Saturday 2nd May 2020
The Fourth Sunday of Easter is generally called as the Good Shepherd Sunday in our new Catholic liturgical calendar. In recent times this day has also become known as Vocations Sunday, a day on which prayers should be said for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
As we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday, let us pray to the Lord that we may listen attentively to His voice, and follow His example of self-giving love. Let us also pray for all our shepherds, especially our religious and political leaders during this trying time of the Coronavirus pandemic. May they follow the example of Jesus who was willing to serve and lay down His life for His sheep. Jesus our Shepherd is the Way, Truth and Life. He is the one who goes after the lost sheep leaving the ninety-nine to bring it back to the fold.
Although many churches throughout the world are closed and parishes are not celebrating public Masses due to the COVID-19, the work in the Lord’s vineyard continues. Today let us pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life, that many will be inspired to show true love, to the point of sacrificing many other attractive options to become priests of Jesus, to follow him in religious life.
Please be informed that livestream broadcast of Sunday Mass is on every Sunday at 10.00am via this link www.shorturl.at/fnCU3.
As we wait patiently for our state government to ease or even lift restrictions on “social distancing” and “community gathering” in the near future, let us keep on supporting one another in our prayers.
Stay connected with us at our parish from any of the following communication platforms:
- St Thomas More, Bateman Parish website – batemancatholic.org
- Join our Parish Facebook group (for the adult community): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2555892488023089/?ref=share
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May Jesus, our Good Shepherd bless you all,
Fr. Phong Nguyen