Singapore Catholic Mass Schedule - all for the greater glory of God     home  |  links  |  videos  |  make homepage  |  tell a friend   |   bookmark   |  donate

City District  Serangoon District  North District  East District  West District

Catholic News



   » Chancery Notice - 2 October 2015  
   » Serving the intellectually disabled  
   » Year of Consecrated Life: A peep into the life of Fr Paul Staes  
   » ARCHBISHOP'S PASTORAL LETTER: Closing of Year of Mary, Star of New Evangelisation  


   » This Catholic healthcare group is being sued for refusing to provide abortions  
   » Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of synod discussion  
   » God's dream for creation? The union of a man and woman, Pope says  
   » The relics of St Therese, and her parents, will be displayed throughout the synod  
   » Pope tells Synod Fathers to learn from the Holy Family  
  Mass Schedules America  
  Philippine Mass Schedule  
  Note: Ads on this site do not necessarily reflect the publisher's ideas  

Randomly selected churches

Church of St Francis of Assisi
200 Boon Lay Avenue
West District

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
31 Siglap Hill
East District

St Anne's Church
66 Sengkang East Way
Serangoon District

Church of the Holy Family
6 Chapel Road
East District

Church of the Risen Christ
91 Toa Payoh Central
North District

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1259 Upper Serangoon Road
Serangoon District

Church of Sts. Peter and Paul
225A Queen Street
City District

Church of the Sacred Heart
111 Tank Road
City District

Church of St Francis Xavier
63A Chartwell Drive
Serangoon District

Catholic Mass Reading & Reflection of the day (10/4/2015)
taken from
Mark 10:2-16 2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" 3 He answered them, "What did Moses command you?" 4 They said, "Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to put her away." 5 But Jesus said to them, "For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, `God made them male and female.' 7 `For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder." 10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery against her; 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."
13 And they were bringing children to him, that he might touch them; and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it he was indignant, and said to them, "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands upon them.  

What is God's intention for our state in life, whether married or single? Jesus deals with the issue of divorce by taking his hearers back to the beginning of creation and to God's plan for the human race. In Genesis 2:23-24 we see God's intention and ideal that two people who marry should become so indissolubly one that they are one flesh. That ideal is found in the unbreakable union of Adam and Eve. They were created for each other and for no one else. They are the pattern and symbol for all who were to come. Jesus explains that Moses permitted divorce as a concession in view of a lost ideal. Jesus sets the high ideal of the married state before those who are willing to accept his commands. Jesus, likewise sets the high ideal for those who freely renounce marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 19:11-12). Both marriage and celibacy are calls from God to live a consecrated life, that is to live as married couples or as singles who belong not to themselves but to God. Our lives are not our own, but they belong to God. He gives the grace and power to those who seek to follow his way of holiness in their state of life. Do you seek the Lord and his grace in your state of life? Do you seek to help others draw near to the Lord? The parents who brought their children to Jesus wanted Jesus to lay his hands upon them. They knew of the healing power, both physical and spiritual, which came from Jesus' touch.  Jesus, in turn, rebuked his disciples for hindering the children from coming. No doubt the disciples wanted to shield Jesus from the nuisance of noisy children. But Jesus delighted in the children and demonstrated that God's love has ample room for everyone. No one is unimportant to God. He comes to each person individually that he might touch them with his healing love and power. May we never hinder our youth from coming to the Lord to receive his blessing and healing power. And as we grow with age, may we never lose that child-like simplicity and humility which draws us into Christ's loving presence. Do you show kindness to the youth you encounter in your neighborhood, home, and church and do you pray for them that they may grow in the knowledge and wisdom of Jesus Christ? "Lord Jesus Christ, your call to holiness extends to all in every state of life. Sanctify our lives - as married couples and as singles - that we may live as men and women who are consecrated to you. Make us leaven in a society that disdains life-long marriage fidelity, chastity, and living single for the Lord".

©2010 Singapore Catholic Mass Schedule
all rights reserved