PARISH DIARY | 1 – 7 Nov 2014

Mass times for All Saints Day and All Souls Day here.

 

Blessings on first weekend of the month
Special blessings at the end of Masses for those celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries in November, as well as for parents-to-be.

 

Cantonese Mass, Saturday 1 Nov
Mass celebrated at 3.30pm in the chapel with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

Collection by Society of St Vincent de Paul
There will be a second cash collection at this weekend’s Masses for the needy under the care of the society at our parish. Please give generously as the society has been running on deficit since the number of families receiving aid have doubled. Thank you!

Read more: Collection for the needy – an appeal

 

Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) meeting – open category
Come build up and strengthen our community in Christ together with us! If you are recently baptised or confirmed, new to the parish, or are not in any NCC grouping right now, we invite you to attend this introductory session to find out more about this community and how you may be a part of a supportive group of people who pray, share the Gospel, and serve our parish family and beyond.

Date: Sunday 2 Nov 2014
1st session: 9.45am to 10.45am, Library, Level 4, Parish House
2nd session: 11.45pm to 12.30pm, St Teresa Pastoral Centre, #02-06

 

Potluck party
All parishioners, friends and visitors are cordially invited to a meal at the canteen for this potluck (pick-a-pick) gathering after the 12.30pm Mass.

 

An appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund
In recent months, typhoons, floods and earthquakes have struck Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Myanmar and India. Hundreds have died and millions of lives impacted by these disasters.

The Humanitarian Aid Fund supports the work of Charis and other Catholic organisations responding to such disasters, as well as other humanitarian situations caused by war, civil strife, poverty and other adverse circumstances.

We seek your generous donations to help those in need overseas.

To contribute to the Humanitarian Aid Fund, please pick up an appeal flyer from our bulletin stands, or issue a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” and post it to Charis, 55 Waterloo Street #07-02 Catholic Centre, Singapore 187954. For more information, please contact Albert Lim at 63374119 or email info@charis-singapfore.org.

 

Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) meeting

Date: Tuesday 4 Nov 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Block 113 Depot Road, #22-1027

 

Mass for deceased loved ones | Wednesday 5 Nov | 8pm | main church

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
If you have a good command of Mandarin and would like to be a guide for this walking tour on the history of our parish church and its surrounding faith communities, please email Edwin Tan at stc2me@gmail.com. Thank you very much for your support!

We look forward to welcoming the Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle (IRCC) members for this walk to know more about our parish and the Catholic faith on Sunday 16 Nov and Tuesday 18 Nov.

COLLECTION FOR THE NEEDY – AN APPEAL

by Society of St Vincent de Paul, September 2014

Our parish has been helping 77 families in need with NTUC vouchers as well as cash aid that is generously donated by parishioners during the monthly collections at Mass to the society.

As of today, the number of families we help has grown to 132 (or 164 individuals in total).

Every month, we collect around $10,000 for the needy, but that is not enough to cover the cash aid and vouchers now, as the amount we give out has almost doubled with the increased number of families.

In the past 8 months, the society has been running on a deficit, drawing from fast-depleting reserves to cover the shortage.

So we humbly appeal to you to raise your donations to support our parish in helping our brothers and sisters in need.

The collection by the society takes place at Masses on the first weekend of every month. Please help as much as you can.

Thank you in advance for your kind generosity and loving gifts. May God bless you all!

WEEKLY BIBLE SESSIONS

FAITH FORMATION: GOSPEL OF JOHN

Monsignor Ambrose Vaz gives us 12 weekly sessions covering the Gospel of John.

Date: Every Monday, starting 4 August to 27 October 2014 (No sessions on 1 September, and 6 October)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Auditorium, level 3, Parish House

A beautiful gift offered to all, offered to you. Take it!