Date : 31st December 2009
Time : 8:30 p.m.
Venue : Holy Family Church
Date : 1st January 2010
Time : 9:00 a.m
ST. ANNE was the spouse of St. Joachim, and was chosen by God to be the mother of Mary, His own blessed Mother on earth. They were both of the royal house of David, and their lives were wholly occupied in prayer and good works. One thing only was wanting to their union -- they were childless, and this was held as a bitter misfortune among the Jews. At length, when Anne was an aged woman, Mary was born, the fruit rather of grace than of nature, and the child more of God than of man. With the birth of Mary the aged Anne began a new life: she watched her every movement with reverent tenderness, and felt herself hourly sanctified by the presence of her immaculate child. But she had vowed her daughter to God, to God Mary had consecrated herself again, and to Him Anne gave her back. Mary was three years old when Anne and Joachim led her up the Temple steps, saw her pass by herself into the inner sanctuary, and then saw her no more. Thus was Anne left childless in her lone old age, and deprived of her purest earthly joy just when she needed it most. She humbly adored the Divine Will, and began again to watch and pray, till God called her to unending rest with the Father and the Spouse of Mary in the home of Mary's Child.
Reflection. -- St. Anne is glorious among the Saints, not only as the mother of Mary, but because she gave Mary to God. Learn from her to reverence a divine vocation as the highest privilege, and to sacrifice every natural tie, however holy, at the call of God.
We will be having St. Anne Feast Day on this Saturday (26/7/2009). The detail is as followed:
VENUE : St. Anne Chapel
TIME : 8.30p.m
There will be Sharing and Novena aswell so please do come earlier. Some refreshment after mass will also be provided.
We just had our Junior’s Day last night (19th July 2009) and it was a blast. I’m not sure how many Juniors were present but it seems that there may be more than 30
It’s just so good to see this much amount of Juniors coming… So much so till there wasn’t enough food to eat. But all of us finished the activity a lot more cheerful that how we would be when we first arrived.
~The registration counter was open and Nova was quite a busy girl.~
~And the seniors were busy preparing the food for the event~
~Even Dr Kenny was mingling around with the Juniors~
~And there are those who just love to get into the photos~
~What are these few doing back there?~
~Sharon was cleaning up the chicken. Something she is really proud of :P~
~While JJ was just standing with a few slice of garlic in her hand~
~Janice seemed to be quite helpful with the food :).~
~These few girls again~
~Musician for the day~
~Garrie and Nouly~
~Dr Kenny making his presence felt~
~Those who were watching over the food~
~A bit of games~
~And we had the juniors introducing themselves~
~Some were really very excited to introduce themselves~
~We had a short sharing session after the meal… Starting off with Dominic~
~And then Gary came and shared his experience with CSS~
~Hezron went up next~
~And it ended with John…~
~We started off the Praise and Worship after that… Led by Nouly and Jenna~
~Everyone started dancing to the songs~
~The juniors seemed to be having fun~
~And then we got into the quieter worship and prayer session… It was truly an experience~
~And before the P&W ended, everyone had a chance to dance again~
~A few shots before going back~
~And thus ended the Junior’s Day...~
I do hope that the bonds that tie this family together will be stronger as time passed by. And I do hope that the juniors do feel themselves a part of this family as well :)