Encounter

Holy Hour
Fri 1 Dec
7pm
Bethel

O God of peace, who are peace itself
and whom a spirit of discord cannot grasp,
nor a violent mind receive,
grant that those who are one in heart
may persevere in what is good
and that those in conflict
may forget evil and so be healed.
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Formation

Evening Brew
Fri, 8 Dec
8pm

Come join us in this evening of fellowship and have those questions brewing on your mind – answered!

You can email your questions to csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

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

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)

Mental Wellness
What’s Your Response?
Talk 02, Tues 5 Dec
8 – 10pm
Venue: St Michael Room
For Ministry Members Only

Are you comfortable with silence? How do you react when someone shares that they are struggling with life?

Registration
tinyurl.com/CSMTalkonMentalWellness5Dec

Advent Wreath Workshop
Sat, 2 Dec
10am – 12pm
Venue: St Michael’s Patio

Limited seats @ $40/pax
All materials provided,
Take Home Your Handcrafted Wreath!

Registration
tinyurl.com/CSMPetalsWorkshop2Dec

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)

First Holy Communion Photos
Click the photo to view the photos on CSM Flickr.

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Let us continue to pray for our children who have received our Lord in their First Holy Communion on 11 November.

Check out the latest photos
on CSM Flickr Albums

View our vibrant community taking part in the Art Jamming sessions, Praise & Worship, Feast Day Triduum as well as our Faith & Food Festival!

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

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

Save the date
Sat, 30 Dec 2023

Stay tuned for more details. 

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

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.

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

A Step Beyond #5: Finding Christ
through Humanitarian Work
Sat 2 Dec

9.30 – 11.45am
Church of St Ignatius

Join us for a mass and gathering with Fr. Matthieu as he shares how we can find Jesus in our daily lives and draw closer to God through charity and humanitarian work.

Rev. Fr. Matthieu Dauchez, at the helm of the Anak-TNK Foundation in Manila, cares for former street children and abandoned seniors. The joy of helping the most vulnerable has deepened his faith and inspired his service to God.

Sign up by Fri, 24 Nov:

bit.ly/a-step-beyond

Pieta

PIETA Singapore
November Monthly Session
Tues 28 Nov
7.30 – 9.15pm

PIETA is a support group for bereaved parents who have united in faith to seek God’s comfort, wisdom and hope. A monthly session, run by bereaved parents, is held to pray, reflect and break open the WORD OF GOD. We invite any parent who has lost a child (regardless of age and no matter how recent or long ago) to unite with us in faith. Our next session on Tues 28 November 2023 will be on Zoom and will be from 7:30pm to 9:15pm.

If you wish to join us, please email us directly at pieta.singapore@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

World Aids Day
Church of the Holy Trinity
26 & 27 Nov

World AIDS Day (WAD) takes place on 1 December each year. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

 

Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day is the first ever global health day. This year, we will be at Church of the Holy Trinity over the weekend of 26 & 27 November 2023. We invite you to come together to pray for all sufferers of HIV/AIDS.

 

For more information, visit:

 

https://catholicaidsresponseeffort.com/?p=1115

CPS LUNCHTIME TALK
EMPOWERED AND GIFTED 

DATES: MONDAYS 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov & 27 Nov 2023
TIME: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
VENUE: TPI Building, 62 Cecil Street, 5th Floor

Registration is required. 

Register by scanning the QR code or use this link:https://tinyurl.com/CPSTalksSpiritualGifts

Jesus Encounter Retreat #2
7 – 10 Dec 2023
Thursday to Sunday
Stay-in Retreat
Conducted by Vincent Lee

Registration opens 22 Sep
https://bit.ly/cscJER3

Appeal for CHARIS’ Humanitarian Month

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS), is making its annual appeal for their Humanitarian Aid Fund which supports the Archdiocese’s overseas humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts. By sharing our blessings, we can unite as the helping hand of the Church by responding in love to our brothers and sisters in need.

You can send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” with your name and contact information to: CHARIS, 55 Waterloo Street, #07-02 Catholic Centre, Singapore 187954. Please contact CHARIS at 6337-4119 or scan the QR code to visit their website for more information.

“Restore, Rekindle and Renew
your marriage at the ME Weekend!”
1 – 3 Dec 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 1 to 3 Dec 2023 by contacting Reenie at 9676 7889 or email at mewkend@gmail.com

QUIETING THE SOUL CHIANGMAI 2023
by Cenacle Sisters and Team

A silent 8-full day  or 5-full day retreat set in the beautiful environment of the Seven Fountains Retreat Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Three choices of dates (includes travel time) :

1)  8 days – Nov.26 – Dec. 5, 2023

2)  5 days – Nov. 29 – Dec -5, 2023

3)  5-days – Dec. 7 – Dec. 13, 2023

Closing date: 15 September or when registration is full

Contact : 9298-5808 / 9722-3148.

email: cenaclesingapore@gmail.com 

website: www.cenaclemission.com

Life Without Strife: Choosing what is truly important

By Caritas Young Adults

As young adults living in a busy and competitive society, we are constantly flooded with multiple responsibilities and concerns like work, family, friends, church, volunteering, etc. How should we prioritise? How can we fulfil all our responsibilities?

 

Come and join us in person at CANA for a discussion with like-minded young adults on this challenge and how we can manage it. There will also be a brief overview of Catholic Social Teaching to aid the discussions.

 

To register, please visit https://forms.office.com/r/eKyRmQdN9r

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

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.