Reflections of the Day
"Lord, give us this bread always"
Is there anything in this life that can truly satisfy our deepest hunger and longing? Many sought Jesus out because he offered them something no one else could give - bread from heaven from the very hand of God himself. When Jesus had performed the miracle of multiplying five loaves of bread and two fish to provide a refreshing and satisfying meal for more than 5000 people (see John 6:1-15), they wanted to make him their king - no doubt because they wanted more. When Jesus withdrew from the crowd and quietly returned to Capernaum to be with his twelve disciples, they ran to seek him there (John 6:24-25). Jesus met them with a probing question - are you looking for physical food that perishes or food that gives eternal life?

Satisfying the hunger for truth, life, and love

Jesus' question to the crowd, and to each one of us as well, echoes the words of the prophet Isaiah: "Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy" (Isaiah 55:2)? There are two fundamental types of hunger - physical and spiritual. Only the Lord Jesus can satisfy the hunger in our heart - the hunger for truth, life, and love. Jesus alone can satisfy our hunger for truth - because in him alone is the Truth which is found in God. Jesus alone can satisfy our hunger for life - because he alone can give us abundant life - the supernatural life of God which transforms us now and lasts forever. Jesus alone can satisfy our deepest hunger for love - the love of God that knows no end, that never fails nor forsakes us, that outlasts sin and death. Jesus alone can satisfy the eternal hunger of our heart, mind, and spirit.

Theresa of Avila's prayer book contained a bookmark which she wrote: Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you; All things pass: God never changes. Patience achieves all it strives for. Whoever has God lacks nothing, God alone suffices. Is God enough for you?

Doing the works of God

Jesus also spoke about the works of God and what we must do to be doing the works of God, namely to believe in God's Son whom he has sent into the world. The Lord Jesus offers a new relationship with God which issues in a new kind of life - a life of sacrificial love, selfless service, and the forgiveness of others which corresponds to God's mercy, goodness and loving kindness; a life of holiness, purity, and truth which corresponds to God's holiness; and a life of obedience and trust which corresponds to God's offer of abundant life, peace, and happiness. This is the work which Jesus directs us to and enables us to perform in the power of the Holy Spirit. Do you hunger for the bread which comes down from heaven and thirst for the words of everlasting life?

We Pray:
"Lord Jesus, you are the true Bread of Heaven. Only you alone can truly satisfy the deepest longing and hunger of my heart. Nourish me with the bread of life that I may be truly satisfied in you alone as the giver of life."

Parish News
 Warden Ministry

Invites you to join them serve the Lord with your gift of hospitality. They will be waiting in the Church lobby for you to sign up.


 RCIA - Commissioning of Sponsor and Companions

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult(RCIA-English) will be celebrating Commissioning of Sponsor & Companions on Sat 1 Aug @6.00pm Mass & Rite of Acceptance into the order of Catechumens on Sat 22 Aug @6.00pm Mass. Please continue to support the RCIA with your prayers.


 Public Holiday

In view of the SG50 holiday on Friday 7 Aug gazetted by government and Monday 10 Aug, Masses on these days will be scheduled at 9.00am in the Chapel.


 Mary Star of the New Evangelization

The Icon of Mother Mary will be stationed in the Chapel from 1 Aug to 9 Aug 2015 before proceeding to another Parish. Prayer cards are available around the Church. All are welcome to spend private moments in contemplation with Mother Mary.


 Air-condition System - Appeal for Donations

Air-Condition System in the Main Church is in the midst of replacement . It will cost us S$987,000. The excess from the feast day collection will be used to cover part of the cost. We appeal for donations to help us defray some costs in this endeavor.


 Canteen - Who's cooking this week?

Simei/Tampines NCC will serve fried beehoon, fried hokien mee, nasi briyani, and more to satisfy your hunger.


 Please like our new Facebook Page!

We have launched our church's facebook page. Please like our facebook page and help spread the word with friends and fellow parishioners.




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Mass Schedule

Usual Mass Schedule


6.30am & 6.00pm (Public Holiday - 9.00am only)


6.30am 5.00pm (Novena) 6.00pm (Sunset Mass)

2nd Saturday of the month

7.30pm (Tagalog)


6.45am, 8.00am (Mandarin), 9.30am, 11.15am 6.00pm


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity will be celebrated on Sunday 16 August 2015 set by the Catholics Bishop's Conference.


There will be no sessions on weekend 8 & 9 August 2015.

Petition for Prayers

Our confirmation 3 teens will be attending a retreat from 17 to 19 July 2015 in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation in October. Let us keep them in our prayers.

Post of Reporter/Sub-Editor

Catholic News is looking for reporter/sub-editor to report local Church news. Applicants should have experience in journalism and knowledge of Catholic Church. Send full resume to

Holy Communion

Please be aware that the Church takes a very serious view of blessed body of Christ. It is meant for Catholics only. DO NOT encourage your non-Catholic friends to receive the communion. Incidentally, a host was found lying somewhere in the Church.

Cry Room

Cry Room is meant to pacify your crying child(Only 1 adult to accompany your child). Do retain Reverence that is needed in the House of God. Teach your child to Pray instead of play. Refrain from eating or drinking.