PARISH DIARY | 13 May 2017

Categories: News & Events


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 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.