Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Blessed Christmas

Yes, it is Christmas, and I wish everyone a Blessed Christmas. May the birth of Christ remains in your heart and manifest in your life. Here, I would like to share a very beautiful video created by our very own Italian sister, Sr. Pina. May you be inspired and touched by this gift from God.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

O Immanuel

O Immanuel,
you are our king and judge,
the One whom the peoples await and their Saviour.
O come and save us, Lord, our God.

Saturday, 22 December 2007

O King

O King of all nations
the one for whom all people long,
the great cornerstone who makes all of us one.
O come and save the human family which you formed from clay.

Friday, 21 December 2007

21st December

O Rising Sun,
you are the splendour of eternal light
and the sun of justice.
O come and enlighten those who sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

20th December

O key of David and scepter of Israel,
what you open no one else can close again;
what you close no one can open.
O come to lead the captive from prison;
free those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

19th December

O stock of Jesse, you stand as a signal for the nations;
kings fall silent before you whom the peoples acclaim.
O come to deliver us, and do not delay.

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

18th December

O Adonai and leader of Israel,
you appeared to Moses in a burning bush and you gave him the Law on Sinai.
O come and save us with your mighty power.

Season of Advent

Obviously I have been way behind in blogging. Many things and events happened during these past 3 weeks. Besides the busy schedule of running between Jurong Point and parishes for book displays, there are little errands around that take up time and energy. One of the major thing happened here in our diocese and particularly in our parish is the sudden loss of our assistant priest, Fr. David Thexiera, aged 51. Fr. David was ordained as a diocesan priest in 1999 but was from the Neo-Catechumenate since 1984. He was posted to our parish here in St. Francis of Assisi at the beginning of this year. Just 2 weeks ago, he was on his way to Australia and stopover at Bangkok, supposed to meet his friend there before proceeding his trip. At the immigration, he felt sick and collapsed. Since then, he never woke up. He was airlifted back to Singapore after a week and died on 13 December. It came as a sudden shock for everyone. Fr. David was buried today and his service as priest has touched many lives. A blog was specially set up for him during his last days on earth. http://www.frdavid-ablessedlife.blogspot.com/
Many of us still cannot accept the fact that he has returned to the father. His voice, his image is so vivid and alive in each of our mind and heart. This just reminded me that life is short, unpredictable, just like the Lord said, we do not know the hour, the day of His coming.

Sunday, 16 December 2007

17th December

O Wisdom, you come forth from the mouth of the Most High. You fill the universe and hold all things together in a strong yet gentle manner.
O come to teach us the way of truth.