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Encounter

Feb Holy Hour

Holy Hour
Friday, 2 February 2024
7pm
Bethel

Blessing of Candles 2024

Blessing of Candles
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord EC
Friday, 2 February 2024
6.30am, 6pm

CSM CNY EC Timings

Chinese New Year Mass Timings
With Blessing of Oranges!

CNY 1st Day EC
Saturday, 10 February 2024
10 Feb
7.45am (Mandarin), 10am (English)

Sunset EC at 5.30pm as usual

Note:
Friday, 9 Feb 2024 – No 6pm EC
Sunday, 11 Feb 2024 – Usual EC Timings (6th Ordinary Sunday):
7.45am (Mandarin), 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm
Monday, 12 Feb 2024 – Usual Public Holiday EC: 7.30am

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Ash Wednesday EC
Wednesday, 14 February 2024
6.30am, 11am, 8pm

Note:
11am EC is specially for Seniors, but all are welcome.
No 6pm EC.

Stations of the Cross EC Timings

Stations of the Cross
16 February to 22 March
Fridays, 7pm

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

Jan NO Seniors Club Gathering

No Seniors’ Club Gathering in January

See you next month!

Cardinal Baselios Cleemis celebrates Holy Eucharist
Saturday, 27 January 2024
5.30pm

Join Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, Head and Father of Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, in celebrating the Holy Eucharist, with fellowship afterwards.

Catechists Needed (Updated)

Catechists Needed
Cultivate the next generation of youth in faith!

Catechists are urgently needed for two levels. Otherwise, classes may be suspended.

Contact our Parish Office.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

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GIFT contributions
Cultivate the next generation of youth in faith!

Support the Catholic Hub building project – a spiritual oasis with prayer spaces, retreat facilities, a multi-purpose hall and a senior clergy residence. Sign up for a Catholic Hub monthly pledge, give via PayNow, or drop GIFT envelopes into the collection box/bag. Please give generously to build a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church!

Watch The Catholic Hub Series – Dreams Here
Some Catholics of various ages across our Archdiocese who did not know about the Catholic Hub were gathered, to learn more about it.
They share about their dreams for the future Catholic Hub and how it can unite Catholics for the mission of the Church.
“For where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them” (Matthew 18:20).

Learn more about the Catholic Hub here.

2024 Collection of Old Palms

Collection of Palms

Ash Wednesday is coming! Please help to return your old palms to the collection points in the church.

Ginosko

Ginosko
for pre-RCIA enquirers

Ginosko” –which means “to know intimately by receiving knowledge” in Greek– is a new group that has been established to help people to grow in their relationship with Jesus by knowing more about Him. Ginosko ministers to pre-RCIA enquirers who are awaiting the next RCIA journey to begin, and to others who may be seriously considering if they would like to sign up for RCIA.

Participants will receive basic information about Jesus and the Catholic faith, and are also welcome to pose their questions.

To know more or if you are interested in participating in Ginosko’s sessions, please email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg.

Break in Faith sharing 2 (Presentation)

Gospel of John
with Fr Sam
Theology Facts
Every Wednesday

Please note we will take a break from
13 December and the month of January 2024

Line Dance 2023

Line Dance
(for Seniors and Beginners Only)

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

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.

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.

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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

Odigos Outreach 2023

Outreach to the Poor
Be the Angel

Bringing the joy of Christmas to the residents!
Check out the photos. Click Here.

Around Our Archdiocese

Beginning Experience Weekend 2024

Beginning Experience Weekend

8 Mar – 10 Mar 2024
(Friday night through Sunday afternoon)

Come and experience a weekend away for a lifetime of change. The 66th Beginning Experience (BE) Weekend is a live-in weekend for the permanently separated, divorced or widowed (for both males and females). The BE Weekend helps single-again individuals move on from the darkness of their grief into the light of a new beginning, to be healed and be free to love themselves, others and God.
Registration or any enquiries can be made at this link:  https://tinyurl.com/BE-SG-WKD

Date: 8 Mar – 10 Mar 2024 (Friday night through Sunday afternoon)

Cost: $230
For more information, please contact:
Rodney       9693 0785
Mary            9755 4310
Jean            9828 5162

Eucharist Explained – CPS Lunchtime Talk

12.30pm – 1.30pm
29 Jan, 19 & 26 Feb 2024 (Mondays)
137 Cecil Street, Cecil Buidling, #04-01, Singapore 069537

Join Fr. Terence Pereira as he walks us through the most  important celebration of the Catholic Church.
Discover the significance of the sacred rituals during the Eucharistic celebration and gain a better understanding of its central role in our faith.

Don’t miss this chance to learn and connect with the heart of some of our Catholic teachings.

Register here or scan the QR code in the image above.

Praying Our Belovedness

LaSalle House
17-18 February

It is an invitation to reclaim the truth of our Belovedness. As Henri Nouwen said, “Our true spiritual work has to do with letting ourselves be loved fully, completely by God and to trust that in this Love, we come to the fulfillment of our vocation.”

Facilitated by Sr. Bubbles Bandojo, RC and team. There will be input sessions, quiet personal time for prayer and reflection with faith-sharing.

Register here

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Shine Retreat 2024

Office for Young People, 2 Lorong Low Koon, 536449
20 Mar (Wed)  – 23 Mar (Sat)  (FULL STAY-IN)

Calling all Polytechnic, ITE and Private diploma students between 16-23 y/o!
SHINE is a Catholic encounter retreat for all who are currently studying or waiting to be enrolled in any local Polytechnic, ITE, or private diploma institutions!

Jesus called out to Lazarus to become fully alive! As you enter into a new academic year, He is inviting you in the same way.
Come and accept His invitation!

Retreat fee: $59.95  (incl. 9% GST) [includes a t-shirt] Registration: tinyurl.com/Shine2024

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CHARIS’ Overseas Humanitarian Foundation Course

St Joseph’s Instituition
24 Feb 2024 | 9am to 5pm

The Overseas Humanitarian Foundation Course is a face-to-face learning experience that allows participants to explore their lives’ faith journeys and answer the call to be living missionary disciples. The course features speakers like Fr David Garcia, Khoo Peng Beng and Kenneth Wambeck. It will be held on 24th February 2024, from 9am to 5pm at St Joseph’s Institution.

For more information or to register, click here

Marriage Weekend 2024

Marriage Encounter Weekend
1 to 3 Mar 2024 or 5 to 7 Apr 2024

Restore, Rekindle and Renew your marriage at the ME Weekend!” 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 Mar 2024 or 5 to 7 Apr 2024 by

contacting Reenie at 9676 7889 or email at mewkend@gmail.com.

Weekend in Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia are also available. Please write or call to enquire.

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Special Retreat Package
Mondays to Thursdays

What better way to begin the new year than with a retreat with the Lord and his blessed Mother!
To make retreats more affordable for all, we are offering special weekday packages for individuals and groups.
Click the image above for more information.

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Welcoming Home Catholics Seeking A Reconnection
15 Feb to 9 May 2024

Landings Singapore presents a new 10-week programme for Catholics seeking a reconnection to the faith. It runs from 15 February 2024 through 9 May 2024.  All sessions will be held in person at the Church of St Ignatius on Thursdays from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  We invite you to register your interest at returning@landings.org.sg or visit www.landings.org.sg

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

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/

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CPS Lunchtime Mass
COME HAVE LUNCH WITH JESUS! 

COME! SPEND TIME WITH JESUS during your lunch hour at these locations near you:

Every Wednesday, 12.15pm: 

  1. Medical Alumni Association, 2 College Road, Level 1 Theatrette
  2. 137 Cecil Building,Cecil Street Level 4

Every Friday, 12.15pm:

  1. One Raffles Quay, level 49 North Tower

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.

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.