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2 Editor’s ramblings…. Ah yes another Epiphany edition to add to the archives. Hopefully this is isn’t an issue that will be read and forgotten, thrown into the depths of the desk drawer and used as scrap paper in the future!! I won’t say much but I’ll let the quotes do the talking as you reflect on the twelve different messages being presented. The 12 quotes, all of which except the last one, are Scriptural based. Read it all then stick this issue up near your door, in front of your study desk, somewhere where you can look at it often. Take one quote per month, reflect and pray with it so that you may be filled with the grace and peace of God as He speaks to you through these passages. Beatrice Yong Job 33: 31-33 “Now..listen to what I am saying; be quiet and let me speak. But if you have something to say, let me hear it; I would gladly admit you are in the right. But if not, be quiet and listen to me, and I will each you how to be wise.”

3 Fr. Michael’s reflection on 1 Peter 2:2-10 The quote…reminds me of the simple truth that I can't save myself. It was done for me, it is a gift, it is an evidence of God's love for us. God, in Jesus, has done it all. All I can do is to respond to it by the way I live my life, treat others and acknowledge God's presence in all things. I can't buy my salvation. It has been handed over to me on a silver plate. What is useful though is to contemplate on it and be absorbed by it. The rest will happen naturally. 'You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set a part to sing the praises of God who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people at all, and now you are the people of God; once you were outside mercy and now you have been given mercy'

4 2 Corinthians 1:4-5 “He helps us in all our troubles so that we are able to help others who have all kinds of troubles using the same help that we ourselves have received from God. Just as we have a share in Christ’s many sufferings so also through Christ we share in God’s great help” Contributed by Nick Choo

5 Matthew 20:27 'And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant'. Contributed by Paul Scalzi

6 Psalm 139:12 For you darkness itself is not dark, and nigh shines as the day. Contributed by Jerolina Indryan

7 Luke 23:34 “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” Andrew Situ: It reminds me of all the carnage happening all the time in Israel today

8 Contributed by Shane Collins

9 Micah 6:8 “What He requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love and to live in humble fellowship with our God” Contributed by Angela Han

10 Luke 12: 22-23 Then Jesus said to the disciples, "And so I tell you not to worry about the food you need to stay alive or about the clothes you need for your body. Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes.” Contributed by Sylvia Lim

11 Contributed by Judith White John 16:33 "The world will make you suffer. But be brave! I have defeated the world"

12 Ecclesiasticus 2:4-6 “What ever happens to you, accept it, and in the uncertainties of your humble state, be patient, since gold is tested in the fire, and chosen men in the furnace of humiliation. Trust him and he will uphold you, follow a straight path and hope in him” Comforting words during times of hardships when living out our faith – Beatrice Yong

13 Contributed by Andrea Lau James 1:17 - 'Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows'

14 “To reach out to another is to risk involvement. To expose your feelings is to risk rejection. To love is to risk not being loved in return. But risks must be taken because the greatest risk of all is to risk nothing. The person, who risks nothing, does nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, he cannot feel, he cannot grow, and he cannot love.” Joanne Ong’s reflection on the quote: This is about friendship and love, and why sometimes, even when we have been hurt badly for whatever reason, it is still worthwhile to try again, for the right reasons. In my opinion, getting hurt means that we can still feel, rather than live with the knowledge that we have not ‘lived’ our lives. Life is too short to hold on to our own pain. Carpe Diem!

15 WHAT’S HAPPENING: Semester 2 Activities 1) Retreat 13-15 August (end of Week 3) Cookies Hideaway, Chidlow 3) Don’t miss the Archbishop's Mass 4) Watch out for Home Gatherings 5) Remember the weekly stuff!!!! Tuesday Holy Mass; 12:30pm; Worship Ctr Wednesday Prayer Meetings; 5:30pm; Worship Ctr 2) Hot Choc stall Weeks 1-4

16 Liturgy The preparation of Mass and hymns, uniting everybody in praising God, thus supporting each other in their faith and love MUCC A community where Catholics can come to share their faith, and where anyone can find support and love Epiphany To spread the Gospel message (and MUCC) to the whole community through this publication and website. Everyone is welcome to contribute Outreach & Activities To evangalise and reach out to Catholics and non-Catholics, and build closer relationships in the community through recreational activities which also enrich the community’s spirituality

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