RCIA: First Scrutiny
We pray for enlightment and purification, for our 23 Elect at the 6pm Mass on Saturday, as they journey towards their baptism at Easter.
This Lent, take time out for our parish retreat, open to all parishioners, for us to grow in our prayer life and deepen our relationship with God. With the help of Scripture and Pope Francis’ writings, we will try to unveil God’s free gift of mercy to understand what it means to “Be merciful just as your Father is merciful”. (Luke 6:36)
The programme will be facilitated by Sister Maria Lau, IJS, and will include input, personal prayer and reflection, and community prayer.
Dates: 5 and 6 March (Sat & Sun)
Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm on both days
Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Parish House
Please register for this retreat by 28 Feb 2016 online, or pick up a form at the bulletin stands in church and drop them into the boxes provided.
Archdiocesan Update on Parishes and Mass Attendance
This survey and update will be conducted during the weekend Masses.
Regardless of which parish/church you belong, one representative per household that visits this parish/church is to do this. The simple online (internet/smartphone) survey can be found at survey.catholic.sg.
Thank you in anticipation of your participation of this very important project for the good of our parish and archdiocese as a whole, in order for resources to be better placed in the planning of our pastoral programmes at the parish and archdiocesan levels. See the bishop’s message here.
Blessings on Fourth Weekend of the Month
Special blessings at the end of Masses this weekend for parents-to-be.
Charities Week 2016
Please support and donate generously towards Charities Week 2016, an archdiocesan annual fundraising project. Proceeds will enable Agape Village, a project of Caritas Singapore and many Catholic organisations under its umbrella to continue their work in reaching out to those in need. These include the poor, families, youth and children, prisoners, migrant workers, persons with HIV/AIDS, persons with physical and mental challenges, and overseas humanitarian aid.
Pick up a Charities Week appeal envelope and contribute generously. You may mail your donation directly to Caritas Singapore (for cheques only) or drop them at the parish office during office hours.
For walk-in donations, please visit Caritas Singapore, 55 Waterloo Street #08-01, Catholic Centre. Your contribution will make a difference to the lives of those in need. For more information, please call 63383448 or visit www.caritas-singapore.org.
Penitential Service at City District Churches, 8pm
Monday 7 March: Church of St Bernadette
Tuesday 8 March: Church of St Teresa
Wednesday 9 March: Church of the Sacred Heart
Thursday 10 March: Church of St Michael
Friday 11 March: Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Monday 14 March: Church of St Joseph
Mass for deceased loved ones | Wednesday 2 Mar | 8pm | church
Stations of the Cross
Lenten Reflection Booklet 2016
The season of Lent is a privileged time for us to take stock and grow in our spiritual lives. To help us all along, the Office for the New Evangelisation has produced a booklet with resources to enable us to spend time sharing and reflecting with our families, friends and church ministry members.
Pick up a free copy at the church bulletin stands or at the church office.
Or download a copy online here.
Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Rome, Italy
There will be a pilgrimage to Rome in August-September. Check out the full details here.
Orange Valley Home Visit
Join the Golden Years Club to spend time with the aged sick of Orange Valley Home, Bukit Merah, which is a short walk from our church. Participants will be serving snacks to the residents, singing and helping them with art & craft.
Date: Saturday 12 March 2016
Time: Meet at 1.15pm at church canteen to walk to the home
Please register after weekend morning masses at the canteen. Or contact Raymond Ho at 97466770 or email email@example.com.
24 Hours for the Lord – Eucharistic Adoration from 4 March 8pm to 5 March 4pm
In answer to Pope Francis’ invitation for churches worldwide to hold a 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration during Lent on 4-5 March 2016, the City District churches have designated the Church of the Sacred Heart (at Tank Road) to be available for this service from Friday 4 March, 8pm to Saturday 5 March, 4pm.
Churches in the City District have been allotted 2-hour slots each, for the faithful to pray and spend time with the Lord. Our parish has been assigned Saturday 5 March, 2am to 4am. While everyone is welcome to go at any hour, for those who wish to go with church ministry members to pray during the allotted time slot and need transport, please register with the church office before Wednesday 2 March. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 62711184 during office hours.
* A talk on Christian meditation, Stations of the Cross for couples, as well as a series of talks on Christian mission by Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore. Click here to find out more.