Encounter

Praise & Worship
Sat 16 Dec
8pm
Bethel

Just as praise is intertwined with thanksgiving, worship is intertwined with surrender.
God sees the heart, and He desires and deserves sincere, heartfelt praise and worship.

Christmas EC Timings

Sunday, 24 December 2023
Vigil: 8pm
Christmas Worship: 10.45pm
followed by Midnight EC

Note: 5.30pm EC is 4th Sunday of Advent

Monday, 25 December 2023
Christmas Day EC
Sunday EC Timings
7.45am (Mandarin), 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm

Thanksgiving EC

Year-end Thanksgiving EC Timings

Sunday, 31 December 2023
Praise & Worship: 10pm
Thanksgiving EC: 11pm

Formation

Catechism Class 2024

We invite Parents with Children
who were born in 2017 to register for
Catechism Level 1.

Register from 1 Oct 2023 onwards.

Email: csm.admin@catholic.org.sg

Disciples Pathway

CSM Disciples Pathway
For CSM Parishioners Only

Register:
http://tinyurl.com/CSMDisciplesPathway2022

We may have on our own gone for several courses and retreats offered in the parish and in the Archdiocese. Do you know where all this is leading to? Would you like to take a pathway of faith and life?

If you are interested, please register to find out more.

Community

RECONCILIATION SERVICE
20 Dec (Wed), 7.30pm
Church of St Michael

Note: CSM will adopt the form where all are to remain till the last penitent is heard. Then there will be a communal thanksgiving prayer.

CITY DISTRICT

RECONCILIATION SERVICE

Services begin at 8pm

11 Dec (Mon) Church of St Bernadette

12 Dec (Tue) Church of the Sacred Heart

13 Dec (Wed) Cathedral of the Good Shepherd

14 Dec (Thu) NA (Ordination Day)

15 Dec (Fri) St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street); Church of Our Lady of Lourdes; Church of Saints Peter & Paul

18 Dec (Mon) Church of St Teresa

19 Dec (Tue) Novena Church (Church of St Alphonsus)

CSM Merchandise

CSM Merchandise
on Sale for 2 weekends
9& 10 Dec and 16 & 17 Dec
CASH ONLY

Seniors Gathering December

Seniors’ Gathering
Wed 27 Dec
9.30am to 12pm
St John Vianney

Bring your smiles and stories to share!

SSVP lunch Party for Friends in Need

This December, the SSVP of CSM would be organising a lunch party for the Friends in Need living in our vicinity.

The SSVP is appealing for donations and asks for your generosity in making this event happen.

To donate, paynow UENT08CC4028F with the reference FINS lunch

Download CSM
Christmas Phone Wallpaper
https://tinyurl.com/CSMphonewallpaper

Steps to download on your phone:
(1) Click the link below each image to view.
(2) Save/download the image to your phone.
(3) Locate the image on your phone and choose the image to set wallpaper.

Design 1 CSM Christmas Phone Wallpaper

Link to Design 1

Link to Design 2

Link to Design 3

Advent Wreath Workshop

A joyous occasion as we prepare to come closer to our Lord during Christmas.

Gospel of John
with Fr Sam
Theology Facts
Every Wednesday
10am – 11.15am
St Luke Room

(Except the last Wed of the month is Seniors’ Fun Gathering)

Check out the latest photos
on CSM Flickr Albums

View our vibrant community taking part in the
* October Rosary sessions
* blessing of our Columbarium niches
* First Holy Communion
* Interministry Nite
* putting up Christmas decoration and
* Confirmation Camp

Click here to view CSM Flickr Albums

Browse our selection of library books at CSM
with our NEW CSM Library App!

Here’s how to Get Started!

Step 1: Download the App –
Bookshelf-Your Virtual Library
(Available on both App Store and Google Play)

Step 2: Click on the link below

https://bookshelf.app.link/n176mH0sVzb

Step 3: Click to Explore the CSM Shared Shelf of over 700 books

Step 4: Interested to borrow a book?
Send an email to csmtrove@gmail.com

or come meet us at our mobile CSM Library
(by the religious stall) on Sundays after 9.30am EC.

In tandem with the talks on
INTRO TO SCRIPTURE,
check out our CSM Library
for more books on the Bible
and its teachings.

Refer to our
Steps to Download the CSM Library App,

then click the link below for a selection of books
on reading scripture:

https://bookshelf.app.link/2oYMN5f5fBb

or come meet us at our mobile CSM Library
(by the religious stall) on Sundays after 9.30am EC

Get your CSM T-shirts

CSM t-shirts are available at our Religious Stall.
Opening Hours on Sundays only.
8.45am to 9.30am; 10.45am to 11.30am
Each t-shirt costs $34 only.

Breakfast
@ St Michael’s Patio
Sundays after 9.30am EC

The word, “Xenizo” means “To be received hospitably as an honoured guest,” and that is the name our hospitality ministry has taken. Come and partake of breakfast made with loving hands, at St. Michael’s Patio every Sunday after the 9.30am Eucharistic Celebration. Mingle, fellowship, make a new friend, chat, welcome someone new.

Driving to Church?

If you are attending the Eucharistic Celebration and are driving, we urge you to turn into St. Francis Road and then turn left into Jalan Semerbak and then enter the Church. This is to facilitate a better traffic flow.

Line Dance 2023

Line Dance
(for Seniors and Beginners Only)

Fridays 9.30 – 11.00am
Venue: St John Vianney
Teacher: Daisy Teo

Elisha's Spring Opening Hours (1)

Elisha’s Spring
Mondays to Sundays
7am to 7pm

Monthly Prayers for the Departed
Every 3rd Sunday of the month
11.30am
Venue: Elisha’s Spring

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Our Parish electricity bill is more than $5,000 every month. In the long run this is not sustainable.

We seek your understanding and cooperation to switch on the lights when you arrive and switch them off when you leave so that we can save on these expenses.

Thank you for your assistance.

Adoration Room

Adoration Room
Mondays to Sundays
7am to 9.30pm

Our Adoration Room is now open daily from 7am to 9.30pm.

Ministry Recruitment

Intercessory Prayer Group

Intercessory Prayer Group
Recruitment

“Intercession is a Prayer of petition which leads us to pray as Jesus did”  CCC2634

The Intercessory Prayer group is looking for members to come together to experience the power of collective prayer! We come to pray for others, extending God’s love, mercy and compassion for those who seek comfort,  healing and joys before the throne of Grace.

In this season of Advent, what better way to give and show your love for God’s people.

Come join the Intercessory Prayer Group!

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Audiovisual (AV) Ministry

JOIN US to create inspiring worship experiences!

Contact our Parish Office.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Comms Ministry Recruitment

Comms Ministry And You!

Have you felt the stirring in your heart to bring the Good News to all through your creativity?

From photography to digital art, canva posters to Instagram reels, multimedia videos to podcasts, reflections to reviews, we need you! Come talk to us.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Wardens Recruitment

Join us as Wardens

When we extend hospitality to others, we’re not trying to impress people, we’re trying to reflect God to them. As we serve our Lord, we may meet someone who really needs a friend…and we can fill that need. Maybe we can make an eternal difference in the person’s life, just because we choose to be friendly and helpful.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Recruit Catechists

We are Recruiting Catechists

Calling all Parents who have young children and those who are endowed in the teaching charism to come forward and serve the Lord.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

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We are in need of
Trained Special Needs Catechists


Pope Francis has called the Catholic Church to be a welcoming Church. As we welcome our students into our religious education classes, it’s important that we see each one as a child of God with special talents and special gifts; remember that you are seeing the face of Jesus. Teaching religious education is a splendid opportunity to share your love of God and the Catholic Church with your students.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Recruitment of Musicians
Ephrem Music Ministry

Calling all musicians with a willing heart to serve to come forward to join Ephrem Music Ministry.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

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Lectors Recruitment

Ministry of Lectors is recruiting new members to proclaim the Word of God. If you have a willing heart and a desire to serve the Lord, come join us to be instruments of God and proclaim your faith through HIS Word.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Recruitment
Ministry of Comfort

The Ministry of Comfort brings the Eucharist to the homebound.
Interested to learn more about this ministry and how you can help, Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

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Legion of Mary
Recruitment
The Legion of Mary invites youths below 18 years old who are interested in praying together and serving the church in its various spiritual activities.  Join the Legion of Mary to have an enriched spiritual and prayer life and discover what God has in store for you!
Email Parish Admin Office
csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Outreach

Outreach to the Poor
Be the Angel
Volunteers Needed

Save the date
Sat, 30 Dec 2023

Let us bring the joy of Christmas to the families.
Carolling and giving of care packs.
Meet in St John Vianney

Register: tinyurl.com/CSMBeAnAngel

Happy Easter
to your neighbourhood workers

Parishioners Monika Pereira and Cecilia Lee hosted a nasi bryani lunch for migrant workers, to share our Easter Joy with the those in our neighbourhood.

Outreach Project
Sunday 26 March 2023
Altar Boys & EMHC

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Neighbourhood Visits
2022/2023

Our CSM Community visited our surrounding neighbourhoods, going door-to-door to reach out to our fellow Catholics as well as to invite everyone we met to visit our Parish. Our Christmas Celebrations saw several of our neighbours dropping by to enjoy our barbecue and other activities.

Here are more photos of our outreach volunteers:

Thank you for your hard work

Our grateful thanks
to our neighbourhood cleaners!

On Saturday, 21 January, the eve of Chinese New Year, our CSM Community reached out to our cleaners with chicken nasi bryani, drinks and some tokens of appreciation for all their hard work in the neighbourhood. They were from the neighbourhoods of Jalan Rajah, Jalan Tenteram and St George’s.

May God continue to bless them in the coming year with His graces, good health, and happiness.

Here are a few photos with our outreach volunteers.

Outreach volunteers

Around Our Archdiocese

GIFT

Reminder on
GIFT Programme

Next weekend, being the 3rd weekend of the month, there will be a 2nd collection for Catholic Foundation’s GIFT (Giving in Faith & Thankfulness) programme.  GIFT is a regular giving programme to rally support for and fund the Archdiocese’s organisations and initiatives for youth, evangelisation, catechesis, formation, and others.

Visit catholicfoundation.sg to contribute online or to find out more. 

Live Preview of
LinkedIn Catholic SG Community

Tues, 19 Dec 2023
7.30 – 9.30 pm
Venue: Catholic Centre
@55 Waterloo St. S(187954)

A Catholic Business Network (CBN) Singapore initiative

LinkedIn is an essential professional social media platform where recruiters, hiring managers and business professionals connect & network digitally today.

Visibility is important to those looking for jobs, or for employer branding & talent acquisition. This community is created to boost one’s visibility through a collaborative, supportive and inclusive Catholic network willing to engage with each other on LinkedIn platform.

Spiritually, the platform will also serve a subtle (or a more open) objective of impacting & influencing other Catholic professionals to unite and connect with each other. Touching base with lapsed Catholics and being a channel to evangelise will be more effective through this approach.

Join us for an OVERVIEW into the exciting future we’re building – whether you’re an active LinkedIn user or just getting started, this community promises to be a valuable resource for you.

Save the date, set your reminder –
RSVP at https://shorturl.at/goxHX to secure your spot.

Advent to Christmas 2023-24
Reflection Booklet
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The Office for the New Evangelisation has launched this year’s Advent to Christmas 2023-24 Reflection Booklet. Named Jesus, Witness of Our Father’s Promise, we hope that this booklet will help prepare our hearts for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and help us contemplate the wonder of His Incarnation.

This resource is intended for families, RCIA groups, parish organisations and ministries, small Christian communities, and neighbourhood Christian communities. It may also be used for individual reflection. Let us delve deeper into the Word of God this Advent and Christmas seasons!

To download, visit bit.ly/ONE-AdventChristmas-2023.

My Personal Compass
Shortened Edition
by Fr David Garcia, OP
18 Jan to 21 Mar 2024

7.30 to 9.30pm
Venue: CANA

My Personal Compass returns in a shortened edition this year. Come and get introduced to the basics of morality in an increasingly complex world. Build an ethical foundation to journey towards fulfilling your potential as a human person made in the image of God.

To register, please visit our website
at https://tinyurl.com/y38faeyr

For enquiries, please email Caritas Singapore
at mpmc@caritas-singapore.org

Our Lady of Guadalupe:
Honoring the Patroness of Unborn Children
Tuesday, 12th December 2023

6pm
Church of Saints Peter and Paul 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Mass
Organized by Pregnancy Crisis & Support

a service of Catholic Family Life

We invite all parishioners to join us at Church of Saints Peter and Paul in celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The celebration will begin with Pro-life Rosary at 5.15pm followed by the Eucharistic Celebration at 6.00pm. There will be a Healing Prayer and Blessing of Pregnant Women after the mass.

“Each child has a place in God’s heart from all eternity; once he or she is conceived, the Creator’s eternal dream comes true.” Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for us!

New CTIS Mandarin Programme
Course for Adult Catechists

 

Together with the Commission for the Apostolate of Mandarin-speaking in Singapore (ACAMS), CTIS Mandarin Department is offering the Course for Adult Catechists (CAC) which will commence in January 2024. Upon completion of the programme, graduates will receive a Certificate of Catechesis issued by ACAMS and a CAC Graduate Certificate issued by CTIS. The course is aimed generally at equipping Mandarin-speaking Catholics here to be more confident in sharing their faith. More specifically CAC is oriented to those interested in serving in RCIA ministry.

The CAC will be conducted from 8-10pm on Wednesdays for 5 semesters over the CTIS Academic Year. It will cover topics on the doctrine of God, Christology, Ecclesiology, Christian Anthropology and Catholic moral teaching among others.

or more information such as the content of each module, the class schedule, and the method of enrolment, please refer to our website: https://mandarin.ctis.sg . Alternatively, you can contact the Mandarin Department coordinator at:

Email: mandarin@ctis.sg

Tel: 69028706

Whatsapp: 80774898

Online resources
for Catholic parents

A great resource for parents preparing for their children’s baptism as well as parents of children attending catechism classes.

Foundations of Catholic Parenting
Bonding with Our Children
Sexuality Education
Managing Social Media and screen time
Forming our children in the faith and virtues, and more to come.

The Catholic Hub

Watch the video to learn more about the Catholic Hub

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-3ygFCIpiIdTlY4IMd4H2aM5GvO3N9c7/view?usp=share_link

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Our Archdiocese has been working to build a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church. In sharing the Good News, we are bringing the hope and love of Christ to vast numbers of people.

Within our Church today, however, there are currently no premises large enough for our organisations and communities to hold their activities on a large scale. After much study, we concluded that the Church’s largest freehold site at 49 Upper Thomson Road could optimally be used to house major Archdiocesan organisations, a convention centre with overnight retreat facilities, a home for senior clergy – and more – for the long-term needs of the Church.

Beyond physical infrastructure, such a Catholic Hub can bring about a greater depth of communion. The facilities and organisations located there will enable collaboration for a more effective witnessing of the Gospel to the people of Singapore and reap economies of scale.

Read more…https://www.catholicfoundation.sg/the-catholic-hub/

Youthline

Youthline
 

Youthline is an integrated youth service that provides a listening ear and free counselling support for anyone up to 35 years old, regardless of race or religion.

Youthline handled over 175 cases in the first 7 days of its launch on 10th November. Since then, the average daily volume has doubled. There is an urgent need for much more resources, space and professional staff to meet the rapidly growing demand for their services. They are looking to raise $5 million to fund a larger space and more staff to serve the thousands of young people they expect in the coming year.

Your generous support will make a big difference in providing the resources necessary to meet the demand for such a service among many young people in Singapore.

For more information or enquiries, please email or reach out to contact@youthline.sg

Thank you very much for your generosity.

CPS Lunchtime mass

CPS Lunchtime Mass
COME HAVE LUNCH WITH JESUS! 

The Catholic Prayer Society invites all to lunchtime mass at these locations:

Every Wednesday, 12.15pm: 

TPI building level 6, 62 Cecil Street

Every Friday, 12.15pm:

  1. Medical Alumni Association, 2 College Road, Level 1 Theatrette
  2. One Raffles Quay, level 49 North Tower (starting 14 Oct 22)

More details at: www.cps.org.sg

Catholic Family Life Volunteer Recruitment

Catholic Family Life: Volunteer Recruitment
(Administrative and Reception Support at Counselling Centre)

A Heart to Serve – Catholic Family Life (CFL) is calling out for volunteers!
If you have a desire/calling to make a difference and contribute your God-given gifts and talents. Join CFL in volunteering your time by empowering, enriching the lives of our fellow brothers and sisters. “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
Get in touch with Catholic Family Life to find out more, contact us at 64880278 or email michelle@catholicfamilylife.sg. If you are interested to volunteer with us, do fill up the volunteer form: https://bit.ly/CFL-volunteer-form and we will get in touch with you.

Youthline – Call for Volunteers

Youthline is launching a dedicated helpline and counselling service for young people up to 35 years of age. Help us make a difference by volunteering today!

You can look forward to:
● Free training and skills development
● Joining our awesome community
● Making a real impact

Roles:
● Helpline Volunteer
● Pro-bono Counsellor or Para-Counsellor
● Youth Hero

Please visit https://youthline.sg to sign up now.

Migrant Helpline

UGAT-ACMI Free Counseling Services

UGAT’s SGot Kita, Kabayan Helpline are available for (Filipino) migrants in Singapore.

SGot Kita, Kabayan is a designated free online helpline developed specifically for migrants in Singapore.

UGAT has counsellors who speak various languages and dialects in the Philippines, such as Tagalog, Cebuano, Bicolano, Bisaya, and Hiligaynon, for those clients who are more comfortable sharing in their own language.

The helpline service is open on Monday – Sunday, 9pm – 12am.

Be Kind to your Mental Health

Counselling and Psychological Services
By Clarity Singapore

Clarity Singapore, a member organisation of Caritas Singapore, focuses on responding to mental health needs through community-based mental healthcare services and social integration programmes. We offer professional counselling and psychological services to help individuals in learning to cope with their situations in more adaptive ways.

Learn more: https://www.clarity-singapore.org

PARA-COUNSELLING

Para-Counselling Service
By Catholic Family Life

Need someone to journey with you through the stages and challenges of life? Trained Para-Counsellors are available via Zoom.

Please call 66318963 (Mon – Fri 12pm to 4pm)

Email paracounselling-info@familylife.sg or

Visit https://cpc.familylife.sg/ to book your session.