NEWS & EVENTS IN OUR DIOCESE

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Mass for People with Special Needs
The Office for Catechesis invites families to take part in this Mass celebrating the communion of all the children of God.

Help the organisers to seat you by registering at https://goo.gl/forms/HEJ8BFiVF13JaDQ03

Or call the Office for Catechesis at 68583011 or email sn@catechesis.org.sg

 

 

 

 

 

 

History of the Catholic Church in Singapore

This course seeks to create an awareness of the history of the Catholic Church in Singapore. It intends to help participants discover more about our Church history here, and it is also an invitation to relive our Catholic heritage through the eyes and experience of a missionary priest living here in Singapore.

The speaker is missionary priest Fr Rene Nicolas, MEP, who co-wrote the book “Going forth: The Catholic Church in Singapore 1819-2004” (Read more in this report)

A few of the topics that this course may delve into include:

  • How and when the Catholic faith reached the shores of Southeast Asia?
  • What roles did the Catholic Church play in the building of Singapore as a nation?
  • Which Apostle can we trace our Singapore Catholic heritage to?
  • Which was the first Catholic Church to be built in Singapore?
  • Do we have any local martyrs of the faith?

The course is primarily for catechists, but those who are not serving in the catechetical ministries are also welcome to attend. Register online before 18 October 2017 for the organisers in administrative needs.

 

Please feel free to contact the Office for Catechesis at formation@catechesis.org.sg should you need further clarification or have any other queries.

* NOTE: There is a possibility that sessions may be postponed due to the speaker’s health. We will send out an email notification to registered participants regarding this. Participants are urged to check their emails on the morning of the session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inter-religious Dialogue Learning Trip to Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
To appreciate more deeply Catholic perspectives on inter-religious dialogue as well as promote mutual respect, encounter and friendship with people of other religions, Catholics are invited to join a learning trip organised by the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD).

Date: Sat 28 October 2017
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, 88 Bright Hill Road

The schedule is likely to consist of:

(a) tour and explanation of the premises
(b) presentation and dialogue on the basic tenets of Buddhism

As preparation, all participants must attend a 1.5-hour orientation and formation session on       Thursday 26 October from 7.45pm to 9.15pm at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Annex Building Level 3.

This will help moderate expectations, provide an opportunity to learn from Church teachings on inter-religious dialogue as well as create awareness of the importance of proper attitudes and dressing, among other things.

A debrief right after the visit to the Buddhist temple will be done to help reflect on one’s experience.

Only the first 15 persons who register are assured of a place to join the trip, so do register soon. 

Please email (1) name, (2) parish/church organisation, and (3) handphone number by 22 October to gerald.accird@catholic.org.sg

 

 

 

 

 

I Wish You Enough”
Crossings Cafe (55 Waterloo Street), in collaboration with the South Central Community Family Service Centre, invites you to take part in the “I Wish You Enough” drive, to get neighbours to share with neighbours, especially with those who do not have enough.

From 16 Oct to 3 Nov 2017, you can do your part by sharing of food. Here’s how: Buy an extra meal(s) at Crossings Cafe for someone who cannot afford it. Approach the staff members at the cafe for more information. If you cannot be at the cafe, there are other food outlets where you may also do the same on various dates (see poster).

For enquiries, call Crossings Cafe at 63366203 or email manager@crossingscafe.com.sg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHIJ St Theresa Convent Open House
The school (at 160 Lower Delta Road) is holding its open house for parents and children to get to know more about its curriculum, programmes and activities, and to speak to academic staff members.

Click here for the open house schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maternal Mental Health Talk
This talk is especially for expectant mothers who are keen to find out more about the common mental health changes that may occur during their pregnancy and postnatal period.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/ybcc3u47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The God of Many Chances: A Prayer Weekend
This weekend programme will help participants enter into a personal relationship with God, who desires this relationship with us.  It will include times for praying with suggested points, ways of remembering these moments, and the means for habitually living in God’s presence.

Register online at this website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ@Work Conference
As workplaces in Singapore continue to demand more of our time and efforts, many struggle even harder to strike a good balance between work, Church and family. This conference helps to seek out many who have been lost to their work to take a step back, and relook their priorities and mission for the work that they are doing.

More details at http://www.christatworkconference.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pieta Singapore
Pieta is a support group made up of Catholic parents who have suffered the loss of their children. The mission is to provide support to other bereaved parents and foster a sense of solidarity in God’s comfort and wisdom.

Pieta holds sessions with scripture, prayer and reflection.

Date: Every fourth Tuesday of the month
Time: 7.30pm to 9pm
Place: Agape Village, 7A Toa Payoh Lorong 8

Sessions are open to all parents who are coming to terms with losing their beloved children, regardless of age and no matter how recent or long ago.

On Fri 10 Nov 2017, there will be a Memorial Mass at 7pm for children who have died (including unborn and adult children), to be held at Good Shepherd Place Chapel, Toa Payoh Lorong 8.

Parents, families and friends are welcome to attend.

If you wish to include mention of your child in this Mass, please resgister via email with your name, telephone and contact details before 15 Oct to pieta.Singapore@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide
This DVD-based programme seek to help divorced or separated Catholics find hope and healing.

Dates: Every Monday night from 21 Aug to 6 Nov 2017.
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre, 2 Highland Road
Contribution: S$120.

For enquiries please call 97804456 (Joann) or 93836868 (Jileen), or email cdsg@acf.org.sg
Or register online at http://catholicfamily.org.sg/cdsg/

 

 

 

 

 

Bible Study: The Book of Revelation
Sign up at the Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abilities Beyond Limitations And Expectations (Able)
Do you know someone who is physically challenged who may need rehabilitation therapy, or the physically challenged and their caregivers who need respite?

Help us share the message: Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (Able), a member of Caritas Singapore,  provides rehabilitation therapy, training and job support to enable beneficiaries to return to suitable and sustainable employment.

Able also offers home- and centre-based respite services to caregivers and their physically challenged care-recipients. Please contact us if you have any questions or need more information.

Call 68017460 or email enquiries@able-sg.org.

Find out more about the services here: http://www.able-sg.org/faqs.html

 

 

 

 

CatholicSG Mobile App
The CatholicSG App is for Catholics in Singapore to live their faith more actively. It is the official Archdiocese app and is free for this early 1.0 release. Find the Mass time for a church nearest to you, read the day’s Mass readings and prayers from the Divine Office, and view the liturgical and event calendars.

Users may also see a list of the buses and nearest MRT stations for each church, as well as information and contact details of the priests in each parish.

Available in the iTunes app store and Google Play store. Details at https://app.catholic.sg/

 

 

 

Seek Help through Clarity Singapore

 

 

 

Share-A-Pot @ Agape Village
Know of any elders who would enjoy a bowl of nutritious soup, some meaningful activities and making new friends?

In collaboration with Alexandra Health Services, Agape Village will be conducting a weekly Share-A-Pot programme where seniors with little access to proper meals and / or facing neglect may get together to rebuild their bodies, minds and spirits over a good bowl of broth.

No fee is involved. Pre-registration is required for planning purposes. The first session is slated for 15 June 2016. To find out more or to pre-register, please call 6801 7400 or email kath@caritas-singapore.org

 

 

 

Free Legal Clinics at Agape Village
Facing a legal issue on a *personal matter and do not have legal advice or representation? Having a legal dispute that you want mediated and resolved? Unable to afford a lawyer?

If these are your difficulties, you may wish to get free basic legal advice and information at the Catholic Lawyers Guild’s Pro Bono Legal Clinics. Visit its website at www.clgsingapore.com for more information on clinic dates and registration.

*Note that these clinics do not cover legal issues on business and professional matters, and are intended for the poor, disadvantaged, and the “sandwich” class.

 

 

 

Open Studio Art Therapy @ Agape Village
Feeling down, lost and confused? Join us at the art therapy open studio and let the healing qualities of art awaken you. No art experience is required – just an open mind, open heart and creative spirit.

Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 9.30am to 12pm
Venue: Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh
Fee: $10 per person

Pre-registration is required. Limited spaces available.
Please register by email with your name and contact to registration@clarity-singapore.org