STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT CHURCH OF ST MARY OF THE ANGELS | 1 April 2017

Join the Golden Years Club as they head to Church of St Mary of the Angels for a meditation on the Stations of the Cross. All are welcome to take part.

Pick up the registration form at our canteen after morning Masses on Sunday or at the parish office on weekdays.

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

PARISH DIARY | 25 Mar 2017

 

RCIA: Second Scrutiny
We pray for our 29 Elect and 5 candidates at the 6pm Mass on Sunday as they go through the Rite of the Second Scrutiny, that they be enlightened by the Holy Spirit and kept from temptations and distractions as they journey towards their baptism and reception into the Catholic Church at Easter.

 

Charities Week 2017
We appeal to you to give generously to this annual fundraising event organised by Caritas Singapore to help the poor, families, youth and children in need, prisoners, migrant workers, persons with HIV/AIDS, persons with physical challenges, mental health conditions, and who are disadvantaged, as well as to support overseas humanitarian aid.

Your contributions will enable the many Catholic organisations under Caritas to continue their work in reaching out to those in need. Make a difference in the lives of others and pick up a Charities Week envelope and give generously.

You may drop your contributions at designated donation boxes in church or mail your donation directly to Caritas Singapore (for cheques only).

For walk-in donations, visit Caritas Singapore at 55 Waterloo Street, #08-01, Catholic Centre. Or call 63383448 for more information.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 2 April, 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 26 March 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

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 March, 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)

 

Stations of the Cross
The Way of the Cross devotional prayer will be held in church after evening Mass every Friday at 6.30pm. Mass will also be held in church (instead of the chapel) every Friday at 6pm.

 

Penitential Services at City District Churches, 8pm
Fri 31 March – Church of the Sacred Heart
Mon 3 April – Church of St Bernadette
Tues 4 April – Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Wed 5 April – Church of St Michael
Thurs 6 April – Church of Sts Peter & Paul
Fri 7 April – Church of St Teresa

 

Carmel’s Siege of Jericho: 144 Hours of Continuous Eucharistic Adoration and Prayers
Calling all prayer warriors and those looking to spend more time with the Lord. The 144 hours of continuous Eucharistic Adoration and prayers at the Carmelite Monastery will start on Saturday 1 April 6.30am and end on Friday 7 April 7am.

There will be daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office), Eucharistic Contemplation, Holy Rosary and other prayers. All are invited for this annual Lenten service.

Venue: Carmelite Monastery, 98 Bukit Teresa Road

 

 

Stations of the Cross at Church of St Mary of the Angels
Join the Golden Years Club as they head to Church of St Mary of the Angels in Bukit Batok for a meditation on the Way of the Cross. All are welcome.

Date: Saturday 1 April 2017
Time: 9am to 2pm (including lunch at Big Box in Jurong)
Cost: S$6 per person (two-way transport)

Programme:
9am – Meet at our parish canteen
9.45am – Arrive at Church of St Mary of the Angels
10am – A meditation on Christ’s passion and death through the Stations of the Cross
11.30am – Lunch at Big Box in Jurong at own expense
1.30pm – Bus leaves for Church of St Teresa

Pick up the registration form at our canteen after morning Masses on Sunday or at the parish office on weekdays.

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

 

Golden Years Club Turns 10
The Golden Years Club is having an anniversary lunch after Easter and invites all who are 50 years old and above to attend. Details here: GYC Anniversary

 

Cantonese Mass, Saturday 1 April
Mass will be celebrated at 3.30pm in the chapel with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group.

 

Mass for Deceased Loved Ones
Wednesday 5 April | 8pm | church


An Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the chapel on Thursday 6 April from 8pm to 9pm

 

Lenten Reflection Booklet 2017
The season of Lent is a privileged time for us to take stock and grow in our spiritual lives. 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 talk by Fr Rene Nicolas on the history of the Catholic Church in Singapore, open house for Church of the Transfiguration, Way of the Cross for youth prayed while walking barefoot across the island, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 18 Mar 2017

 

RCIA: First Scrutiny
At Saturday’s 6pm Mass, our Elect will go through the Rite of the First Scrutiny. We pray for enlightenment and purification as they journey towards their baptism at Easter.

 

Charities Week 2017
We appeal to you to give generously to this annual fundraising event organised by Caritas Singapore to help the poor, families, youth and children in need, prisoners, migrant workers, persons with HIV/AIDS, persons with physical challenges, mental health conditions, and who are disadvantaged, as well as to support overseas humanitarian aid.

Your contributions will enable the many Catholic organisations under Caritas to continue their work in reaching out to those in need. Make a difference in the lives of others and pick up a Charities Week envelope and give generously.

You may drop your contributions at designated donation boxes in church or mail your donation directly to Caritas Singapore (for cheques only).

For walk-in donations, visit Caritas Singapore at 55 Waterloo Street, #08-01, Catholic Centre. Or call 63383448 for more information.

 

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

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.

Parishioners are encouraged to pledge and give on a monthly basis to the archdiocese. The collection bags to be passed around are to collect any cash or cheques. If you have already given through monthly GIRO or credit-card deductions, you need not contribute further unless you wish to do so.

Those who give their money through GIRO, credit cards or GIFT envelopes with their names and contact information may check on their contributions through gift.catholicfoundation.sg.

If you would like to sign up to use GIRO, pledge envelopes may be found at the bulletin stands at the entrances of the church.

 

Third Sunday Fellowship Lunch
The committee organising the first Sunday fellowship lunch is now extending it to every third Sunday of the month as well, starting from this Sunday.
Time: After the 12.30pm Mass
All are welcome to the lunch at the canteen.

 

Parent Formation Session
The catechists would like to thank the 120 attendees of the Parent Formation Session for their support, which was very encouraging, with 66% returning the feedback forms. We will collate the suggestions and look into implementing them. Give us some time for Rome was not built in a day.

We are still on a lookout for more catechists. Those interested, kindly contact Clement Lee at 96976251 or email clem2009@singnet.com.sg.

 

Stations of the Cross
The Way of the Cross devotional prayer will be held in church after evening Mass every Friday at 6.30pm. Mass will also be held in church (instead of the chapel) every Friday at 6pm.

 

Penitential Services at City District Churches, 8pm
Fri 31 March – Church of the Sacred Heart
Mon 3 April – Church of St Bernadette
Tues 4 April – Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Wed 5 April – Church of St Michael
Thurs 6 April – Church of Sts Peter & Paul
Fri 7 April – Church of St Teresa

 

Carmel’s Siege of Jericho: 144 Hours of Continuous Eucharistic Adoration and Prayers
Calling all prayer warriors and those looking to spend more time with the Lord. The 144 hours of continuous Eucharistic Adoration and prayers at the Carmelite Monastery will start on Saturday 1 April 6.30am and end on Friday 7 April 7am.

There will be daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office), Eucharistic Contemplation, Holy Rosary and other prayers. All are invited for this annual Lenten service.

Venue: Carmelite Monastery, 98 Bukit Teresa Road

 

Lenten Reflection Booklet 2017
The season of Lent is a privileged time for us to take stock and grow in our spiritual lives. 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.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 2 April, 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 26 March 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Stations of the Cross at Church of St Mary of the Angels
Join the Golden Years Club as they head to Church of St Mary of the Angels in Bukit Batok for a meditation on the Way of the Cross. All are welcome.

Date: Saturday 1 April 2017
Time: 9am to 2pm (including lunch at Big Box in Jurong)
Cost: S$6 per person (two-way transport)

Programme:
9am – Meet at our parish canteen
9.45am – Arrive at Church of St Mary of the Angels
10am – A meditation on Christ’s passion and death through the Stations of the Cross
Lunch – Big Box in Jurong at own expense
1.30pm – Bus leaves for Church of St Teresa

Pick up the registration form at our canteen after morning Masses on Sunday or at the parish office on weekdays.

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

 

Golden Years Club Turns 10
The Golden Years Club is having an anniversary lunch after Easter and invites all who are 50 years old and above to attend. Details here: GYC Anniversary

 

 

* A talk by Fr Rene Nicolas on the history of the Catholic Church in Singapore, open house for Church of the Transfiguration, a short symposium to understand same-sex attraction, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 11 Mar 2017

 

RCIA: Presentation of the Creed and The Lord’s Prayer
We pray for the ongoing conversion and purification of our 29 Elect and 5 candidates at the 10.30am Mass this Sunday (12 March), as they journey towards their baptism at Easter. They will be presented with the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.

 

Charities Week 2017
We appeal to you to give generously to this annual fundraising event organised by Caritas Singapore to help the poor, families, youth and children in need, prisoners, migrant workers, persons with HIV/AIDS, persons with physical challenges, mental health conditions, and who are disadvantaged, as well as to support overseas humanitarian aid.

Your contributions will enable the many Catholic organisations under Caritas to continue their work in reaching out to those in need. Make a difference in the lives of others and pick up a Charities Week envelope and give generously.

You may drop your contributions at designated donation boxes in church or mail your donation directly to Caritas Singapore (for cheques only).

For walk-in donations, visit Caritas Singapore at 55 Waterloo Street, #08-01, Catholic Centre. Or call 63383448 for more information.

 

Lenten Reflection Booklet 2017
The season of Lent is a privileged time for us to take stock and grow in our spiritual lives. 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.

 

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 March was S$12,263.90 in total. Thank you so much for your great generosity.

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 March.

 

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.

 

Stations of the Cross
The Way of the Cross devotional prayer will be held in church after evening Mass every Friday at 6.30pm. Mass will also be held in church (instead of the chapel) every Friday at 6pm.

 

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 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.

 

RCIA: First Scrutiny
We continue to pray for the enlightenment and purification of our Elect and candidates at the Saturday 6pm sunset Mass on 18 March.

 

Penitential Services at City District Churches, 8pm
Fri 31 March – Church of the Sacred Heart
Mon 3 April – Church of St Bernadette
Tues 4 April – Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Wed 5 April – Church of St Michael
Thurs 6 April – Church of Sts Peter & Paul
Fri 7 April – Church of St Teresa

 

* The Catholic Education Conference is coming up for all involved in the teaching profession; a short symposium to understand same-sex attraction; a stay-in weekend for those who are divorced or widowed; a Lenten retreat by the Catholic Business Network, and more. Click here for details.

 

PARISH DIARY | 4 Mar 2017

 

Lenten Reflection Booklet 2017
The season of Lent is a privileged time for us to take stock and grow in our spiritual lives. 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.

 

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”.

 

New Parish Council
We are pleased to announce the formation of the new Parish Council, which will assist Fr John Bosco, our parish priest, in looking after the pastoral needs of the communities here.

Chairman – Matthias Wee
Vice-Chair – Audrey Go
Secretary – Edwin Tan

They will work with all the ministry and church community heads, who are also members of the council. Please continue to pray for the new committee.

 

Blessings on First Weekend of the Month
Special blessings at the end of Masses this weekend for those celebrating their birthdays in March

 

First Sunday Fellowship
Potluck lunch after the 12.30pm Mass this Sunday (5 March) at the canteen. All are invited

 

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.

 

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

 

Stations of the Cross
The Way of the Cross devotional prayer will be held in church after evening Mass every Friday at 6.30pm. Mass will also be held in church (instead of the chapel) every Friday at 6pm.

 

RCIA: Presentation of the Creed and The Lord’s Prayer
We pray for the ongoing conversion and purification of our 29 Elect and 5 candidates at the 10.30am Mass next Sunday (12 March), as they journey towards their baptism at Easter. They will be presented with the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.

 

Penitential Services at City District Churches, 8pm
Fri 31 March – Church of the Sacred Heart
Mon 3 April – Church of St Bernadette
Tues 4 April – Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
Wed 5 April – Church of St Michael
Thurs 6 April – Church of Sts Peter & Paul
Fri 7 April – Church of St Teresa

 

 

* The Catholic Education Conference is coming up for all involved in the teaching profession; buy a meal for someone in need; a stay-in weekend for those who are divorced or widowed; a Lenten retreat by the Catholic Business Network, and more . Click here for details.