Encounter

Holy Hour
Fri 3 May 2024
7pm
Bethel

Rosary
10, 17, 24 & 31 May
6.30pm
Mother Mary’s Grotto

The Ascension of the Lord
Thursday 9 May

8 May, 8pm Vigil (no 6pm EC)
9 May, 6.30am & 8pm EC (no 6pm EC)

Pentecost Rally
15 – 17 May
8pm

Theme is “Life with the Holy Spirit”

Day 1 – Open to His direction

Day 2 – Community

Day 3 – Evangelisation

Join us for fellowship after the Rally.

Praise & Worship
Sat 18 May
8pm
All are welcome!

Formation

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New Process of the RCIA

We hope you will begin to ask your relatives or friends or colleagues to consider finding out more about Jesus Christ.

The new process will begin on 13th June 2024.

Should your friends agree now to join, please give their names to the parish admn office.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Ginosko Discover Jesus

Ginosko
for pre-RCIA enquirers

Invite a friend who is not a Catholic to have a short journey to discover about Jesus Christ. This is a pre-RCIA journey. The person will not be obliged to join the RCIA.

For more information, please email: csm.secretariat@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

Movie Nite
Chariots of Fire
Sat 4 May
8pm
St Michael Room

Two very different approaches to religion and sport are at the heart of Chariots of Fire, a period piece that explores timeless themes of temporal ambitions and higher purposes, of commitment and sacrifice, of ability and spirit.

Registration: tinyurl.com/CSMMovieNight4May2024

Movie starts at 8pm.

Reaching out to our Gardening Community

Join us as volunteers in our new initiative – Outdoor Gardening. Find out more by sending an email to our Parish Secretariat.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

There will be no Seniors’ Gathering in May.

World Social Communications Sunday 2024
12 May 2024

Collections on the weekend of 11-12 May 2024 (7th Sunday of Easter), will be set aside for the Archdiocesan Media Apostolate.

FINS Outing to Bird Paradise
14 April 2024

Thirty-six (36) Friends in need (Fins) and 32 members together with 10 aspiring young Vincentians visited Bird Paradise on Sunday, 14 April.

God graced us with wonderful weather and our Fins truly enjoyed themselves watching those colourful birds, penguins and a 30-minute bird shows. We were also blessed with a wonderful sumptuous lunch.

Click here for a few more photos. 

Bible sessions with Fr Sam
Wednesdays
10am
St Luke Room

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

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.

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.

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

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

Outreach to the Poor
Sat 18 May
10am
Please register!

As each has received a gift, use it to serve another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace ~ 1 Peter 4:10

Join us to visit our fellow families.

Register: tinyurl.com/CSMParishOutreach18May2024

There will be a follow up session (fellowship and sharing) on Sun, 26 May after 11.30am EC at St Thomas Room.

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

Public Advisory:
Trust Only Official Websites
for information on Papal Visit and Mass

 

The Catholic Church in Singapore is excited to welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to Singapore.

We have received reports of individuals/groups attempting to phish/acquire personal information by misrepresenting themselves as being associated with the ticketing process for the Papal Mass. We urge the public to remain vigilant and not to fall prey to these scams. Tickets for the Papal Mass, when available, will be free of charge. 

Please note that the only legitimate sources for information related to Pope Francis’ visit are our official websites:

We strongly advise the public not to share personal information with any other websites or individuals claiming to offer tickets or information about the Papal visit.

For more information on the Papal visit, please visit www.popefrancis2024.sg Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Issued by the Archbishop’s Communications Office
15 April 2024

SSVP Youth Camp
14 – 17 June
Registration ends 15 May

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) invites all youth aged 14 and up to a 4D3N stay in camp! If you have felt the call to do more, to find Christ while serving others, this camp is for you! Registration ends 15 May.

When 14-17 June 2024
Where St Francis Xavier Retreat Centre, 199 Punggol 17th Ave
Fees $50/youth
Register bit.ly/ssvpyouthcamp2024
For inquiries, email youthexco@ssvpsingapore.org

Certificate in Theology
Night Info Session
Thurs 16 May 2024
8pm
SFX Seminary
St Ignatius Room

Registration is now open for the Second Semester, 2024 for the Certificate in Theology programme in Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore.
You are invited to join our Info Night Session on May 16, 2024 (Thursday) at 8pm in St Ignatius Room (Basement), SFX Seminary, 618 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678214
For all your enquiries, visit our website at www.ctis.sg for more information.

Couple Mentor Journey
– Couple Mentor Training Information Session
4 May 2024, Saturday OR
16 May 2024, Thursday

“… the first years of married life need to be “accompanied”, and newlyweds should not be left in solitude.”

4 May 2024, Saturday | 9.30am-11.00am
Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

OR

16 May 2024, Thursday | 8.00pm-9.30pm
Church of Saint Ignatius

Couple mentor journey conducting training for couples interested in sharing your lives and faith with younger married / going to be married couples. Do join us at one of the information sessions to find out more about this programme and how it impacts couples from 0-10 years of marriage.

Please scan the QR code in the poster to register.

Building Resilient Families:
The Science & Art of Mental Well-Being
By Catholic Family Life

10 May 2024, Friday | 8-10pm
Church of Saint Bernadette
Multi-Purpose Hall

In the United Nations’ World Happiness Report 2023, Singapore is ranked as the happiest country in Asia and 25th happiest globally with an average life evaluation score of 6.587 out of 8. While Singapore is ranked the 25th happiest country in the world by UN, some raise doubts over these results. The question is, are we really happy?

Mental well-being is a family effort, be empowered through this talk with ways to support your loved ones better! Join us to:

  • EXPLORE the well-being of families through the eyes of a psychiatrist, Dr Christopher Cheok and a family therapist, Daniel Ng.
  • UNDERSTAND the trends and symptoms of current mental health issues and how to support our loved ones.
  • DISCOVER what parents can do to help our children cope better and ways to improve our well-being and happiness.

Register here via bit.ly/CFL_SWB or scan the QR code in the poster to register.

ACMI Skills Development
Courses for Migrants
Jul – Dec 2024

Registration for Jul-Dec 2024 courses are open! Pick up new skills such as mobile photography and editing, cooking and many more. Courses are held at the Church of St Bernadette and Agape Village.

For more information, visit rebrand.ly/skillsdevelopmentcourses or scan the QR code in the poster for more details! Registration closes on 26 May.

For any enquiries, please call 6801 7444 or drop us a message on Instagram or Facebook (@acmi.singapore).

Welcome Home Catholics!
Rekindle your faith with Landings Singapore’s new 10-week programme designed for Catholics seeking a reconnection to their faith.
Scan the QR code in the poster to find out more.
Facilitate Participative Meetings (FPM)
25 May 2024
A workshop to equip leaders with key skills in facilitating effective group discussions or meetings in ministries and small communities.  Leaders will gain insights and skills into the unique role of facilitators in engaging groups and harnessing group wisdom for decision-making, discussions, learning and planning.  The course is especially useful for leaders in Parish Pastoral Councils, Parish Executive Councils or ministries.
25 May 2024 at Agape Village.  $100 per pax inclusive GST and lunch.  Go to www.catholicleader.sg to register or find out more.

OYP Outreach for
Secondary 4 & 5 Students
10 June 2024

Calling all Sec 4/5 students! Come find out what Jesus has in store for you this holiday season. There’ll be prayer and fellowship so come and find rest in Jesus amidst the busy season!

Date: Monday, 10 June 2024

Time: 2 pm to 4pm

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

Registration: tinyurl.com/OYPJun24Outreach

For enquiries, please email Joanna at joanna.oyp@catholic.org.sg

OYP Kickstart24
22 to 23 June 2024

Beginning your university journey this year? Come join us at Kickstart24*, 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!

*This is a stay-in retreat

Date & Time: 22 June 2024 (Saturday) 10am to 23 June 2024 (Sunday) 7pm

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

Cost: $21.80 (inclusive of 9% GST)

Participant Sign up: tinyurl.com/KICKSTART24P

For enquiries, please contact Kristen via email (kristen.oyp@catholic.org.sg) or Telegram (@kristenyeo).

Why must we work?
Catholic Prayer Society
Lunchtime Talk
Mondays 6, 20 & 27 May
12.30 – 1.30pm
Cecil Building #04-01

Join Rev Fr David Garcia as he introduces the Church’s social teachings and helps us understand why work is a necessary aspect of our lives, and how different perceptions of work influence our approach to work and its role in society.

Dates: 6, 20 & 27 May 2024 (Mondays)
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Cecil Building, 137 Cecil Street, #04-01, Singapore 069537

Register: http://tinyurl.com/CSTWhyMustWeWork or scan the QR code in above poster to register 

OLG Prolife Rosary

Pro-life Rosary Prayer
12th of every month
8.30pm
Meeting ID: 893 0017 3624
Passcode: 121224

Pro-Bono Counsellors
Catholic Family Life

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@familylife.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.

Down Memory Lane
A Fundraising Dinner
By Catholic Family Life
24 August 2024, Saturday | 7:00pm
Carlton Hotel

A Night of Nostalgic Music, For a Good Cause

Back after 5 years, join us for a night of nostalgic music by your favourite local artists.

Catholic Family Life is thrilled to bring back Down Memory Lane! This special evening promises to be unforgettable, featuring incredible performances by talented local artists singing favourite tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Get ready to groove to the rhythm of great music, all while supporting a worthy cause!

Funds raised will enable CFL to

  • Offer affordable marital, family, child and adolescent therapy to those who need it.
  • Conduct research, talks and workshops to help parents detect stress and anxiety in their child, improve their mental health and build more resilient families.
  • Support unplanned pregnancies through our Pregnancy Crisis and Support hotline and befriending service.

Register here via bit.ly/DML2024 or scan the QR code in the poster above.

Caritas Singapore
Social Mission Conference 2024
25 May 2024

Our Faith calls us to action, and here’s your chance to answer that call! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of a movement that’s making a difference in our community and beyond.

Since 2008, the Caritas Singapore Social Mission Conferences have been igniting inspiration and raising awareness about the charitable work that the Caritas Singapore Family is doing. Now, it’s your turn to join in and be inspired! Together, let’s explore how we can respond to the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor.

We’ll delve into the intimate connection between caring for each other and our planet. This isn’t just a conference—it’s a chance to shape a society that respects the dignity of all.

Scan QR Code in poster above for more information.

https://bit.ly/caritassmc2024        .

Archdiocesan Pastoral Council

Intercessory Prayers 2024
by Archdiocesan Pastoral Council

Join us to pray for God’s guidance as we discern a 10-year pastoral plan for the Archdiocese.

St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) | 9 Apr 2024
Church of the Holy Cross | 3 May 2024
Church of the Holy Trinity | 12 July 2024
St Anne’s Church | 8 August 2024
Church of our Lady Star of the Sea | 6 September 2024

At the Feet of the Good Shepherd Retreat (FGS)

At the Feet of the Good Shepherd Retreat (FGS)
29-30 June 2024
St Francis Xavier Retreat Centre (Punggol)

As leaders, we may be so used to tending to those under our care that we may not look into our own spiritual and emotional well-being. Might we have any childhood trauma or past hurt that continues to affect our behaviour today and result in wounding those we lead?

The Catholic Leadership Centre is pleased to present a  2-day 1-night (2D1N) weekend stay-in retreat locally.  You will spend time with Jesus in personal prayer, contemplating the Word of God.  You will be guided for your Sacrament of Reconciliation.  You will also meet with a Spiritual Director one-to-one to guide you in your personal prayer.

29 – 30 June 2024 at St Francis Xavier Retreat Centre in Punggol.
$300 per pax inclusive GST, meals and accommodation.

To register or find out more for the training course, go to www.catholicleader.sg

Chinese Marriage Preparation Course
Mandarin
Marriage Preparation Course 
2 & 9 June 2024 (9 am – 5 pm)
10 & 17 Nov 2024 (9 am – 5 pm)
CANA 55 Waterloo St,
S. 187954
Details and registration in the poster above.
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Angelico Art Award 2024

This round, artists will reflect on the theme, “The Greatest of These is Love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). There are two categories available: Youth (13-24 years) and Open (25 years and above). Besides a cash prize of $5,000 (Youth), $10,000 (Open) and high commendation prizes, selected artists will have their work exhibited and auctioned!
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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.

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.

Divine mercy courtyard

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/

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.