PARISH DIARY | 27 May 2017

 

The choir ministry is inviting those who would like to be a part of the liturgy through singing, to serve at the following Mass times:

Saturday 6pm – choir leader Joseph Nguyen
Sunday 8.30am – choir leader Delvinia Phee
Sunday 10.30am – choir leader Ferdinand Quek
Sunday 12.30pm – choir leader Agatha Carlot
Sunday 6pm – choir leader Mary Soh

If you are interested, please approach the choir leaders after each Mass for more information. Kindly note that an audition may be in order for admission to this ministry.

Separately, the newly formed Parish Council is pleased to announce the mission and vision for our parish. Do pray that together as a community, we will work towards this mission.
Mission: Loving God, loving people as committed disciples of Christ
Vision: We work towards a vibrant and evangelising community to share the love of God with everyone.

 

World Communications Day
The Catholic Church celebrates World Communications Day this weekend. All collections taken this weekend will be for our Archdiocese Mass Media Apostolate. Thank you very much for your generous contributions.

 

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

 

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 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.

 

Prayers for Priests
“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)

There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 31 May, at 6.30pm after daily Mass. All are encouraged to pray for priestly and religious life.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 4 June, 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 28 May 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Sunday School
Parents, kindly note that Sunday catechism classes will be closed in June for the school holidays and will resume on 2 July 2017.

 

Parish Hour of Eucharistic Adoration
All are invited to the Holy Hour of Adoration at the chapel on Thursday 1 June from 8pm to 9pm.

 

Cantonese Mass
Mass celebrated on Saturday 3 June at 3.30pm in the chapel, with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

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.

 

* A Pentecost prayer service with the Carmelite community, a ‘Finding God in Drama’ retreat, a combined university freshmen gathering, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 20 May 2017

 

Second Collection for GIFT
This weekend being the third weekend of the month, there will be a second collection to receive your monthly contributions to Catholic Foundation’s GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) project if you are giving by cash or cheque.

To support the archdiocese’s 10-year pastoral plan for a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church, the Catholic Foundation will have to raise $238 million over the next 7 years. The money is to fund the operating costs of 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.

Details about the GIFT programme and how to make donations can be found in the GIFT booklet and on the Catholic Foundation’s website, gift.catholicfoundation.sg.

As Catholics, it is our duty to support and help build and grow our Church, and you are highly encouraged to contribute on a regular monthly basis.

The collection bags being passed around are to collect any cash or cheques you may wish to offer. If you have already given through monthly GIRO or credit card deductions, you need not contribute further unless you wish to.

Parishioners who give their money through GIRO, credit cards or GIFT envelopes with their names and contact information may check on their contributions through the GIFT website.

If this is the first time you are signing up to contribute by 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.

For an update on the collections so far, read the report.

 

Third Sunday Fellowship Lunch
All are welcome to lunch at the canteen after the 12.30pm Mass

 

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.

 

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
We celebrate the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, which commemorates the completion of the earthly work of redemption of Jesus and His return to heaven by His own power.

All are to attend Mass on this holy day of obligation. Mass times are as follows:
Wed 24 May 2017 at 8pm
Thurs 25 May 2017 at 12.30pm and 8pm

There will be no 6pm Mass on both days.

 

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 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.

 

Prayers for Priests
“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)

There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 31 May, at 6.30pm after daily Mass. All are encouraged to pray for priestly and religious life.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 4 June, 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 28 May 2017
Time: 11.45am
Venue: Chapel

 

Sunday School
Parents, kindly note that Sunday catechism classes will be closed in June for the school holidays and will resume on 2 July 2017.

 

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.

 

 

* World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, St Pio’s anniversary birthday Mass, combined university freshmen gathering, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 13 May 2017

 

Mother’s Day / Wedding Anniversary
A special blessing at the end of Masses for all mothers, and for those celebrating wedding anniversaries in May.

 

Collection for the Poor
The second collection by the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the poor during the weekend Masses on 6 & 7 May was S$10,567.20 in total. Thank you so much for your great generosity.

 

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 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.

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
Sign up for May’s session of this popular guided tour, 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Briefing Day for Infant Baptism
The next Infant Baptism will be held on Sunday 4 June, 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 28 May 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: Every Thursday
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

“Man of God, Man for Others”
The 10th booklet in the series titled “Man of God, Man for Others” by CatholicNews is out this weekend. Fr Valerian Cheong, who is Vocation Director for diocesan priests, shares his vocation story.

Pick up a copy from church and give it to those who are considering the priesthood or with a family member or friend you feel will benefit from reading it. Pray for priests and those called to religious life!

 

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.

 

PILGRIMAGE IN MY BACKYARD (PIMBY) | 21 May 2017

Pilgrimages of faith need not be overseas. There is one happening right here at our backyard!

Explore and discover the roots of how the Church of St Teresa came to be built on Singapore soil, listen to the faith stories of the first parish priests and the lay people, and find out more about the Carmelite Monastery and the Catholic schools in the area surrounding our parish.

 

DATE: Sunday 21 May 2017

TIME:  2.30pm to 5.30pm

VENUE: Meet at the church canteen, 2.15pm 

** Registration is required for this activity.

** Email canatheplacetobe2013@gmail.com with the subject heading “PIMBY@KB – 21 May 2017”, along with your name, contact number and number of persons attending. Or call 63384080.

This is done in collaboration with Cana the Catholic Centre. No fee charged but a love offering is appreciated.

PARISH DIARY | 6 May 2017

 

Good Shepherd Sunday
All collections taken at this weekend’s Masses are to provide for the ongoing formation of priests, as well as for expenses related to the new Major Seminary being built at St Joseph’s Church (Bukit Timah). Please give generously and thank you very much for your support.

The 10th booklet in the series titled “Man of God, Man for Others” by CatholicNews is out this weekend. Fr Valerian Cheong, who is Vocation Director for diocesan priests, shares his vocation story.

Pick up a copy from church and give it to those who are considering the priesthood or with a family member or friend you feel will benefit from reading it. Pray for priests and those called to religious life!

 

Roadshow for the Humanitarian Forum & Fair 2017
If you are keen to volunteer yourself to work with Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) or go on a mission trip overseas, you may find out more from its team who will be at our parish this weekend. They will be specifically giving you more information on the CHARIS Humanitarian Forum & Fair, happening on 10 June 2017.

Visit its booth at the church canteen after Masses.
Or call 63374119 or email hff@charis-singapore.org for details.

 

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? 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”.

 

Easter Party for Friends-in-Need
The Society of St Vincent de Paul has invited 130 friends-in-need to an annual Easter Party to be held on Saturday 13 May 2017, from 11am to 2pm at our church canteen.

Volunteers are needed to support this event, to spend time with and reach out to these friends-in-need. Your time and effort would be greatly appreciated. Please email ssvp@stteresa.org.sg or contact Elizabeth Ng at 94260074 / Nancy Leong at 98268533.

 

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

 

First Sunday Fellowship
Lunch will be after the 12.30pm Mass on 7 May, at the canteen. All are invited

 

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 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.

 

Pilgrimage in My Backyard (PIMBY) @ Kampong Bahru
Sign up for May’s session of this popular guided tour, 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.

 

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

 

Public Holiday (Vesak Day) on Wednesday 10 May
Mass will be at 8.30am in chapel. There will be no evening Mass.

 

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: Every Thursday
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Chapel and canteen

 

Re-Appeal on Charities Week 2017
Your donation to this annual archdiocesan fundraising campaign, Charities Week, 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.