PARISH DIARY | 28 May 2016

First Holy Communion
The Primary 3 students from Sunday School will be having their First Holy Communion this Sunday. We pray for the little ones and their parents to always receive the Lord in the Sacrament of the Eucharist with great love in their hearts.

 

Commissioning / Recommissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Please keep our Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist in your prayers as they renew their pledge to serve the parish community on Saturday 28 May at the sunset Mass.

 

Call to Serve as Hospitality Ministers
Feel a calling to serve as a warden with your big smile and heart? Phone or send an SMS to Mervyn at 90903846 or contact the parish office at 62711184. Come, glorify the Lord’s work through your service.

 

Sunday School
Parents, do take note that Sunday catechism classes will be closed from 29 May for the June school holidays and will reopen on 3 July.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 5 June, 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: Sunday 29 May 2016
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Knit for Hope
Volunteer as hat knitters to offer comfort and hope to cancer patients. This is a programme at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)  led by Ms Lyn Ee, a cancer survivor and expert knitter.

Hair loss is among the common side effects of some chemotherapy treatments. These hats help patients protect their scalps in air-conditioned rooms and to help them look and feel better.

No experience is required, just your interest in knitting and commitment to knit at least 2 hats to be given free to cancer patients. Training and materials provided.

If interested, please contact Agnes Koh from St Teresa Church Craft Club at 96626033 or email agnescekoh@hotmail.com to register, and National Cancer Centre will contact you to provide the details.

 

Mass for Deceased Loved Ones
Wednesday 1 June | 8pm | church

 

RCIA 2016/2017: Journey with Jesus
The sessions are still open to new joinees. 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.
Read more about RCIA here.

 

Parish Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
The next session is on Thursday, 2 June, at 8pm in the chapel. All are welcome to spend an hour with the Lord.

 

Year of Mercy Reflection Booklet – “Mercy”
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 second of three booklets, titled “Mercy”, is available from this weekend. It will help us reflect on and show mercy to others, to be compassionate, because being compassionate is the way of being a Christian.

Do pick up 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.

 

* Introduce a malnourished senior to the Share-A-Pot programme, register classes with the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore, join in the Catholic Youth Day celebrations, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 21 May 2016

 

Year of Mercy Reflection Booklet – “Mercy”
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 second of three booklets, titled “Mercy”, is available from this weekend. It will help us reflect on and show mercy to others, to be compassionate, because being compassionate is the way of being a Christian.

Do pick up 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.

 

Call to Serve as Hospitality Ministers
Feel a calling to serve with your big smile and heart? Phone or send an SMS to Mervyn at 90903846 or contact the parish office at 62711184. Come, glorify the Lord’s work through your service.

 

Prayers for Priests
There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 25 May, at 6.30pm after daily Mass. All are encouraged to pray for priestly and religious life.

“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)

 

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.

 

RCIA 2016/2017: Journey with Jesus
The sessions are still open to new joinees. 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.
Read more about RCIA here.

 

Commissioning / Recommissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Please keep our Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist in your prayers as they renew their pledge to serve the parish community on Saturday 28 May at the sunset Mass.

 

Sunday School
Parents, do take note that Sunday catechism classes will be closed from 29 May for the June school holidays and will reopen on 3 July.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 5 June, 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: Sunday 29 May 2016
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

* A talk and a course on Theology of the Body, registration is open for those who wish to take classes with the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore, Catholic Youth Day celebrations, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 14 May 2016

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 30 April & 1 May was S$10,531.50 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”.

 

Collection for the Holy Land 2016
The Holy Land Vice-Commissariat Office would like to convey its deepest gratitude to our parishioners for their generous support towards the annual collection on Maundy Thursday for the Holy Land’s work, which amounted to S$7,694.

 

RCIA 2016/2017: Journey with Jesus
The sessions are still open to new joinees. 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.
Read more about RCIA here.

 

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.

 

Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) meeting
Date: Tuesday 17 May 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Block 2 Everton Road, #05-47

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 5 June, 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: Sunday 29 May 2016
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Sunday School
Parents, do take note that Sunday catechism classes will be closed from 29 May for the June school holidays and will reopen on 3 July.

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.

 

* A talk and a course on Theology of the Body, information night for those interested in taking up classes with the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore, a talk on Ignatian Spirituality by a visiting Jesuit priest, and more. Click here for details.

MERCY WALK | 11 June 2016

HOLY YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE
To help us experience God’s mercy and show greater compassion to others in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, our parish is organising a pilgrimage to the Church of the Sacred Heart (Tank Road) that will take participants through a journey, to enable them to carry out works of corporal and spiritual mercy, and to pray and receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.

Date: Saturday 11 June 2016
Time: 1pm to 7pm
Facilitator: Sister Francisca, Religious of the Cenacle

For the full details, kindly register for this pilgrimage online by 17 May.
Or pick up a form at the bulletin stands in church and drop them into the boxes provided.
Contact person: Edwin Tan (9061-3129; stc2me@gmail.com)

The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy was opened on 8 December 2015 by Pope Francis and will conclude on 20 November 2016. It is the Holy Father’s desire that the people of God will bring the Gospel of mercy to each person, that all will be able to find the joy of “rediscovering and rendering fruitful God’s mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man and every woman of our time”. He said it is our journey, a penitential journey, that requires an open and repentant heart to receive the indulgence of God, the mercy of God.


COMING UP IN THE YEAR

* “Four Doors of Mercy” Pilgrimage
Details to be announced at a later date

* Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Rome, Italy
Check out the full details here.

PARISH DIARY | 7 May 2016

 

World Communications Sunday
Collections taken at all Masses this weekend will be for our Archdiocese Mass Media Apostolate. Do give generously to support their communications and media work.

 

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

 

Open Category Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) Meeting
The meeting is taking place this Sunday 8 May 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.

 

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
The sessions are still open to new joinees. 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.
Read more about RCIA here.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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, a young adults workshop with Dominican priest Fr David Garcia, an event for those celebrating their milestone wedding anniversaries, and more. Click here for details.