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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.