Rev Gino Samuel Philip Vicar Message

July 2024

Dear family,We are often encouraged to express our opinions in our modern lives. However, the Bible teaches us that silence is vital at the right times. So, when is it better to keep quiet? Ultimately, the Bible teaches us that keeping silent at the right time is the wisest thing to do. Proverbs 17:27-28 The convenors’ effort and dedication in organising the recent family camp and Vacation Bible School have not gone unnoticed. Your meticulous planning and thoughtful arrangements created a welcoming and spiritually enriching environment for all the families who attended. I would also like to remind all my…

Rev Gino Samuel Philip Vicar Message

May 2024

My dear family,“Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are” (Romans 12:3). NLT. This is a perfect rule to live by because pride is at the root of our downfall. Just as we have become knowledgeable and successful by God’s grace but are still weak in our flesh, we all are prone to thinking more highly of ourselves than we ought. We have witnessed many conflicts among different people and even nations occurring frequently. What may be the cause of it all?…

Rev Gino Samuel Philip Vicar Message

April 2024

Dear family,As we reflect on the solemn observances of Lent and the Passion Week, we are reminded of the profound journey we have undertaken together. The season of Lent was a time of deep spiritual introspection and prayerful conduct, which we embraced with great devotion. The well-attended services during Passion Week stood as a testament to our collective faith and the strength of our community in Christ. I am grateful and wish to note the leading role played by the Parish Missions during this year’s great lent services. Now that we are in the brightness of Easter, let us keep…

Rev Gino Samuel Philip Vicar Message

March 2024

My dear family,  “O Lord, make this Lenten season different from the other ones. Let me find You again. Amen.” —  Henri Nouwen  In this simple yet profound prayer, Nouwen (Dutch theologian) expresses a deep longing for a renewed encounter with God during the season of Lent. Lent is traditionally a time of reflection, repentance and spiritual growth leading up to Easter. Nouwen’s prayer captures the essence of this season, inviting us to seek God anew, to let go of distractions, and to open our hearts to divine presence.  The words “Let me find You again” convey a desire for…

Rev Gino Samuel Philip Vicar Message

February 2024

Dear family,Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! As we enter the month of February, we are also entering a very important season in the Christian calendar: the season of Lent. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, prayer, and almsgiving, as we prepare ourselves to commemorate the passion, death, and resurrection of our Lord. Lent is also a time of renewal. As we seek to grow in our faith and love for God and our neighbour, we are reminded of the love that God has for us and the love that we are called to…

Rev Gino Samuel Philip Vicar Message

January 2024

My dear family,Happy New Year! I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for your participation and contribution to the events during Christmas. It was a joy to celebrate the birth of our Savior with you and to witness your faith and love in action. Thank you for making this season a special and memorable one for our parish.  As we begin a new year, let us reflect on the parable of the barren fig tree that Jesus told in Luke 13:6-9. In this parable, a man decided to cut the fig tree down, but the gardener pleaded with…

Rev Gino Samuel Philip Vicar Message

December 2023

Dear family,As we enter the season of Advent, I would like to invite you to reflect on the meaning of this time of preparation and anticipation for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Advent is not only a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, but also to look forward to His second coming in glory at the end of time. Advent is a time to renew our faith, hope, and love, and to live as disciples of Christ in the world.One way to deepen our spiritual life during Advent is to participate in the sacraments, especially…

Rev Gino Samuel Philip Vicar Message

November 2023

My dear family,  As we look back, we can see how God has been working in and through us, despite the challenges and difficulties we faced. We have witnessed His grace, mercy, and power in our lives and in our community. We have also seen His hand guiding us, protecting us, and providing for us. We have much to be thankful for, and much to praise Him for.  Even now we do not lose hope, for we know that death is not the end, but the beginning of a new life. We do not grieve as those who have no…