This Week In Our Community

Good Shepherd Sunday

Good Shepherd Sunday
25 April 2021

Collections will be set aside for the ongoing formation of our Seminarians and expenses relating to the St Francis Xavier Major Seminary.

Children's Lit Zoom

Children’s Liturgy

For Children 2 to 6 years old

2 May 2021, 11am EC via Zoom

To register for CSM 11am Zoom EC, click

https://tinyurl.com/EucharisticCelebrationviaZoom

Donation to the poor

Donation to the Poor
2 May 2021
Collections on 2 May 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!

Ecclesiastes

ECCLESIASTES
BIBLE STUDY
3, 10, 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.
Prayer Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina
Tuesdays 4, 11,18, 25 May 2021
8pm to 9.30pm
via Zoom
Register: tinyurl.com/Prayer-LectioDivina

“Lectio Divina” – means divine reading in Latin, is an ancient method of reading, meditating on and living the Word of God. It is an approach of allowing God to address us directly through the biblical text.

It is one of the foundations of growing our relationship with Jesus Christ. Come and learn more about this method of reading and praying Scripture.

Presenters: Cassilda and Leonard Koh.

AED and formation manager, ONE

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

Ascension Thursday

Ascension Thursday
Eucharistic Celebrations
Register via myCatholic.sg

Dates and Time:
Vigil Mass – 12 May: 6pm & 8pm
13 May: 8am, 9.30am & 11am*

Place:
Worship Hall

*11am EC is also on Zoom

The following words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, are good for our meditation as we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord:

“The Ascension does not point to Jesus’ absence, but tells us that He is alive in our midst in a new way. He is no longer in a specific place in the world as He was before the Ascension. He is now in the lordship of God, present in every space and time, close to each one of us. In our life we are never alone: we have this Advocate who awaits us, who defends us. We are never alone: the Crucified and Risen Lord guides us. We have with us a multitude of brothers and sisters who, in silence and concealment, in their family life and at work, in their problems and hardships, in their joys and hopes, live faith daily and together with us bring the world the lordship of God’s love, in the Risen Jesus Christ, ascended into Heaven, our own Advocate who pleads for us.”

http://www.popefrancishomilies.com/ascension

Pentecost Rally
20 – 22 May 2021
7.30pm to 9.30pm
via Zoom

Stay tuned for registration link.

Evening Brew

Evening Brew

What better way to spend a Friday evening, relaxing over an evening brew with our fellow parishioners. In a free style format, bring your questions about our faith.

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

Date: 28 May, Friday

Time: 8pm to 9.30pm

Place: Church of St Michael

Register: http://tinyurl.com/EveningBrewon28May

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

My Personal Moral Compass 2021_Module 3

Module 3 of My Personal Moral Compass 2021
By Rev Fr David Garcia, O.P.

Do Christians follow a different morality? Is there a difference between Christian and secular morality?

Join us virtually and live for the third module of My Personal Moral Compass as we contemplate what God has to do with ethics in general, and how the Christian understanding of God has an impact on human ethics.

Our conversation will cover issues like the existence of God, what we understand about God, the moral standard that Jesus called for, what is grace and how that grace helps us in our daily lives, and more.

Module 3 will start on 29 April 2021 and will be held weekly on Thursdays over Zoom live at 7:30 pm for seven weeks.

To register, please go to https://bit.ly/3a0542c

For enquiries, please email Caritas Singapore at mpmc@caritas-singapore.org

Novena Youth Rally

Novena Youth Rally 2021
Battle of the Bands

Novena Youth Rally 2021 will be happening on the evening of Friday 18 June 2021, and it marks the first year that rally would be going fully digital. We have some interesting programmes planned from music to crafts to discussions, and we’re hoping to reach out to all Catholic youths to save the date to attend the live stream.

Please follow our new socials at @novenayouthrally on

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/novenayouthrally

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/novenayouthrally

Right now, we are looking for some of our musically-inclined friends to join in one of our main highlights, Battle of the Bands. The top finalist bands will stand a chance to record a music video and be featured on Novena Youth Rally 2021. This is open to bands from 16 to 35 years old to participate. Simply send us a video recording of your music and sign up at http://bit.ly/nyrbotb.

Submissions close on 30 April 2021

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?
3, 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 3, 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.  

Marriage a Priority

Make Your Marriage a Priority!
7 to 9 May 2021

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, sign up for a Marriage Encounter Weekend on 7 to 9 May 2021.  This In-person and non stay-in weekend will be at Agape Village, 7A Lor 8 Toa Payoh.

Please contact David & Clara @ 96705390 or email at mewkend@gmail.com to register your interest!

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.

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Tell Others About Jesus

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings the good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns’ Isaiah 52:7

You are invited to further the good news of the Lord in 2021.

What can you do? How will you do it?

Tell others about Jesus.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/HwSWQ1HyGsA

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 and Green Zones
9am (before 9.30am Eucharist)
10.30am (before 11am Eucharist)

Reconciliation will be available at the following times on Sundays:

Areas (Worship Hall):
Blue Zone (Near Our Lady’s statue)
Green Zone (Near the Audio Visual station)

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.

Visits to the 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, 2 May

Sunday, 5 June

Sunday, 4 July

To register for CSM 11am Zoom EC, click

https://tinyurl.com/EucharisticCelebrationviaZoom

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 at the Worship Hall

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
18 April – 1pm

Join Zoom Gathering
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2912529125
Zoom password:  1804
(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 May: 16 May
Month of June: 20 June

(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