This Week In Our Community

SafeEntry restrictions poster

NEW SafeEntry Procedures
Church of St Michael

Please ARRIVE 20 MINUTES before the Eucharistic Celebration (EC).

The gates will close 5 minutes before the start of the EC. We will not admit latecomers.

Do your Mass online booking at MyCatholic.sg

When you arrive at the Church

(1) SCAN your TraceTogether Token or Scan the QR code using your TraceTogether App
Check on your Token battery at your nearest Community Club.

(2) SHOW your identification card

Those WITHOUT a working Token or TraceTogether App will be DENIED ENTRY.

Walk-ins will also NOT be allowed.

Please DO NOT LINGER on church grounds or its immediate vicinity after EC.

Thank you for your co-operation.

RECONCILIATION Blue Zone only

Sacrament of Reconciliation
on Sundays
BLUE ZONE ONLY

Reconciliation will be available at the following times on Sundays:

Areas (Worship Hall):
Blue Zone (Near Our Lady’s statue)

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

Columbarium monthly prayers

Columbarium Monthly Prayers
Sunday, 16 May 2021

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

Next Zoom session
16 May – 1pm

Join Zoom Gathering
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2912529125
Zoom password:  CSM1605
(Note that there will be a new Zoom password for each monthly session)

Intercessory Prayer Wed 8pm

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

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

Intercessory Prayers
via Zoom
(Updated 15 May 2021)

Every Wednesday, 8pm

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.

World Communications Day

WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY

Collections for the 7th Sunday of Easter
(15 & 16 MAY 2021)
will be set aside for the Archdiocesan Media Apostolate

THEME:

“Come and see (John 1:46):
Communicating, encountering people as and where they are”

The theme is drawn from Jesus’ invitation to St. Philip in the Gospel of John.

Lord, teach us to move beyond ourselves,
and to set out in search of truth.

Teach us to go out and see,
teach us to listen,
not to entertain prejudices
or draw hasty conclusions.

Teach us to go where no one else will go,
to take the time needed to understand,
to pay attention to the essentials,
not to be distracted by the superfluous,
to distinguish deceptive appearances from the truth.

Grant us the grace to recognize your dwelling places in our world
and the honesty needed to tell others what we have seen.

Suspended church activities

Please kindly note that all
private worship sessions

and columbarium visits
are suspended till further notice. 

Thank you for your kind attention.

Ecclesiastes

ECCLESIASTES
BIBLE STUDY
 17, 24, 31 May (Mondays) via Zoom
Time: 8-9.30pm

Register: https://tinyurl.com/Bible-Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes is one of the books of the Old Testament that tells us that unless a life is lived in fear of the Lord, life is meaningless. A rare opportunity to study the book is offered in these weeks.
CSM Pentecost Rally

Pentecost Rally
Theme: Changing boldly with the Holy Spirit
20 – 22 May 2021
7.30pm to 9.30pm
via Zoom

Register:
https://tinyurl.com/csmpentecostrally

All are Welcome!

We pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit over our community. Join us to be ministered to by the Holy Spirit. There will be preaching and Praise & Worship.

Book your wedding date

Wedding Bells

Those who desire to enter into the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony will have to book their wedding dates one year in advance. The booking will be confirmed only when the necessary documents are signed.

Enquire at the Parish Admin Office.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Infant Baptism

Infant Baptism

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.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick

Please be reminded that the anointing of the sick can be requested before you go to the hospital for surgery or for some procedure that would require you to stay in the hospital.

You do not need to be in the hospital to call a priest for anointing.

Contact the Parish Admin Office for more information.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Losing a Loved One

Losing a Loved One

We would like to offer our sincere condolences and assistance in the event of the death of your loved one.

To arrange the funeral service and to enquire on the availability of our priests, please contact the Parish Admin Office at 62919272 or Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg.

Family Life Ministry

Join the Family Life Ministry 

We are looking for parishioners who are not involved in any ministry to come forward to help us care for the family life in the Church. The ministry will look into the areas of providing information on marriage, couple health, parenting, events to build family wellness and support for those in challenging situations like divorce, dealing with teenagers and ageing parents.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

SafeEntry Assistants

SafeEntry Assistant 

We are looking for an individual who can work at the Church on a part-time basis.

Job scope:

You will be manning the Safe Entry and Exit points as the Church re-opens for private worship. Your responsibilities include:

  1. directing parishioners to pass through thermal scanning point
  2. remind them of safe distancing protocol
  3. assist parishioners who are unable to scan for entry
  4. ensure worshippers check-out when leaving the premises
  5. sanitise the pews when required.

Masks and gloves will be provided.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

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

Check out our CSM Online Library where you can find books on our faith.

There is something for everyone. The books are ideal fo all ages, from children, teens to adults.

Parishioners may email: csmtrove@gmail.com to borrow books.

Our librarian will be glad to liaise with you on the collection and return of books.

Around Our Archdiocese

Brave Chats

BRAVE CHATS

Clarity Singapore Limited

Remember the BRAVE Festival last year where Clarity Singapore shared about youth mental health and faith? We’re bringing an extension of it through our BRAVE CHATS, an evening of raw, authentic conversations as we share about our experiences in the Catholic youth mental health space! 

We’re inviting you to join us as participants, to: 

  • Share about your thoughts on youth mental health 
  • Discuss needs and challenges you face when speaking to youths about mental health
  • Brainstorm feedback and ideas on how we can improve youth mental well-being in our Catholic communities

You may find the details of the session here: 

  • 29 June 2021, Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm via Zoom (link will be sent closer to the date)
  • Register for the session at this link by 22 June: tinyurl.com/bravechats-churchwork

 

India COVID-19 Response_Social Media

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CHARIS – Update on Fundraising Appeal
(India Covid-19 Response)

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
CHARIS would like to express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming support and generosity that you had shown towards the India Covid-19 Response. In a span of a few days, we have received more than 3 times of our initial target.
We have closed this campaign as we have surpassed our initial target and are working with our partner organizations towards the judicious and effective ways of deploying the funds as we continue to receive additional requests from our collaborators on the ground.
We give praise to the Lord for inspiring all of us to cometogether and provide for our neighbours in need. Jesus Christ multiplied 5 loaves and 2 fishes to feed 5,000, with the same faith, may our little actions of love be multiplied for our brothers and sisters in India.
As the needs continue to grow in a world affectedby the pandemic, please consider supporting other causes at charis-singapore.org/makehopehappen.
Thank you once again for your contribution and support.
Jesus for Everyone

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Tell Others About Jesus

What does ‘Evangelise’ mean?

To give witness with joy and simplicity to
what we are and what we believe in.

Pope Francis@Pontifex

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

Ready to live the Kingdom of God

CPS Lunchtime Talk Series

Am I Ready to Live in the Kingdom of God?
10, 17 & 24 May (Mon) Via Zoom
By Rev Fr David Garcia

Each time we pray “Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven”, do we really know if we are living God’s Kingdom on earth?  Is it even possible to live His Kingdom values in today’s world? Or is God’s Kingdom reserved for life after death?

CPS invites you to join us as we hear Rev Fr David Garcia share his insights.

Dates: Mondays 10, 17 & 24 May 2021

Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm.

Registration is required. Each session will have a unique id and password. You will NOT be able to log in using the previous ID and password. Please DO NOT share the details.

Register at this link https://tinyurl.com/p7zzf35c or scan the QR Code in the poster.  

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

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GIFT Contributions

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Every 3rd weekend of the month, parishes have a collection for the Giving in Faith and Thankfulness (GIFT) programme for the operational and infrastructural needs of the Church.

To effectively resource these needs, sign up for a monthly GIFT pledge, the most reliable source of funding for the archdiocese.

You can also give regularly via PayNow. Please include your name and mobile number or email address to receive an acknowledgement.

For more information, visit catholicfoundation.sg

Thank you for your generosity for the vision of the archdiocese.

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.

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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 ZONE ONLY

Reconciliation will be available at the following times on Sundays:

Areas (Worship Hall):
Blue Zone (Near Our Lady’s statue)

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.

SafeEntry 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, 5 June

Sunday, 4 July

Sunday, 1 August

To register for CSM 11am Zoom EC, click

https://tinyurl.com/EucharisticCelebrationviaZoom

Donation to the poor

Donation to the Poor
1st Sunday of the month
Collections will be for the Poor of the Parish

This pandemic has affected many people. The collection for the poor has also dwindled. We are appealing for donations for the poor.

You may also 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!

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
via Zoom
(Updated 12 May 2021)

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.

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
16 May – 1pm

Join Zoom Gathering
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2912529125
Zoom password:  1605
(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 June: 20 June
Month of July: 16 July

(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