Sunday Bulletins

These are the PDF versions of the Sunday programs.  The best way to make use of these is to print them using 2 sided printing in landscape mode.

Sunday, 17 September 2023 24th Sunday in ordinary time Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 10 September 2023 23rd Sunday in ordinary time Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 3 September 2023 22nd Sunday in ordinary time Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 27 August 2023 21st Sunday in ordinary time Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 20 August 2023 Assumption of Our Lady Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 13 August 2023 19th Sunday in ordinary time Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 6 August 2023 Transfiguration of the Lord Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 30 July 2023 17th Sunday Ordinary Time Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 23 July 2023 16th Sunday Ordinary Time Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 16 July 2023 15th Sunday Ordinary Time Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 9 July 2023 14th Sunday Ordinary Time Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 2 July 2023 Sts. Peter and Paul Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 25 June 2023 12th Sunday Ordinary Time Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 18 June 2023 11th Sunday Ordinary Time Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 11 June 2023 Body and Blood Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 4 June 2023 Holy Trinity Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 28 May 2023 Pentecost Sunday Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 21 May 2023 Ascension of the Lord Assumption Cathedral

Sunday, 14 May 2023 6th Sunday of Easter Assumption Cathedral

Sunday,  7 May 2023 5th Sunday of Easter Assumption Cathedral

Easter Sunday: Rise heart; thy Lord is risen. – George Herbert

In the Acts of the Apostles, “when Peter says he is a witness to Jesus’ resurrection, he does
not only guarantee the truth of Christ’s rising – though that statement is itself momentous. What
lends force to his words is his assurance of the fact that Jesus, who was dead, is alive and
exerts a transformative influence beyond constraints of time and space. The world is forever
changed as a result. Peter’s life is changed. Your life too, he tells Cornelius (and us), can be
(Erik Varden – Entering the Twofold Mystery – 2022, pp192-3).
Transformation is the key word. It is not an original insight to stress that the Gospel is a
transformative, living document of faith. The first Christians experienced first-hand the transformative
power of Jesus’ resurrection in their lives. Knowing the Risen Jesus, they were forever changed.
The same reality is true for us. Do we honestly believe that?
Sadly, some 2,000 years later, we can take too much for granted. We may too easily be born
into the Church, just passively receiving what we are told, thus missing the full message about who
we are as church, in relationship with God and each other. The basic fact is that the Gospel acts to
change our lives here and now, so that we may know God’s glory, thus becoming attuned to the full
possibilities of life. Do we appreciate this? I can understand if we don’t. No matter our reluctance
or reticence, our transformation into participating more fully in the divine life, here and now, is offered
to us through the resurrection.
Here the danger is I may just be theorising. So I will put it another way. I see this transformation
happening in little ways, in real ways, in the life of our own faith community. My honest experience
is that I see ‘spiritual enlightenment’ happening in our midst. I see the goodness of people and know
their generosity in reaching out to others who have less or suffer. I see people making decisions to
make something more of their lives, to live their faith more deeply and to make life commitments for
the sake of love, for the sake of others. I see people humbly placing their lives before a forgiving
God, being intent on making a fresh start.
Transformation is happening. The resurrection is real and happening today in Our Bangkok.
The Lord has risen, as he said he would. Easter unfolds God’s unending promise to every person
enjoying their true dignity, in the light of the resurrection. Nothing in this life can kill our Easter faith.
Thus, Alleluia is our song and we are an Easter people.
John P Murray osa

Sundays of Lent

During the coming Sundays of Lent, we will offer the opportunity to pray the Stations of the Cross. This is a long-held prayer within the Church. My understanding is that this devotion arose within the Church in the Middle Ages, as a way of allowing the faithful to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, without actually, physically going there. So, for us, the Stations of the Cross are a pilgrimage we can make this Lent in faith.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday this week is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the holy season of Lent. As such, it is a day of universal fasting and abstinence in the Church. Ashes will be conferred after mass next Sunday.

For the sake of clarity, on such a holy day, the Church asks everyone of age 14 and up to abstain from meat and everyone from 18 to 59 to fast, which means eat less or give more to help those in need.
Of course, act wisely if you are sick or have a medical condition.

What is Lent?

What is Lent?

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Thursday. It’s a period of preparation to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter.
Feature Story

Feature Story

Hers is a story out of this pandemic. Ekaterina is Russian, and for more than 30 years went to the Catholic Church but due to the difficult situation in Russia, she was never baptized.

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