PARISH DIARY | 21 Oct 2017

 

World Mission Sunday
The Church marks World Mission Sunday this weekend. Along with Catholics throughout the world, we are called to offer our prayers and generous financial support through the World Mission Collection, organised by the Pontifical Mission Society for the Propagation of the Faith, to further the mission of Jesus.

Your gift on World Mission Sunday helps:
•People in remote villages, towns and cities through the witness and work of missionaries and local priests
•Children, elders, refugees, the sick and orphans through the service of Religious Sisters and Brothers
•To bring the Gospel to the poorest of our human family
•Catechists proclaim the message of hope and peace that only Christ can give

Do offer prayer for the work of the Church in the missions today in the Pacific Islands, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

All collections at Masses this weekend will go towards this cause.

Read Pope Francis’ message here.

 

Mission is Love
Mission is Love is a booklet put together by the Office for the New Evangelisation here, in preparation for World Mission Sunday.

There are four sessions in this booklet meant for personal or group reflection, and may be used in your Neighbourhood Christian Communities, Small Christian Communities, ministries or groups.

Pick up a copy at church bulletin stands or download the online version here.

 

Year-end Children’s Camp
Our Parish Council will be organising a stay-in Children’s Camp from 1 to 3 Dec 2017 for those aged 7 to 12. It will be held at St Francis Xavier Major Seminary, Punggol. For more details, approach the catechists leading your child’s class.

 

Catechists Recruitment Drive
We are looking for dedicated adults who are willing to be catechists, to share the Catholic faith with the children and youth of our parish. Registration will be carried out this Sunday 22 Oct, after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses.

 

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

 

Announcement from the Parish’s Safety Council
Parishioners and visitors who drive, take note: Please do not to double-park your vehicle at the basement carpark. It is for emergency access only.

 

Repair Works
Do note that repair works on our church’s dome will be carried out over the next 4 weeks. Scaffoldings will be set up outside the door leading to the choir section. As a safety precaution, there will be barricades around that area and our wardens will be on hand to direct traffic. We thank you very much for your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Month of Our Lady of the Rosary – October
There will be Rosary devotion before the 6pm Sunday Mass in church, and on weekdays before the 6pm Mass in the chapel.

 

Prayers for Priests
There will be a prayer service for priests and vocations at our chapel, Wednesday 25 October, 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)

 

Mass times for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

 

Thanksgiving Party with Golden Years Club
To thank you for your support and to thank God for a vibrant year, the Golden Years Club (GYC) invites you to a thanksgiving party.  All are welcome regardless of age.

Date: Saturday 4 Nov 2017
Time: 2pm to 5.30pm
Venue: St Teresa’s Centre, #03-08 (above canteen)
Cost: S$4 per person

There will be praise & worship, a talk by Fr Michael Arro, time for reflection, and fellowship. Participants will attend the 6pm Mass together.

Register at the parish office or at the canteen after Sunday morning Masses together with payment. There will be no refund for no-show. For enquiries, contact Raymond Ho at 97466770 or email rho.kang@yahoo.com.sg.

 

 

Appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund
The Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS) is making its annual appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund to support overseas humanitarian work. Flyers and envelopes are available in the parish.

You may also send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” with your name and contact information to: CHARIS, #07-02 Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954.

Please contact Victoria Lim at 63374119 or info@charis-singapore.org if you need more information.

* A session with Fr Rene Nicolas on the history of the Catholic Church in Singapore, Mass for people with special needs, an inter-faith visit to a Buddhist temple, and more. Click here for details.

ALL SAINTS’ DAY + ALL SOULS’ DAY

“We believe in the communion of all the faithful of Christ, those who are pilgrims on earth, the dead who are being purified, and the blessed in heaven, all together forming one Church; and we believe that in this communion, the merciful love of God and his saints is always (attentive) to our prayers.”

– Pope Paul VI

 

The Solemnity of All Saints (1 November) is a Holy Day of Obligation and the faithful are to celebrate Mass and to offer worship to God with joy, as is proper on a Sunday.

Mass times for All Saints’ Day:
Tuesday 31 October at 8pm
Wednesday 1 November at 12.30pm and 8pm

 

All Souls’ Day (2 November) is a day the Church celebrates in commemoration of all the faithful departed. We pray for our departed loved ones, all souls in purgatory, and souls who have no one praying for them.

Mass times for All Souls’ Day:
Thursday 2 November, 5pm and 8pm
*There will be a blessing of the columbaria after both Masses

Please maintain a prayerful atmosphere within the church grounds and at the memorial gardens. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated, thank you.

 

PARISH DIARY | 14 Oct 2017

 

Repair Works
Do note that repair works on our church’s dome will be carried out over the next 4 weeks. Scaffoldings will be set up outside the door leading to the choir section. As a safety precaution, there will be barricades around that area and our wardens will be on hand to direct traffic. We thank you very much for your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Catechism Classes
Registration of new students for the Sunday Catechism classes will be held this Sunday 15 Oct at the canteen, after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses. For registration, parents must have a copy of their child’s baptism certificate.

 

Catechists Recruitment Drive
We are looking for dedicated adults who are willing to be catechists, to share the Catholic faith with the children and youth of our parish. Registration will be carried out over two Sundays, 15 & 22 Oct, after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses.

 

Sale at Canteen
Last call to do your bit to support the Sundown Carnival committee, which will be selling canned and packed food and drink items at low prices this Sunday in the canteen, from 9am to 12pm. The sale as proceeds will go to church funds.

 

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

GIFT is Catholic Foundation’s regular giving campaign to fund the numerous organisations involved in families, youth, evangelisation, etc, as well as building projects in the archdiocese.

The contributions from our parish from the start of the campaign last November to June this year has been more than S$103,000. For an update on the collections so far, read the report.

Kindly complete your pledge envelopes with the cash/cheque enclosed and drop them into the collection bags that will be passed round. The envelopes can be found at the bulletin stands in church.

Or visit gift.catholicfoundation.sg to donate online or to find out more.

 

Thanksgiving Party with Golden Years Club
To thank you for your support and to thank God for a vibrant year, the Golden Years Club (GYC) invites you to a thanksgiving party.  All are welcome regardless of age.

Date: Saturday 4 Nov 2017
Time: 2pm to 5.30pm
Venue: St Teresa’s Centre, #03-08 (above canteen)
Cost: S$4 per person

There will be praise & worship, a talk by Fr Michael Arro, time for reflection, and fellowship. Participants will attend the 6pm Mass together.

Register at the parish office or at the canteen after Sunday morning Masses together with payment. There will be no refund for no-show. For enquiries, contact Raymond Ho at 97466770 or email rho.kang@yahoo.com.sg.

 

Month of Our Lady of the Rosary – October
There will be Rosary devotion before the 6pm Sunday Mass in church, and on weekdays before the 6pm Mass in the chapel.

 

Public Holiday on Wednesday 18 Oct (Deepavali)
Mass at 8.30am in the chapel. There will be no evening Mass.

 

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

 

Appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund
The Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS) is making its annual appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund to support overseas humanitarian work. Flyers and envelopes are available in the parish.

You may also send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” with your name and contact information to: CHARIS, #07-02 Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954.

Please contact Victoria Lim at 63374119 or info@charis-singapore.org if you need more information.

 

 

* Learn more about how the missionaries built the Catholic Church in Singapore, join in the Mass for people with special needs, take part in an inter-religious discussion on the topic of death, and more. Click here for details.

PARISH DIARY | 7 Oct 2017

 

Feast Day Celebrations
Our parish priest and the organising committee of our Feast Day celebration would like to thank Archbishop William Goh, the priests who took part in our triduum, healing service and celebrations, and to all parishioners and friends who made it a very joyous occasion.

Fr John Bosco: “Thanks go out to the wardens — especially for their patience and help, given the unpredictable weather and vehicles dropping off passengers  the communion ministers, the choirs, the sacristan, the florist and her friends, the carnival committee, in particular the pastoral council chairman, whose hair turned grey overnight.

And also, not forgetting some of our future priests— our altar servers. There are potential candidates there, I won’t mention their names so as not to put pressure on them. Pray for them, and also that the number of candidates would increase. Thanks, too, to the flower boys and girls, the statue bearers, and to all of you who have made this a truly wonderful celebration.

A big, big thank-you to Archbishop. Every year thus far, he has made it a point to come here, but I think, I don’t know, we pray that he will come back next year. This weekend was very, very busy for His Grace, because there were six celebrations, so he had to forego one or two to come here. There were feast day celebrations at the parishes of St Michael, St Vincent de Paul, Our Lady Star of the Sea, St Francis of Assisi and ours, as well as Migrant Sunday. Thank you for making time for us, Your Grace.”

Check out the photos and video.

 

Sale at Canteen
The Sundown Carnival committee will be selling canned and packed food and drink items at low prices this Sunday in the canteen, from 9am to 12pm. Do support the sale as proceeds will go to church funds.

 

Children’s Day Mass & Registration of New Students
There will be a Children’s Day Mass at 8.30am this Sunday. All students, parents/guardians and catechists are encouraged to attend.

Registration of new students for the Sunday Catechism classes will be held this and next Sunday, 8 & 15 Oct, at the canteen, after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses. For registration, parents must have a copy of their child’s baptism certificate.

 

Cantonese Mass
Mass celebrated on Saturday 7 Oct at 3.30pm in the chapel, with the Mother of Divine Love Cantonese Group

 

Month of Our Lady of the Rosary – October
There will be Rosary devotion before the 6pm Sunday Mass in church, and on weekdays before the 6pm Mass in the chapel.

 

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

 

Collection for the Poor
The second collection by the Society of St Vincent de Paul for the poor during the weekend Masses on 30 Sep  & 1 Oct was S$9,311.20 in total. Thank you so much for your generosity.

 

Catechists Recruitment Drive
We are looking for dedicated adults who are willing to be catechists, to share the Catholic faith with the children and youth of our parish. Registration will be carried out on two Sundays, 15 & 22 Oct, after the 8.30am and 10.30am Masses.

 

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

GIFT is Catholic Foundation’s regular giving campaign to fund the numerous organisations involved in families, youth, evangelisation, etc, as well as building projects in the archdiocese.

The contributions from our parish from the start of the campaign last November to June this year has been more than S$103,000. For an update on the collections so far, read the report.

Kindly complete your pledge envelopes with the cash/cheque enclosed and drop them into the collection bags that will be passed round. The envelopes can be found at the bulletin stands in church.

Or visit gift.catholicfoundation.sg to donate online or to find out more.

 

Appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund
The Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS) is making its annual appeal for the Humanitarian Aid Fund to support overseas humanitarian work. Flyers and envelopes are available in the parish.

You may also send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” with your name and contact information to: CHARIS, #07-02 Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954.

Please contact Victoria Lim at 63374119 or info@charis-singapore.org if you need more information.

 

 

* A workshop for fathers and fathers-to-be, the closing of the centennial celebration of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, Mass for people with special needs, and more. Click here for details.