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In Our Community – 24 October 2021

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All Saints Day

All Saints’ Day
1 Nov 2021

 Eucharistic Celebrations at 6.30am (100 pax); 6pm (50 pax); 8pm (100 pax & Zoom)

Register at MyCatholic.sg

For Zoom, register at https://tinyurl.com/AllSaintsDay1Nov

All Souls Day

All Souls’ Day
2 Nov 2021 

Eucharistic Celebrations at 6.30am (100 pax) & 8pm (100 pax)

Register via MyCatholic.sg

Columbarium Prayers

All Souls’ Day
Columbarium Prayers
2 Nov 2021, 3pm
via Zoom

LIVE columbarium prayers via Zoom in church columbarium .

Registration details to follow.

Friday Holy HOUR

Friday Holy Hour
5 Nov
7.30pm to 8pm

To register: http://tinyurl.com/HolyHourNov

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

100 Parishioners
Starting weekend of 2 – 3 October
We welcome 100 Parishioners to register for
Sunday 11am and 5.30pm
Eucharistic Celebrations
Register via MyCatholic.sg
Parishioners should be fully vaccinated/have done their PETS.
There will be no more than 20 children at each Eucharistic Celebration.
6am weekday EC 04

From 1st September 2021
100 parishioners

Weekdays – Mondays to Fridays
6.30am Eucharistic Celebrations

We will be increasing mass capacity to 100 parishioners (fully vaccinated/ PETs & no more than 20 children under the age of 12) for the 6.30am weekday (Monday to Friday) Eucharistic Celebrations.

Note: Children aged 12 and below can participate in pre-event testing (PET) or vaccinated-only masses.

Please register via MyCatholic.sg

Adoration Room

In view of recent government restrictions,
the Adoration Room will be closed.

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)

Elderly Not Vaccinated

Starting on the weekend
of 7 & 8 August

Saturday

6.30am – 50 pax

4.00pm – 50 pax

5.30pm – 100  pax

(fully vaccinated/ PETs & no more than 20 children under the age of 12)

Sunday

8.00am – 100 pax

(fully vaccinated/ PETs & no more than 20 children under the age of 12)

9.30am – 50 pax

11.00am – 50 pax

5.30pm – 50 pax

  • ONLY parishioners who are vaccinated will be allowed in for Saturday 5.30pm and Sunday 8am EC. Parishioners who are vaccinated should book Saturday 5.30pm and Sunday 8am EC so as to give those not vaccinated a chance to book for the other EC time slots
  • We ask parishioners who are not vaccinated to NOT book Saturday 5.30pm and Sunday 8am EC

Note: Children aged 12 and below can participate in pre-event testing (PET) or vaccinated-only masses.

In view of the rise in Covid-19 community clusters and cases in recent times, we would like to urge all elderly parishioners who have yet to be vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna jabs, to refrain from attending physical Masses during this period of time for your own safety. You can instead tune in to the online Masses made available by the different churches.

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

Up to 100 persons

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).
•Vaccinations are valid only from 14 days after the 2nd dose. Show your vaccination status via your TraceTogether app or token.
•The vaccinations refer only to Pfizer or Moderna. Others like Sinovac vaccine are not under this list. This is in keeping with the prevailing MOH guidelines for vaccines.
•If you are not vaccinated, you can get the MOH-approved Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or the Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR) at an approved test provider. The results are valid for 24 hours from the time of testing. You should attend the mass within the 24-hour timeframe.
Results from self-test kits are not accepted.
•Unvaccinated children are not exempted from PET.
•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.
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

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.

Gaudium et Spes

Gaudium et Spes
Talks via Zoom
25 Oct; 1. 8, 15, 22 & 29 Nov 2021
8 – 9.30pm

Widely heralded as a landmark of Catholic social teaching, the wide-ranging document Gaudium et Spes (Joy and Hope), focuses on the role of the Church and its members in the world in areas ranging from politics to peace to the challenges of contemporary atheism to morality and service to the community. The document ultimately points to an authentic meaning of life that can be found only in Christ.

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
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

Community

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

Around Our Archdiocese

World Mission Sunday v01

World Mission Sunday
24 Oct 2021

Mass Collections for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time will be set aside for the spread of Gospel. The total amount collected will be placed at the disposal of the Pontifical Mission Society for the Propagation of the faith.

 

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

Creed on the Street

Creed On The Street
Tuesday, 9 November at 7.30pm
Virtual event (on Zoom)

Mental Health in Pandemic Times: Solidarity in a Community of Love

“Struggles with mental health conditions have become more difficult and widespread during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this, as part of the Creed on the Street series, Caritas Singapore (Young Adults) and Clarity Singapore are organising a virtual night of discussion for young adults to reflect on and discuss young adults’ mental health concerns in the context of the pandemic and through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. Do sign up and join us!”

Jointly organised by Caritas Singapore (Young Adults) and Clarity Singapore.

To register  https://bit.ly/3lEoUX9

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.

GIFT appeal

GIFT Contributions

Every 3rd weekend is the collection for the GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness).

Scan the QR code or visit https://youtu.be/EhySg–k9vI for the video to learn how your contributions fund archdiocesan organisations, projects and initiatives that help to build a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church.

Please give regularly via PayNow to 201231391K (include name and mobile no. or email) and consider signing up for a pledge at catholicfoundation.sg/give

Video web linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhySg–k9vI

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.

Catholic Theology Network

Catholic Theology Network Conference
“On Being Catholic and Singaporean”
27 November 2021
ONLINE

In conjunction with the Catholic200SG celebration this year, Catholic Theology Network will be holding a conference with the theme “On Being Catholic and Singaporean”, held on the 27th Nov online. The plenary sessions and the breakout sessions will be presented with the perspective of being Singaporean.

This conference will help parishioners reflect on the interconnectedness of being Catholic and Singaporean, and increase the level of dialogue and understanding of our faith.

Registration : https://tinyurl.com/2336u5h7

Christ at Work

Christ @ Work 2021
Saturday 30th October 2021
8.30am – 5.30pm

Village Hotel Sentosa
Online Live Streamed

The biennial Christ@Work Conference returns with the theme IGNITE Faith@Work, in line with the spirit of the Catholic200SG celebrations. Archbishop William Goh is the Keynote Speaker and ex-Cabinet Minister George Yeo will do the Afternoon Address. There will be 4 Panel Discussions featuring 16 Speakers.

Watch Our Programme Video Here! : https://youtu.be/sLNk2Z_UsXQ

Scan the QR Code or Click the Link below for Programme Brochure: https://bit.ly/CBNChristAtWork2021

Click the link below to Register: https://bit.ly/CBNChristAtWork2021Reg

Family Life Conference

“Families are not a problem; they are first and foremost an opportunity.” Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis

The Family Conference “Family Life: The Joy of Love” on 5 and 6 November 2021, is organized by Catholic Family Life with a mission to form, empower and restore individuals, couples and families to flourish in the intimate love of God. The fully virtual conference is made up of 3 parts where professionals, teachers, social workers, any volunteers who work alongside families, as well as parents, will find resources that will support them in their journey to help form, empower and restore families.

Part 1 5 Nov 1.30 pm – 6.30 pm Working with Families (for Professionals who work with families)

Part 2 6 Nov 9.00 am – 12.00 pm Anchoring on our Faith (for Parents and families)

Part 3 6 Nov 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm Building Flourishing Families (for Singles, Couples, Parents and families)

Please find out more about the conference and register via https://www.familylife.sg/General_Registration

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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