Encounter

Fat Tuesday

Come on down to Fat Tuesday!
Evening Brew and BBQ
21 Feb
7.30pm
Angel’s Courtyard

It is a time to relax with a drink of your taste and talk about theology. This discussion is proposed in the document, Evangelii Gaudium by Pope Francis. There will be discussion and question and answer moments on any aspect of our faith and practices.

Email questions to: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Traditionally this had been the day where the household would consume all the meat before Ash Wednesday when fasting began.

Ash Wednesday
Eucharistic Celebration

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2023
6.30am, 10.30am & 8pm

Seniors Club
Let’s gather again!

Dear seniors!
 Remember the date,
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Time 9.30 am to 12 noon
Fr Sam will celebrate Ash Wednesday mass on that day.
at 10.30 am.
Way of the Cross 2023

Way of the Cross

Journey with the Lord through
the Way of the Cross.
Every Friday, 24 Feb – 31 Mar 2023
7.00 – 7.30pm

Peace be with you. Thank you for your patience. Please note that the Praise and Worship Session on 18 Feb is cancelled. See you at the next one.

In the meantime do pop by our Fat Tuesday celebrations for a barbecue and Evening Brew on 21st Feb 2023, Tues, 7.30pm.

Formation

Laudato si
LAUDATO SI’  – Encyclical Letter of
the Holy Father Francis on 

    CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
Mondays 6. 13, 20, 27 March
8pm
St Michael Room

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

Elisha's Spring monthly prayers

Monthly Prayers for the Departed
Sunday 19 Feb 2023

Time: 11.30am
Venue: Elisha’s Spring

Every 3rd Sunday of the month, CSM Bethany Prayer Group gathers with the community to pray for our loved ones.

Catholic News

Pick up a copy of the Catholic News
this weekend!

Ministry

Ministry Assembly
For All Ministries
Sat, 4 Mar 2023
2pm
Bethel

Confirmands

Please pray for our Confirmands
Confirmation Details
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2023
Time: 5.30pm EC
Venue: Church of St Anthony

Let our prayers join our Confirmands and their families on their special day. May they be anointed and sealed with the Holy Spirit, their advocate for life.

Welcome Bro. Andre!

Bro. Andre is in his final year of formation at the Seminary and will be attached to CSM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the following months. Let us welcome him warmly to our CSM family.

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Family Camp is back!
Sign Up Today!

The year has just started and everyone is getting busier! Want to put aside some time to spend as a family? We are planning to organise the CSM Family Camp 2023 from 31 May to 4 June and we would like to have a rough gauge of how many families will be interested to participate.

If you and your family are keen to join, please 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

Collection of Old Palms

Collection of Old Palms

To prepare the ashes for Ash Wednesday,
we need your help.
Please place your old palms
in the collection points around the church.

Infant Baptism 2023

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:

April 2023

July 2023

October 2023

For more information:

Go to Infant Baptism Page

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Line Dance 2023

Line Dance
(for Seniors and Beginners Only)

Fridays 9.30 – 11.00am
Venue: St John Vianney
Teacher: Daisy Teo

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Faith Sharing with Fr Sam
Wednesdays
10am to 11.30am
St Basil Room

Please note that sessions are now not only for seniors but anyone interested to know more about the Word of God are welcomed as well.
A new parking space

New Parking Space
for Bicycles

Cyclists can now park your bicycle
at the slope leading to the small gate.

Elisha's Spring Opening Hours (1)

Eisha’s Spring
Mondays to Sundays
7am to 7pm

Our columbarium is now open daily from 7am to 7pm.

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.

Adoration Room

Adoration Room
Mondays to Sundays
7am to 9.30pm

Our Adoration Room is now open daily from 7am to 9.30pm.

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

Lectors recruitment with email

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

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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

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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

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Coro di Velli Angeli Choir
welcomes you!

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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

Outreach

Neighbourhood Outreach2

Neighbourhood Visits
2022/2023

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:

Thank you for your hard work

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.

Outreach volunteers

Around Our Archdiocese

Lenten Reflection Booklet
Theme: Centred on the Word

The Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE) has released their annual Lenten Reflection Booklet. Themed Centred on the Word, this year’s booklet invites all families, RCIA groups, ministries, communities, and individuals to put their hands to the plough and prepare their hearts and minds for the Word to be sown in the coming season of Lent (Feb 22 – April 6, 2023) and Easter.

For this Lenten season, we invite you to reflect deeply on the Word, and embark on this Lenten journey 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/ONELenten2023

A Slides Version of the entire English booklet is also available in PDF and PPTX formats for presenting in a landscape orientation.

Slides Link – Click here

Charities Week 2023
Please support and donate generously towards Charities Week 2023, an Archdiocesan annual fundraising project. Proceeds will enable Caritas Singapore and many Catholic organisations under its umbrella to continue their work in reaching out to those in need. These include the poor, families, youth and children, prisoners, migrant workers, persons with HIV/AIDS, persons with physical challenges, persons with mental health conditions, and overseas humanitarian aid.
Let’s all rise as one. Pick up an appeal envelope and donate with a big heart to let the light of God’s love shine through us. You can mail your donation directly to Caritas Singapore (for cheques only) or drop them at your parish. For walk-in donations to the Caritas Singapore office, please visit us at 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #04-01 Agape Village, Singapore 319264. For online donation please click: https://bit.ly/cw23bul

Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of those in need. For more information, please contact us at 6338 3448 or visit our website at www.caritas-singapore.org

Montfortian Experience Lenten Retreat

This Lent, we are once again invited to share in Jesus’ suffering in his Cross. Come and enter into the depths of mystery of the Wisdom of God, not in mere philosophy but in carrying the cross (Luke 9:23)

Register early for this Lenten Retreat. For more information please log on to https://www.montfortcentre.org/events-1/wisdom-is-the-cross

Turkey And Syria Earthquake Relief

CHARIS  have started a campaign to raise money for those who are affected by the Turkey-Syria earthquake. Many are still trying to find their loved ones and seeking medical care for their injuries in Turkey and Syria. Let us continue to pray for those impacted by the earthquake. https://youtu.be/e6R3BE1vxJw.

For Catholics in Singapore who desire to contribute*, please visit https://makehopehappen.charis-singapore.org/Campaign/turkey-and-syria-earthquake-relief.

*This message is only targeted at Catholics and should not be disseminated outside the Catholic community.

Contribution can be made through the following methods:
1. Online Donation (Credit Card or PayNow) – Preferred
2. Cheque
  • Please crossed the cheque, payable to “CHARIS HAF”, bearer only (i.e. strike out “Or Bearer”), indicate “Turkey-Earthquake” at the back of the cheque, and send it to:
Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS)
55 Waterloo Street
#07-02 Catholic Centre
Singapore 187954
At this moment, we ask also for your prayers for those who are afflicted by the earthquake.
Should you require any further assistance, please contact Ryan at 6337 4119 (Ext:105) or ryan.awyong@charis-singapore.org
GIFT

GIFT contributions

This weekend, being the third weekend of the month, there will be an additional collection to receive your monthly pledges to Catholic Foundation’s GIFT programme.  GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) is a regular giving campaign to fund the archdiocese’s organisations involved in youth, evangelisation, catechesis, formation etc. and building projects. Please drop your contributions or pledge envelopes into the collection box. Pledge envelopes are available at the pews or doors. Alternatively, visit catholicfoundation.sg to donate online or find out more.

Shine Retreat
Calling all Polytechnic, ITE and Private diploma students between 16-25 y/o! SHINE is an annual Catholic encounter retreat and the theme this year is “Come seek His face” – Psalm 27:8. Come and avail yourself to the goodness God has in store for you!

Retreat Details

Date & Time: 27 Mar (Mon), 9.30am – 31 Mar (Fri), 6pm (FULL STAY-IN)

Retreat Venue: Office for Young People, 2 Lorong Low Koon, 536449

Retreat fee: $64.80 (incl. 8% GST) [includes a t-shirt] Registration: tinyurl.com/shine23p

If you know someone who is studying in poly, ITE or private diploma, invite them to come and join us for SHINE!

If you have any enquiries, please write to Neumann at neumann.oyp@catholic.org.sg.

ABLE

Abilities Beyond Limitations
and Expectations
(ABLE)

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.

Theology of the Body

Every Thursday
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March 2023
8.00 – 10.00pm
Cost: Love Offering (PAYNOW 96493893)

The Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT) is organising Theology of the Body Course via ZOOM.

More Details (Click here)

Register (Click here)

CPS LUNCHTIME TALK
THE EUCHARIST EXPLAINED

DATES: MONDAYS 13, 20, 27 February & 6 March 2023
TIME: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
VENUE: TPI Building,
62 Cecil Street 6th Floor (in-person only)

We attend Mass every Sunday and often on weekdays too. Do we really understand some of the body gestures that we do and the words that we say? Why do we have to  “Amen” before receiving Holy Communion?

Fr Terence Pereira will be conducting a talk “THE EUCHARIST EXPLAINED” and he will share with us some of the historical and theological reasons for what we and the priest will do and say during the Mass. Come and bring your questions!

Click on this link http://forms.gle/oUPzbv7DVK2gBZAv7 or scan the QR code below to register.

CHARIS’ Overseas Humanitarian Foundation Course

The Overseas Humanitarian Foundation Course is a face-to-face learning experience that allows participants to explore their lives’ faith journeys and answer the call to be living missionary disciples. The course features key speakers like Fr David Garcia, SJ, Khoo Peng Beng, and Kenneth Wambeck. It will be held on 4th March 2023, from 9am to 5pm at St. Joseph’s Institution.

For more information or to register, visit: https://makehopehappen.charis-singapore.org/Activities/ohfc3 

Beginning Experience (BE)
Come and experience a weekend away for a lifetime of change. The 64th Beginning Experience (BE) Weekend is a live-in weekend for the permanently separated, divorced or widowed (for both males and females). The BE Weekend helps single-again individuals move on from the darkness of their grief into the light of a new beginning, to be healed and be free to love themselves, others and God.
Registrations or any enquiries can be made at this link:  https://tinyurl.com/BE-SG-WKD

Dates : 10 Mar – 12 Mar 2023 (Friday night through Sunday afternoon)

Cost   : $230
For further information, please contact:
Joseph        9661 8089
Mary            9755 4310
Jean            9828 5162

Prayer Experience Retreat #32
3 – 5 Mar 2023
9am – 6.30pm (Non Stay-In)
FEE: $150 (Inclusive of GST)
Financial Assistance is available!

The Theme, “The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life” traces the whole spiritual journey through the Purgative,

Illuminative and Unitive stages in relation to prayer. This will help participants understand their own journey in order to advance and grow in holiness.

Conducted by Juliana Koh & CSC Retreat Team

For any further queries, please contact us at 6288 7901 / 6858 2716 or email retreats.csc@catholic.org.sg

More information at link below:
https://bit.ly/cscper32

Check out the
ONE Calendar of Events 2023!

Click Poster to see the upcoming Events!

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/

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2023
This annual event is organised by the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Ecumenical Dialogue (ACCED) with various Christian host churches to promote
Christian unity. No registration required and Catholics are encouraged to bring their Christian friends to attend the prayer services together. Please refer to the poster for more details.

AT HOME RETREAT :  (2 choices)

A ten-week programme based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which enables one to know Jesus Christ more intimately in the midst of life’s daily routine. It includes a weekly meeting of faith sharing, daily prayer using Scripture, and spiritual direction.  It falls within the Lent season, the retreat theme of “Journeying from Ashes to Easter” would be a timely opportunity for us to deepen our Lenten pilgrimage. By Cenacle Sister Francisca and team.

MORNINGS: 10 Thursdays
Date:  16 Feb – 20  April
Time:  9.30am to 11.30am
Venue:  LaSalle Centre- St. Patrick School – 490 East Coast Road

OR

EVENINGS: 10 Thursdays
Date: 16 Feb – 20 April
Time: 7.30-9.30 pm
Venue: Cana – the Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo St

Contribution:  $250.00

For registration:  website:  cenaclemission.com or call 92985808

A Call to Action – An Encouragement Note

Catholic Family Life has prepared a Family Card for parishioners to write an encouragement note to encourage and affirm another family if they have been an
inspiration to you in the way they live out their vocation of family life. Raising a family can be challenging and lonely at times, yet families are the very places
we often witness the beauty of love, joy, and sacrifice. Let’s be one community in supporting each other to build love-filled and faith-filled families, affirm a family this weekend! Please do take a card and share your message of love and hope to a family.

“Restore, Rekindle and Renew your marriage at the ME Weekend!”

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, do sign up for a Marriage Encounter Weekend scheduled for  14th – 16th April 2023 by contacting Joe & Reenie at 9670-5390 or email at mewkend@gmail.com

Youthline

Youthline
 

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 contact@youthline.sg

Thank you very much for your generosity.

CPS Lunchtime mass

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:

  1. Medical Alumni Association, 2 College Road, Level 1 Theatrette
  2. One Raffles Quay, level 49 North Tower (starting 14 Oct 22)

More details at: www.cps.org.sg

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.

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

Roles:
● Helpline Volunteer
● Pro-bono Counsellor or Para-Counsellor
● Youth Hero

Please visit https://youthline.sg to sign up now.

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.