Tuesday, 18 December 2007

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sr Jocelyn
wow you must be kept very busy....
but do remember to keep up with your health and spiritual preparation for Christmas