In Our Community – 19 December 2021

Home/In Our Community/In Our Community – 19 December 2021

In Our Community – 19 December 2021

Encounter

Book Your EC with us_06

If you were not able to book the following Christmas ECs on MyCatholic.sg, register at the below URL.

We are welcoming 100 more parishioners to the ECs below.

Due to the limited seats, please register and look out for

the confirmation email.

Registration opens Monday 20 Dec at 11am

Register EC on 24 Dec, 11pm :
tinyurl.com/CSMEC24Dec11pm

Register EC on 25 Dec 11.15am :
tinyurl.com/CSMEC25Dec1115am

New Year Eve EC2

Updated 16 Dec 2021

Ring in the New Year Together!
Friday, 31 Dec 2021

Eucharistic Celebrations
6pm EC – 50 pax (weekday EC)
8pm EC – 100 pax (Thanksgiving EC)
Register at MyCatholic.sg

11pm Praise & Worship (No EC) – 100 pax
To register: tinyurl.com/PraiseandWorshipDec

Happy New Year EC 01

Happy New Year
Saturday, 1 Jan 2022
Public Holiday EC @ 7.30am

Weekend ECs @ 4pm and 5.30pm 

Pray your Rosary 01
Come and Pray the Rosary
1 January 2022
The Grotto will be open for rosary prayers.
Please observe Safe Social Distancing.
Christmas Mass 2021

Updated 7 Dec 2021

Christmas 2021
24 – 26 Dec, Fr – Sat

24 December (Friday)
6pm – 100pax
8pm – Syro Malankara
11pm – 100 pax (live with zoom,
Christmas teaching, preaching, worship
with EC at midnight)

25 December (Saturday)
7.45am Chinese EC – 100 pax
9:30am – 50 pax
11am – 100 pax (live with zoom)
5:30pm – 100pax (sunset EC for weekend)

26 December (Sunday)
8am – 100pax
9:30am – 50pax
11am – 100 pax (live with zoom)
5:30pm – 100pax

Holy Spirit Retreat Cancelled 01
Holy Spirit Retreat
is cancelled due to double booking.
Friday Adoration Jan 01

Friday Adoration
7 January 2022
7.30pm to 8pm

Register:
tinyurl.com/CSMAdorationJan2022

Reconciliation Service 6Dec01

Updated 6 Dec
Booking Form

Reconciliation Service
in preparation for Christmas
20 and 21 Dec (Monday & Tuesday)

Morning: 7.30am – 9.30am

Evening: 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Bookings of timeslots are required
https://bit.ly/CSMReconciliation

RCIA

COME AND SEE!
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Starting Soon!

We will be commencing the new RCIA process and therefore please invite those that you know who are non-baptised to come and see.

The date of the commencement will be announced shortly.

Adoration Room

Adoration Room
will be opened from 1st Dec.
Book your timeslot with the Parish.

The Adoration room will be opened from the 1st of Dec. Please book your timeslot no later than 12 noon the day before.

Register at https://bit.ly/CSMAdoration

Email: csm.office@catholic.org.sg

Sacrament-of-Reconcilation

Sacrament of Reconciliation
on Weekdays
starting 27 Sept 2021

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

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

Monday, Tuesday & Friday evenings (after 6pm EC)

Tuesday mornings (after 6.30am EC)

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)

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)

Start Baptism Early

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

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

Here I am Lord

For Mass Bookings of
Up to 100 persons

•Book your mass via myCatholic.sg

•You should have EITHER completed your vaccination OR have taken the approved Pre-Event Testing (PET).

Children aged 12 years and younger can now participate in Pre-Event Testing (PET) or Vaccinated-only Masses. The number of children allowed is no more than 20 percent of worshippers present for the Mass.

•Vaccinations are valid only from 14 days after the 2nd dose. Show your vaccination status via your TraceTogether app or token.

•You will be denied entry if you are NOT ABLE to show your vaccination status or the relevant Covid-19 Test Results or PET Exemption.
For more information, please view https://www.catholic.sg/resumption-of-mass40/
SafeEntry restrictions poster

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.

Formation

Gospel of Luke 03

Gospel of Luke
Mondays  3, 10, 17, 24 January,
7, 14, 21, 28 February
via Zoom
 Time: 8 – 9.30pm

Register:

tinyurl.com/CSMGospelofLuke

Eucharist Explained 02

Eucharist Explained
Sunday, 16 Jan 2022
1pm
100 persons
St Michael and St Thomas Rooms

Register:
tinyurl.com/CSMEucharistExplained2022

Parish Retreat 02

Parish Retreat
17-21 January
via Zoom
(Similar to 2021)

Register:

tinyurl.com/CSMParishRetreat2022

Join us as Catechists

Recruitment of Catechists

Calling all Parents who have young children and those who are endowed in the teaching charism to come forward and serve the Lord.

CATECHISM 2022

Catechism 2022
Update of Parent’s or Child’s Particulars
or Request to Transfer (L2 to L10)

For any change in Particulars (i.e Address, Phone no and etc) or any Request to Transfer of Catechism class to CSM or other Parish, please send an email to csm.admin@catholic.org.sg

L1 Catechism

L1 Catechism
Registration starts weekend of
6 & 7 November 2021

Catechism class registration for Year 2022, Level One will commence on the weekend of  6 & 7 Nov.  Registration will close on 5 Dec.

Please prepare the relevant documents (e.g. birth certificate, baptism certificate) for your child.

Register: https://stmichael.churchsys.info/catechism-registration-form/

Library

Our library is open!  We have about 300 books available in our library for borrowing.  We have a wide range of books on faith, spirituality, healing, Mother Mary and many others. For those who are interested in studies and deeper readings, we have commentaries, bible dictionary, church history books too.  A book review website indicated on this week’s Pilgrimage is also made available for your reference.

Due to the safety management measures, the list of books are made available in our CSM website under Library section for easy browsing.  To borrow, write in to csmtrove@gmail.com and indicate the title of the book.  Our librarians will provide you with more borrowing details.

We also have books for children ranging from 2 years old onwards.  We have also selected some  activities for our children to extend their book experience .  To have a peek on the type of activities, simply scan the QR code as shown. This would also be made available on this week’s Pilgrimage.

Check out the suggested games and activities specially curated for each book. Click here.

CSM Games & Activities

CSM Library Recommendations

Cannot Decide Which Book to Read?
Click the above image to see some recommendations
or check out our links below.

  • View CSM Book Reviews here .
  • Browse through the available list of books using CSM website.
  • 300++ titles of physical books for borrowing.
  • Provide book title and/or author to librarian.
  • To borrow, write in to csmtrove@gmail.com

Book Themes

  • Children
  • Spirituality
  • Healing
  • Holy Spirit
  • Faith
  • Church
  • Sacraments
  • Salvation History
  • Morality
  • Introduction to Bible
  • Formation
  • Commentaries
  • Mariology
  • Saints

Community

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
19 December – 1pm

Join Zoom Gathering

https://propnex.zoom.us/j/2912529125

Meeting ID: 2912529125
Password: CSM1912

Wishing Tree_02

Wishing Tree Project

As we are approaching the feast of “The Nativity of the Lord”, we would like to invite all our parishioners to decorate our 10-foot-tall Christmas tree.

Let us come together as a community with renewed hope to celebrate Christmas. We can certainly place our trust and all our hope in Jesus who is the Emmanuel.

“Yes, I know what plans I have in mind for you, Yahweh declares, plans for peace, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” – Jer 29:11.

All you need to do is:

  • Pick up a colorful waterproof tag from the pew where you will be seated during weekend ECs on 11 and 12 December

Christmas Tag 01

  • Write down your wish(es) on the waterproof tag using an oil-based marker. If you are unable to find a suitable marker, you can come back to the Church to do it. We have prepared some oil-based markers placed on a small table near to pantry area for this purpose. Please ensure to sanitize your hands before and after using the marker.

  • Lastly, remember to bring back your hand written tag to the church by 19th Dec and drop it inside the box (at the back of worship hall/ pantry area).
Morning EC and Adoration 01

Looking for Volunteers
(who are not in any Ministry)
for Safe Entry in the morning
for EC & Adoration

Please contact the Parish Admin Office.

Zumba_01

Zumba sessions
Starting 11 Jan 2022!

Every Tuesday starting 11 January 2022

Strictly for 60 years and below, fully vaccinated.

Register: tinyurl.com/CSMZumba2022

Location: To be advised

Welcome Fr Sam

We welcome the appointment of Assistant Priest –
Rev. Fr. Sam Thadathil John to the
Church of St. Michael for a term of 3 years,
as of the 1st of December 2021.

Charity Project

CHARITY PROJECT

A generous sponsor has donated solutions for household cleaning. It does come in handy during this season.

All funds will be channelled to SSVP account to help our Friends In Need (Fins).

Please text Sharlyn 90073438 to place the order.

The items will be delivered from 13th to 19th December 2021.

For payment, please use PayNow  to :

Step 1: Key in UEN # T08CC4028F
Step 2: Check Name – Church of St Michael
Step 3: Key in amount
Step 4: Key in Ref – charity project

Funeral Wake Rooms
Funeral Wake Rooms
St John / St Luke
Available from 29 November 2021
For Church of St Michael Parishioners only
Please contact the Parish Admin Office.
name that place
Name that place!
We would like to name two areas
(1) the first at the Sacred Heart statue and
(2) the second is the area outside the pantry facing our Lady’s grotto.
We welcome your suggestions.
Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg.
carpark warden 530pm

We need volunteers
@ Sun 5.30pm
to help direct drivers
to enter and exit safely in our new carpark
before and after Eucharistic Celebrations

Please contact the Parish Admin Office.

Eucharist Intentions 22 Oct

Eucharist Intentions Offerings
is now ONLINE!

Now you can submit your special intentions and well-being of your family and friends, and for your departed loved ones. Payment is online as well.

http://tinyurl.com/CSMEI22OCT

No recycling collections
Our parish will not collect items for recycling.  Do not bring in any old items, such as clothings, books, utensils, prayer cards and holy pictures etc to the church premises.
     Also refrain from placing any articles at all shrines, just offer fresh flowers.
     Please help to keep our place of worship tidy and clean.  Thank you.

Subscribe to our Weekly Bulletin

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Outreach

Season of Giving

Season of Giving
26 Dec, 2021
2 to 4pm
Venue: Meet in Church

As we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, let us remember the underprivileged in our community. Come and join us as we bring joy and love to many families in our neighborhood! We will be distributing NTUC vouchers to the families at Blk 33 Boon Keng Road.

By every means I have shown you that we must exert ourselves in this way to support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, who himself said, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving”. Acts 20:35.

Please register through the URL provided below before 19 Dec, 2021

URL: http://tinyurl.com/CSMOutreach26Dec

Secret Penpal Project

Secret PenPal Project
Join us and who knows… you might meet
a new friend or learn more about an old friend
in the Parish!

A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great” ~ Proverbs 18:16

During this season of Advent, the greatest gift you can give to anyone is the giving of yourself.

Come join us as we bless each other with truths, words of affirmation and prayers!

This invitation is open to all, including children. Let us all experience a different Advent this year!

Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/CSMSecretPenpal

Around Our Archdiocese

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.

Ignite and Shine

GIFT 2021
Ignite and Shine Our Faith

This weekend, Catholic Foundation is renewing its annual appeal for the GIFT (Giving in Faith & Thankfulness) programme to build a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church. Support the organisations and projects of the archdiocese by making a monthly giving pledge – the most reliable source of funding for the archdiocese. Or, give via PayNow (UEN: 201231391K).

Pick up the GIFT 2021 brochure or visit catholicfoundation.sg for more info.

OYP_Adventus_Poster

OYP Adventus | Gather, People of Hope!
Monday, 20 December 2021
9am – 1pm
Office for Young People,
2 Lor Low Koon, Singapore 536449 
FREE

The Office for Young People is excited to bring to you Adventus, a first ever outreach program for graduating Secondary 4 and 5 students! On this day, we gather to experience what it means to be a people of Hope in these times, and prepare ourselves to enter a new phase of life as we graduate.

Know someone who is graduating from secondary school this year? Invite them to come and see 🙂

For enquiries, contact Zhen Ting at zhenting.oyp@catholic.org.sg

Daughters of St Paul

New audiobooks from the
Daughters of St Paul

In his World Mission Sunday message, Pope Francis reminds us that “To be on mission is to be willing to think as Christ does, to believe with him that those around us are also my brothers and sisters.”

As an aid for the synod, a highly recommended book is Pope Francis’ encyclical on fraternity and social friendship, Fratelli Tutti, now available as an audio book so you can listen to it as you commute, walk, cycle, wherever you are. Also on audiobook is Nostra Aetate, the ever relevant Vatican II document on our relationship with other religions. Both available on Audible, and wherever great books are heard! Soon also on Spotify and Apple Music.

Fratelli Tutti https://youtu.be/n4cTrWRwJaM Nostra Aetate https://youtu.be/_9QMkt8lmjo

Listen to samples of both books on Audible shorturl.at/ejlvA

Advent Christmas

Advent-Christmas Reflection e-Booklet
2021-2022

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

Please download the e-booklet at: https://bit.ly/AdventChristmas2021.

The link will be made available for download from 4 November 2021 onwards.

Charis Humanitarian Month

Appeal for CHARIS’ Humanitarian Month

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS), is making its annual appeal for their Humanitarian Aid Fund that supports the Archdiocese’s overseas humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts. By sharing our blessings, we can unite as the helping hand of the Church, allowing faith and love to be multiplied.

Donation envelopes are available in the parish. Alternatively, you can send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund” with your name and contact information to: CHARIS, #07-02 Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954. Please contact CHARIS at 6337-4119 or scan the QR code to visit their website for further information.

Gospel of Luke

GOSPEL OF LUKE
Wednesday EVENINGS
5 January 2022 – 25 May 2022
8:00 pm to 9.30 pm
by Fr Eugene Vaz

ONLINE via ZOOM

For more information and registration:

https://forms.gle/2o9aEKvqgCp8kEpXA

Revelation 2

REVELATION
Monday EVENINGS
(ONLINE LIVE via ZOOM) 

03 January 2022 – 18 April 2022
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
by Msgr Ambrose

Friday MORNINGS
(REPLAY of Monday evening session – ONLINE ZOOM) 

07 January 2022 – 29 April 2022
9:30 am to 11:30 am

For more information and registration:
https://forms.gle/Romaic4amvWPVBc39

Maccabees

MACCABEES
Tuesday MORNINGS
(ONLINE LIVE via ZOOM) 

04 January 2022 – 12 April 2022
9:30 am to 11:30 am
by Msgr Ambrose

Tuesday EVENINGS
(REPLAY of morning session – ONLINE ZOOM) 

04 January 2022 – 12 April 2022
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

For more information and registration:
https://forms.gle/8hbCuhkKW6uCdi4P7

Introduction to the Bible

INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE
Thursday EVENINGS
20 January 2022 – 19 May 2022
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
by Fr Ferdinand Purnomo 

ONLINE via ZOOM

For more information and registration:
https://forms.gle/Mxgf5mD7QAMaBwkX9

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.

cbn

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.

By |2021-12-19T15:00:43+08:00December 17th, 2021|In Our Community|Comments Off on In Our Community – 19 December 2021