PARISH DIARY | 30 April 2016

 

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 to the families and individuals receiving aid, thank you.

Also, take note that with effect from April 2016, all cheque donations to the Society of St Vincent de Paul should be made payable to “SSVP St Teresa”.

 

Blessing on First Weekend of the Month
Special blessing at the end of Masses for those celebrating birthdays in May.

 

First Sunday Fellowship
Please note that there is no potluck lunch this Sunday 1 May.

 

Assisi Hospice Charity Fun Day 2016
The Assisi Hospice would like to thank all parishioners and friends for your great generosity in raising S$7,800 for its Charity Fun Day to be held at SJI International School on Sunday 19 June 2016.

For more information or to make cheque donations, please call Siew Hong at 6347 6467 or email teo_sh@assisihospice.org.sg.

 

Mercy Walk – A Pilgrimage
Join us for a pilgrimage to the Church of the Sacred Heart in June this Jubilee of Mercy. Click here for more information.

 

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.

Date: Every Friday
Time: 7.45pm to 9.45pm
Venue: Chapel

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.

 

Public Holiday on Monday 2 May (due to Labour Day falling on a Sunday)
Mass at 8.30am in the chapel. There will be no evening Mass.

 

Marian Month of May
During the month of May, the Rosary is recited 20 minutes before the daily evening Mass and Novena on Saturday at the chapel, and before Sunday 6pm Mass in church.

 

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
The faithful are to attend Mass on this holy day of obligation.
Mass times are as follows:

Wednesday 4 May, 8pm
Thursday 5 May, 12.30pm and 8 pm

There will be no 6pm Mass on both days.

 

Mass for Deceased Loved Ones
This Mass on the first Wednesday of the month will be celebrated on 4 May at 8pm for all the intentions given, as the anticipated Mass of the Ascension of the Lord.

 

Parish Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
The monthly Holy Hour will not be held on Thursday 5 May due to the Mass of the Ascension of the Lord.

 

Stewardship Report 2015
This is the summary financial report for our church. The report will be put up on the noticeboard at the canteen for one month. Please email the parish office at stteresa@singnet.com.sg should there be any query on the report.

 

Charities Week 2016
This year’s Charities Week, the main Archdiocesan fundraising campaign, has helped Caritas Singapore to raise about $3 million to-date. They have now entered the 6th week and as compared with last year’s collection of $5.8 million, there is still some way to go before they are able to achieve their target.

Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

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 at bulletin stands in church. Or 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.

 

Easter Reflection Booklet 2016
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.

 

Year of Mercy Reflection Booklet – “Compassion”
The Office for the New Evangelisation has been hard at work producing resource guides for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Three reflection booklets, filled with Scripture passages, prayers, notes and reflection points, will be distributed at all parishes in Singapore every month starting in April.

The first of three booklets is titled “Compassion”, to help us reflect on and show mercy to others, to be compassionate, because being compassionate is the way of being a Christian.

You can collect the booklet at our bulletin stands or church office, or download it here for group and individual reflection. There is also a guide called the “Pilgrim’s Pack” to help you plan and prepare for a pilgrimage to one of the Holy Doors at designated churches.

Check out all the resources online.

 

* Talks on church architecture and understanding the rites at the dedication of a church, an event for those celebrating their milestone wedding anniversaries, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 23 April 2016


Photo: Patrick Wong

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
If you missed previous runs of PIMBY, now is your chance to explore and learn about the history of our parish and its surrounding communities, such as the Carmelite Convent and the Catholic schools in the neighbourhood. Check out the details here.

 

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

 

Prayers for Priests
“The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2)

There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 27 April, at 6.30pm after daily Mass. All are encouraged to pray for priestly and religious life.

 

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.

 

Public Holiday on Monday 2 May (due to Labour Day falling on a Sunday)
Mass at 8.30am in the chapel. There will be no evening Mass.

 

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
The faithful are to attend Mass on this holy day of obligation.
Mass times are as follows:

Wednesday 4 May, 8pm
Thursday 5 May, 12.30pm and 8 pm

There will be no 6pm Mass on both days.

 

Mass for Deceased Loved Ones
This Mass on the first Wednesday of the month will be celebrated on 4 May at 8pm for all the intentions given, as the anticipated Mass of the Ascension of the Lord.

 

Parish Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
The monthly Holy Hour will not be held on Thursday 5 May due to the Mass of the Ascension of the Lord.

 

Stewardship Report 2015
This is the summary financial report for our church. The report will be put up on the noticeboard at the canteen for one month. Please email the parish office at stteresa@singnet.com.sg should there be any query on the report.

 

Charities Week 2016
This year’s Charities Week, the main Archdiocesan fundraising campaign, has helped Caritas Singapore to raise about $3 million to-date. They have now entered the 6th week and as compared with last year’s collection of $5.8 million, there is still some way to go before they are able to achieve their target.

Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

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 at bulletin stands in church. Or 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.

 

Easter Reflection Booklet 2016
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.

 

Year of Mercy Reflection Booklet – “Compassion”
The Office for the New Evangelisation has been hard at work producing resource guides for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Three reflection booklets, filled with Scripture passages, prayers, notes and reflection points, will be distributed at all parishes in Singapore every month starting in April.

The first of three booklets is titled “Compassion”, to help us reflect on and show mercy to others, to be compassionate, because being compassionate is the way of being a Christian.

You can collect the booklet at our bulletin stands or church office, or download it here for group and individual reflection. There is also a guide called the “Pilgrim’s Pack” to help you plan and prepare for a pilgrimage to one of the Holy Doors at designated churches.

Check out all the resources online.

 

* Invitations for those discerning their vocations, day of prayers for vocations, a mission trip to Sri Lanka and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 16 April 2016

 

Year of Mercy Reflection Booklet – “Compassion”
The Office for the New Evangelisation has been hard at work producing resource guides for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Three reflection booklets, filled with Scripture passages, prayers, notes and reflection points, will be distributed at all parishes in Singapore every month starting in April.

The first of three booklets is titled “Compassion”, to help us reflect on and show mercy to others, to be compassionate, because being compassionate is the way of being a Christian.

You can collect the booklet at our bulletin stands or church office, or download it here for group and individual reflection. There is also a guide called the “Pilgrim’s Pack” to help you plan and prepare for a pilgrimage to one of the Holy Doors at designated churches.

Check out all the resources online.

 

Confirmation Mass
Our parish priests would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to His Grace, Archbishop William Goh, for celebrating the Confirmation Mass with our youth, their families, friends. And to all our parishioners, for their prayers. Above all, a huge thank-you to the catechists for their years of dedicated service. We pray parents will also keep up their sacred duty to pass on and strengthen their children’s faith. See the photos here.

 

Good Shepherd Sunday Collections
This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday, and collections at all Masses this weekend on Saturday and Sunday will be for the ongoing formation of clergy and the upkeep and maintenance of St Francis Xavier Major Seminary, as well as the promotion of vocations. All of us baptised have a duty to support priestly vocations so let us do our part and donate generously.

 

Assisi Hospice Charity Fun Day 2016
Assisi Hospice cares for patients with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families. This year, the hospice needs to raise at least S$7.8 million to continue with its mission. Do support its Charity Fun Day that will be held at SJI International School on Sunday 19 June 2016.

They will be at our church this weekend during the Saturday sunset and Sunday morning masses to sell the Charity Fun Day coupons at $10 each.

Please give them your generous support. For more information or to make cheque donations, please call Siew Hong at 6347 6467 or email teo_sh@assisihospice.org.sg.

 

Easter Recital
We are privileged to welcome Cappella Martialis for a recital and to help us raise money for SSVP St Teresa. Open to all, come and enjoy. More details here.

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
If you missed previous runs of PIMBY, now is your chance to explore and learn about the history of our parish and its surrounding communities, such as the Carmelite Convent and the Catholic schools in the neighbourhood. Check out the details here.

 

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.

 

Stewardship Report 2015
This is the summary financial report for our church. The report will be put up on the noticeboard at the canteen for one month. Please email the parish office at stteresa@singnet.com.sg should there be any query on the report.

 

Charities Week 2016
This year’s Charities Week, the main Archdiocesan fundraising campaign, has helped Caritas Singapore to raise about $3 million to-date. They have now entered the 6th week and as compared with last year’s collection of $5.8 million, there is still some way to go before they are able to achieve their target.

Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

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 at bulletin stands in church. Or 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.

 

Easter Reflection Booklet 2016
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.

 

* A retreat for Catholic youth conducted by Archbishop William Goh, invitations for those discerning their vocations, day of prayers for vocations, a mission trip to Sri Lanka and more. Click here for details.

EASTER RECITAL | 17 April 2016

Cappella Martialis, who performed for us during Advent 2014 and Easter 2015, are back to present a recital of medieval music this Eastertide. They will be accompanied by a small ensemble of semi-baroque strings (including viola da gamba) and continuo (including lute and organ).

Date: Sunday 17 April 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Church of St Teresa, main church

The highlight is the performance of composer Dieterich Buxtehude’s cantata cycle, “Membra Jesu Nostri”, a unique piece of work based on texts from a medieval Latin hymn, “Salve mundi salutare”. The cycle contains seven cantatas each dedicated to a different part of Christ’s crucified body. The texts are based on the concept of an observer contemplating Christ’s body on the cross starting with his feet and moving up to his knees, hands, side, breast, heart and finally his head. The musical textures change along with the vocal and instrumental arrangements as the piece progresses.

Admission is free, with a collection in aid of the poor through the Society of St Vincent de Paul at our parish. Those who would like to make a cheque donation on the night may write the cheque payable to “SSVP St Teresa”.

Follow Cappella Martialis on Facebook.

PARISH DIARY | 9 April 2016

Confirmation Mass
Confirmation Mass for youth and adults will be held on Saturday 9 April at 6pm in church, and Archbishop William Goh will be the main celebrant. We keep all those receiving the Sacrament in our prayers.

 

Collection by the Society of St Vincent de Paul
The second collection by the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the poor during the weekend Masses on 2 & 3 April was S$16,652.60 in total. Thank you so much for your great generosity.

Do take note that with effect from April 2016, all cheque donations to the society should be made payable to “SSVP St Teresa”.

 

Blessing on Second Weekend of the Month
A special blessing at the end of Masses for those celebrating wedding anniversaries in April.

 

Open Category Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) Meeting
The meeting is on Sunday 10 April at 11.40am in Room 02-06 (above the canteen). We welcome all, especially those who are new to the parish or who do not yet belong to any neighbourhood community.

 

Stewardship Report 2015
This is the summary financial report for our church. The report will be put up on the noticeboard at the canteen for one month. Please email the parish office at stteresa@singnet.com.sg should there be any query on the report.

 

Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) meeting
Date: Monday 18 April 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Pinnacle @ Duxton, block 1B, #45-13

 

Taize Prayer Session
All are welcome to the prayer hour in the chapel. A taize session consists of prayers that are chanted or sung, with periods of meditative silence and Scripture reflection in between.
Date: Friday 15 April 2016
Time: 8pm to 9pm

 

Easter Recital
We are privileged to welcome Cappella Martialis for a recital and to help us raise money for SSVP St Teresa. Open to all, come and enjoy. More details here.

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
If you missed previous runs of PIMBY, now is your chance to explore and learn about the history of our parish and its surrounding communities, such as the Carmelite Convent and the Catholic schools in the neighbourhood. Check out the details here.

 

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
This year’s Charities Week, the main Archdiocesan fundraising campaign, has helped Caritas Singapore to raise about $3 million to-date. They have now entered the 6th week and as compared with last year’s collection of $5.8 million, there is still some way to go before they are able to achieve their target.

Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

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 at bulletin stands in church. Or 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.

 

Easter Reflection Booklet 2016
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.

 

* A retreat for Catholic youth conducted by Archbishop William Goh, invitations for those discerning their vocations, day of prayers for vocations, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 2 April 2016


Photo: Patrick Wong

 

Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group’s Anniversary Celebration, Saturday 2 April
The Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group will be celebrating its 14th anniversary on Saturday with day-long prayer sessions, including Mass at 3.30pm in the chapel, and a buffet dinner at canteen. All are welcome to join in.

Programme
9.30am – 11am: Praying the Rosary at the canteen
11am – 11.30am: Prayers in chapel
12.30pm – 1.45pm: Eucharistic Adoration and devotional prayers in chapel
2pm – 2.45pm: Talk by speaker with Year of Mercy theme in chapel
3pm – 3.30pm: Divine Mercy prayer in chapel
3.30pm – 4.30pm: Mass in chapel
4.45pm: Prayers in canteen
5.30pm: Dinner in canteen

 

Enkindle: Youth Conference
Calling all youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 35, you are invited to our parish’s first ever youth conference, where the younger generation of the church gather to share and discuss how young people may journey with others of the same age range to contribute to a more vibrant church community.

Date: Sunday 3 April 2016
Time: 12pm to 5.30pm (lunch included)
Venue: Auditorium, level 3, Parish House

It will be a time of fellowship while discovering the plans that the church has in store for the youth, followed by Eucharistic Adoration.

 

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 to the families and individuals receiving aid, thank you.

Also, take note that with effect from April 2016, all cheque donations to the Society of St Vincent de Paul should be made payable to “SSVP St Teresa”.

 

Blessing on First Weekend of the Month
Special blessing at the end of Masses for those celebrating birthdays in April.

 

First Sunday Fellowship
Potluck lunch after the 12.30pm Mass on 3 April, at the canteen. All are invited

 

Infant Baptism
Sunday 3 April | 4pm | church

 

Mass for Deceased Loved Ones
Wednesday 6 April | 8pm | church

 

Open Category Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) Meeting
The meeting to be held next Sunday 10 April at 11.40am in Room 02-06 (above the canteen). We welcome all, and especially those who are new to the parish or who do not yet belong to any neighbourhood community. Please contact Edwin at 90613129 for more details.

 

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.

 

Easter Recital
We are privileged to welcome Cappella Martialis for a recital and to help us raise money for SSVP St Teresa. Open to all, come and enjoy. More details here.

 

Charities Week 2016
This year’s Charities Week, the main Archdiocesan fundraising campaign, has helped Caritas Singapore to raise about $3 million to-date. They have now entered the 6th week and as compared with last year’s collection of $5.8 million, there is still some way to go before they are able to achieve their target.

Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

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 at bulletin stands in church. Or 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.

 

Easter Reflection Booklet 2016
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.

 

* Talks on the history of the Catholic Church in Singapore, a retreat for Catholic youth conducted by Archbishop William Goh, and an afternoon of prayers and fellowship with Daughters of St Paul for those discerning vocations.  Click here to find out more.