PARISH DIARY | 21 Oct 2017

Categories: News & Events


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



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 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.