Encounter

The Ascension of the Lord
Thurs, 18 May 2023
17 May, 8pm Vigil (no 6pm EC)
18 May, 6.30am & 8pm EC (no 6pm EC)
Change in Sunday EC Timing
11.15am EC will begin at 11.30am
Effective 4 June 2023
Let us lift our voices!
Praise & Worship
Sat 20 May 2023, 8pm
Bethel
 Rosary
Time: 6.30pm
Friday, 5, 12, 19, 26  May 2023
May being the month of Mary, join us for Rosary prayers every Friday at Mary’s Grotto
PENTECOST RALLY
Wind, Water & Fire!
24 – 26 May 2023
7.30pm
Bethel

The theme is Wind (Revelation of God), Water (Renew) & Fire (Re-ignite)

PENTECOST SUNDAY
28 May 2023

May the Holy Spirit fill your heart
with boundless love.

Formation

Image of God

CHANGE OF DATE!!
Tues, 16 May 2023
8pm

St Michael Room

In Genesis, Man is created in the image of God. To be an image means to point to something beyond oneself – it promises the capacity for God. This view of Man is now imperiled by the dominant rationalist-scientific worldview that treats humans as means. Can it be restored? If so, how? Jessica turns to thinkers such as Pope Benedict, Romano Guardini and Chesterton to offer some answers.

Speaker: A recent graduate of CTIS, a lover of Tolkien and a Thomist in mind and heart, Jessica is always seeking new ways to understand how the vision of faith is leavened through the ordinary stuff of life. She shares the little she learns at jessicamariegoh.substack.com

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

Policies of the Church of St. Michael
We have been working to collate the various policies that have been in existence in the parish. At this stage of finalising the policies of the parish, we would like you to review them and give us your comments. We will be putting out the policies in manageable segments.

You may send your feedback to csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg with the subject heading:

CSM Policies – Feedback

Sunshine Day Out
photos are up on our website.

And check out photos of our
recent events like our Easter Octave.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/churchofstmichaelsg/albums
More photos on CSM Facebook!

A shout-out to our parishioners who contributed their photos.
A Big Thank You from Comms Ministry!

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.

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

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.

Welcome Bro. Andre!

Bro. Andre is in his final year of formation at the Seminary and will be attached to CSM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the following months. Let us welcome him warmly to our CSM family.

Infant Baptism 2023

When should we begin
to prepare for baptism?

It is never too early. During the pregnancy, families should contact the Parish Admin Office to sign up for the Infant Baptism Preparation Programme.

There are 5 formation and preparatory sessions before the Rites of Baptism in the following months:

July 2023

October 2023

For more information:

Go to Infant Baptism Page

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Line Dance 2023

Line Dance
(for Seniors and Beginners Only)

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

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Faith Sharing with Fr Sam
Wednesdays
10am to 11.30am
St Basil Room

Please note that sessions are now not only for seniors but anyone interested to know more about the Word of God are welcomed as well.
Elisha's Spring Opening Hours (1)

Eisha’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 electricity bills incurred for the columbarium 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.

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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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

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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

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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

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Coro di Velli Angeli Choir
welcomes you!

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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

Outreach

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

A Day in the Life of a Seminarian

Teaser Video: Catch the full-length feature film premiering on Vocation Sunday on the Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore’s Official YouTube Channel.

The Heart of Living
St. Louis Marie de Montfort:
A Prophet for Our Times
20 May, 2023

The Heart of Living – St. Louis Marie de Montfort: A Prophet for Our Times
Venue: CANA, 55 Waterloo St, #02 01, Singapore 187954
As we celebrate the 350th anniversary of St. Montfort’s birth, come and discover how his spirituality of a perfect devotion to Mary is especially needed for the renewal of our Church and our lives as disciples of Christ today.

Difficult Leadership Conversations
20 May 2023
Time: 9am to 1pm

Venue: Agape Village


Conversations are at the core of leadership. For Catholic leaders, the quality of conversations of the leaders and members of the body of Christ at every level determine the fruitfulness of our shared mission. How do we create accountability? How do we engage groups for better alignment? How do we collaborate better? How do we create psychological safety in our groups? These critical areas will be covered in a workshop organised by the Catholic Leadership Centre.
20 May 2023, 9am – 1pm at Agape Village.  $100 per pax inclusive of GST.  Go to www.catholicleader.sg to register or find out more.
Kickstart your university life

Kickstart your University Life
Fri 23 June 10am – 7pm Sat 24 June 2023

Beginning your university journey this year? Come join us at Kickstart 2023, a retreat with fellowship and formation for all incoming university freshmen (studying locally or overseas)! You can look forward to hearing the faith stories of other university students and learn more about the universities you are entering from the seniors who will be there to welcome you! The Lord desires much for you, young friend. Take a leap of faith to discover more!

Date & Time: 10am, 23 June (Friday) – 7pm, 24 June 2023 (Saturday)

*This is a stay-in retreat

Venue: Office for Young People, 2 Lor Low Koon, Singapore 536449

Cost: $21.60 (Inclusive of 8% GST)

Participant Sign up: bit.ly/oypks23

For enquiries, contact Alysha at alysha.oyp@catholic.org.sg.

Via Maria
(Montfortian Experience Retreat
– Honouring the Month of Mary)
26 – 28 May 2023


Via Maria (Montfortian Experience Retreat – Honouring the Month of Mary)
Venue: Montfort Centre, 624 Upper Bukit Timah Rd

Looking for the safest, easiest, shortest and most perfect way to Jesus? Go to Mary who is the perfect guide to Him. Mary is the means our Lord chose to come to us and she is also the means we should choose to go to him, for when the Holy Spirit, her spouse, finds Mary in a soul, he rushes there and enters fully into it.

Come, discover and experience how doing everything through, with, in and for Mary, helps us do everything more perfectly through, with, in and for Jesus!

Register here: https://www.montfortcentre.org/events-1/via-maria-2023

My Personal Compass 2023
by Fr David Garcia, OP
Module 3: Christian Morality
25 July to 13 June 2023

In today’s marketplace of ideas, there are many different moralities, and we are often asked to keep what we believe to ourselves. But is Christian morality meant to be kept private within Christian communities? What is Christian morality anyway?

Join us at CANA as we explore why Christian morality may be the answer to the wounded human nature and the role of God’s grace. We will also consider why the Church has always put so much emphasis on faith, hope and love.

To register, please fill up this form: https://forms.office.com/r/kckZrtLdqt

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

Lead Like Jesus
1 & 9 July 2023
Time: 9am to 5.30pm

Venue: Catholic Theological Institute
of Singapore (CTIS)


A self leadership foundational training course for all Catholic leaders, based on the servant leadership modelled by Jesus Christ. In the 2 sessions, we will explore the 4 domains of leading like Jesus: the heart, head, hands and habits.

1 & 8 July 2023, 9am – 5.30pm at Catholic Theological Institute Of Singapore (CTIS).  $180/- per pax inclusive of GST, lunch & workbook.  Go to www.catholicleader.sg to register or find out more.

Who Do You Say I Am?
Stay-in Retreat
Fri 26 May (6.30pm) to Sun 28 May (4pm)

This is a retreat in May for Catholics who are same-sex attracted or identify as LGBTQ and their loved ones.

“Who Do You Say I Am?” is a weekend retreat to encounter Jesus who asks this question of every Christian.

It will be an Ignatian inspired retreat, with time for silent prayer, small group sharing and community. Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated during the retreat.

This stay-in retreat is from Friday, 26 May (6.30pm) to Sunday, 28 May (4.00pm).
Register by 6 May at tinyurl.com/couragemayretreat
Organised by Courage Singapore
Courage SG website – https://courage.org.sg/
Courage SG instagram – https://www.instagram.com/courage.sg/

Easter Reflection Booklet

The Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE) has launched this year’s Easter Reflection Booklet. Themed The Word – The Life of The World, this year’s booklet invites all families, RCIA groups, ministries, communities, and individuals to let the Word of God astound us, as we share it with one another and be filled with Easter gladness.

The joy of Easter grows in you when you share it with others. Share this joy through reflecting with each other today!

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.

To download, please go to www.one.org.sg, or www.bit.ly/ONEEaster23

A Slides Version of the entire English booklet is also available in PDF formats for presenting in a landscape orientation.

Banns of Ordination
Deacon Andrew Lin Hanling
Deacon Shaun Lim Tze Ee

Please click above image to view the Banns of Ordination of Andrew Lin Hanling and Deacon Shaun Lim Tze Ee who will be called to the Order of Presbyterate.

Humanitarian Forum & Fair is back!
Sat, 24 June
9am – 6pm
Catholic Junior College

Join us as we learn from practitioners of humanitarian work as they share their experiences whilst serving the poor and marginalised on the ground.

Seats are limited!

For more information or to register, visit:
https://bit.ly/HFF2023

“Battling Pornography”
Seminar for Catholic parents
Sat, 20 May 2023
2.00pm to 4.00pm
CANA The Catholic Centre, Level 3
Speakers:
  • Dr Christopher Cheok, Senior Consultant and Chief, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, IMH
  • Dr John Hui, Family Physician and Host, CATHOLICPARENTS.ONLINE
Seats are limited. For more information and registration please go to CATHOLICPARENTS.ONLINE/BATTLEPORN
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.

ABLE

Abilities Beyond Limitations
and Expectations
(ABLE)

ABLE is about helping persons with acquired physical conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injury, and their family caregivers. Please view the video as they are raising awareness of ABLE as well as engaging in fundraising and looking for volunteers too.

Link to videos on ABLE (Click here)

For more information about ABLE, please visit https://able-sg.org.

Check out the
ONE Calendar of Events 2023!

Click Poster to see the upcoming Events!

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.