PARISH DIARY | 26 March 2016

 

Easter Reflection Booklet 2016
We have carried out our Lenten observances, now in this Easter season, we focus our energies on living in the presence of the Risen Lord, with help from the Office for the New Evangelisation, which 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.

 

Easter Sunday
Mass at 8.30am is Children’s Mass in church, followed by an Easter party at 10am, level 3, Parish House. Cost per child: $8; adults may contribute love offering

Other Masses at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 6pm.

There will be no Sunday School classes. Canteen is closed on Easter Sunday.

 

Blessings on Fourth Weekend of the Month
Special blessings at the end of Masses this weekend for parents-to-be.

 

Parish Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
Join us for a night of taize chants and Eucharistic Adoration on Thursday 31 March at the chapel, 8pm to 9pm. All are welcomed to  spend an hour with the Living God.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 3 April, 4pm, in our parish.
To prepare for this, there will be a meeting for parents whose babies are getting baptised, and the godparents need to be present as well.

Date of briefing: Monday 28 March 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Chapel, ground level of Parish House

 

Baptised Adult Catholics Seeking Confirmation
Confirmation Mass will be held on Saturday 9 April 2016 at 6pm in our parish.
If you are a baptised Catholic adult seeking confirmation, there are two preparatory sessions held on Thursdays 31 March and 7 April at 8pm.

For more details, contact the church office at 62711184.

 

RCIA 2016/2017: Journey with Jesus
We invite those seeking to know more about the Catholic faith or those seeking baptism to come and journey with us in the RCIA.

Opening night: Friday 29 April 2016, thereafter every Friday evening
Time: 7.45pm to 9.45pm
Venue: Auditorium, level 3, Parish House

We also invite practising Catholics to serve as sponsors, to accompany those new on this journey.

To register, please call church office at 62711184, or email stteresa@singnet.com.sg.
You may also read more about RCIA here.

 

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.

* Talks on the history of the Catholic Church in Singapore, a pilgrimage to Thailand, a parenting workshop for mums-to-be, a bible series on navigating your finances God’s way, a retreat for catechists by Fr Erbin Fernandez. Click here to find out more.

24 HOURS FOR THE LORD 2016 | 4 & 5 March

For the first time since Pope Francis started the “24 Hours for the Lord” nonstop Eucharistic Adoration and confession in 2014 during Lent, the Singapore diocese is taking part in a combined effort and joining this worldwide prayer event of penance and adoration in this Year of Mercy. ‪#‎24hoursforthelord‬

The 5 designated Year of Mercy pilgrimage churches in Singapore – Church of the Sacred Heart, Church of the Holy Cross, Church of the Risen Christ, Church of St Vincent de Paul and Church of Divine Mercy – will be having overnight Eucharistic Adoration from Friday 4 March to Saturday 5 March.

Head on down to any of these churches and spend some quality time with our Lord and our God, to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, to pray for our own lukewarm hearts and those of others, and to make reparation for evils committed.

 

CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (Map)
Eucharistic Adoration from Friday 4 March, 6pm to Saturday 5 March, 6pm in the main church

 

 

CHURCH OF THE RISEN CHRIST (Map)
Eucharistic Adoration from Friday 4 March, 9am to Saturday 5 March, 9am in the parish hall

 

CHURCH OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL (Map)

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CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS (Map)

 

CHURCH OF DIVINE MERCY (Map)

PARISH RETREAT | 5-6 March 2016

MERCY – A GLIMPSE INTO THE HEART OF GOD
In conjunction with the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we are privileged to have Sister Maria Lau, IJS, facilitate our parish retreat with the theme ‘Mercy – A Glimpse into the Heart of God’. All are welcome to take part.

Date: 5 & 6 March 2016 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm on both days
Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Parish House

A retreat is the gift of time and space to relax and refresh one’s spirit. A retreat provides opportunities for reflection, prayer, and renewal of heart in relationship with God.

In keeping with this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, we are invited to gaze upon Jesus Christ, the face of the Father’s Mercy. 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 include input, personal prayer and reflection, and community prayer.

Kindly 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.