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Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Ahead!..

The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is the cath...
The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is the cathedral church of the Archdiocese of Singapore. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is the last day of the year (2012)!

When the new day breaks tomorrow it will be another New Year to go into and what that promises is anybody's guess.

But, thus far, since the past week, we have, at least, been given a sign that 2013 may be a meaningful year ahead. How it will eventually fare still remains to be seen. There was the announcement last week that the Rector of the SFX Major Seminary (S'pore), Fr William Goh, has been chosen as Archbishop Co-adjutor for the Archdiocese of Singapore. He will later be appointed as Archbishop of Singapore at a date which is to be announced later.

I believe that this is good news to quite a number of the Catholics in Singapore, including myself, as he is a good priest and leader that can bring the archdiocese to a better standing into 2013 and beyond. He has a heavy task ahead to reconcile, reconsolidate and renew the entire presbyterium as well as the lay faithful as we confront the challenges that are ahead.

Meanwhile, we are also still around since the failed prediction of the end-of-the-world prophecy. That also means life continues and once more it is a big fat zero (0) to all those doom-sayers in their utterly misguided life of predicting the end of life as we know it.

As the New Year comes round the corner, there will be those call for resolutions making and of which many will never be kept. Nonetheless, it will not stop the masses to consider making some of them to soothe the guilt of not having done some real work of improving one's lot the previous year. If there is one resolution I can make it will be one that speaks of renewal and rejuvenation of our faith for the whole faithful (clergy and lay) in our archdiocese in 2013. We need it!

Onwards to 2013!
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