PARISH DIARY | 24 June 2017

 

 

Peter Pence Collection
All collections taken at Masses this weekend will be sent to Rome for the Peter Pence collection, for the pope’s charitable works. Please give generously, thank you.

 

Media Team
The Parish Council is inviting volunteers to form the Media Team by joining one or more of the following: Web Team, Social Media Team, Photography Team, Videography Team, Graphic Design Team. If you are interested, email stc.sgmedia@gmail.com or send an SMS to 96622662.

 

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

 

Public Holiday on Monday 26 June (due to Hari Raya Puasa falling on a Sunday)
Mass at 8.30am in the chapel. There will be no evening Mass.

 

Sunday School
Parents, please note that catechism classes will resume on 2 July

 

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 28 June, at 6.30pm after daily Mass. All are encouraged to pray for priestly and religious life, and the seminarians staying at our parish.

 

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

 

Cantonese Mass
Mass celebrated on Saturday 1 July at 2.30pm in the chapel, with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

Annual Retreat for Priests
The priests of the diocese will be away for their yearly retreat from 3 to 7 July (Mon to Fri).
There shall be no daily Masses at 6 pm. Communion Service will be conducted by our Extra-Ordinary Communion Ministers. Please pray for all the priests who will be attending the Retreat.

In case of emergency, please contact the Redemptorist Community at 62552133 or the Carmelite priests at Church of Saints Peter and Paul at 63372585.

Please note that all Mass intentions will be celebrated at the given date during the retreat.

 

* Learn how to explain Catholic practices to non-Catholics, watch a movie screening of The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, sign up for a freshmen orientation camp if you are entering university, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 17 June 2017

 

First Holy Communion
We rejoice as close to 60 children from our Sunday catechism classes, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Bridging Programme will be receiving their First Holy Communion this Sunday at the 12.30pm Mass. We pray that they will remain firmly in friendship with the Lord and be guided always in their faith by their parents, teachers and friends!

 

Media Team
The Parish Council is inviting volunteers to form the Media Team by joining one or more of the following: Web Team, Social Media Team, Photography Team, Videography Team, Graphic Design Team. If you are interested, email stc.sgmedia@gmail.com or send an SMS to 96622662.

 

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.

 

A Marian Pilgrimage with the Golden Years Club
Sister Julia from the Infant Jesus Sisters will be guiding a pilgrimage to two churches next weekend. Check out full details here

 

Neighbourhood Christian Community (NCC) meeting
Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue: Block 9, Cantonment Close, #13-77

 

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

 

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
This feast day falls on Friday 23 June this year. The Church also celebrates this as a World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. Please remember all priests in your prayers.

 

Public Holiday on Monday 26 June (due to Hari Raya Puasa falling on a Sunday)
Mass at 8.30am in the chapel. There will be no evening Mass.

 

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 28 June, at 6.30pm after daily Mass. All are encouraged to pray for priestly and religious life, and the seminarians staying at our parish.

 

 

* A workshop to understand anxiety, a movie screening on The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, a pilgrimage to Myanmar, and more. Click here for details.

A MARIAN PILGRIMAGE | 26 June 2017

Join the Golden Years Club for the first of three pilgrimages it is organising in conjunction with the 100-year anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal.

On Monday 26 June (public holiday in lieu of Hari Raya Puasa), they will head to two churches for a pilgrimage, guided by Sister Julia of the Infant Jesus Sisters.

All are welcome to take part.

Cost: S$10 per person. Register at our canteen with payment after morning Masses on Sunday or at the parish office on weekdays.

 

For enquiries, please contact Veronica Tan at 65565610 / 9819-7954 or email verontankt@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

RCIA 2017/2018: JOURNEY WITH JESUS

 

Do you believe that RCIA changes lives and changes people?

If you are searching for greater fulfillment in life and believe there is a purpose to your journey here on earth, make your first step towards this period of discovery and open your heart and mind to an experience like no other.

Date: Friday 5 May 2017, thereafter every Friday

Time: 7.45pm to 9.45pm

Venue: Chapel

 

We warmly invite:

– Those interested to know more about the Catholic faith or have a desire to be baptised

– Baptised Christians who are non-Catholics and looking to be in full communion with the Catholic Church

– Baptised Catholics to journey as sponsors, to accompany these seekers of God, and to enrich their own faith at the same time

 

To register, complete this form (click to download): RCIA Registration Form

To register to serve as a sponsor, use this form (click to download): RCIA Sponsor Registration Form

Email the completed form to rcia@stteresa.org.sg or submit it to the church office or at the RCIA session.

Call 62711184 if you have any other enquiries.

Learn more about the RCIA journey here.

PARISH DIARY | 3 June 2017

 

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

 

Sale Of Carnival Tickets
The fundraising team from Blessed Sacrament Church will be at our parish on Sunday 4 June to sell carnival tickets to raise money for its Heritage Building Restoration programme. Your support and generosity will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

 

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? Feel a calling to serve those in need? Email Elizabeth at ssvp@stteresa.org.sg or contact 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”.

 

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

 

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.

 

Be A Part of the Choir Ministry
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.

 

A Marian Pilgrimage with the Golden Years Club
Sister Julia from the Infant Jesus Sisters will be guiding a pilgrimage to two churches this month. Check out full details here

 

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 15th anniversary Mass for the canonisation of St Pio, and more. Click here for details.

GREAT ADVENTURE: THE BIBLE TIMELINE | June to Dec 2017

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 fascinating 24-part programme is presented by Jeff Cavins through DVD and other materials. Jeff Cavins is the creator of the Great Adventure Bible Study Series, and an author. He is also the director of the Archbishop Harry J Flynn Catechetical Institute in the United States. 

The programme begins at our parish from 7 June till 6 Dec 2017, every Wednesday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Course fee: S$60 includes study materials

Register through one of these ways:

Registration closes 7 May 2017

If you find reading the whole bible daunting, this is a good start.

Read about how this programme benefited those who took it: Bible Timeline Changing Lives in Singapore