PARISH DIARY | 22 Dec 2017

 

Christmas and New Year Mass Times

 

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

 

Canteen Closure
Please note that the church canteen will be closed from 17 Dec 2017 till 7 Jan 2018. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused.

 

Christmas Party
You are invited to join in the Christmas celebration with the church community. Expect great food, live entertainment, and prize giveaways.

Date: Sat 6 Jan 2018
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Venue: Church canteen

Event is free but registration is required for catering purpose. Seats are limited so register Now at http://bit.ly/2A2Qmrv.

Alternatively, registration forms are available from the bulletin stands.

 

Sale of Advent Wreaths and Gift Items
The Golden Years Club would like to thank all those who have given their generous support and contributions during the sale of Advent wreaths and gift items over 3 Sundays (26 Nov, 3 and 10 Dec).  The proceeds of $895 have been donated to CHARIS Singapore (Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore).

 

Important Notice: Change of Mass Times
The priests of the parish, in consultation with the Parish Council, have decided to change the Mass times on weekends.

With effect from the weekend of 6 and 7 January 2018, the evening Masses on Saturday and Sunday in our parish will start from 5.30pm instead of 6pm.

Novena service on Saturday will be at 4.45pm in the church.

 

Advent Reflection Booklets
Take home a booklet of reflections for the season of Advent. Produced by the Office for the New Evangelisation, the theme for the new liturgical year is “The Anticipating Community”.

Prepare spiritually for the season with your parish groups or ministries, to increase communication between family members, or for personal reflection. Pick up a copy at the church bulletin stands, or download a copy here.

 

Support the Catholic Church of Singapore through “Gift”
The Catholic Foundation is renewing its appeal for the Giving in Faith and Thankfulness (Gift) campaign, to encourage all Catholics to make a regular contribution 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. This is so that the Church may continue growing for generations to come.

Flyers and envelopes with more information are available in the parish to make your pledge. Or visit gift.catholicfoundation.sg to donate online or find out more.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR MASS TIMES

MASS IN CHURCH

With regard to fulfilling the Sunday and the Christmas obligations, the faithful are required to attend the Christmas Mass besides the 4th Sunday of Advent Mass.

It is recommended that they attend the 4th Sunday of Advent Saturday sunset Mass or on Sunday morning.

If they attend the Christmas Vigil Mass on Sunday evening to fulfil their Sunday obligation, then they would have to attend a Christmas Day Mass on Monday.

 

4th Sunday of Advent, 24 Dec 2017
Masses at 8.30am, 10.30am and 12.30pm. There is no Mass at 6pm.

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

Christmas Day, Mon 25 Dec
Masses at 8.30am, 10.30am and 12.30pm. There is no Mass at 6pm

New Year’s Eve, Sun 31 Dec
Masses at 8.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm and 6pm

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Mon 1 Jan 2018
Mass at 8.30am only

 

MASS AT CARMELITE MONASTERY
[Address: 98 Bukit Teresa Road. Click for map.]
* 24 Dec 2017 | Midnight (carolling 11.30pm)
* 25 Dec 2017 | 8am
* 31 Dec 2018 | 11.30pm
* 1 Jan 2018   | 7.30am

PARISH DIARY | 1 Dec 2017

 

 

Advent Reflection Booklets
Take home a booklet of reflections for the season of Advent. Produced by the Office for the New Evangelisation, the theme for the new liturgical year is “The Anticipating Community”.

Prepare spiritually for the season with your parish groups or ministries, to increase communication between family members, or for personal reflection. Pick up a copy at the church bulletin stands, or download a copy here.

 

Advent Wreaths
There will be a blessing of Advent wreaths after all Masses this weekend 2 & 3 Dec, so do take yours along with you.

 

Sale of Advent Wreaths
There will be sale of Advent wreaths and handcrafted gift items at the canteen on Sunday 3 Dec and 10 Dec after the morning Masses.

All proceeds of the sale will be donated to Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS). Organised by the Golden Years Club’s Craft Club. For more info, contact Raymond Ho at 97466770.

 

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.

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 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

 

Support the Catholic Church of Singapore through “Gift”
The Catholic Foundation is renewing its appeal for the Giving in Faith and Thankfulness (Gift) campaign, to encourage all Catholics to make a regular contribution 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. This is so that the Church may continue growing for generations to come.

Flyers and envelopes with more information 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 6 Dec | 8pm | church

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
There will be a get-together for a potluck fellowship on Thursday 7 Dec from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
The next prayer session will be on 14 Dec, 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

 

Advent Penitential Services for City District Churches, 8pm
Monday 11 Dec: Church of Our Lady of Lourdes 
Tuesday 12 Dec:  Church of St Teresa
Wednesday 13 Dec:Church of St Bernadette 
Thursday 14 Dec: Church of Saints Peter and Paul 
Friday 15 Dec: Church of the Sacred Heart
Monday 18 Dec: Church of St Alphonsus (Novena Church) 
Tuesday 19 Dec: Church of St Michael

 

 

*Mass in honour of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a combined university retreat for youth, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 25 Nov 2017

 

Sale of Advent Wreaths
There will be sale of Advent wreaths and hand-crafted gift items at the canteen on Sunday Nov 26, 3 Dec and 10 Dec after the morning Masses.

All proceeds of the sale will be donated to Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS). Organised by the Golden Years Club’s Craft Club.

 

Sunday School Children’s Mass
The last day of the Sunday catechism classes is on 26 Nov. The 8.30am Mass is a Children’s Mass. All students, parents/guardians and catechists are encouraged to attend.

 

Advent Reflection Booklets
Take home a booklet of reflections for the season of Advent. Produced by the Office for the New Evangelisation, the theme for the new liturgical year is “The Anticipating Community”.

Prepare spiritually for the season with your parish groups or ministries, to increase communication between family members, or for personal reflection. Pick up a copy at the church bulletin stands, or download a copy here.

 

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

 

Prayers for Priests
There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 29 Nov, 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)

 

An Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the chapel on Thursday 30 Nov from 8pm to 9pm

 

Advent Wreaths
There will be a blessing of Advent wreaths after all Masses next weekend 2 & 3 Dec, so do take yours along with you.

 

Cantonese Mass
Mass celebrated on Saturday 2 Dec at 3.30pm in the chapel, with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

 

*An invitation to build and auction a nativity set, Mass in honour of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 18 Nov 2017

 

 

Parish Advent Retreat
All parishioners are invited to make room for Jesus in this Advent retreat as we give thanks for the end of our liturgical year and prepare ourselves for Advent.

Sister Francisca Tan, RC (Religious of the Cenacle) will be conducting the retreat, with the theme, “Emmanuel – God with Us”.

Date: Saturday 25 Nov 2017
Time: 9am to 4.30pm
Venue: Auditorium, level 3, Parish House

As lunch will be provided, registration is required for catering purpose. Please register early as seats are limited.

Registration is on now and closes on 19 Nov 2017.  Kindly fill up the form at the church bulletin stands and place them in the boxes provided, or e-register at http://bit.ly/2zGhdFP

 

Year-end Children’s Camp
Our Parish Council will be organising a stay-in Children’s Camp from 1 to 3 Dec 2017 for those aged 7 to 12. It will be held at St Francis Xavier Major Seminary, Punggol. For more details, approach the catechists leading your child’s class.

 

Second Collection for GIFT
This 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.

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.

 

Sunday School Children’s Mass
The last day of the Sunday catechism classes is on 26 Nov. The 8.30am Mass on the day is 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 3 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 26 November 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

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

 

Appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund
The Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS) is making its annual appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund to support overseas humanitarian work. Flyers and envelopes are available in the parish.

You may also send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” with your name and contact information to: CHARIS, #07-02 Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954.

Please contact Victoria Lim at 63374119 or info@charis-singapore.org if you need more information.

 

 

*An invitation to build and auction a nativity set, a young adults’ discussion night, open house for CHIJ St Theresa Convent, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH ADVENT RETREAT 2017

Don’t miss this retreat and opportunity to prepare our hearts to observe Advent and celebrate Christmas meaningfully.

Registration is now on and closes on 19 Nov 2017. Sign up at http://bit.ly/2zGhdFP

 

 

 

PARISH DIARY | 11 Nov 2017

 

 

Parish Advent Retreat
All parishioners are invited to make room for Jesus in this Advent retreat as we give thanks for the end of our liturgical year and prepare ourselves for Advent.

Sister Francisca Tan, RC (Religious of the Cenacle) will be conducting the retreat, with the theme, “Emmanuel – God with Us”.

Date: Saturday 25 Nov 2017
Time: 9am to 4.30pm
Venue: Auditorium, level 3, Parish House

As lunch will be provided, registration is required for catering purpose. Please register early as seats are limited.

Registration is on now and closes on 19 Nov 2017.  Kindly fill up the form at the church bulletin stands and place them in the boxes provided, or e-register at http://bit.ly/2zGhdFP

 

Year-end Children’s Camp
Our Parish Council will be organising a stay-in Children’s Camp from 1 to 3 Dec 2017 for those aged 7 to 12. It will be held at St Francis Xavier Major Seminary, Punggol. For more details, approach the catechists leading your child’s class.

 

Collection for the Poor
The second collection by the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the poor during the weekend Masses on 4  & 5 Oct was S$11,483.20 in total. Thank you so much for your generosity.

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”.

 

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

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 3 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 26 November 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Announcement from the Parish’s Safety Council
Parishioners and visitors who drive, take note: Please do not to double-park your vehicle at the basement carpark. It is for emergency access only.

 

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.

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.

 

Appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund
The Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS) is making its annual appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund to support overseas humanitarian work. Flyers and envelopes are available in the parish.

You may also send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” with your name and contact information to: CHARIS, #07-02 Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954.

Please contact Victoria Lim at 63374119 or info@charis-singapore.org if you need more information.

 

* A day for families to spend time in prayer, a young adults’ discussion night, open house for CHIJ St Theresa Convent, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 4 Nov 2017

 

 

Year-end Children’s Camp
Our Parish Council will be organising a stay-in Children’s Camp from 1 to 3 Dec 2017 for those aged 7 to 12. It will be held at St Francis Xavier Major Seminary, Punggol. For more details, approach the catechists leading your child’s class.

 

Parish Advent Retreat
All parishioners are invited to make room for Jesus in this Advent retreat as we give thanks for the end of our liturgical year and prepare ourselves for Advent.

Sister Francisca Tan, RC (Religious of the Cenacle) will be conducting the retreat, with the theme, “Emmanuel – God with Us”.

Date: Saturday 25 Nov 2017
Time: 9am to 4.30pm
Venue: Auditorium, level 3, Parish House

As lunch will be provided, registration is required for catering purpose. Please register early as seats are limited.

Registration is on now and closes on 19 Nov 2017.  Kindly fill up the form at the church bulletin stands and place them in the boxes provided, or e-register at http://bit.ly/2zGhdFP

 

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 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”.

 

First Sunday Fellowship
Potluck lunch after the 12.30pm Mass on 5 Nov, at the canteen. All are invited.

 

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

 

Announcement from the Parish’s Safety Council
Parishioners and visitors who drive, take note: Please do not to double-park your vehicle at the basement carpark. It is for emergency access only.

 

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

 

Appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund
The Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS) is making its annual appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund to support overseas humanitarian work. Flyers and envelopes are available in the parish.

You may also send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” with your name and contact information to: CHARIS, #07-02 Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954.

Please contact Victoria Lim at 63374119 or info@charis-singapore.org if you need more information.

 

* A presentation on the Holy Shroud of Turin, a day for families to spend time in prayer, a young adults’ discussion night, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 21 Oct 2017

 

World Mission Sunday
The Church marks World Mission Sunday this weekend. Along with Catholics throughout the world, we are called to offer our prayers and generous financial support through the World Mission Collection, organised by the Pontifical Mission Society for the Propagation of the Faith, to further the mission of Jesus.

Your gift on World Mission Sunday helps:
•People in remote villages, towns and cities through the witness and work of missionaries and local priests
•Children, elders, refugees, the sick and orphans through the service of Religious Sisters and Brothers
•To bring the Gospel to the poorest of our human family
•Catechists proclaim the message of hope and peace that only Christ can give

Do offer prayer for the work of the Church in the missions today in the Pacific Islands, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

All collections at Masses this weekend will go towards this cause.

Read Pope Francis’ message here.

 

Mission is Love
Mission is Love is a booklet put together by the Office for the New Evangelisation here, in preparation for World Mission Sunday.

There are four sessions in this booklet meant for personal or group reflection, and may be used in your Neighbourhood Christian Communities, Small Christian Communities, ministries or groups.

Pick up a copy at church bulletin stands or download the online version here.

 

Year-end Children’s Camp
Our Parish Council will be organising a stay-in Children’s Camp from 1 to 3 Dec 2017 for those aged 7 to 12. It will be held at St Francis Xavier Major Seminary, Punggol. For more details, approach the catechists leading your child’s class.

 

Catechists Recruitment Drive
We are looking for dedicated adults who are willing to be catechists, to share the Catholic faith with the children and youth of our parish. Registration will be carried out this Sunday 22 Oct, after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses.

 

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

 

Announcement from the Parish’s Safety Council
Parishioners and visitors who drive, take note: Please do not to double-park your vehicle at the basement carpark. It is for emergency access only.

 

Repair Works
Do note that repair works on our church’s dome will be carried out over the next 4 weeks. Scaffoldings will be set up outside the door leading to the choir section. As a safety precaution, there will be barricades around that area and our wardens will be on hand to direct traffic. We thank you very much for your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Month of Our Lady of the Rosary – October
There will be Rosary devotion before the 6pm Sunday Mass in church, and on weekdays before the 6pm Mass in the chapel.

 

Prayers for Priests
There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 25 October, 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)

 

Mass times for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

 

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 4 Nov 2017
Time: 2pm to 5.30pm
Venue: St Teresa’s Centre, #03-08 (above canteen)
Cost: S$4 per person

There will be praise & worship, a talk by Fr Michael Arro, time for reflection, and fellowship. Participants will attend the 6pm Mass together.

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.

 

 

Appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund
The Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS) is making its annual appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund to support overseas humanitarian work. Flyers and envelopes are available in the parish.

You may also send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” with your name and contact information to: CHARIS, #07-02 Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954.

Please contact Victoria Lim at 63374119 or info@charis-singapore.org if you need more information.

* A session with Fr Rene Nicolas on the history of the Catholic Church in Singapore, Mass for people with special needs, an inter-faith visit to a Buddhist temple, and more. Click here for details.

ALL SAINTS’ DAY + ALL SOULS’ DAY

“We believe in the communion of all the faithful of Christ, those who are pilgrims on earth, the dead who are being purified, and the blessed in heaven, all together forming one Church; and we believe that in this communion, the merciful love of God and his saints is always (attentive) to our prayers.”

– Pope Paul VI

 

The Solemnity of All Saints (1 November) 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.

Mass times for All Saints’ Day:
Tuesday 31 October at 8pm
Wednesday 1 November at 12.30pm and 8pm

 

All Souls’ Day (2 November) is a day the Church celebrates in commemoration of all the faithful departed. We pray for our departed loved ones, all souls in purgatory, and souls who have no one praying for them.

Mass times for All Souls’ Day:
Thursday 2 November, 5pm and 8pm
*There will be a blessing of the columbaria after both Masses

Please maintain a prayerful atmosphere within the church grounds and at the memorial gardens. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated, thank you.

 

PARISH DIARY | 14 Oct 2017

 

Repair Works
Do note that repair works on our church’s dome will be carried out over the next 4 weeks. Scaffoldings will be set up outside the door leading to the choir section. As a safety precaution, there will be barricades around that area and our wardens will be on hand to direct traffic. We thank you very much for your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Catechism Classes
Registration of new students for the Sunday Catechism classes will be held this Sunday 15 Oct at the canteen, after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses. For registration, parents must have a copy of their child’s baptism certificate.

 

Catechists Recruitment Drive
We are looking for dedicated adults who are willing to be catechists, to share the Catholic faith with the children and youth of our parish. Registration will be carried out over two Sundays, 15 & 22 Oct, after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses.

 

Sale at Canteen
Last call to do your bit to support the Sundown Carnival committee, which will be selling canned and packed food and drink items at low prices this Sunday in the canteen, from 9am to 12pm. The sale as proceeds will go to church funds.

 

Second Collection for GIFT
This 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.

 

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 4 Nov 2017
Time: 2pm to 5.30pm
Venue: St Teresa’s Centre, #03-08 (above canteen)
Cost: S$4 per person

There will be praise & worship, a talk by Fr Michael Arro, time for reflection, and fellowship. Participants will attend the 6pm Mass together.

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.

 

Month of Our Lady of the Rosary – October
There will be Rosary devotion before the 6pm Sunday Mass in church, and on weekdays before the 6pm Mass in the chapel.

 

Public Holiday on Wednesday 18 Oct (Deepavali)
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

 

Appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund
The Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS) is making its annual appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund to support overseas humanitarian work. Flyers and envelopes are available in the parish.

You may also send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” with your name and contact information to: CHARIS, #07-02 Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954.

Please contact Victoria Lim at 63374119 or info@charis-singapore.org if you need more information.

 

 

* Learn more about how the missionaries built the Catholic Church in Singapore, join in the Mass for people with special needs, take part in an inter-religious discussion on the topic of death, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 7 Oct 2017

 

Feast Day Celebrations
Our parish priest and the organising committee of our Feast Day celebration would like to thank Archbishop William Goh, the priests who took part in our triduum, healing service and celebrations, and to all parishioners and friends who made it a very joyous occasion.

Fr John Bosco: “Thanks go out to the wardens — especially for their patience and help, given the unpredictable weather and vehicles dropping off passengers  the communion ministers, the choirs, the sacristan, the florist and her friends, the carnival committee, in particular the pastoral council chairman, whose hair turned grey overnight.

And also, not forgetting some of our future priests— our altar servers. There are potential candidates there, I won’t mention their names so as not to put pressure on them. Pray for them, and also that the number of candidates would increase. Thanks, too, to the flower boys and girls, the statue bearers, and to all of you who have made this a truly wonderful celebration.

A big, big thank-you to Archbishop. Every year thus far, he has made it a point to come here, but I think, I don’t know, we pray that he will come back next year. This weekend was very, very busy for His Grace, because there were six celebrations, so he had to forego one or two to come here. There were feast day celebrations at the parishes of St Michael, St Vincent de Paul, Our Lady Star of the Sea, St Francis of Assisi and ours, as well as Migrant Sunday. Thank you for making time for us, Your Grace.”

Check out the photos and video.

 

Sale at Canteen
The Sundown Carnival committee will be selling canned and packed food and drink items at low prices this Sunday in the canteen, from 9am to 12pm. Do support the sale as proceeds will go to church funds.

 

Children’s Day Mass & Registration of New Students
There will be a Children’s Day Mass at 8.30am this Sunday. All students, parents/guardians and catechists are encouraged to attend.

Registration of new students for the Sunday Catechism classes will be held this and next Sunday, 8 & 15 Oct, at the canteen, after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses. For registration, parents must have a copy of their child’s baptism certificate.

 

Cantonese Mass
Mass celebrated on Saturday 7 Oct at 3.30pm in the chapel, with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

Month of Our Lady of the Rosary – October
There will be Rosary devotion before the 6pm Sunday Mass in church, and on weekdays before the 6pm Mass in the chapel.

 

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

 

Collection for the Poor
The second collection by the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the poor during the weekend Masses on 30 Sep  & 1 Oct was S$9,311.20 in total. Thank you so much for your generosity.

 

Catechists Recruitment Drive
We are looking for dedicated adults who are willing to be catechists, to share the Catholic faith with the children and youth of our parish. Registration will be carried out on two Sundays, 15 & 22 Oct, after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses.

 

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.

 

Appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund
The Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS) is making its annual appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund to support overseas humanitarian work. Flyers and envelopes are available in the parish.

You may also send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” with your name and contact information to: CHARIS, #07-02 Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954.

Please contact Victoria Lim at 63374119 or info@charis-singapore.org if you need more information.

 

 

* A workshop for fathers and fathers-to-be, the closing of the centennial celebration of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, Mass for people with special needs, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 23 Sep 2017

 

 

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 session this Sunday 24 Sep, from 10.15am to 11am in #03 – 06 of St Teresa Centre (above canteen).

 

Flowers for St Therese’s Feast Day
Last call for those who would like to pay for flowers to decorate the sanctuary and statue of St Therese, for our upcoming parish feast day. You may place your orders after Masses outside the sacristy this weekend. Thank you for your support.

 

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

 

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.  

The full schedule of the celebrations is available here.

 

Feast Day Triduum
Due to the Feast Day Triduum Masses, there will be no 6pm Masses on 27, 28 and 29 Sep.

There will also be no prayers for priests on the last Wednesday this month, and no prayer and fellowship with the Joyful Hearts Group on Thursday 28 Sep due to the celebrations.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 8 October, 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 1 October 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

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

 

An Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the chapel on Thursday 5 Oct from 8pm to 9pm

 

Cantonese Mass
Mass celebrated on Saturday 7 Oct at 3.30pm in the chapel, with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

 

* A day of art, music and faith-sharing for those interested in learning more about Jesus Christ, a retreat a symposium on understanding same-sex attraction, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH FEAST DAY CELEBRATIONS 2017

We invite all parishioners and those with a special devotion to St Therese of the Child Jesus to come together and celebrate the feast day of our church’s patron saint

 

 

 

FIRST SUNDOWN CARNIVAL
There will be games stalls, live music, an inflatable bouncing castle, a dunking tank, and kiddy rides. Food stalls will be selling burgers, chicken wings, satay, ice-cream, waffles, Vietnamese and Filipino food, and much more. There will also be 2 food trucks on the premises selling coffee, western food and Old Chang Kee snacks.

Proceeds from food and games will go towards the church maintenance fund.  

 

PARKING NOTICE
There will be no parking in church from 2pm to 10pm on Sat 30 Sep for the carnival.

There will be limited lots on Sunday 1 Oct.

Parking is available at the nearby Bukit Purmei housing estate. Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

PARISH DIARY | 16 Sep 2017

 

 

Flowers for St Therese’s Feast Day
Those who would like to pay for flowers to decorate the sanctuary and statue of St Therese, for our upcoming parish feast day, may place your orders after Masses outside the sacristy this weekend. Thank you for your support.

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.

 

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

 

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.

There will be games stalls, inflatable bouncing castle, a dunking tank, and kiddy rides. Food stalls will be selling burgers, chicken wings, ice-cream, Malay and Vietnamese food, and much more.      

The full schedule of the celebrations is available here.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 8 October, 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 1 October 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Prayers for Priests
There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 27 Sep, 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
There will be no prayer and fellowship with the Joyful Hearts Group on Thursday 28 Sep due to the Parish Feast Day Triduum celebrations.

 

* Mass for the feast day of St Pio, a symposium on understanding same-sex attraction, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 9 Sep 2017

 

Celebrating 165 Years of Catholic Education
The Archdiocese has designated 10 Sept as Catholic Education Sunday. Besides a prayer of blessing for all Catholic teachers, the screening of a 2-minute video and the distribution of prayer cards, students from CHIJ St Theresa and Kellock Convent will join the congregation in worship at our church at the 10.30am Mass.

 

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

 

Collection for the Poor
The second collection by the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the poor during the weekend Masses on 2 & 3 Sep was S$10,361.80 in total. Thank you so much for your great generosity.

 

Flowers for St Therese’s Feast Day
Those who would like to pay for flowers to decorate the sanctuary and statue of St Therese, for our upcoming parish feast day, may place your orders after Masses outside the sacristy this weekend. Thank you for your support.

 

Movie Screening
There will be a special movie screening of “The 13th Day” at our church on 16 Sep.
To help organisers prepare for the event, register your attendance by completing a registration form from the bulletin stands and dropping them off in the boxes provided.
Alternatively, register online at http://bit.ly/2uToUpl

 

A Marian Pilgrimage with the Golden Years Club
Sister Julia from the Infant Jesus Sisters will be guiding the third trip for the group. Check out full 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

The full schedule of the celebrations is available here.

 

 

* The centennial celebrations of Our Lady of Fatima, Mass for the feast day of St Pio, and more. Click here for details.

A MARIAN PILGRIMAGE | 17 Sep 2017

All are welcome to the last 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.

On Sunday 17 Sep, the group will be joining in the celebrations at the Catholic Spirituality Centre during the visit of the International Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima, which was blessed by Pope Francis in Rome.

The trip is guided by Sister Julia of the Infant Jesus Sisters.

Cost: S$8 per person. Register at our church canteen with payment after morning Masses on Sunday, or at the parish office on weekdays.

For enquiries, contact Raymond Ho at 97466770.

*Note: Those who do not wish to stay on after Mass (as per the programme) are free to leave at their own time.

Read about the celebrations in Singapore here.

PARISH DIARY | 2 Sep 2017

 

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 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 2 Sep at 3.30pm in the chapel, with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group.

 

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

 

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

 

Flowers for St Therese’s Feast Day
Those who would like to pay for flowers to decorate the sanctuary and statue of St Therese, for our upcoming parish feast day, may place your orders after Masses outside the sacristy this weekend. Thank you for your support.

 

Movie Screening
There will be a special movie screening of “The 13th Day” at our church on 16 Sep.
To help organisers prepare for the event, register your attendance by completing a registration form from the bulletin stands and dropping them off in the boxes provided.
Alternatively, register online at http://bit.ly/2uToUpl

 

A Marian Pilgrimage with the Golden Years Club
Sister Julia from the Infant Jesus Sisters will be guiding the third trip for the group. Check out full 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

The full schedule of the celebrations is available here.

 

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 7 Sep from 8pm to 9pm

 

Celebrating 165 Years of Catholic Education
The Archdiocese has designated 10 Sept as Catholic Education Sunday. Besides a prayer of blessing for all Catholic teachers, the screening of a 2-minute video and the distribution of prayer cards in all parishes, students from CHIJ St Theresa and Kellock Convent will join the congregation in worship at our church at the 10.30am Mass next Sunday.

 

 

* An evening of stories and songs performed by priests in aid of the Cenacle Mission, a group intervention workshop for young adults newly diagnosed with depression, celebrations for the feast day of St Pio, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 27 Aug 2017

 

 

Flowers for St Therese’s Feast Day
Those who would like to pay for flowers to decorate the sanctuary and statue of St Therese, for our upcoming parish feast day, may place your orders after Masses outside the sacristy this weekend. Thank you for your support.

 

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

 

Movie Screening
There will be a special movie screening of “The 13th Day” at our church on 16 Sep.
To help organisers prepare for the event, register your attendance by completing a registration form from the bulletin stands and dropping them off in the boxes provided.
Alternatively, register online at http://bit.ly/2uToUpl

 

A Marian Pilgrimage with the Golden Years Club
Sister Julia from the Infant Jesus Sisters will be guiding the third trip for the group. Check out full 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

The full schedule of the celebrations is available here.

 

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

 

Public Holiday on Friday 1 Sep (Hari Raya Haji)
Mass at 8.30am in the chapel. There will be no evening Mass.

 

Cantonese Mass
Mass celebrated on Saturday 2 Sep at 3.30pm in the chapel, with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

An Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the chapel on Thursday 7 Sep from 8pm to 9pm

 

 

* An evening of stories and songs performed by priests in aid of the Cenacle Mission, a group intervention workshop for young adults newly diagnosed with depression, bible study on the Acts of the Apostles, and more. Click here for details.