On 28 July 2012, Timothy was told that, together with Kristen in harmony, they would be cantoring for the Ordination Mass of Rev Fr Samuel Lim on 9 August 2012. My “Mom’s alarm bell rang” – ‘… he has pre-lims 1-6 Aug! That’s very little time for practise. Will it affect his exams? Willl he do a good job?’ We discussed, and we lifted up everything to HIM. Timothy was initially apprehensive, he asked, “Ma will there be a lot of people?” I replied, “It’s just like the other Masses you had cantored for… it’s always filled with people, isn’t it? It’s no different. Just remember who you are doing it for. It’s the same… it’s for God.” He nodded.
Ben (composer/pianist) emailed his compositions. Both Kristen & Timothy learnt and practised their respective parts. It wasn’t an easy composition and both practised hard. They came together for their 1st practise on 4 August and they sounded… AWESOME! What a privilege for the 2 12 year-olds to be cantoring at a Priestly Ordination, which in itself is so rare nowadays.
Below is Ps 103 – Send forth your Spirit O Lord, And renew the face of the earth
Lucky for the young Cantors and the Composer/Pianist, we managed to get this photo with the newly ordained Rev. Fr Samuel Lim.
May these youngsters – Priest, Composer & Cantors – continue to serve God in their own ways with the special gifts He has bestowed upon them. And we thank God especially for another Shepherd (Fr Samuel) to take care of us, HIS flock.