Holy Spirit Retreat
Fri – Sun, 23 – 25 June
The retreat is open to parishioners who have not attended the Holy Spirit Retreat before.Register: tinyurl.com/CSMHSRJune2023
Fri 9 June
A time to ask questions about the faith without worry and a time to talk about what you think about our faith.
Email your questions to email@example.com
CSM Disciples Pathway
For CSM Parishioners Only
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.
Check out the latest photos
on CSM Flickr Albums
See how our young 11-year-olds help out at a SSVP FIN Event; Check out the Big Wash at St Michael Patio as well as the sumptuous breakfast that Zeni’zo prepares for the parishioners; What are our fellow parishioners up to at our first First Aid & AED Course?
You may send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading:
CSM Policies – Feedback
@ 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.
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:
For more information:
Mondays to Sundays
7am to 7pm
Monthly Prayers for the Departed
Every 3rd Sunday of the month
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recruitment of Musicians
Ephrem Music Ministry
Calling all musicians with a willing heart to serve to come forward to join Ephrem Music Ministry.
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.
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: email@example.com
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:
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.
Around Our Archdiocese
A Closer Walk With You: A Charity Walk With Family,
For Families a virtual walk by Catholic Family Life
1 June – 30 June 2023
Venue: Anywhere, It’s Virtual!
Looking to spend quality and healthy time with your family?
Catholic Family Life (CFL) is organising a virtual charity walk!
Open to all individuals and families, here is your chance to put your devices down, and spend time to bond as a family.
Join our Virtual Charity Walk for Family Bonding, while helping to fund more parenting and educational talks, counselling support and other initiatives by CFL to build strong families.
What is a virtual walk? You’ll be able to walk at your own pace, at your own time together with friends and family. The distance you walk and funds raised will be tracked! It’s fun!
How can I join? You can pledge a distance and fundraising target.
To sign up and learn more, go to bit.ly/CFLwalk2023 or scan the QR code to register now!
For more information on our upcoming programmes, visit: https://www.familylife.sg/UpcomingProgrammes
Humanitarian Forum and Fair
Sat 24 June
Catholic Junior College
9am – 6pm
The event provides a unique opportunity for different ministries and groups in the Singapore Catholic community to discuss their experiences, share theological reflections, view exhibits showcasing humanitarian work, and learn about opportunities for overseas mission trips.
Welcoming Home Catholics Seeking A Reconnection
4 Sept to 14 Nov 2023
Landings Singapore presents a new 10 week programme for Catholics seeking a reconnection to the faith. It runs from 4 September 2023 through 14 November 2023, every Monday or Tuesday from 8pm to 10.00pm. All sessions will be held in person at Church of the Holy Spirit or Church of Queen of Peace. We invite you to register your interest or to find out more using the QR code in the poster. For more information on Landings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.landings.org.sg
Abundant and Better Life Abroad (AbBA) Programme for Migrants
Dates: 4, 11, 18, 25 June (Sundays)
Join ACMI’s upcoming AbBA programme at the Church of St Bernadette, in collaboration with Couples for Christ (CFC) Singapore. This four-week values formation programme seeks to help participants find meaning in various aspects of their lives through reflection activities and sharing sessions.
Venue: Canteen and Parish Hall @ Church of St Bernadette, 12 Zion Rd Singapore 247731
This programme is open to all migrants and is free of charge. To register, scan the QR code below or visit bit.ly/42CBeda
Verbum Dei Family Camp
1 to 3 Sept 2023
Come away to Malaysia with your kids to the Verbum Dei Family Camp from 1-3 September 2023! Hear from fellow Catholic parents about their life experiences on how to grow closer to God as a family. Kids Programme for ages 3 – 12 provided. For enquiries and registration please email VDeifamilies@gmail.com • Mobile 96890919 • www.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(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.
My Personal Compass 2023
by Fr David Garcia, OP
Module 3: Christian Morality
25 May to 13 July 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 email@example.com
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.
Who Do You Say I Am?
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.
Courage SG instagram – https://www.instagram.com/
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.
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:
for Catholic parents
A great resource for parents preparing for their children’s baptism as well as parents of children attending catechism classes.
- Our website at https://catholicparents.
- Free downloadable handbooks at https://catholicparents.
online/handbooks/ for Catholic parents to read, reflect, and share with their spouse and other parents within their own cell groups.
- Our locally produced YouTube video and audio Podcast channels for Catholic parents. Instructional episodes are vetted by Fr David Garcia, OP to ensure there are no theological errors. Modules include
Foundations of Catholic Parenting
Bonding with Our Children
Managing Social Media and screen time
Forming our children in the faith and virtues, and more to come.
Abilities Beyond Limitations
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.
The Catholic Hub
Watch the video to learn more about the Catholic Hub
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much for your generosity.
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:
- Medical Alumni Association, 2 College Road, Level 1 Theatrette
- One Raffles Quay, level 49 North Tower (starting 14 Oct 22)
More details at: www.cps.org.sg
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 email@example.com. 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
● Helpline Volunteer
● Pro-bono Counsellor or Para-Counsellor
● Youth Hero
Please visit https://youthline.sg to sign up now.
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.
Counselling and Psychological Services
By Clarity Singapore
Learn more: https://www.clarity-singapore.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Visit https://cpc.familylife.sg/ to book your session.