PARISH DIARY | 31 Dec 2016

 

 

New Year Mass Times
There is only one Mass on Saturday 31 Dec, at 6pm
As Monday 2 Jan is a public holiday, Mass will be at chapel at 8.30am. There is no evening Mass.

 

Christmas Reflection Booklets: A Joyous Community
The Office for the New Evangelisation provides a booklet of reflections for the season of Christmas until January 14. Available in English, Mandarin and Tamil.

Please take a copy of the booklet for your family or church community, available at the bulletin stands or online in the links above.

 

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!

Feel a calling to serve those in need? 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”.

 

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

 

Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
Congratulations to the following couples who were married in the month of December. May God’s abundant blessings be with them in their new vocation as husbands and wives:

Benedict Tan Sia Quan & Han Ni, Eulalia
Soh Joo Hai, Blaise & Fong Li Ting, Jaclyn
Penalosa Darrel James De Guzman & Espinar Jocelyn Rose Campanero
Choo Wee Jin Philip & Pau Keng Wun Jacqueline Anne
Meehan Devin Joseph & Adolfo Michelle Diaz
Koh Wei Jin & Wong Mun Yee, Beatrice
Joseph George Isaac & Lavanya Tampy Duray
Andrew Christoph Alldis & Eleonore Kim Lan Tailens

 

Mass for Deceased Loved Ones
Wednesday 4 January | 8pm | church 

 

Parish Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to the Holy Hour of Adoration and Benediction at the chapel on Thursday 5 Jan from 8pm to 9pm.

 

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: Thursdays 5 and 12 Jan
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

Cantonese Mass
Mass to be celebrated on Saturday 7 Jan at 3.30pm in the chapel with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

* Thanksgiving Mass for the Indonesian community, Mass and potluck meal for Catholic singles, and more. Click here for details.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR MASS TIMES

MASS IN CHURCH

Christmas Eve, Sat 24 Dec 2016
8pm (carolling at 7pm) and midnight (carolling at 11pm)

Christmas Day, Sun 25 Dec 2016
8.30am, 10.30am and 12.30pm
(No 6pm Mass)

Public Holiday (in-lieu of Christmas Day on a Sunday), Mon 26 Dec 2016
Mass at 8.30am in the chapel only

New Year’s Eve, Sat 31 Dec 2016
6pm

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Sun 1 Jan 2017
8.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 6pm

Public Holiday (in-lieu of New Year’s Day on a Sunday), Mon 2 Jan 2017
Mass at 8.30am in the chapel only

 

MASS AT CARMELITE MONASTERY
[Address: 98 Bukit Teresa Road. Click for map.]
* 24 Dec 2016 | Midnight (carolling 11.30pm)
* 25 Dec 2016 | 8am
* 31 Dec 2016 | 11.30pm
* 1 Jan 2017   | 7.30am

PARISH DIARY | 17 Dec 2016

 

Second Collection for GIFT
This weekend, there will be a second collection to receive your monthly pledges to Catholic Foundation’s GIFT project if you are giving by cash or cheque.

The Catholic Foundation is looking for regular monthly contributions to fund the numerous organisations in the archdiocese that are involved in families, youth, evangelisation, etc, as well as for building projects such as church facilities, a seminary, and a retirement home for priests.

Kindly have your pledge envelopes ready with GIRO form completed, or cash or cheque enclosed, and drop them into the collection bags that will be passed around.

Pledge envelopes may be found at the bulletin stands at the entrances of the church. Or visit gift.catholicfoundation.sg to donate online or to find out more.

 

The Cenacle Sisters
The Cenacle Sisters would like to express their gratitude for your generosity in helping them to raise $12,964.35 last weekend.

They also seek your continued prayers as they continue to raise fund and look for their new Cenacle home.

 

 

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, available at the bulletin stands. You may also find the English copy online here.

 

Christmas and New Year Mass Times

 

* Thanksgiving Mass for the Indonesian community, an invitation to a special Christmas meal, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 10 Dec 2016

 

 

SSVP Christmas Lunch
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) will be having a Christmas lunch for the 130 friends-in-need under its care.

Date: Sat 10 Dec 2016
Time: 11am
Place: Church canteen

We welcome volunteers from parish groups and parishioners to bring joy to our friends-in-need as we await the coming of Emmanuel – God with us.

 

The Cenacle Sisters
Sister Francisca, Sister Kriz and their family of volunteers from the Cenacle Sisters will be at our parish this weekend to raise funds for a new Cenacle Centre, which will be a residence for them and for their ministry of spiritual direction and retreats.

They will be selling religious articles, home-made delicacies and more, so do give them your kind and generous support.

Get to know them at https://youtu.be/X9q8hcTVbzU and learn about their ministries at https://youtu.be/B99meXysCmg

 

Infant Baptism
Congratulations to the parents of these babies (names below) who were baptised last Sunday 4 December. May their parents and godparents continue to guide and lead these precious gifts of God in His light always.

Andre Ho Sheng Wei
Caelyn Annabelle Ho
Dylan Alphonsus Ho
Erynn Aurelia Ho
Ashly Irene Foo
Caio Immanuel Yeong En Yue
Elijah Ng Yi Jie
Emmanuel Santhosh Kurup Zhen Yong
John Khoo Zhiying
Lee Jie An Andre
Leia Pan
Nathan Isaiah Ng (Wu Jing Heng)
Nathaniel Ng (Wu Ding Jun)
Thong Jia Xin Ada
Yong Yu Tong Isabella

 

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

 

Christmas Poinsettias
We will be decorating the sanctuary and the church with potted poinsettias (red and white flowering plants traditionally used during Christmas), as well as a Christmas tree. If you would like to make a contribution towards these, approach the booth outside the church door (closest to the canteen) after Masses. Thank you for helping to make our church beautiful.

 

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

 

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 15 Dec 2016
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

Note that there will be no gathering on 22 and 29 Dec. The Thursday gatherings will resume on 5 Jan 2017.

 

Second Collection for GIFT
Next weekend, there will be a second collection to receive your monthly pledges to Catholic Foundation’s GIFT campaign if you are giving by cash or cheque.

The Catholic Foundation is looking for regular monthly contributions to fund the numerous organisations in the archdiocese that are involved in families, youth, evangelisation, etc, as well as for building projects such as church facilities, a seminary, and a retirement home for priests.

Kindly have your pledge envelopes ready with GIRO form completed, or cash or cheque enclosed, and drop them into the collection bags that will be passed round.

If you need the pledge envelopes, these can be found at the bulletin stands at the entrances of the church. Or visit gift.catholicfoundation.sg to donate online or find out more.

 

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, available at the bulletin stands. You may also find the English copy online here.

 

Christmas and New Year Mass Times

 

* A mobile app developed for Catholics in Singapore, a Mass for the unborn, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 3 Dec 2016

 

Thanksgiving 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 gathering.  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.

For enquiries, contact Raymond Ho at 97466770 or email rho.kang@yahoo.com.sg.

 

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”.

 

Registration of New Students for Sunday School
Registration of new students for Sunday Catechism classes will be held on Sunday 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.

 

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

 

First Sunday Fellowship
Potluck lunch after the 12.30pm Mass on 4 Dec, at the canteen. All are invited

 

Christmas Poinsettias
We will be decorating the sanctuary and the church with potted poinsettias (red and white flowering plants traditionally used during Christmas), as well as a Christmas tree. If you would like to make a contribution towards these, approach the booth outside the church door (closest to the canteen) after Masses. Thank you for helping to make our church beautiful.

 

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 Deceased Loved Ones
Wednesday 7 Dec | 8pm | church

 

SSVP Christmas Lunch
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) will be having a Christmas lunch for the 130 friends-in-need under its care.

Date: Sat 10 Dec 2016
Time: 11am
Place: Church canteen

We welcome volunteers from parish groups and parishioners to bring joy to our friends-in-need as we await the coming of Emmanuel – God with us.

 

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

 

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, available at the bulletin stands. You may also find the English copy online here.

 

Christmas and New Year Mass Times

 

* A mobile app developed for Catholics in Singapore, a spiritual retreat for those aged 60 and above, and more. Click here for details.