PARISH DIARY | 7 Oct 2017

Categories: News & Events

 

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.