In Our Community – 20 February 2022

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In Our Community – 20 February 2022

Encounter

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday
2 March
6.30am (200 pax); 6pm (200 pax);
8pm (200 pax) with zoom  

Book with MyCatholic.sg

Stations of the Cross 01

Stations of the Cross
Fridays, begins 4 March
7pm – 7.30pm
100 pax

Book with MyCatholic.sg

EC for the unvaccinated 03

EC for the Unvaccinated
Saturdays at 7pm
Bethel
5 parishioners only

Bookings begin every Tuesday, 9am onwards.

Intro to the Bible
Do you need to understand the Bible more?
7, 14, 21, 28 March
8pm – 9.30pm
Venue : St Michael’s Room

Do look out for registration details.

RCIA Baptism Retreat 01

RCIA Baptism Retreat
18 – 20 Feb

Please pray for our participants to be empowered by the Holy Spirit and to experience the love of Christ during the retreat.

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Updated 26 Dec 2021
Register your interest with
Parish Admin Office

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.

Register your interest with the Parish Admin Office csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

The date of the commencement will be announced shortly.

Adoration 14Jan Updated

Updated Timings on
14 Jan 2022

Adoration Room
Book your timeslot with the Parish.

Updated Timings
4.45pm to 5.15pm
5.15pm to 5.45pm
6.45pm to 7.15pm
7.15pm to 7.45pm
7.45pm to 8.15pm

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

Updated 26 Dec 2021
Register with the Online Form

Sacrament of Reconciliation
on Weekdays
Register : https://tinyurl.com/csmweekdayrecon

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)

Register : https://forms.gle/CCdYprYrx94Zyakw9

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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)
10.45am (half an hour before the 11.15am 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

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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

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

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.

20 February – 1pm

Join Zoom Gathering

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

Meeting ID: 2912529125
Password: CSM2002
(Note that there will be a new Zoom password for each monthly session)

Ephrem Music Ministry 01

Recruitment of Musicians
Ephrem Music Ministry

Calling all musicians with a willing heart to serve to come forward to join Ephrem Music Ministry.

Contact: Maryanne (9771 5995) or the Parish Admin Office.

Return of Old Palms

We are inviting parishioners to bring in your old palms starting 19 Feb weekend onwards.

Please bring them in before Ash Wednesday 2 March 2022.

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 updated

Zumba sessions
Tuesdays, 8pm – 9pm

Strictly for fully vaccinated.

Register: tinyurl.com/CSMZumba2022

Location: St John Vianney Room

Name that place

Name that Place

Check out the following places that have been renamed based on scripture:

Michael’s Patio

Gilgal

Angels’ Courtyard

Bethel

Elisha’s Spring

Michael's Patio

Name that Place

Michael’s Patio

Where
Name given to the space at the kitchen and seating area outside

Explanation

Our parish is blessed to be named after St Michael the Archangel, a protector and leader of the heavenly hosts against the forces of evil. We pay tribute to our patron saint and dedicate Michael’s Patio – a space of openness, abundance and sustenance – to welcoming everyone to this parish with love and a spirit of generosity.

Gilgal

Name that Place

Gilgal
Meaning ‘Circle of stones’ (Hebrew)

Where
Name given to the church wing comprising all the classrooms.

Explanation

A place where there was a school of the prophets

(2 Kings 4:38), and whence Elijah and Elisha, who resided here, “went down” to Bethel ( 2Kings 2:1-2). It is mentioned also in Deuteronomy 11:30.

[Gilgal was a place of memorial. Gilgal was a place of consecration and change. A place of worship. A place of judgment. A place of prophets.]

Angels Courtyard

Name that Place

Angels’ Courtyard

Where
Name given to space at the Sacred Heart Grotto

Explanation

In the Angels’ Courtyard, this space between the two buildings and a place where parishioners hung out before Covid-19 restrictions. A central space of our parish envelops us in the constant protection of our Archangel and patron saint St Michael. As we gather, our guardian angels gather with us. Together with the heavenly hosts, who proclaim God our Father’s presence and protection, we are strengthened and comforted by His love.

Bethel

Name that Place

Bethel
Meaning ‘House of God’ (Latin)

Where
Name given to the church wing with the Worship Hall.

Explanation

In Gen 13, Abram stayed here and built an altar on his way to Egypt and back as he parted ways with Lot. Later, in Gen 28, Jacob was fleeing from his brother Esau and fell asleep on a stone. Here, he dreamt of a ladder going up to heaven with angels going up and down it. In his dream, God promises to keep the covenant made with Abraham with Jacob. When Jacob woke up, he “took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on top of it. He called the place Bethel. (Gen 28:18).. “this stone, which I have set up for a pillar shall be God’s house…” (Gen 28: 22)

Elisha's Spring

Name that Place

Elisha’s Spring

Where
Name given to Columbarium

Explanation

In 2 Kings 2: 20, prophet Elisha was heading from Gilgal to Bethel, where he performs the miraculous purification of water in Jericho. Elisha’s Spring symbolises the hope of everlasting life as all who sleep in the peace of Christ await to be welcomed into the eternal Paradise of God’s Kingdom.

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.
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

Christmas Season of Gifting

Season of Giving
during Christmas 2021

Look out for more community outreach events in 2022.

Around Our Archdiocese

Catholic Family Life

Marital First Responder
L1 Training (MFR)

Have you ever been approached by a friend/relative to chat about their strained marital/intimate relationship? Did you know how to respond to them? Catholic Family Life, in collaboration with Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is organising  Marital First Responder L1 Training (MFR). MFR shares tools on how to communicate effectively with your personal networks to guide them to resolve their own marital conflicts by employing the core skills.

To find out more or to register, go to bit.ly/CFL_MFR or scan the QR code:

Companions of Jesus
Montfortian Experience Retreat:
Companions of Jesus
Starting 7 Mar 2022

It is at the Incarnation that the companionship of Wisdom for humanity appears most strikingly. Jesus Christ – Wisdom Incarnate – no longer calls us servants but friends, for he has made known to us all he has received from the Father (cf. John 15:15). Jesus longs to share all he has with us and to be our consolation in our cares and sorrows (cf. LEW 59).

Come discover the true and holy joy of Wisdom’s friendship everywhere, in everything and in the everyday as Companions of Jesus.

LENT e-Booklet

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

Please download the e-booklet at: https://bit.ly/Lenten2022

It will be available for download from 13 Feb 2022 onwards.

Marriage Encounter Weekend
Make your marriage a priority!
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 4th – 6th March and 6th – 8th May 2022 by contacting David & Clara @ 96705390 or email at mewkend@gmail.com

Let us, as one Church, journey together to listen to each other’s faith experiences, joys and challenges. We invite all Catholics to join in the Synod conversations. Come together in small groups of 2 to 5 people to PRAY, REFLECT, SHARE and LISTEN to what God’s will might be for the Church going forward.  Find the conversation topics, starter questions, the steps to do this conversation and access to the submission form on www.catholic.sg/synod  May the Holy Spirit be with all of you as you begin your conversations.

Caritas Singapore Young Adults is calling for young adult volunteers to assist as facilitators for Project Funpack!
 
This is an initiative by Canossaville Children and Community Services to create opportunities for meaningful engagement of children under their care within their own households. As part of the Project, identified households will be given a new game each month to try out (such as Jenga, Boggle, Uno, etc.) so as to provide a platform for families to bond and engage their children. This will also serve as an outlet to help families relieve stress and tension in this difficult time. 
 
We will need volunteers to act as facilitators to teach the families how to play the games and also to check in with the families on a monthly basis. There will be training provided. Come and join us on this journey of enriching family bonds through game time! Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/dmubjZF43Q
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.

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

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.

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