This Week In Our Community

Elderly Not Vaccinated

Starting on the weekend
of 7 & 8 August

Saturday

6.30am – 50 pax

4.00pm – 50 pax

5.30pm – 100  pax

(Vaccinated)

Sunday

8.00am – 100 pax

(Vaccinated)

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
  • We ask parishioners who are not vaccinated to NOT book 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

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.

CSM P3 HA

For Mass Bookings of
Up to 150 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.

Evangelii Gaudium

Join us for
Evangelii Gaudium
The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis
23, 30 Aug, 6, 13, 20 Sept 2021
8pm – 9.30pm
via Zoom

Register today!
https://tinyurl.com/csmevangeliigaudium

Fr John on Leave

Fr John is on leave

Fr John
16 to 27 July

O Bless Our Priests O Lord!

Praise & Worship

Join us for
Praise & Worship

Please note that the 17 July Praise & Worship
has been postponed to 21 August 2021

Saturday, 21 August 2021

8pm – 9.30pm
Worship Hall

Register today!
https://tinyurl.com/csmpraiseworship

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

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
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)

CSM Intercessory Prayers

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

Intercessory Prayers
via Zoom
(Updated 28 May 2021)

Every Tuesday, 8pm

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.

Suspended church activities

Private Worship and Columbarium Visits
Temporarily suspended

The Columbarium is undergoing Additions & Alterations (A&A) works and will be closed till further notice.

Currently Private Worship sessions are temporarily suspended till further notice.

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

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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

Around Our Archdiocese

Crossings Cafe

TAKEAWAY MENU
Crossings Cafe
http://crossingscafe.com.sg

Crossings Cafe is pleased to extend our special takeaway/delivery menu from now till 18 August 2021.  Stay home, stay safe!

To order, WhatsApp 8292 7972, call 6338 2669

or e-mail: manager@crossingscafe.com.sg 

For delivery, please order one day in advance.  Delivery charge is $8 per location (minimum order of $60 per location); free delivery for orders $150 and above.

Charis

CHARIS’ India Covid-19 Response

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

During the recent appeal for CHARIS’ India Covid-19 Response, we have been able to raise much more than what we have expected through your collective efforts and we hope to have been able to spread your love and prayers through the actions of our partners.

Many have benefited from the facilities and equipment since the campaign has closed, and their lives, along with many more, were touched by your compassion.

For more updates on how the funds have impacted the community, visit: https://makehopehappen.charis-singapore.org/index.php/2021/india-covid-19-response#pb-content-638

GIFT Appeal

GIFT Contributions

The collection for the GIFT (Giving in Faith and Thankfulness) programme helps to build a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church. Sign up for a monthly pledge, the most sustainable source of funding for the archdiocese, to support its organisations and projects. Or give regularly via PayNow to 201231391K (include name and mobile no. or email).

Watch the video on to https://youtu.be/lyLsmYxsvAs to see how our Church has continued to carry out Her mission despite the pandemic. Please give generously for the vision of the archdiocese.

More info at catholicfoundation.sg

Young Stewards Conference

Young Stewards Conference
“(Re)claiming the Gift of Faith”
14 August 2021
3pm to 6pm
.

We are inviting members of all young adult Catholic communities across the Archdiocese to be part of this meaningful and exciting event!

The ultimate vision is to build a network of young working adult communities and organisations, who can engage with each other and be thought leaders on critical issues faced by young adult Catholics today, in building the Church for tomorrow.

What does this event hope to achieve?

A platform where passionate voices become co-creators in shaping mindsets about faith in today’s world, and being stewards of God’s gifts, using them for the good of God and His Church in Singapore. Specifically, the Foundation seeks to connect young working adults in identifying our gifts, the specific needs of the Church where we are called to utilise our gifts, and to commit to (re-)give our gifts to Christ and His Church out of love.

We will hear testimonies from fellow Catholics, and reflect and share about the needs of the Church, our individual gifts and how we are called to use them in areas of:

  • Personal Vocation & Mission in Action
  • Creativity, Communion & Collaboration
  • Compassion, Economic Justice & Stewardship
IGNITUS

Be part of “Ignitus! Social Mission with Love”
4 September, Saturday!

Celebrate the amazing love of God shown in our Singapore history! #Catholic200SG

Let’s come together as one body in our social mission and faith and discover how our church helps the vulnerable and marginalised.

Be inspired and respond to the call to bring God’s love and mercy to all.

Main event Date: 4 Sept, Saturday 2021

Micro-events in the months of July and August

Event and sessions will be conducted online.

Jointly organised by Caritas Singapore and CHARIS.

Find out more here ➡️ http://www.catholic200.sg/events/IGNITUSSocialMissionWithLove

To register for the main event on 4 Sept 2021 ➡️ http://bit.ly/ignitus4Sep21

Montfort Centre

Authentic Discipleship

We are all called to be disciples of Jesus, though sometimes, it feels like we are just his fans, much like the crowd in a football stadium. We merely admire Jesus but are not ready to take up the cross and follow him. Come away, reflect and pray in this Authentic Discipleship retreat for the freedom and courage to be true disciples of Jesus.

Register here:

https://www.montfortcentre.org/events-1/authentic-discipleship

Primary 1 Registration

Primary 1 Registration
Phase 2B
26 & 27 July 2021

Priority for registration under Phase 2B is for a child of a baptised Catholic parent.

Please view above poster for more information.

Am I ready for mission?

“Am I ready for Mission?”
July 5, 12, 19 & 26 2021 (Mondays)
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Talk by Rev Fr Valerian Cheong.

The pilgrim Church is missionary by Her nature and I am part of Her. What does mission mean? Is everyone called to one? How do I know I am ready?

Register at https://tinyurl.com/ytwmsdk7

Marriage Encounter Weekend

“Make your marriage a priority!”
Good marriages can always be made better! 

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 Aug 20-22 & Oct 22-24 by contacting David & Clara @ 96705390 or email at mewkend@gmail.com

Faith Strengthens Others

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Faith is strengthened when it is given to others
– Redemptoris Missio (Mission of the Redeemer) – Encyclical by St Pope John Paul II

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

How can I share the faith that I received?

WATCH THE VIDEO:

http://bit.ly/EvangelicalVideo3

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.