PARISH DIARY | 26 Nov 2016

 

 

Support the Catholic Church of Singapore through “Gift”
The Catholic Foundation has launched the Giving in Faith and Thankfulness (Gift) campaign to encourage and empower regular individuals to contribute financially to the Archdiocese.

Resources are needed to fund the many organisations in the archdiocese involved in families, youth, evangelisation, and several building projects, among other initiatives. These building projects include a retirement home for priests, a seminary, and an archdiocesan hub.

Right now, there is a projected shortfall of S$238 million for the next 7 years. Every Catholic in Singapore is called to pledge a regular monthly contribution to the archdiocese, so that the Church may continue growing for generations to come.

Appeal booklets, flyers and envelopes are available in the parish to make your pledge. Or visit gift.catholicfoundation.sg to donate online or find out more.

 

Mass for the Sick
There will be a Mass with Anointing of the Sick this Sunday at 3pm.

Parishioners with loved ones who are sick, as well as their caregivers, are encouraged to be present with them at the Mass, that they may receive healing, peace, strength and courage from God.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also available half an hour before Mass.

 

Sunday School Mass and Registration of New Students
Registration of new students for Sunday Catechism classes will be held on 27 Nov and 4 Dec 2016, at the canteen, after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses.

For registration, submit a copy of your child’s baptism certificate.

Classes run for those from Foundation 2 (K2) to Level 10 (Sec 4) on every Sunday (except June and December school holidays) from 10am to 11.30am/

We are also appealing for parent volunteers to help in the classes on Sacraments, not as catechists, but in the administrative aspect. Find out more at the registration desk.

 

Advent Reflection Booklets
The Office for the New Evangelisation has produced a booklet of reflections for the season of Advent in English, Mandarin and Tamil. The theme this new liturgical year is “The Pilgrim Community”.

Please take a copy of the booklet for your family or church community. You may also find the English copy online here.

 

Advent Wreaths 
There will be a blessing of Advent wreaths after all Masses this weekend, so do take yours along with you.

 

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

 

Thanksgiving Party with Golden Years Club
To thank you for your support and to thank God for a vibrant year, the Golden Years Club (GYC) invites you to a thanksgiving party.  All are welcome regardless of age.

Date: Saturday 3 Dec 2016
Time: 3.30pm to 9pm
Cost: $4 per person

Assemble at 3.30pm at the church canteen for a talk by Fr Michael Arro and reflection. Participants will attend the 6pm Mass together, followed by dinner at the canteen.

Register at the parish office or at the canteen after Sunday morning Masses together with payment. There will be no refund for no-show. For enquiries, contact Raymond Ho at 97466770 or email rho.kang@yahoo.com.sg.

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to come together for an afternoon of prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Thursday 1 Dec
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 4 December, 4pm.
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 27 November 2016
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Prayers for Priests
There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 30 November, 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)

 
Parish Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to a Holy Hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Benediction, at the chapel on Thursday 1 Dec from 8pm to 9pm.

 

Cantonese Mass, Saturday 3 Dec
Mass celebrated at 3.30pm in the chapel with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group
 

Advent Penitential Services for City District Churches, 8pm
Monday 12 Dec: Church of St Bernadette
Tuesday 13 Dec: Church of St Michael
Wednesday 14 Dec: Church of the Sacred Heart
Thursday 15 Dec: Church of St Teresa
Friday 16 Dec: Church of Saints Peter and Paul
Monday 19 Dec: Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

 

 

* World AIDS Day Mass, a retreat for those aged 60 and above, Mass for the unborn, and more. Click here for details.

MASS FOR THE SICK | 27 Nov 2016

Our parish will be having a Mass with Anointing of the Sick on the 1st Sunday of Advent, 27 Nov 2016 at 3pm.

Parishioners with loved ones who are sick, as well as their caregivers, are encouraged to be present with them at the Mass, that they may receive healing, peace, strength and courage from God.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also available half an hour before Mass.

Registration is required only for those with sick family members or friends who need transport to get to the church. All others are welcomed to this special Mass without registering.

Parishioners who drive and can volunteer their time to fetch the sick to the church are also encouraged to register. As we begin a new year in the Church calendar, we are to continue our work of mercy and give of ourselves to our sick brothers and sisters who need help.

Put your names and contact numbers down for either of the above by 13 Nov through the church office, or email ppc@stteresa.org.sg.

PARISH DIARY | 19 Nov 2016

 

Sunday School Mass and Registration of New Students
The last day of Catechism classes for the year is 20 November.  The 8.30am Mass this Sunday will be a children’s Mass. All students, parents/guardians and catechists are encouraged to attend.

Registration of new students for the Sunday Catechism classes will be held on 27 Nov and 4 Dec 2016, at the canteen, only after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses.

For registration, we will need a copy of your child’s baptism certificate.

Classes run for those from Foundation 2 (K2) to Level 10 (Sec 4) on every Sunday (except June and December school holidays) from 10am to 11.30am/

We are also appealing for parent volunteers to help in the classes on Sacraments, not as catechists, but in the administartive aspect. Find out more at the registration desk.

 

Thanksgiving Party with Golden Years Club
To thank you for your support and to thank God for a vibrant year, the Golden Years Club (GYC) invites you to a thanksgiving party.  All are welcome regardless of age.

Date: Saturday 3 Dec 2016
Time: 3.30pm to 9pm
Cost: $4 per person

Assemble at 3.30pm at the church canteen for a talk by Fr Michael Arro and reflection. Participants will attend the 6pm Mass together, followed by dinner at the canteen.

Register at the parish office or at the canteen after Sunday morning Masses together with payment. There will be no refund for no-show. For enquiries, contact Raymond Ho at 97466770 or email rho.kang@yahoo.com.sg.

 

A Proposal by the Archdiocesan Emergency Preparedness Operations Group

The bigger picture: Why preparedness? Why now?

1. Consider the reality of terror attacks or disasters.
2. Accountability to the flock and care of the broader community in light of the Government’s SGSecure initiatives.
3. Ensure preparedness towards different types of incidents (whether fire, disaster, terrorism).
4. Minimise post-incident fallout.
5. Maximise post-incident recovery to normalcy.
6. Standardise the response of care to the flock throughout the Archdiocese.
7. Bring our emergency response in line with national norms. Minimise liability.

What are we supposed to do?

•For the comfort and safety of our parishioners, we are enhancing emergency and security measures throughout the archdiocese.
•All fire and security systems will be audited and upgraded if necessary.
•Be vigilant and look out for possible emergency or security situations.
•Everyone has a part to play in the comfort, safety and security of our Church members and our surroundings.
•Step forward and volunteer to be a member of the Parish Emergency Responders.

We encourage parishioners who are doctors, nurses, paramedics, police/civil defence/army/private security personnel to register your names and the Masses you attend with the church secretary. Training will be provided.

Please submit your names and the Mass times you attend to the parish office. Thank you.

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to come together for an afternoon of prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Thursday 24 Nov
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 4 December, 4pm.
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 27 November 2016
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Mass for the Sick
There will be a Mass with Anointing of the Sick on the 1st Sunday of Advent, 27 Nov 2016 at 3pm.

Parishioners with loved ones who are sick, as well as their caregivers, are encouraged to be present with them at the Mass, that they may receive healing, peace, strength and courage from God.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also available half an hour before Mass.

 

Advent Wreaths 
There will be a blessing of Advent wreaths after all Masses on 26 and 27 November, so take along your wreaths to Mass next weekend.

 

Prayers for Priests
There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 30 November, 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)

 

* Agape Village’s first anniversary celebrations, opening Mass at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, an Advent day of recollection for youth, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 12 Nov 2016

 

 

 

Mass for the Sick
The deadline to register is this Sunday. Check out the details here.

 

A Proposal by the Archdiocesan Emergency Preparedness Operations Group
The bigger picture: Why preparedness? Why now?

1. Consider the reality of terror attacks or disasters.
2. Accountability to the flock and care of the broader community in light of the Government’s SGSecure initiatives.
3. Ensure preparedness towards different types of incidents (whether fire, disaster, terrorism).
4. Minimise post-incident fallout.
5. Maximise post-incident recovery to normalcy.
6. Standardise the response of care to the flock throughout the Archdiocese.
7. Bring our emergency response in line with national norms. Minimise liability.

What are we supposed to do?

•For the comfort and safety of our parishioners, we are enhancing emergency and security measures throughout the archdiocese.
•All fire and security systems will be audited and upgraded if necessary.
•Be vigilant and look out for possible emergency or security situations.
•Everyone has a part to play in the comfort, safety and security of our Church members and our surroundings.
•Step forward and volunteer to be a member of the Parish Emergency Responders.

We encourage parishioners who are doctors, nurses, paramedics, police/civil defence/army/private security personnel to register your names and the Masses you attend with the church secretary. Training will be provided.

Please submit your names to the parish office by Wednesday 16 November 2016. Thank you.

 

Thanksgiving Party with Golden Years Club
To thank you for your support and to thank God for a vibrant year, the Golden Years Club (GYC) invites you to a thanksgiving party.  All are welcome regardless of age.

Date: Saturday 3 Dec 2016
Time: 3.30pm to 9pm
Cost: $4 per person

Assemble at 3.30pm at the church canteen for a talk by Fr Michael Arro and reflection. Participants will attend the 6pm Mass together, followed by dinner at the canteen.

Register at the parish office or at the canteen after Sunday morning Masses together with payment. There will be no refund for no-show. For enquiries, contact Raymond Ho at 97466770 or email rho.kang@yahoo.com.sg.

 

Open Category Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) Meeting
The meeting will be held on Sunday 13 Nov at 11.45am in the canteen. We welcome all, and especially those who are new to the parish or who do not yet belong to any neighbourhood community. Contact person: Edwin at 90613129.

 

Collection for the Poor
The second collection by the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the poor during the weekend Masses on 5 & 6 Nov was $12,262.30 in total. Thank you so much for your great generosity.

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to come together for an afternoon of prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Every Thursday (17, 24 Nov)
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

Sunday School
The last day of catechism classes for the year is 20 November.  The 8.30am Mass that Sunday will be a Children’s Mass. All students, parents/guardians and catechists are encouraged to attend.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 4 December, 4pm.
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 27 November 2016
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

 

* A survey on the mental health needs of youth, talks on sex and relationships for youth and parents by American Catholic author and speaker Jason Evert,  Agape Village’s first anniversary celebrations, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 5 Nov 2016


(Photo: Church of the Transfiguration Facebook page)

 

Fund-raising for the Church of the Transfiguration
The new Church of the Transfiguration, which is under construction, will hold a gala dinner next year. This is to raise the urgently needed money for the building and members of the parish.

The church’s team will be at our parish this weekend to sell the dinner tickets, priced at $20,000, $10,000  or $6,000 per table of 10. It will be an 8-course Chinese dinner that includes a specially choreographed musical.

Dinner details:
Date: Sun 19 Feb 2017
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Place: Orchard Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Theme: A Timeless and Endless Love
Dress code: Formal

For more details, call 6349718 or email COTT.events@gmail.com

 

Collection for the Poor
There will be a second cash collection at this weekend’s Masses for the poor and the needy, under the care of the Society of St Vincent de Paul at our parish. Please give generously to the families and individuals receiving aid. Thank you!

If you would like to serve those in need through the society, contact Elizabeth Ng at 94260074 or Nancy Leong at 98268533. Or leave your name and contact with the parish secretariat at 62711184.

Cheque donations to the society in aid of the poor should be made payable to “SSVP St Teresa”.

 

Cantonese Mass, Saturday 5 Nov
Mass celebrated at 3.30pm in the chapel with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

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

 

First Sunday Fellowship
Potluck lunch after the 12.30pm Mass on 6 Nov, at the canteen. All are invited

 

Mass for the Sick
Our parish will be having a Mass with Anointing of the Sick on the 1st Sunday of Advent, 27 Nov 2016 at 3pm. Parishioners with loved ones who are sick are encouraged to be present with them at the Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available half an hour before Mass.

Registration is required only to those with sick family members who need transport to get to the church. All others are welcomed to this special Mass without registering.

Parishioners who drive and can volunteer their time to fetch the sick to the church are also encouraged to register. As we begin a new year in the Church calendar, we are to continue our work of mercy and give of ourselves to our sick brothers and sisters who need help.

Put your names and contact numbers down for either of the above by 13 Nov through the church office, or email ppc@stteresa.org.sg.

 

Open Category Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) Meeting
The meeting to be held on Sunday 13 Nov at 11.45am in the canteen. We welcome all, and especially those who are new to the parish or who do not yet belong to any neighbourhood community. Contact person: Edwin at 90613129.

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to come together for an afternoon of prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Every Thursday (10, 17, 24 Nov)
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

 

* Talks on sex and relationships for youth and parents by American Catholic author and speaker Jason Evert, CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent Open House, feast of Saint Cecilia celebrations by the Liturgical Music Committee, and more. Click here for details.