PARISH DIARY | 25 Feb 2017

 

 

RCIA Retreat
We pray for our facilitators, sponsors and all catechumens (above) undergoing the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), as they prepare to attend their retreat this weekend at the St Francis Xavier Retreat House in Punggol. Fr Valerian Cheong will be the retreat master. May the Holy Spirit inspire and strengthen the catechumens to walk towards the Living Waters of baptism this Easter in April.

 

Parish Parent Formation Session
All parents and guardians are invited and reminded to attend this session on Sun 26 Feb at 10am in the Auditorium (level 3, Parish House).

Catechists will present the new syllabus which was introduced not too long ago. We encourage your very presence on this day as we work together to give our children a more wholesome catechetical education.

 

Dedication of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
For those who were not able to attend the Cathedral Dedication celebrations, we are “bringing our Mother Church celebrations to our parish” through sale of souvenir items at our bookshop. Items available while stocks last. Bookshop opens on Sundays during daytime Masses.

1. Original 170-year-old brick pieces from the Cathedral back when it was just a church built in 1847 (pictured above)
Each piece costs S$30. The bricks were extracted when the Cathedral pediment and columns collapsed in January 2016, otherwise, this collector’s item would not be available.

2. Commemorative coins marking the Dedication celebration
Each set of 3 coins in a keepsake box costs S$20. The coins feature Saint Laurent Imbert (whose words before being martyred gave the Cathedral its name), Father Jean Marie Beurel (who blessed and opened the church in 1847), and the Cathedral with the Archdiocese’s coat of arms

3. Latest booklet on the restored Cathedral
Each book costs S$5 and features coloured photos and write-ups

 

Stewardship Report 2016
This is the summary financial report last year for our parish. The report will be put up on the noticeboard at the canteen for one month. Please email the parish office at stteresa@singnet.com.sg should there be any query on the report.

 

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

 

Ash Wednesday
Mass, blessing and imposition of ashes at 12.30pm and 8pm on 1 March.

Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence.
Abstinence for those aged 14 onwards is to refrain from eating any meat.
Fasting for those aged above 18 and under 60 is to have one main meal or two small ones.

Fridays are days of fasting. There are devotional Stations of the Cross prayers at 6.30pm in church after the evening Mass on Fridays, which will be celebrated in church instead of in the chapel.

 

Mass for Deceased Loved Ones
As 1 March is Ash Wednesday, there will be no Mass for the Deceased on that day

 

An Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the chapel on Thursday 2 March from 8pm to 9pm

 

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: Rite of Election
Those seeking baptism and entry into the Catholic Church will meet the bishop this weekend and enter their names into the Book of Elect as chosen people of God. This Rite of Election takes place on Sat 4 March, 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the Church of St Mary of the Angels.

We pray as a community for our 29 catechumens and 5 candidates and their godparents who will be there.

 

Cantonese Mass, Saturday 4 March
Mass celebrated at 3.30pm in the chapel with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

* The Catholic Education Conference for all involved in the teaching profession,  a course for catechists to support young people with special needs, learn about depression in adults and youth, and more. Click here for details.

MASS TIMES FOR ASH WEDNESDAY

1 March, Ash Wednesday
Mass, blessing and imposition of ashes at 12.30pm and 8pm.

Ash Wednesday is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence.

Abstinence for those aged 14 onwards is to refrain from eating any meat.

Fasting for those aged above 18 and under 60 is to have one main meal or two small ones.

 

Stations of the Cross + Friday Fast
Fridays are days of fasting. Devotional prayers are on every Friday during Lent at 6.30pm in church after the evening Mass. Evening Mass on Fridays will be celebrated in church instead of in the chapel.

 

PARISH DIARY | 18 Feb 2017

 

RCIA: Rite of Sending
Those seeking entry into the Catholic Church, namely the catechumens and candidates, will go through the Rite of Sending on Sun 19 Feb at the 10.30am Mass in our parish. This is when they are “sent” to meet the bishop together with similar groups in other churches for the Rite of Election, in the lead-up to their baptism and confirmation during Easter.

We pray as a community for our 29 catechumens and 5 candidates, as well as their godparents.

 

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

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

If you prefer to use 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 at the entrances of the church. Or visit gift.catholicfoundation.sg to donate online or to find out more.

 

Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) meeting
Date: Tuesday 21 Feb 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue: Block 2, Everton Park, #05-547

 

Prayers for Priests
There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 22 Feb, 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)

 

New Parish Council
As the term of the 6th Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) comes to an end, a new Parish Council (PC) will be set up to assist the parish priest in looking after the pastoral needs of the parish community.  The new Parish Council will consist of representatives from all church organisations.  An inaugural meeting will be held on Wednesday Feb 22.  We ask all parishioners to pray for all members of this new council.

 

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

 

RCIA Retreat
We pray for our facilitators, sponsors and all catechumens undergoing the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), as they prepare to attend their retreat on 25 & 26 Feb at the St Francis Xavier Retreat House in Punggol. Fr Valerian Cheong will be the retreat master. May the Holy Spirit inspire and strengthen the catechumens to walk towards the Living Waters of baptism this Easter in April.

 

Parish Parent Formation Session
All parents and guardians are invited to attend the Parish Parent Formation Session on Sun 26 Feb at 10am in the Auditorium (level 3, Parish House).

Catechists will present the new syllabus which was introduced not too long ago. Your child/ward were given an invitation letter before the Chinese New Year. Kindly respond by returning the reply slip.

We encourage your very presence on this day as we work together to give our children a more wholesome catechetical education.

 

* Join in the ongoing celebrations for the Dedication of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, a course for catechists to support young people with special needs, learn about depression in adults and youth, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 11 Feb 2017

 

On-the-spot GIRO Sign-ups for GIFT
Catholic Foundation recently launched the GIFT programme for Catholics to have regular monthly contributions to help the archdiocese achieve its pastoral vision to make the Church a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church.

The contributions will fund the numerous organisations in the archdiocese that are involved in families, youth, evangelisation, etc, as well as for building projects such as church facilities, a seminary, and a retirement home for priests.

This weekend, volunteers from the Catholic Foundation will be having a roadshow for those at the Sat 6pm Sunset Mass and Sun 10.30am and 12.30pm Masses. They will be at our parish to collect online donations and assist you with your GIRO pledges.

Visit gift.catholicfoundation.sg to find out more.

 

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

 

Infant Baptism
Sunday 12 Feb | 4pm | church

 

Collection by the Poor
The second collection by the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the poor during the weekend Masses on 4 & 5 Feb was S$12,248.20 in total. Thank you so much for your great generosity.

 

Dedication of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
The Dedication of the newly renovated Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on 14 Feb 2017 coincides with the original date of its consecration on 14 Feb 1897.

All evening Masses at churches in Singapore will be cancelled for that day of Dedication.

After the Dedication, there will be 12 days of celebrations for this historic event. City District churches will host Mass on Wed 15 Feb at 7.30pm at the cathedral. Our parish being in the City District, parishioners are strongly urged to make the effort to be at the Mass, as this is a great opportunity to be involved in the Dedication of our Mother Church.

 

RCIA: Rite of Sending
Those seeking entry into the Catholic Church, namely the catechumens and candidates, will go through the Rite of Sending on Sun 19 Feb at the 10.30am Mass in our parish. This is when they are “sent” to meet the bishop together with similar groups in other churches, in the lead-up to their baptism and confirmation during Easter.

We pray as a community for our 29 catechumens and 5 candidates, as well as their godparents.

 

Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) meeting
Date: Tuesday 21 Feb 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue: Block 2, Everton Park, #05-547

 

RCIA Retreat
We pray for our facilitators, sponsors and all catechumens undergoing the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), as they prepare to attend their retreat on 25 & 26 February at the St Francis Xavier Retreat House in Punggol. Fr Valerian Cheong will be the retreat master. May the Holy Spirit inspire and strengthen the catechumens to walk towards the Living Waters of baptism this Easter in April.

 

Parish Parent Formation Session
All parents and guardians are invited to attend the Parish Parent Formation Session on Sun 26 Feb at 10am in the Auditorium (level 3, Parish House).

Catechists will present the new syllabus which was introduced not too long ago. Your child/ward were given an invitation letter before the Chinese New Year. Kindly respond by returning the reply slip.

We encourage your very presence on this day as we work together to give our children a more wholesome catechetical education.

 

* The full programme for the Dedication of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, a retreat you can do at home, learn about depression in adults and youth, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 4 Feb 2017

 

Cantonese Mass
The Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on Saturday 4 Feb in the chapel from 9.30am to 4.45pm. We pray the community may continue to draw more people to Christ.

 

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

Feel a calling to serve those in need? Contact Elizabeth Ng at 94260074 or Nancy Leong at 98268533. Or email ssvp@stteresa.org.sg with your name and contact number.

Do note that 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 February.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 12 February, 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 5 Feb 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Gathering with the Joyful Hearts Group
Parishioners are welcome to come together for an afternoon of prayers and fellowship to bond with each other.
Date: Thursday 9 Feb
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

Dedication of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
The Dedication of the newly renovated Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on 14 Feb 2017 coincides with the original date of its consecration on 14 Feb 1897.
All evening Masses at churches in Singapore will be cancelled for that day of Dedication.

After the Dedication, there will be 12 days of celebrations for this historic event. City District churches will host Mass on Wed 15 Feb at 7.30pm at the cathedral. Our parish being in the City District, parishioners are strongly urged to make the effort to be at the Mass, as this is a great opportunity to be involved in the Dedication of our Mother Church.

 

RCIA: Rite of Sending
Those seeking entry into the Catholic Church, namely the catechumens and candidates, will go through the Rite of Sending on 19 Feb at the 10.30am Mass in our parish. This is when they are “sent” to meet the bishop together with similar groups in other churches, in the lead-up to their baptism and confirmation during Easter.

We pray as a community for our 29 catechumens and 5 candidates, as well as their godparents.

 

RCIA Retreat
We pray for our facilitators, sponsors and all catechumens undergoing the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), as they prepare to attend their retreat on 25 & 26 February at the St Francis Xavier Retreat House in Punggol. Fr Valerian Cheong will be the retreat master. May the Holy Spirit inspire and strengthen the catechumens to walk towards the Living Waters of baptism this Easter in April.

 

* The full programme for the Dedication of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, a retreat you can do at home, learn about depression in adults and youth, and more. Click here for details.