BLESSING OF SACRAMENTALS FOR EPIPHANY
The Feast of the Epiphany is a great and very important ancient feast of the Church in memory of Jesus showing his glory in 3 ways: as an infant to the wisemen, at His baptism, and at the first miracle at Cana.
At today’s Mass, there will be blessing of Epiphany Holy Water at the beginning of the mass, and chalk, gold, incense at the end of mass.
What to bring: bring small container for the Holy Water, and gold (wedding rings, rosaries, pieces of gold jewelry), and incense if you wish these items to be blessed.
When you reach home, the father of the house goes through the house and sprinkles the Epiphany Holy Water in the rooms of your house to protect it and bring blessings. This Holy Water recalls the waters of the Jordan and the Baptism of Our Lord, and it also recalls our own baptism.
After the blessing with water, take the blessed chalk and write the following over the front door: 20 + C + M + B + 18. The numbers 20 and 18 refers to the year. and the three letters refer to the traditional names given to the three wisemen, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. CMB could also refer to the Latin blessing “Christus mansionem benedicat” (Christ bless this house). Chalks would be distributed at the end of the mass.
NO MASS There will be no mass celebrated on Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th January as Fr. Michael will be away.
CATECHETICAL MINISTRY is in need of catechists. We urge parishioners, to come forward to plant the seed of faith and strengthen the teaching of catholic church in our children. Please help to guide our children in their journey of faith. Those who understand the importance of catechism, please join us as catechist. Contact Number 0178661208 (Mary) or 0127197739 (Janet).
Class will resume on Sunday 7th January 2018. Registration for new intake : 7th January 2018 @11am, 1st floor foyer, Registration fees RM15. Can purchase the books on the same day from the class teachers
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (CGS)
We are happy to inform that CGS Level 1 Atrium in Jesus Caritas had commenced last August, Through the use of Scripture liturgy and handmade materials which we call ”works”, children are invited to enter into deeper relationship with Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
Intake for 2018 is open for age 3, For more information please contact Christine Soosai at 0122107175 or Adrienne Oon Pestana at 0123329100. Registration forms can be collected at the Parish Office.
SPM Bible Knowledge
The Form 5 students class will commence on Saturday 27th January. Time 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm at the ground floor conference Room.
The Class for the Forms 3 & 4 will commence on Saturday 10th February. Time 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm at the 2nd floor classroom.
For further details please contact Justin at 013-351 4322
Catholic Lawyers’ Society KL will hold its Mass of the Holy Spirit on Saturday, 20 January 2018 at 10:00 am
at Church of The Good Shepherd, 8, Jalan Air Puteh, Taman Air Panas, Setapak, 53200 Kuala Lumpur. All are
welcome to attend the celebration. Lawyers are requested to be robed. There will be a fellowship at the Parish Hall
after the Mass. For further details please contact Mr Trevor Padasian at telephone number 0162090067.”
RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND – A MARRIAGE LIFELINE
If you have left your marriage, if your marriage is tearing the two of you apart with little or no meaningful
communication and you are considering separation or divorce, we believe that Retrouvaille can help you.
Retrouvaille can help you if you are both willing to work at reparing your marriage and rebuild the loving
relationship you once had.
Live-in weekend date : 26 – 28 January 2018
Please contact : Joseph – 012- 9696117 or Anita – 017-6708672
Archdiocesan Family Life Commission
ALL ENQUIRIES WILL BE TREATED WITH STRICT CONFIDENTIALITY