PARISH DIARY | 19 Aug 2017

(Photo: Daughters of Saint Paul Singapore)

 

Outreach by the Daughters of Saint Paul
The Daughters of St Paul will be at our parish this weekend with a variety of media materials to be sold, including bibles, books, DVDs and CDs, to help us nourish our faith and grow closer to God. As part of their fundraising efforts for a new convent,​ ​items including icon tapestries and pearls are also on sale for their building fund. Please give the Sisters your kind support, thank you

 

Third Sunday Fellowship Lunch
All are welcome to a fellowship lunch in the canteen after the 12.30pm Mass

 

Second Collection for GIFT
This being the third weekend of the month, there will be a second collection to receive your monthly pledges to Catholic Foundation’s GIFT campaign.

GIFT is Catholic Foundation’s regular giving campaign to fund the numerous organisations involved in families, youth, evangelisation, etc, as well as building projects in the archdiocese.

The contributions from our parish from the start of the campaign last November to June this year has been more than S$103,000. For an update on the collections so far, read the report.

Kindly complete your pledge envelopes with the cash/cheque enclosed and drop them into the collection bags that will be passed round. The envelopes can be found at the bulletin stands in church.

Or visit gift.catholicfoundation.sg to donate online or to find out more.

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
Cana invites you to go on this walk to learn about the history of how the Catholic community grew around the Church of St Teresa. Invite your family and friends along. Check out the details here.

 

Parish Feast Day Celebration
Join us for our very first Sundown Carnival with food & games for the whole family, in celebration of the Feast Day of St Teresa of the Child Jesus.

Date: Saturday 30 September 2017
Time: 3pm to 9pm
Venue: Church premises

Tickets are available at the church canteen or at the sales booth outside the church side entrance after Mass. Proceeds will go towards the church maintenance fund.

If you are interested to run the game stalls, or would like to contribute by donating cash and prizes, please contact Matthias at matthias.wee@gmail.com or send an SMS to 96622662

 

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to get together for an afternoon of Divine Mercy prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

 

* A movie on the life of Pope Francis in aid of the fundraising efforts of the Jesuit Refugee Service, an evening of stories and songs performed by priests in aid of the Cenacle Mission, and more. Click here for details.

PILGRIMAGE IN MY BACKYARD (PIMBY) | 27 Aug 2017

Pilgrimages of faith need not be overseas. There is one happening right here at our backyard!

Explore and discover the roots of how the Church of St Teresa came to be built on Singapore soil, listen to the faith stories on the zeal of the early missionaries and the fervour of the lay people. The journey will include a visit to Carmelite Monastery.

 

DATE: Sunday 27 Aug 2017

TIME:  2.30pm to 5.30pm

VENUE: Meet at the church canteen, 2.15pm 

** Registration is required for this activity.

** Email canatheplacetobe2013@gmail.com with the subject heading “PIMBY@KB – 27 Aug 2017”, along with your name, contact number and number of persons attending. Or call 63384080.

This is done in collaboration with Cana the Catholic Centre. No fee charged but a love offering is appreciated.

NEWS & EVENTS IN OUR DIOCESE

 

Marriage Encounter (ME) Weekend
Marriage Encounter facilitates life-changing weekends for married couples, by transforming the way husband and wife communicate. The enriching experience forges greater intimacy and a closer relationship.

ME benefits both young couples who want to build a strong marital foundation as well as those who have clocked many years together and strive to keep the flame burning strong.

There are still slots for the next ME Weekend conducted in English, from 1 Sep to 3 Sep (8pm Fri to 6pm Sun).
Venue: The Marriage Encounter House, 201B, Seventeenth Avenue, Punggol Road
Cost: There will be a $50 non-refundable fee to confirm booking. Donation envelopes will be given at the end of the weekend.

For registration or enquiries, call Joseph & Reenie at 96705390, email mewkend@gmail.com or visit the website.

 

 

 

 

 

The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide
This DVD-based programme seek to help divorced or separated Catholics find hope and healing.

Dates: Every Monday night from 21 Aug to 6 Nov 2017.
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre, 2 Highland Road
Contribution: S$120.

For enquiries please call 97804456 (Joann) or 93836868 (Jileen), or email cdsg@acf.org.sg
Or register online at http://catholicfamily.org.sg/cdsg/

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Acts of the Apostles
A 12-session journey through the Acts of the Apostles, delivered by Msgr Ambrose Vaz.
Date: Starting 16 Aug 2017, every Wednesday
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Venue: Church of St Bernadette, Parish Hall
Contribution: Love offering

Email batSB@outlook.com for enquiries. No registration required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bible Study: Gospel of Mark
This is a 12-week study led by Msgr Ambrose Vaz at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul (225A Queen Street). At the first two sessions, you will be guided on how to read the bible before exploring the Gospel of Mark. Email sppbiblestudy@hotmail.com with your name and contact number to register.

 

 

 

 

 

Bible Study: The Book of Revelation
Sign up at the Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate website.

 

 

 

 

 

Jesuit Refugee Service Fundraiser Movie
In aid of the Jesuit Refugee Service (Singapore), a movie screening to raise money and support all the works it does. The charity group, founded in Singapore in 1999, is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people in Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal.

 

 

 

 

 

Cana Presents: My Soul Proclaims
An evening of stories and songs by Fr Valerian Cheong, Fr Edward Lim, OCD, Fr Derrick Yap, OFM, Fr Eugene Lee, CSsR, and Br Nicholas Lye. A fundraising event for the Cenacle Mission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The International Centennial Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop for Youth with Depression
Arise and Shine! is a group intervention workshop for young adults (between the ages of 18-30), who have just been diagnosed with their first depressive episode. In this workshop, participants will have get more knowledge about depression. They will learn behavioural and cognitive strategies to manage depressive symptoms.

Venue: Clarity, Block 854 Yishun Ring Road, #01-3511

Pre-requisite:  A 1 -hour chitchat session prior to the workshop date. Please call 67577990 to make an appointment.

This is an 8-session weekly workshop starting Wed 6 Sept 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pieta Singapore
Pieta is a support group made up of Catholic parents who have suffered the loss of their children. The mission is to provide support to other bereaved parents and foster a sense of solidarity in God’s comfort and wisdom.

Pieta holds sessions with scripture, prayer and reflection.

Date: Every fourth Tuesday of the month
Time: 7.30pm to 9pm
Place: Agape Village, 7A Toa Payoh Lorong 8

Sessions are open to all parents who are coming to terms with losing their beloved children, regardless of age and no matter how recent or long ago. For enquiries, email: pieta.singapore@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Pilgrimage to Myanmar
There will be a 7-day trip to from 6 to 12 November 2017 to Yangon and Mandalay, with visits to at least 10 churches, and daily Mass.
Other sites to visit on the trip: Shwedagon Pagoda, Aungsan Bogyoke Market, National Museum, a multicultural neighbourhood, etc.
The spiritual director for the pilgrimage is Reverend Father George LaRing, diocesan priest in Myanmar.
For enquiries, contact: Noel at 62744546 or email isabnoel@singnet.com.sg

 

 

 

 

 

Abilities Beyond Limitations And Expectations (Able)
Do you know someone who is physically challenged who may need rehabilitation therapy, or the physically challenged and their caregivers who need respite?

Help us share the message: Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (Able), a member of Caritas Singapore,  provides rehabilitation therapy, training and job support to enable beneficiaries to return to suitable and sustainable employment.

Able also offers home- and centre-based respite services to caregivers and their physically challenged care-recipients. Please contact us if you have any questions or need more information.

Call 68017460 or email enquiries@able-sg.org.

Find out more about the services here: http://www.able-sg.org/faqs.html

 

 

 

 

CatholicSG Mobile App
The CatholicSG App is for Catholics in Singapore to live their faith more actively. It is the official Archdiocese app and is free for this early 1.0 release. Find the Mass time for a church nearest to you, read the day’s Mass readings and prayers from the Divine Office, and view the liturgical and event calendars.

Users may also see a list of the buses and nearest MRT stations for each church, as well as information and contact details of the priests in each parish.

Available in the iTunes app store and Google Play store. Details at https://app.catholic.sg/

 

 

 

Seek Help through Clarity Singapore

 

 

 

Share-A-Pot @ Agape Village
Know of any elders who would enjoy a bowl of nutritious soup, some meaningful activities and making new friends?

In collaboration with Alexandra Health Services, Agape Village will be conducting a weekly Share-A-Pot programme where seniors with little access to proper meals and / or facing neglect may get together to rebuild their bodies, minds and spirits over a good bowl of broth.

No fee is involved. Pre-registration is required for planning purposes. The first session is slated for 15 June 2016. To find out more or to pre-register, please call 6801 7400 or email kath@caritas-singapore.org

 

 

 

Free Legal Clinics at Agape Village
Facing a legal issue on a *personal matter and do not have legal advice or representation? Having a legal dispute that you want mediated and resolved? Unable to afford a lawyer?

If these are your difficulties, you may wish to get free basic legal advice and information at the Catholic Lawyers Guild’s Pro Bono Legal Clinics. Visit its website at www.clgsingapore.com for more information on clinic dates and registration.

*Note that these clinics do not cover legal issues on business and professional matters, and are intended for the poor, disadvantaged, and the “sandwich” class.

 

 

 

Open Studio Art Therapy @ Agape Village
Feeling down, lost and confused? Join us at the art therapy open studio and let the healing qualities of art awaken you. No art experience is required – just an open mind, open heart and creative spirit.

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9.30am to 12pm
Venue: Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh
Fee: $10 per person

Pre-registration is required. Limited spaces available.
Please register by email with your name and contact to registration@clarity-singapore.org

PARISH DIARY | 12 Aug 2017

 

Parish Feast Day Celebration
Join us for our very first Sundown Carnival with food & games for the whole family, in celebration of the Feast Day of St Teresa of the Child Jesus.

Date: Saturday 30 September 2017
Time: 3pm to 9pm
Venue: Church premises

Tickets are available at the church canteen or at the sales booth outside the church side entrance after Mass. Proceeds will go towards the church maintenance fund.

If you are interested to run the game stalls, or would like to contribute by donating cash and prizes, please contact Matthias at matthias.wee@gmail.com or send an SMS to 96622662

 

Church Canteen Food
Please note that the canteen will be selling food that is bought from a licensed food vendor.

The church is not allowed to cook and sell food on our premises, as we do not have the approved licence from the National Environment Agency and have also not fulfilled the safety requirements of the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

We thank you for your continuous support and look forward to seeing you at our canteen for your regular Sunday breakfast.

 

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

 

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 Aug was S$11,698 in total. Thank you so much for your great generosity.

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
Cana invites you to go on this walk to learn about the history of how the Catholic community grew around the Church of St Teresa. Invite your family and friends along. Check out the details here.

 

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This is a Holy Day of Obligation and the faithful are to celebrate Mass and to offer worship to God with joy, as is proper on a Sunday.

Masses times are as follows:
Monday 14 August at 8pm
Tuesday at 12.30am and 8pm

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to get together for an afternoon of Divine Mercy prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

Second Collection for GIFT
Next weekend, being the third weekend of the month, there will be a second collection to receive your monthly pledges to Catholic Foundation’s GIFT campaign.

GIFT is Catholic Foundation’s regular giving campaign to fund the numerous organisations involved in families, youth, evangelisation, etc, as well as building projects in the archdiocese.

The contributions from our parish from the start of the campaign last November to June this year has been more than S$103,000. For an update on the collections so far, read the report.

Kindly complete your pledge envelopes with the cash/cheque enclosed and drop them into the collection bags that will be passed round. The envelopes can be found at the bulletin stands in church.

Or visit gift.catholicfoundation.sg to donate online or to find out more.

 

 

* A talk by Fr Eugene Lee on the Assumption of Mary, bible study on the Acts of the Apostles, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 5 Aug 2017

 

Rite Of Acceptance (RCIA)
We pray for those who have joined the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) to learn about our Catholic faith or to seek baptism. The 41 inquirers and 1 candidate (non-Catholic Christians) celebrate their Rite of Acceptance this weekend at the sunset Mass on 5 Aug.

 

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.

 

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

 

First Sunday Fellowship
Potluck lunch after the 12.30pm Mass on Sunday 7 August at the canteen. All are welcome.

 

Parish Feast Day Celebration
Join us for our very first Sundown Carnival with food & games for the whole family, in celebration of the Feast Day of St Teresa of the Child Jesus.

Date: Saturday 30 September 2017
Time: 3pm to 9pm
Venue: Church premises

Tickets are available at the church canteen or at the sales booth outside the church side entrance after Mass. Proceeds will go towards the church maintenance fund.

 

Public Holiday on Wednesday 9 August (National Day)
Mass at 8.30am in the chapel. There will be no evening Mass.

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to get together for an afternoon of Divine Mercy prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This is a Holy Day of Obligation and the faithful are to celebrate Mass and to offer worship to God with joy, as is proper on a Sunday.

Masses times are as follows:
Monday 14 August at 8pm
Tuesday at 12.30am and 8pm

 

 

* The Dedication of the Church of the Transfiguration, bible study on the Book of Revelation, and more. Click here for details.

BIBLE SHARING GROUP – GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

BIBLE SHARING GROUP – GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

 

The Bible Sharing Group gets together to read the Bible, reflect, and share their faith experience. Join in and be renewed by the Word of God, as they study the Gospel of Matthew.

Date: Every first and third Sundays of the month
Time: 10.15am to 12.15pm
Venue:  St Teresa Centre, #03-08

Download the form to register: BSG Form

For more information, contact:
– Sally Lum at 93862726 (SMS or WhatsApp) or email sallylum06@gmail.com
– Kala at 98582449  (SMS or WhatsApp) or email sreekalamathai@gmail.com

PARISH DIARY | 22 July 2017

 

 

Bible Sharing Group
Read and reflect on the Gospel of Matthew with the Bible Sharing Group every first and third Sunday of the month. All are welcome. Find out more here.

 

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

 

St Teresa’s Parent Prayer Circle
Every last Sunday of the month, the St Teresa’s Parent Prayer Circle meet to pray for the needs of the children, families, as well of their own personal intentions. Join the upcoming session on Sunday 30 July, from 10.15am to 11am in #02 – 03 of St Teresa Centre (above canteen).

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 6 August 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 30 July 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Prayers for Priests
There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 26 July, at 6.30pm after daily Mass. All are encouraged to pray for priestly and religious life, and the seminarians staying at our parish.

“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)

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to get together for an afternoon of Divine Mercy prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

An Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the chapel on Thursday 3 August from 8pm to 9pm.

 

              

* A movie on St Ignatius of Loyola, an art exhibition by the Canossian Sisters and schools, memorial Mass for Fr Louis Foission, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 15 July 2017

 

 

Feast Of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Mass schedule in the Carmelite Monastery on Sunday 16 July is as follows: 7.30am, 4.30pm and 6.30pm (with Archbishop) in English and 2.30pm in Mandarin.

 

Third Sunday Fellowship Lunch
All are welcome to a fellowship lunch in the canteen after the 12.30pm Mass.

 

Second Collection for GIFT
This weekend being the third weekend of the month, there will be a second collection to receive your monthly contributions to Catholic Foundation’s GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) project if you are giving by cash or cheque.

The money is to fund the operating costs of 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.

Details about the GIFT programme and how to make donations can be found in the GIFT booklet and on the Catholic Foundation’s website, gift.catholicfoundation.sg.

 

Bible Sharing Group
Read and reflect on the Gospel of Matthew with the Bible Sharing Group twice a month. All are welcome. Find out more here.

 

Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) meeting
Date: Tuesday 18 July 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue:The Pinnacle@Duxton, Block 1B Cantonment Road #45-13

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
Sign up for July’s session of this guided tour, 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. Invite your family and friends along. Check out the details here.

 

A Marian Pilgrimage with the Golden Years Club
Sister Julia from the Infant Jesus Sisters will be guiding a second pilgrimage to St Joseph’s Church (Bukit Timah) on 29 July. Check out full details here.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 6 August 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 30 July 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

              

* A movie on St Ignatius of Loyola, a talk by Fr John-Paul Tan on Franciscan spirituality, an art exhibition by the Canossian Sisters and schools, and more. Click here for details.

A MARIAN PILGRIMAGE | 29 July 2017

Join the second of three pilgrimages organised by the Golden Years Club, in conjunction with the 100-year anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal.

The trip is guided by Sister Julia of the Infant Jesus Sisters. All are welcome to take part.

Cost: S$10 per person. Register at our canteen with payment after morning Masses on Sunday or at the parish office on weekdays.

For enquiries, please contact Veronica Tan at 65565610 / 98197954 (SMS / WhatsApp) or email verontankt@hotmail.com.

 

PARISH DIARY | 8 July 2017

 

Commissioning of Lectors
We pray for those serving in the lector ministry as they recommit themselves to proclaiming His Word at the 10.30am Mass

 

Bible Sharing Group
Read and reflect on the Gospel of Matthew with the Bible Sharing Group twice a month. All are welcome. Find out more here.

 

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

 

Collection for the Poor
The second collection by theSociety of St Vincent de Paul for the poor during the weekend Masses on 1 & 2 July was S$12,340.60 in total. Thank you so much for your great generosity.

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
Sign up for July’s session of this guided tour, 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. Invite your family and friends along. Check out the details here.

 

A Marian Pilgrimage with the Golden Years Club
Sister Julia from the Infant Jesus Sisters will be guiding a second pilgrimage to St Joseph’s Church (Bukit Timah) on 29 July. Check out full details here

 

Feast Of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Mass schedule in the Carmelite Monastery on Sunday 16 July is as follows: 7.30am, 4.30pm and 6.30pm (with Archbishop) in English and 2.30pm in Mandarin.

 

Second Collection for GIFT
Next weekend being the third weekend of the month, there will be a second collection to receive your monthly contributions to Catholic Foundation’s GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) project if you are giving by cash or cheque.

The money is to fund the operating costs of 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.

Details about the GIFT programme and how to make donations can be found in the GIFT booklet and on the Catholic Foundation’s website, gift.catholicfoundation.sg.

 

* A talk by Fr John-Paul Tan on Franciscan spirituality, a workshop on positive parenting, Mass in remembrance of Fr Louis Fossion, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 1 July 2017

 

 

First Sunday Fellowship
It’s the 6th anniversary of our First Sunday Fellowship initiative. Join in the potluck lunch after the 12.30pm Mass at the canteen. All are invited

 

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.

Feel a calling to serve those in need? Feel a calling to serve those in need? Email ssvp@stteresa.org.sg or contact Elizabeth Ng at 94260074 / Nancy Leong at 98268533.

Do note that cheque donations to the society in aid of the poor should be made payable to “SSVP St Teresa”.

 

Cantonese Mass
Mass celebrated on Saturday 1 July at 2.30pm 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 July

 

Sunday School
Parents, please note that catechism classes will resume this Sunday

 

Annual Retreat for Priests
The priests of the diocese will be away for their yearly retreat from 3 to 7 July (Mon to Fri).
There shall be no daily Masses at 6pm. Communion Service will be conducted by our Extra-Ordinary Communion Ministers. All Mass intentions will be offered up at the given date during the retreat.

Please pray for all the priests who will be attending the retreat, that they may have much-needed quiet time, rest and rejuvenation, and strengthen their relationship with God.

In case of emergency, please contact the Redemptorist Community at 62552133 or the Carmelite priests at Church of Saints Peter and Paul at 63372585.

 

Requiem Mass for Deceased Loved Ones
There will be no Requiem Mass at 8pm on Wed 5 July due to the priests’ retreat. All Mass intentions will be offered up at the retreat.

 

Parish Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
There is no Holy Hour on 6 July as the priests are away on retreat

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to get together for an afternoon of Divine Mercy prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

RCIA 2017/2018: Journey with Jesus
Those seeking to know more about the Catholic faith or baptism, the ongoing sessions are still open to latecomers. Don’t wait any longer!

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

We also invite practising Catholics to serve as sponsors, to accompany the participants on their journey. Read more about RCIA here.

 

* A day of recollection for those in the legal profession, a workshop on positive parenting, freshmen orientation camps for those entering university, bible study on the Gospel of Mark, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 24 June 2017

 

 

Peter Pence Collection
All collections taken at Masses this weekend will be sent to Rome for the Peter Pence collection, for the pope’s charitable works. Please give generously, thank you.

 

Media Team
The Parish Council is inviting volunteers to form the Media Team by joining one or more of the following: Web Team, Social Media Team, Photography Team, Videography Team, Graphic Design Team. If you are interested, email stc.sgmedia@gmail.com or send an SMS to 96622662.

 

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

 

Public Holiday on Monday 26 June (due to Hari Raya Puasa falling on a Sunday)
Mass at 8.30am in the chapel. There will be no evening Mass.

 

Sunday School
Parents, please note that catechism classes will resume on 2 July

 

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 28 June, at 6.30pm after daily Mass. All are encouraged to pray for priestly and religious life, and the seminarians staying at our parish.

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to get together for an afternoon of Divine Mercy prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

Cantonese Mass
Mass celebrated on Saturday 1 July at 2.30pm in the chapel, with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

Annual Retreat for Priests
The priests of the diocese will be away for their yearly retreat from 3 to 7 July (Mon to Fri).
There shall be no daily Masses at 6 pm. Communion Service will be conducted by our Extra-Ordinary Communion Ministers. Please pray for all the priests who will be attending the Retreat.

In case of emergency, please contact the Redemptorist Community at 62552133 or the Carmelite priests at Church of Saints Peter and Paul at 63372585.

Please note that all Mass intentions will be celebrated at the given date during the retreat.

 

* Learn how to explain Catholic practices to non-Catholics, watch a movie screening of The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, sign up for a freshmen orientation camp if you are entering university, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 17 June 2017

 

First Holy Communion
We rejoice as close to 60 children from our Sunday catechism classes, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Bridging Programme will be receiving their First Holy Communion this Sunday at the 12.30pm Mass. We pray that they will remain firmly in friendship with the Lord and be guided always in their faith by their parents, teachers and friends!

 

Media Team
The Parish Council is inviting volunteers to form the Media Team by joining one or more of the following: Web Team, Social Media Team, Photography Team, Videography Team, Graphic Design Team. If you are interested, email stc.sgmedia@gmail.com or send an SMS to 96622662.

 

Second Collection for GIFT
This weekend being the third weekend of the month, there will be a second collection to receive your monthly contributions to Catholic Foundation’s GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) project if you are giving by cash or cheque.

To support the archdiocese’s 10-year pastoral plan for a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church, the Catholic Foundation will have to raise $238 million over the next 7 years. The money is to fund the operating costs of 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.

Details about the GIFT programme and how to make donations can be found in the GIFT booklet and on the Catholic Foundation’s website, gift.catholicfoundation.sg.

As Catholics, it is our duty to support and help build and grow our Church, and you are highly encouraged to contribute on a regular monthly basis.

The collection bags being passed around are to collect any cash or cheques you may wish to offer. If you have already given through monthly GIRO or credit card deductions, you need not contribute further unless you wish to.

Parishioners who give their money through GIRO, credit cards or GIFT envelopes with their names and contact information may check on their contributions through the GIFT website.

If this is the first time you are signing up to contribute by GIRO, kindly have your pledge envelopes ready with GIRO form completed, and drop them into the collection bags that will be passed around. Pledge envelopes may be found at the bulletin stands.

For an update on the collections so far, read the report.

 

A Marian Pilgrimage with the Golden Years Club
Sister Julia from the Infant Jesus Sisters will be guiding a pilgrimage to two churches next weekend. Check out full details here

 

Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) meeting
Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue: Block 9, Cantonment Close, #13-77

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to get together for an afternoon of Divine Mercy prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
This feast day falls on Friday 23 June this year. The Church also celebrates this as a World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. Please remember all priests in your prayers.

 

Public Holiday on Monday 26 June (due to Hari Raya Puasa falling on a Sunday)
Mass at 8.30am in the chapel. There will be no evening Mass.

 

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 28 June, at 6.30pm after daily Mass. All are encouraged to pray for priestly and religious life, and the seminarians staying at our parish.

 

 

* A workshop to understand anxiety, a movie screening on The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, a pilgrimage to Myanmar, and more. Click here for details.

A MARIAN PILGRIMAGE | 26 June 2017

Join the Golden Years Club for the first of three pilgrimages it is organising in conjunction with the 100-year anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal.

On Monday 26 June (public holiday in lieu of Hari Raya Puasa), they will head to two churches for a pilgrimage, guided by Sister Julia of the Infant Jesus Sisters.

All are welcome to take part.

Cost: S$10 per person. Register at our canteen with payment after morning Masses on Sunday or at the parish office on weekdays.

 

For enquiries, please contact Veronica Tan at 65565610 / 9819-7954 or email verontankt@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

RCIA 2017/2018: JOURNEY WITH JESUS

 

Do you believe that RCIA changes lives and changes people?

If you are searching for greater fulfillment in life and believe there is a purpose to your journey here on earth, make your first step towards this period of discovery and open your heart and mind to an experience like no other.

Date: Friday 5 May 2017, thereafter every Friday

Time: 7.45pm to 9.45pm

Venue: Chapel

 

We warmly invite:

– Those interested to know more about the Catholic faith or have a desire to be baptised

– Baptised Christians who are non-Catholics and looking to be in full communion with the Catholic Church

– Baptised Catholics to journey as sponsors, to accompany these seekers of God, and to enrich their own faith at the same time

 

To register, complete this form (click to download): RCIA Registration Form

To register to serve as a sponsor, use this form (click to download): RCIA Sponsor Registration Form

Email the completed form to rcia@stteresa.org.sg or submit it to the church office or at the RCIA session.

Call 62711184 if you have any other enquiries.

Learn more about the RCIA journey here.

PARISH DIARY | 3 June 2017

 

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

 

Sale Of Carnival Tickets
The fundraising team from Blessed Sacrament Church will be at our parish on Sunday 4 June to sell carnival tickets to raise money for its Heritage Building Restoration programme. Your support and generosity will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

 

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? Feel a calling to serve those in need? Email Elizabeth at ssvp@stteresa.org.sg or contact Nancy Leong at 98268533.

Do note that cheque donations to the society in aid of the poor should be made payable to “SSVP St Teresa”.

 

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

 

Sunday School
Parents, kindly note that Sunday catechism classes will be closed in June for the school holidays and will resume on 2 July 2017.

 

Be A Part of the Choir Ministry
The choir ministry is inviting those who would like to be a part of the liturgy through singing, to serve at the following Mass times:

Saturday 6pm – choir leader Joseph Nguyen
Sunday 8.30am – choir leader Delvinia Phee
Sunday 10.30am – choir leader Ferdinand Quek
Sunday 12.30pm – choir leader Agatha Carlot
Sunday 6pm – choir leader Mary Soh

If you are interested, please approach the choir leaders after each Mass for more information. Kindly note that an audition may be in order for admission to this ministry.

 

A Marian Pilgrimage with the Golden Years Club
Sister Julia from the Infant Jesus Sisters will be guiding a pilgrimage to two churches this month. Check out full details here

 

Easter Reflection Booklet 2017: A Proclaiming Community
This Easter, we are called to celebrate the big as well as small growths in our lives and in those around us. We proclaim new life and share it with people around us. To help us all along, the Office for the New Evangelisation has produced a booklet 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. Also available in Chinese and Tamil editions.

 

* A Pentecost prayer service with the Carmelite community, a ‘Finding God in Drama’ retreat, a 15th anniversary Mass for the canonisation of St Pio, and more. Click here for details.

GREAT ADVENTURE: THE BIBLE TIMELINE | June to Dec 2017

Experience God’s great Love for all of us since the beginning of time.
Join the Bible Timeline Study and journey from the Garden of Eden to Jerusalem.

Discover who the biblical people really are and see how the major events are woven together and how they are related to you and your life today.

The fascinating 24-part programme is presented by Jeff Cavins through DVD and other materials. Jeff Cavins is the creator of the Great Adventure Bible Study Series, and an author. He is also the director of the Archbishop Harry J Flynn Catechetical Institute in the United States. 

The programme begins at our parish from 7 June till 6 Dec 2017, every Wednesday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Course fee: S$60 includes study materials

Register through one of these ways:

Registration closes 7 May 2017

If you find reading the whole bible daunting, this is a good start.

Read about how this programme benefited those who took it: Bible Timeline Changing Lives in Singapore

PARISH DIARY | 27 May 2017

 

The choir ministry is inviting those who would like to be a part of the liturgy through singing, to serve at the following Mass times:

Saturday 6pm – choir leader Joseph Nguyen
Sunday 8.30am – choir leader Delvinia Phee
Sunday 10.30am – choir leader Ferdinand Quek
Sunday 12.30pm – choir leader Agatha Carlot
Sunday 6pm – choir leader Mary Soh

If you are interested, please approach the choir leaders after each Mass for more information. Kindly note that an audition may be in order for admission to this ministry.

Separately, the newly formed Parish Council is pleased to announce the mission and vision for our parish. Do pray that together as a community, we will work towards this mission.
Mission: Loving God, loving people as committed disciples of Christ
Vision: We work towards a vibrant and evangelising community to share the love of God with everyone.

 

World Communications Day
The Catholic Church celebrates World Communications Day this weekend. All collections taken this weekend will be for our Archdiocese Mass Media Apostolate. Thank you very much for your generous contributions.

 

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

 

RCIA 2017/2018: Journey with Jesus
Do you know someone who may be seeking baptism or wanting to know more about the Catholic faith?

Invite them to journey with us in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). We also invite practising Catholics to serve as sponsors, to accompany those new on this journey.

Details here.

 

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 31 May, at 6.30pm after daily Mass. All are encouraged to pray for priestly and religious life.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 4 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 28 May 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Sunday School
Parents, kindly note that Sunday catechism classes will be closed in June for the school holidays and will resume on 2 July 2017.

 

Parish Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to the Holy Hour of Adoration at the chapel on Thursday 1 June from 8pm to 9pm.

 

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

 

Easter Reflection Booklet 2017: A Proclaiming Community
This Easter, we are called to celebrate the big as well as small growths in our lives and in those around us. We proclaim new life and share it with people around us. To help us all along, the Office for the New Evangelisation has produced a booklet 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. Also available in Chinese and Tamil editions.

 

* A Pentecost prayer service with the Carmelite community, a ‘Finding God in Drama’ retreat, a combined university freshmen gathering, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 20 May 2017

 

Second Collection for GIFT
This weekend being the third weekend of the month, there will be a second collection to receive your monthly contributions to Catholic Foundation’s GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) project if you are giving by cash or cheque.

To support the archdiocese’s 10-year pastoral plan for a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church, the Catholic Foundation will have to raise $238 million over the next 7 years. The money is to fund the operating costs of 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.

Details about the GIFT programme and how to make donations can be found in the GIFT booklet and on the Catholic Foundation’s website, gift.catholicfoundation.sg.

As Catholics, it is our duty to support and help build and grow our Church, and you are highly encouraged to contribute on a regular monthly basis.

The collection bags being passed around are to collect any cash or cheques you may wish to offer. If you have already given through monthly GIRO or credit card deductions, you need not contribute further unless you wish to.

Parishioners who give their money through GIRO, credit cards or GIFT envelopes with their names and contact information may check on their contributions through the GIFT website.

If this is the first time you are signing up to contribute by GIRO, kindly have your pledge envelopes ready with GIRO form completed, and drop them into the collection bags that will be passed around. Pledge envelopes may be found at the bulletin stands.

For an update on the collections so far, read the report.

 

Third Sunday Fellowship Lunch
All are welcome to lunch at the canteen after the 12.30pm 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
We celebrate the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, which commemorates the completion of the earthly work of redemption of Jesus and His return to heaven by His own power.

All are to attend Mass on this holy day of obligation. Mass times are as follows:
Wed 24 May 2017 at 8pm
Thurs 25 May 2017 at 12.30pm and 8pm

There will be no 6pm Mass on both days.

 

RCIA 2017/2018: Journey with Jesus
Do you know someone who may be seeking baptism or wanting to know more about the Catholic faith?

Invite them to journey with us in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). We also invite practising Catholics to serve as sponsors, to accompany those new on this journey.

Details here.

 

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 31 May, at 6.30pm after daily Mass. All are encouraged to pray for priestly and religious life.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 4 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 28 May 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Sunday School
Parents, kindly note that Sunday catechism classes will be closed in June for the school holidays and will resume on 2 July 2017.

 

Easter Reflection Booklet 2017: A Proclaiming Community
This Easter, we are called to celebrate the big as well as small growths in our lives and in those around us. We proclaim new life and share it with people around us. To help us all along, the Office for the New Evangelisation has produced a booklet 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. Also available in Chinese and Tamil editions.

 

 

* World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, St Pio’s anniversary birthday Mass, combined university freshmen gathering, and more. Click here for details.