Encounter

St Luke’s Night
Sat, 29 April 2023
Have you been yearning for a more authentic and deeper conversation with someone or yourself?
What if God our Father is inviting you to a conversation with him?
St. Luke’s Night is a specially curated event for non-Catholics to know more about the Catholic Faith, but your non-Catholic friend needs you to start the conversation and bring them here.


Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Holy Hour
Friday – 5 May 2023, 7pm
Bethel
Come and let the Lord minister to you.
 Rosary
Friday, 5, 12, 19, 26  May 2023
May being the month of Mary, join us for Rosary prayers every Friday at Mary’s Grotto

Formation

Image of God
Tues, 2 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

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.

Sunshine Day Out 
1 May 2023, Monday

Bring your own picnic basket, mat, drinks, umbrella, poncho, sunscreen…anything to help make you feel comfortable.
Transport will leave CSM at 8.30am

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:

April 2023

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

Our columbarium is now open daily from 7am to 7pm.

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

GIFT

Reminder on GIFT programme

This weekend, being the third weekend of the month, there will be an additional collection to receive your monthly pledges to Catholic Foundation’s GIFT programme.  GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) is a regular giving campaign to fund the archdiocese’s organisations involved in youth, evangelisation, catechesis, formation etc. and building projects.

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

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.

Charities Week 2023

Please support and donate generously towards Charities Week 2023, an Archdiocesan annual fundraising project. Proceeds will enable Caritas Singapore and many Catholic organisations under its umbrella to continue their work in reaching out to those in need. These include the poor, families, youth and children, prisoners, migrant workers, persons with HIV/AIDS, persons with physical challenges, persons with mental health conditions, and overseas humanitarian aid.
Let’s all rise as one. Pick up an appeal envelope and donate with a big heart to let the light of God’s love shine through us. You can mail your donation directly to Caritas Singapore (for cheques only) or drop them at your parish. For walk-in donations to the Caritas Singapore office, please visit us at 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #04-01 Agape Village, Singapore 319264. For online donation please click: https://bit.ly/cw23bul

Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of those in need. For more information, please contact us at 6338 3448 or visit our website at www.caritas-singapore.org

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

Mass with intentions 
For the special needs community

Sun, 16 April
11.30 am
St Anne’s Church

Do visit the roadshow with booths by Catholic organisations supporting persons with special needs at the church entrance from 9am to 1pm.

Coming Home
Wed, 25 Apr
7:30pm

This talk helps parents to create safe spaces to dialogue with and accompany their children, particularly those who are same-sex attracted or identify as LGBTQ. The speaker is Jaime Lim, a Catholic parent and catechist.

Location: Venue will be disclosed to confirmed participants
Register at www.tinyurl.com/Apr25-ComingHome

“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.

Clarity Singapore
BRAVE STEPS 2023

We will be organizing a faith-based programme BRAVE Steps to help our community understand mental health through the lens of faith, which will be held over 4 sessions in March and April.

BRAVE STEPS 2023
Date & Timings : Tuesdays, 8 – 10pm
Self-care 11 April
Companionship 18 April

We welcome participants from the age of 18 years and above, please sign up at tinyurl.com/bravesteps2023

More programmes can be found on our website https://www.clarity-singapore.org/event-calendar

Lent at Assisi

Lent at Assisi

We like to invite CSM parishioners to live out the meaning of Lent at Assisi and join us to carry on our Mission of serving those in need by journeying with our patients and their loved ones. Please scan QR Code in the image above to learn more about Lent at Assisi 2023.

COME AWAY BEACH RETREAT
for Young Adults, 3D2N
May 12-14, 2023
Venue: Bintan

Take a holiday in a meaningful way in this “play and pray” retreat designed to help us grow & deepen our faith despite a busy lifestyle. Learning from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, these days introduce experiences on quiet prayer, daily discernment, self-care and a way of finding God in all things and time. Open to all between 21-35 years old.  Singles or couples are welcome.

Organised by the Cenacle Sisters.

Details and registration at http://tinyurl.com/comeaway2023

Or scan the QR Code below.

Cenacle QR Code

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/

“Restore, Rekindle and Renew
your marriage at the ME Weekend!”
14 – 16 April 2023

Marriage is a project to be worked on together and a process of growth. Pope Francis (Amoris Laetitia, no. 218, 221). 

Good marriages can always be made better! To deepen your couple relationship, do sign up for a Marriage Encounter Weekend scheduled for  14th – 16th April 2023 by contacting Joe & Reenie at 9670-5390 or email at mewkend@gmail.com

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.