NEWS & EVENTS IN OUR DIOCESE

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Official Messaging App Channel for Catholics in Singapore
Catholics here may now receive urgent, important and authentic information directly from the Church on security and safety notices, advisory on dubious and fake news, days of obligation and other important Church content.

Go to www.telegram.catholic.sg for more information and to install the mobile application.
Or if you are already using the Telegram app, search for “CatholicSG”.

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese New Year at Archbishop’s House 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working Adults Community at the Cathedral
All are welcome to join this upcoming formation session  on the topic: Celebrating Chinese New Year in the Christian way.

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, “A” Queen Street, Fr JM Beurel Centre (annex building), Level 3 hall
Presenter: Fr Alex Chua
Register at https://goo.gl/c4o00l
For enquiries, email: cathedral.wac@catholic.org.sg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Returned!
For every account of someone who has left the Catholic Church, there is an inspiring personal tale of another’s return. Come listen to the testimonies of faith. Or go with a friend or loved one who might benefit from these homecoming accounts.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Father JM Beurel Centre (annex building), Level 3 hall

We invite anyone interested either as a returning Catholic or as a welcoming participant. Please register for this event at return@landings.org.sg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bible Study: Gospel of Saint Mark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT)
All are welcome to these talks held in March by The Apostolate for Catholic Truth.
3 March: The Theology of the Body (Andrew Kong)
10 March: A Brief Introduction to Canon Law (Rev Fr Adrian Yeo)
17 March: Why Be Catholic ? (Andrew Kong)
24 March: The Bible Alone Theory (Kelvin Chia)

Time:  7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Church of the Risen Christ (91 Toa Payoh Central), auditorium,

Registration: www.catholic.sg/act
Call 96493893 for enquiries (Andrew)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Live the Gospel in the World
Caritas Singapore’s Workshop on Catholic Social Teaching introduces the social teachings to participants. There will be time to reflect and share on how the understanding and application of these teachings can strengthen their faith and put their faith in action in their daily lives.

Register here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shine Combined Tertiary Retreat 2018
This retreat, from 20 to 23 March, is open to students in polytechnics, the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), and those pursuing diploma studies.

Register here for the retreat by 14 March. There will be a registration fee of S$40.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage Encounter (ME) Festive Promotion
Give your spouse or loved ones a special gift this festive season. For December and January only, get ME vouchers at half-price — $25 from Cana, 55 Waterloo Street, Level 2.

Book a ME Weekend and pick up communication skills for a stronger marriage. Slots are still open for 2-4 March weekends.

Email mewkend@gmail.com or visit the website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilitators for the Family Life Society
The society is looking for facilitators who are 20 years and above, comfortable to discuss sexuality with youth, and who have some experience working with young people in any capacity.

Be the salt and light in the battle to restore chastity and modesty in today’s modern society.

Email education@familylife.sg with the subject title, “I Am Made For More Facilitator”, to write in your interest by 15 February 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

Angelico Art Award 2018
Artists are invited to reflect on the theme, “Prepare the way of the Lord” (Mark 1:3) and to paint their personal vision of the Church of Tomorrow. They may submit paintings to be considered for the $10,000 (open) and $5,000(youth) acquisitive awards.  Closing date for submissions: 31 Aug 2018. The event is organised by Heartspace in support of the Catholic Foundation.

Find out more at http://angelicoart.com/web/.

 

 

 

 

 

Surviving Divorce
This DVD-based programme seeks to help divorced or separated Catholics find hope and healing. It is an initiative by the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family to support those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage.

Dates: Every Monday night from 5 March to 28 May 2018
Time: 7.30pm – 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/sd/

 

 

 

 

Courses by the Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate

1. Introduction of the Bible
Dates: Tuesdays 16 & 23 January 2018
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
Cost: $20

2. The Book of Jeremiah
Dates: Tuesdays 30 January to 22 May 2018 (Except 13 March and 1 May – 15 sessions)
Time:   9.30am to 11.30am
Place: Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre, 2 Highland Road, Singapore 549102
Cost:    $120

Msgr Ambrose Vaz will be lecturer for both courses.

For more information/registration, email:  aba_secretariat@catholic.org.sg. Or call 62800354 during office hours (9am to 1pm).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Moral Compass Course 2018
This course conducted by Fr David Garcia, OP is for all Catholics and all people of goodwill who are interested in getting formation in the foundations of Ethics and Moral Theology. It is a one-year-long systematic course in Moral Theology consisting of 6 individual modules. The course is organised under Caritas Singapore.

Dates: Every Thursday, starting 4 January 2018
Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Place: Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh

 

For more information and registration, please refer to the Caritas Singapore website or email to formation@caritas-singapore.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, Nov 28 2017
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.

Contact the group at pieta.Singapore@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Medical and Dental Services for Persons With Disabilities
The Mount Alvernia Outreach Medical and Dental Clinics at Agape Village (7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh) offer medical and dental services at subsidised rates for all persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Cost of Medical Service*: $15
Cost of Dental Service*: $30

*To enjoy the subsidised rates, please produce your relevant PWD ID for each visit to the clinic.

For more information, email outreachclinic@mtalvernia.sg or call 62624312 (Medical) / 62624313 (Dental).

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Family Life Society
The Family Life Society offers its services to individuals, couples and families who may be struggling with life’s challenges. They include counselling, professional advice and support for those in need, whether it be unplanned pregnancies, sexual or relationship issues, stresses over work, etc.

If you need, or knows someone who needs a listening ear or professional advice, you may contact the society at 64880278.

 

 

 

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/

 

 

 

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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