28

    Thursday 21/11/19 Zechariah 2:14-17; Luke 1:46-55; Matthew 12:46-50

    Friday 22/11/19 1 Maccabees 4:36-37; 52-59; 1 Chronicles 29:10-12 Luke 19:45-58

    Saturday 23/11/19 1 Maccabees 6:1-13; Psalm 9:2-4, 6, 16b, 19; Luke 20:27-40

    (18 - 23 November)

    Monday: JOY - 8.30 am Bicentennial Experience at Fort Canning Park. Open to those who have registered.

    Legion of Mary (Queen of Angels) ~ 7.30 pm Room 20

    Tuesday: Legion of Mary (Mary, Full of Grace)~ 10 am in Meeting Room, Mezzanine Level

    Prayer for Priests ~ 5 pm Chapel Legion of Mary (Our Lady of Charity) ~ 7.30 pm, Meeting Room, Mezzanine Level

    Charismatic Prayer ~ 7.45 pm Parish Hall

    Christian Meditation ~ 8 pm Room 16 Wednesday: Grow Our Faith ~ 8 pm Parish Hall Advent Series

    Thursday: Mothers Prayers ~ 10.30 am Room 16

    RCIA - 7.45 pm Parish Hall

    Friday Divine Mercy Devotion - 8pm Chapel Saturday: Legion of Mary - Teens (Mary, Star of the New Evangelisation) ~ 2.00 pm Meeting Room, Mezzanine Level

    Sunday: Adelphi’s Corner ~ Please stay for fellowship after Mass and enjoy breakfast. Free coffee and tea. Legion of Mary - Primary Level (Mother of Holy Innocents) ~ 2.00 pm Room 16

    Weekly Events

    Infant Baptism July 2019 A joyful and memorable celebration last Sunday where relatives and friends came together to witness the Baptism of 12 infants. We thank God for the gift of new life and may the parents and godparents be guided by the Holy Spirit in nurturing them. More photos can be viewed at

    Emergency Evacuation Exercise The parish is conducting an emergency evacuation exercise this weekend after Mass. Kindly heed the instructions of the wardens. Your cooperation is appreciated. An Hour of Prayer Every first and third Mondays of the month. We invite you and your family to come and spend an hour of prayer in the Chapel. The next session is on Monday, 18 November, 8.00 pm in the Chapel.

    Advent Booklet The Office for the New Evangelisation has produced a booklet of reflections for the season of Advent. The theme is “The Pilgrim Community”. Please take a copy of the booklet for your household. Also available online at for-parishes/.

    Infant Baptism The next Infant Baptism is on 15 December, 3 pm in the Chapel. The preparatory session for parents and godparents is on 8 December, 3 pm in Room 19. Please register at the parish office.

    Holy Family Rosary Shrine 18-24 November, 8.15pm at Blk 107 Tampines St 11 #03-361 (520107). For enquiries, contact Juliana at 94468890. GIFT Campaign This weekend, there will be a second collection for the GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankful- ness) campaign. Please give generously for the vision of the archdiocese. Anointing of the Sick Those who are going for MAJOR surgery should make the Sacrament of Reconciliation and ask the priest for the Sacrament of the Sick before being admitted to the hospital. For enquiries, please contact the parish office. Church Weddings Couples intending to get married are required to register one year in advance with the Church. Registration form is available from the parish office. Church Cleaning (Willing Hands) Volunteers needed every Wednesday and Saturday at 9.00am.

    Other News

    Movie Matinee Saturday 23 November, 2 pm, Parish Hall Movie Title: The Reluctant Saint A heartwarming and amazing true story of St Joseph of Cupertino. A profound and humous film for all ages! All are invited.

    Marriage Encounter Weekend Make your marriage a priority! Good marriages can always be made better. To deepen and refine your couple relationship, sign up for one of the coming Marriage Encounter Weekends: 6 - 8 Dec 2019 3 - 5 Jan 2020 6 - 8 March 2020 Contact David / Clara at 96705390 or PIETA Pieta is a support group for bereaved parents who seek God’s comfort, wisdom and hope through prayer and reflection on the Word of God. The next monthly session (every 4th Tuesday of the month) is on Tuesday 26 November, 7:30 pm at Agape Village, Toa Payoh Lorong 8. Contact - or St Raphael Singles ~ Mass and Potluck Sunday 8 December, 10 am to 2 pm at OLPS Canteen (Siglap) Cost: Bring some food to share with others Email to confirm your participation.