This Week In Our Community

Pornography D02

Pornography – The Monster is Everywhere
Arming you with tools to resist this cancer
Saturday, 17 April 2021
2pm – 4pm
@ Church of St Michael
St Michael and St Thomas Rooms at Level 2


Registration:
https://tinyurl.com/5xmp4rv2

Synopsis:

  • Shedding light on the monstrous porn industry that can enter every room and mind.
  • How pornography cripples our children.
  • Why pornography is so attractive.
  • The serious dangers of this monster (porn).
  • Tools to tackle this devastating cancer.
  • The real life experience – sharing.
    Extra*
    * Porn: the cunning third party – married couples beware!

Target audience: Parents and anyone who works with children.

Duration: 2 hours

Sharers

Sunny Naidu

Sunny is a husband and father of two young adult children.  He is a qualified counsellor who is equipped with a Masters’ Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and a Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy.  He has been involved in counselling for a decade.  He is now working as a family therapist at Life & Lemonade and a part-time school counsellor.  Before that, he was the was the executive director and a family therapist at Family Life Society.  He has a passion for working with families to achieve meaning and fulfilment.

Shem Leong

Shem is a loving husband and father of two.  He has battled with an addiction to pornography for over 20 years and is happy to share his journey to bring hope to others.

Scary Stats:

  • 82,000,000 porn videos are viewed by children every day.
  • 90% of the 8-19 year olds viewed porn
  • 9 out of 10 12 to 17 year olds think porn is OK
  • 1 in 4 children harassed by strangers in chat rooms
  • 38% of the first exposure to porn is via pop ups
Columbarium monthly prayers

Columbarium Monthly Prayers

Every 3rd Sunday of the month, CSM Bethany Prayer Group gathers with the community on Zoom to Pray for the Dead.

Next Zoom session
18 April – 1pm

Join Zoom Gathering
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2912529125
Zoom password:  1804
(Note that there will be a new Zoom password for each monthly session)

Donation to the poor

Donation to the Poor

This pandemic has affected many people. The collection for the poor has also dwindled

We are appealing for donations for the poor.

Please place your donation in the boxes provided at the Church. Do indicate “For the Poor” on the envelopes.

Do note that online donations are purely for the Church only.

You too can light up the lives of others!

Easter Octave

Easter Octave
4 to 11 April 2021

Come together and Pray as a Community


We invite you to organise this on a personal basis. Do remember to celebrate as a community at least once during the Easter Octave.

St Augustine says to take in the meekness that characterises God’s mercy.  The joy that the Christian has had this past week must now flow over into a life of serving his neighbour. Right before His passion Jesus gave us the “new commandment” to “love one another as I have loved you.”  That’s the whole point of having His resurrection-life planted in our souls-that we become like Him.

Source: https://www.dominicanajournal.org/praying-and-living-the-easter-octave/

Burning Bush D02

Burning Bush
11 April to 6 June 2021
3pm, Sundays

Do you want to have a deeper relationship with the Lord?

The Burning Bush programme that will help you appreciate your calling as a baptised person and help you live in a closer relationship with the Lord.

The programme will be held on Sundays at 3pm. It begins on the 11th of April and finishes on the 6th of June.

Register: tinyurl.com/BurningBushApril2021

This programme is for Church of St Michael parishioners only.

Praise and Worship D02

Praise & Worship
Saturday 17 April 2021
8pm to 9pm
Worship Hall
Register Today!

Let us worship joyfully in praise and honour to our Risen Lord.  It is in worship that we acknowledge God’s presence in the world and in our lives. It is in worship that we offer ourselves to God as He sends us out to His Vineyard.

Register: tinyurl.com/Praise-and-Worship-17Apr

This event is for Church of St Michael parishioners only.

Prayer Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina
Tuesdays 4, 11,18, 25 May 2021
8pm to 9.30pm
via Zoom
Register: tinyurl.com/Prayer-LectioDivina

“Lectio Divina” – means divine reading in Latin, is an ancient method of reading, meditating on and living the Word of God. It is an approach of allowing God to address us directly through the biblical text.

It is one of the foundations of growing our relationship with Jesus Christ. Come and learn more about this method of reading and praying Scripture.

Presenters: Cassilda and Leonard Koh.

AED and formation manager, ONE

Sacrament of Reconciliation on Sundays

Sacrament of Reconciliation
on Sundays
Blue and Green Zones
9am (before 9.30am Eucharist)
10.30am (before 11am Eucharist)

Reconciliation will be available at the following times on Sundays:

Areas (Worship Hall):
Blue Zone (Near Our Lady’s statue)
Green Zone (Near the Audio Visual station)

Time:
9am (half an hour before the 9.30am Eucharist)
10.30am (half an hour before the 11am Eucharist)

Infant Baptism Prep Team D02

Infant Baptism Preparation Team

We are looking for parishioners who will be helping us to prepare couples to have their babies baptised. The team will execute a programme that has been written for this purpose.

Baptisms take place only four times in a year in our parish.

Email your interest to: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

CSM Online Library

CSM Online Library

Check out our new CSM Online Library where there is something for everyone from children to teens to books on faith

https://stmichael.catholic.sg/csm-library/

Around Our Archdiocese

Canossaville

Join as Student Care teachers

CANOSSAVILLE is recruiting ex-teachers/retired teachers/those with relevant experience or qualifications to be part of our dynamic Canossian Catholic family.

We warmly invite those interested to be Student Care teachers to reach out directly to our HR team to find out more about the role.

You can contact us directly at HR@canossaville.org.sg, call us at 6812 0679 or apply with us at

https://e-services.ncss.gov.sg/Career/job/Detail/0b46f80c-ebb9-ea11-815b-000c296ee030

Catholic200SG Community Call

Catholic200SG is well in progress. It will be organising a 1.5 hour zoom session to explain and take questions from the community on how each person can ignite and shine with faith through the various activities.

If you wish to find out more about the myriad of Catholic200SG events and activities so that you can decide what’s best to participate in or be more involved in them, please attend the following zoom call:

Date   :  Saturday, 10 April 2021

Time   :  10.00 am to 11.30 pm

Zoom  :  Meeting ID: 982 5400 0162

 Passcode: 200

Register at this webpage to identify yourself:

Devotion to Mary

Devotion to Mary
11, 13, 18, 20 & 22 May 2021

Jesus Christ gave more glory to God his Father by submitting to his mother for thirty years than he would have given him had he converted the whole world by working the greatest miracles. Come, discover and experience how you can deepen your relationship with Christ through a tender and loving devotion to Mary.

Click on Poster or link below for more details.

Register now at: montfortcentre.org/events-1/true-devotion-to-mary

Welcome Home Catholics

“Welcome Home”

Landings Singapore will start an 8-week programme on Thursdays (8pm to 10pm) commencing on 15 April 2021 till 3 June 2021. We invite Catholics seeking a reconnection with the faith to register.

Please register for the programme at http://bit.ly/Landings-Apr2021 or scan the QR code in the e-poster entitled ‘Welcome Home’ by 7 April 2021.

For more information on Landings, please email singapore@landings.org.sg or visit www.landings.org.sg

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GIFT Contributions.

Call for contributions for the GIFT (Giving in Faith & Thankfulness) programme to build a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church. Please give generously to support the organisations and projects of the archdiocese by making a monthly giving pledge. GIRO forms, cheques or cash can be sealed into GIFT envelopes and dropped into the collection boxes where the confessional at the Blue Zone is. Or, give via PayNow (UEN: 201231391K). More info at catholicfoundation.sg

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Tell Others About Jesus

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings the good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns’ Isaiah 52:7

You are invited to further the good news of the Lord in 2021.

What can you do? How will you do it?

Tell others about Jesus.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/HwSWQ1HyGsA

Please download the e-booklet at:
bit.ly/TheWordLiberates

2021 Easter Reflection e-Booklet

The Office for the New Evangelisation has produced a reflection e-booklet to journey with you throughout Easter. They are available in English, Chinese and Tamil. The reflection theme for Easter is “The Word Liberates”.

Please download the e-booklet at: bit.ly/TheWordLiberates

Short weekly videos that complement the e-booklet will also be uploaded on Thursday 8pm, starting 1 April at tinyurl.com/oneyoutubechannel

Marriage a Priority

Make Your Marriage a Priority!
7 to 9 May 2021

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, sign up for a Marriage Encounter Weekend on 7 to 9 May 2021.  This In-person and non stay-in weekend will be at Agape Village, 7A Lor 8 Toa Payoh.

Please contact David & Clara @ 96705390 or email at mewkend@gmail.com to register your interest!

Role of Laity

CPS Lunchtime Talk Series

The Role of the Laity in the Church Documents Gaudium Et Spes
5, 12, 19 & 26 April (Mon) Via Zoom
By Mgsr Ambrose Vaz

Please click the above poster for more information on registration via QR code.

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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.

MX 2021 Poster

PRAYCATION – Montfortian Experience 2021

Renew your faith this year as we celebrate Catholic 200SG by spending a praycation with us at Montfort Centre.

We have now included the blended approach for those who just can’t seem to find time to spend a whole weekend retreat with us at Montfort Centre especially in this pandemic.

Fret not, we hear you and we are here with you.

Contact Lydia at 67695711 for more information!

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CBN Career Counselling

Dear Friends of CBN,

Our Career Counselling Service  is now available on Zoom Meeting.

In these current times, this can be a valuable service for you, as you can have discussions with a trained Counsellor on Career exploration, Career planning, Career transitions, Workplace challenges, Job Search strategies etc.

God Bless.

Click Here to Register.

All Year Round @ CSM

Sacraments & Worship @ CSM

EC schedule updated

CSM Sunday 11am Zoom
Eucharistic Celebrations

Register: https://tinyurl.com/EucharisticCelebrationviaZoom

There are now 4 EC booking sessions per month for weekends;
each parishioner is limited to 4 weekend ECs per month.
Daily ECs are limited to 1 EC per day.
Please note that you must register to attend ECs at CSM via www.mycatholic.sg

For further information, please visit https://www.catholic.sg/resumption-of-mass21/

Note: If you had previously registered for Sunday 11am Zoom Eucharist celebrations, you need not register again for future ECs- the system will generate the new ID & password 12 hours before the Eucharist Celebration on Sunday. Registration at the link is only required once.

Eucharist Intentions Offerings
For those who wish to submit Eucharist intentions, do state:
1) Name
2) Date
3) Time of EC (11am Sunday/ Weekday Morning or evening)
4) Intention of Eucharist
5) Cheque number

kindly email the above 14 days before the stated EC to csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg, followed by mailing a cheque (made payable to Church of St Michael to Church of St Michael, 17 St Michael’s Rd, Singapore 327976)

Sacrament of Reconcilation

Sacrament of Reconciliation
on Weekdays

Register via email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Many Catholics treasure the sacrament of Reconciliation.

The peace of mind and soul which this sacrament imparts to us is one for which there is no substitute. It is a peace that flows from a certainty, rather than from an unsure hope, that our sins have been forgiven and that we are right with God.

Our CSM priests will be available on the following days and times:

Monday and Tuesday (after evening EC at 6.30pm – 7.30pm)

Tuesday and Friday (7.15am – 8.15am)

Sacrament of Reconciliation
on Sundays
Blue and Green Zones
9am (before 9.30am Eucharist)
10.30am (before 11am Eucharist)

Reconciliation will be available at the following times on Sundays:

Areas (Worship Hall):
Blue Zone (Near Our Lady’s statue)
Green Zone (Near the Audio Visual station)

Time:
9am (half an hour before the 9.30am Eucharist)
10.30am (half an hour before the 11am Eucharist)

Private Worship

Private Worship

Register: https://calendly.com/church-of-st-michael/private-worship?month=2020-07

Dear Parishioners, Private Worship is available in half-hourly slots in the mornings. If you would like to come and pray at the church, do register first with the Parish Admin Office. Please note the timings as follows:

Monday to Saturday: 7.15am to 8.45am
Closed on Sunday

Registrations are recorded on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please adhere to the following guidelines for your safety and those of your brothers and sisters.

(1) Each Booking admits maximum 5 Persons from the same household.

(2) Please be punctual

(3) Each slot is 30 mins (5 mins for entry procedure, 20 mins for private prayer, 5 mins for cleaning)

(4) Entry procedure (includes temperature, sanitising of hands, Safe Entry)

(5) Please be responsible and leave on time otherwise others will be deprived of their time.

(6) Please enter the Church via St Michael’s Road Big Gate.

(7) Please exit the Church via the Worship Hall Staircase leading to the Columbarium and exit at the 1st level. Proceed towards the small gate leading towards St Michael’s Road and press the Red button to open the small gate.

Visits to the Columbarium

Visits to Columbarium

Register via email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

The Catechism says, “All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification” (1030–1031).

Scripture tells us that our intercession helps them: Sacrifices were offered for the dead even though they may have sinned.”… so that the dead may be pardoned for their sin (2 Maccabees 12:46). In praying for the dead, there is a solidarity among members of God’s people, between the living and the dead.

Please register via email to the Parish Admin Office if you wish to visit the columbarium during the following times:

Saturdays: 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Sundays: 1.45pm – 4.00pm (updated opening hours as of 8 October 2020)

Columbarium is closed on weekdays and public holidays.

Children's Lit Zoom

Children’s Liturgy

For Children 2 to 6 years old

Every 1st Sunday at 11am EC via Zoom

For more information, please email: csm.admin@catholic.org.sg

For the next few months, the Children’s Liturgy will be on the following dates:

Sunday, 2 May

Sunday, 5 June

Sunday, 4 July

To register for CSM 11am Zoom EC, click

https://tinyurl.com/EucharisticCelebrationviaZoom

Prayers As a Parish Community @ CSM

Daily Prayer Timing

Register: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Prayer Binds Community Together

Daily- 8am, 12.30pm, 6pm

We invite you to join us. We will be praying the prayers of the Church, namely, Lauds, Midday and Vespers. This is one way we can stay connected with each other. The prayers are invariably 15 to 20 minutes long.

Register via URL: https://tinyurl.com/csmintercessoryprayers

Or email: csm.admin@catholic.org.sg

Intercessory Prayers at the Worship Hall

Every Saturday, 10 -11am

Jesus promised: “If on earth two of you agree in asking for anything, it will be granted to you by my heavenly Father” (Matthew 18:19). One of the most powerful ways we can pray as intercessors is together with others.

Please register via the URL above or by email to the Parish Admin Office if you wish to join in the intercessory prayers:

CSM Devotional Prayers

Devotional Prayers

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87812547628?pwd=eTZkaDdhVmc3ZTB2djlvNGdUNEtzZz09

Join us every Friday @ 3pm for devotional prayers.
During Lent, it will be Stations of the Cross.

Meeting ID: 878 1254 7628
Password: 482960

Prayer is an important part of Catholic worship as it provides the opportunity to communicate with God. The Catholic Catechism states, Prayer is the raising of one’s heart and mind to God or the requesting of good things from God (Catholic Catechism 2259). 

You may wish to download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZMlduutqjws
GNy6sKOMtcanclx077RzQeDI/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGvpjooH9CSthuPRpwEGoj4a-_wiGZdjY1EygzOLA1HYQL4Ne5aYuUoIsLh

Columbarium monthly prayers

Columbarium Monthly Prayers

Every 3rd Sunday of the month, CSM Bethany Prayer Group gathers with the community on Zoom to Pray for the Dead.

Next Zoom session
18 April – 1pm

Join Zoom Gathering
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2912529125
Zoom password:  1804
(Note that there will be a new Zoom password for each monthly session)

Thereafter, the Zoom sessions will be on the following Sundays:

Month of May: 16 May
Month of June: 20 June

(above dates are subject to change, please check monthly for updates)

Prayer for the Dead

God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Amen.

Source: catholic.org