PARISH DIARY | 29 April 2017

 

Confirmation Mass
Confirmation Mass for youth will be held on Sunday 30 April at 6pm Mass. Those who were newly baptised, confirmed and received into the Catholic Church during Easter vigil will also be receiving their baptism certificates from the bishop. We keep them all in our prayers.

 

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 come and journey with us in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), starting 5 May.

We also invite practising Catholics to serve as sponsors, to accompany those new on this journey.

Details here.

 

Sunday School
Parents, please note that there will be no Sunday catechism sessions on 30 April 2017, as catechists will be at the annual Kerygma retreat from 28 April to 1 May.

 

Bookshop
The bookshop at canteen, normally open on Sundays from 9.30am to 12.45pm, will be closed on 30 April and 7 May. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.  

 

Assisi Hospice
The Assisi Hospice would like to extend their grateful thanks to our church and generous parishioners for raising S$6,000 during its fundraising event on 8 and 9 April. Thank you very much for your great generosity.

If you missed it and would like to contribute to its mission,  please call Lillian Lee at 68322880 or email lilian.lee@assisihospice.org.sg. This is for the

The Assisi Fun Day “Kampong Times” charity fun fair will be held at SJI International School on Sunday 18 June 2017. You can buy the Fun Day coupons at S$10 each.

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
This popular guided tour is back, and April’s session is already full. Sign up for May’s session, where you will get 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.

 

Great Adventure: The Bible Timeline Study Programme
The Bible Timeline is a fascinating DVD-based study that will take you on a journey through the entire Bible. Beginners are welcome. Check out all the details here.

 

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.

 

Public Holiday (Labour Day) on Monday 1 May
Mass will be at 8.30am in chapel. No evening Mass.

 

Mass for Deceased Loved Ones
Wednesday 3 May | 8pm | church

 

An Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the chapel on Thursday 4 May from 8pm to 9pm

 

Cantonese Mass
Mass celebrated on Saturday 6 May at 3.30pm in the chapel, with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

Re-Appeal on Charities Week 2017
This period of year, the Church in Singapore conducts its annual archdiocesan fundraising campaign, Charities Week. Your donation will provide much needed funding to support our Catholic charities and Agape Village, a project of Caritas Singapore, to serve more than 50,000 beneficiaries in need such as the poor, families, youth and children, prisoners, migrant workers, and persons living with HIV / AIDS.

Please pick up an appeal envelope and give generously. Your donation will enjoy a tax deduction of 250 percent. Thank you.

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.

 

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.

 

* Our Lady of Fatima centennial celebrations, mark your wedding anniversary milestone with Marriage Encounter, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 22 April 2017

 

RCIA 2017/2018: Journey with Jesus
We invite those seeking to know more about the Catholic faith or those seeking baptism to come and 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.

 

Re-Appeal on Charities Week 2017
This period of year, the Church in Singapore conducts its annual archdiocesan fundraising campaign, Charities Week. Your donation will provide much needed funding to support our Catholic charities and Agape Village, a project of Caritas Singapore, to serve more than 50,000 beneficiaries in need such as the poor, families, youth and children, prisoners, migrant workers, and persons living with HIV / AIDS.

Please pick up an appeal envelope and give generously. Your donation will enjoy a tax deduction of 250 percent. Thank you.

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.

 

Blessings on Fourth Weekend of the Month
Special blessings at the end of Masses this weekend for expectant mothers.

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
This popular guided tour is back, and April’s session is already full. Sign up for May’s session, where you will get 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.

 

Great Adventure: The Bible Timeline Study Programme
The Bible Timeline is a fascinating DVD-based study that will take you on a journey through the entire Bible. Beginners are welcome. Check out all the details here.

 

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

 

Bookshop
The bookshop at canteen, normally open on Sundays from 9.30am to 12.45pm, will be closed for 3 Sundays on 23 and 30 April, 7 May. We are sorry for the inconvenience.  

 

Sunday School
Parents, please note that there will be no Sunday catechism sessions on 30 April 2017, as catechists will be at the annual Kerygma retreat from 28 April to 1 May.

 

Organist
The Sodality of Holy Souls needs an organist for funeral masses. If you can volunteer to serve, please contact Eleanor at 91256647.

 

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 27 April 2017
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

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.

 

 

* An “Easter4everyone” event with Fr Luke Fong to introduce friends to the Catholic faith, a workshop for new parents, an inter-religious discussion on marriage, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 15 April 2017

 

Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday schedule

 

Collection for the Poor
The second collection by the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the poor during the weekend Masses on 8 & 9 April was S$12,236.50 in total. Thank you so much for your great generosity.

 

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.

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
This popular guided tour is back, to give you a chance 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.

 

Great Adventure: The Bible Timeline Study Programme
The Bible Timeline is a fascinating DVD-based study that will take you on a journey through the entire Bible. Beginners are welcome. Check out all the details here.

 

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

 

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 20 April 2017
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

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.

 

 

* An “Easter4everyone” event with Fr Luke Fong to introduce friends to the Catholic faith, a workshop for new parents, an inter-religious discussion on marriage, and more. Click here for details.

HOLY WEEK & EASTER SUNDAY SCHEDULE 2017

8 + 9 April | Palm Sunday weekend
Mass times as usual on 8 and 9 April, Sat 6pm, Sun 8.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm and 6pm.

Mass at 10.30am will start at the front of the church. Please collect the palms and gather for the blessing of the palms before proceeding into church.

For all other Masses, the blessing of the palms will be held inside the church.

There will be no Sunday School classes.

 

13 April | Maundy Thursday
10.30am – Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd (Bishop will bless the oils to be used for new Church year; priests will renew vows they took at ordination)

6.30pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper (with rite of the washing of the feet) in our church, followed by adoration till midnight.

9pm to 10pm – Holy Hour in our church

+ The collection at Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be for the upkeep of places of worship in the Holy Land

+ As a special welcome to the Lord’s Supper Mass, each person will be offered one hot cross bun to be taken home and shared with those unable to be at the Eucharist, the sick and the aged. The buns will be blessed at the offertory.

 

14 April | Good Friday (day of fasting and abstinence)
10am – Service in the auditorium (level 3, Parish House) for children

10am and 2.30pm – Stations of the Cross in church, followed by service

Abstinence for those aged 14 and above – to refrain from eating meat
Fasting for those aged 18 to 59 – two half-portion meatless meals and one full-portion meatless meal

 

15 April | Easter Vigil
8pm – Mass of the Resurrection, with baptism of adults, and the reception of Christians who are entering into full communion with the Catholic Church

 

16 April | Easter Sunday
8.30am – Children’s Mass in church, followed by an Easter party at 10am, at level 3 foyer of Parish House. Cost per child, S$8 / for adults, love offering

10.30am, 12.30pm and 6pm – Masses in church

There will be no Sunday School classes.

The canteen will be closed and no food will be sold on Easter Sunday. All are welcome to the Easter Lunch at the canteen at 1.30pm.

 

 

MASS TIMES AT CARMELITE MONASTERY
[98 Bukit Teresa Road. Click for map.]

13 April Maundy Thursday | 5.30pm
14 April Good Friday | 3pm
15 April Easter Vigil | 9pm
16 April Easter Sunday | 7.30am

PARISH DIARY | 8 April 2017

 

Holy Week schedule is available here
For Palm Sunday Masses this weekend, please take a palm and proceed into the church, except for the 10.30am Mass, where parishioners should gather at the front of the church.

Parents, please note that there will be no catechism classes on Palm Sunday 9 April and Easter Sunday 16 April. Mass times and other events, please refer to the link above.

 

Preparation for Holy Week
The Parish Council is appealing for volunteers to help prepare Holy Water bottles. If you can spare the time, meet at the canteen on Sun 9 April at 1.30pm, thank you.

 

Assisi Fun Day 2017
Assisi Hospice is a Catholic charity with a mission of caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses and supporting their families. This year, the hospice expanded its facilities to care for more patients, and needs to raise more money to continue its mission.

One of its major fundraising events is the Assisi Fun Day “Kampong Times” charity fun fair, to be held at SJI International School on Sunday 18 June 2017. Its team will be at our parish this weekend during the Saturday sunset and Sunday morning masses to sell the Fun Day coupons at S$10 each.

Please give them your generous support. For more information on how you can support the hospice, please call Lillian Lee at 68322880 or email lilian.lee@assisihospice.org.sg.

 

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

 

Organist 
The Sodality of Holy Souls needs an organist for funeral masses. If you can volunteer to serve, please contact Eleanor at 91256647.

 

Great Adventure: The Bible Timeline Study Programme
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 Journey begins 7 June till 6 Dec 2017, every Wednesday, 7.30 to 9.30pm.
Course fee: S$60 includes study materials

Register through one of these ways:

Registration closes on 30 April 2017

 

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

 

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.

 

* An “Easter4everyone” event with Fr Luke Fong to introduce friends to the Catholic faith, a workshop for new parents, a charity walkathon for the Catholic Welfare Services, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 1 April 2017

 

RCIA: Third Scrutiny
Meet our Elect and candidates at Sunday’s 12.30pm Mass, as they go through the Rite of the Third Scrutiny and listen to the Gospel on the raising of Lazarus. We pray for God’s chosen ones who are seeking full admittance into the Catholic Church, that they may review their lives before Christ and acknowledge their sins, so as to prepare themselves thoroughly for their birth to new life on Easter vigil, 15 April.

 

Holy Week schedule is available here
Parents, please note that there will be no catechism classes on Palm Sunday 9 April and Easter Sunday 16 April.

 

Preparation for Holy Week
The Parish Council is appealing for volunteers to help in the following:
1. Cutting of palms on Sat 8 April at 1.30pm – meet at the sacristy (facing St Teresa’s statue at roundabout)
2. Preparing of Holy Water bottles – meet at the canteen on Sun 9 April at 1.30pm

 

 

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.

 

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 leave your name and contact with the parish secretariat at 62711184.

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

 

* 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.