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In Our Community – 26 September 2021

This Week In Our Community

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.
Adoration Room Closed v5

Updated 27 Sep 2021

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

Thank you for your understanding.

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)

Friday Holy HOUR Oct

Holy Hour
1 Oct, 7.30pm to 8pm

Register: tinyurl.com/HolyHour1Oct

CSM Catholic200SG

Catholic200SG CSM Open House
Sat 
9 Oct 2021
10am to 12noon

     Do invite your Non Catholic family members or friends to our Church Open House

     Register: tinyurl.com/OpenHouse9Oct

CSM_StJoseph

What can we discover in Joseph?
Wed 13 Oct 2021
7.45pm to 9.45pm
St Michael Room

Let art reveal rich meanings and insights into the earthly Father of our Lord Jesus.

Register: https://tinyurl.com/ArtnFaithonStJoseph

Neocatechumenal Way Community
Neocatechumenal Way Community
Are you searching for a deeper meaning in your lives? Do you seek things of true and lasting value, a happiness that the world cannot give? God loves you as you are. Come and see!
Talks in St. Michael’s Room every Monday and Thursday @8.00pm (4 Oct till 18 Nov 2021).
To register: please SMS/ WhatsApp: Cecilia 8236 7403
Donation to the poor

Donation to the Poor
1st Sunday of the month
Collections 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!

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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.

Infant Baptism

Infant Baptism

Let us continue to pray for: William and Emily, Kayla, Alexa Clare, Luna, Nathan  and Sophia Rebecca.

May the mighty blessings and the tender love of Christ the King abide in their hearts and homes, may the Lord God empower and flourish the vocation and the mission that He through the Sacrament of Baptism is planting in their hearts.

Eucharist Intentions Offerings

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.

https://tinyurl.com/CSMEucharistIntentions

Church of St Michael- our new home 2021

A Parish Report providing an update of the initiatives and activities that have been carried out in response to the Parish Assembly held in August 2019 has been prepared. It is accessible via our parish website under ‘Resources’ or you may access the direct link for the information here

Intercessory Prayer Group

We invite those of you who are not involved in any ministry to join the Intercessory Prayer Group.

We need 5 more Parishioners to join us!
(updated 24 Sep 2021)

     Those who join will be praying for the needs of others and the needs of the parish.
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.
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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

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.

Subscribe to our Weekly Bulletin

Email: 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.

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)

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

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

Around Our Archdiocese

Migrants
World Day of Migrants & Refugees
26 Sep 2021
Let us Pray
  1. For migrant workers, that they may labour in safe and just conditions, and that we who benefit from their labour may be truly grateful for what they provide.  We pray to the Lord.                    
  2. For migrants, refugees, and all other foreigners in our midst, that they may find strength in our concern for justice and feel the warmth of our love, We pray to the Lord. 
Shing Mission Rally

Gather to IGNITE
Send forth to SHINE MISSION RALLY
2 Oct 2021
9.30am to 12.00pm

The Church is missionary by nature and every baptised has a part to play in this mission. We are called to reflect Christ’s light and radiate it to all people!  This year, as the Archdiocese celebrates Catholic200SG, this mission becomes more pronounced.

Come, join us in ONE at this rally to be inspired and motivated to take up the work. Find out the opportunities for us to further the mission and get challenged to shine Christ’s light to all parts of this island and beyond.

Be the Church on mission!

https://one.churchsys.info/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&id=141&reset=1

CPS Lunch Talks

CPS LUNCHTIME TALK VIA ZOOM
‘Coming Home to Our Father’.
Speaker: Nick Jarvis Tan
Dates: Mondays, 13, 20, 27 Sept & 4 Oct 2021
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Registration is required. 

Register by scanning the QR code or use this link https://bit.ly/3mFhNOY

Assisi Fun Day 2021

Assisi Fun Day 2021 – E-Edition
7 – 17 October 2021

Shop and eat for good at Assisi Fun Day 2021 – E-Edition as we bring the world to you! Enjoy delicious food and exciting products from Asia, America and Europe, “chop” your virtual passports and have fun with games at www.assisifunday.sg from 7-17 Oct. Every dollar spent will go towards providing care and comfort for patients with terminal illnesses and their families.

For early birds only (by 6 Oct)

Support someone in need through “Give-A-Gift”! Make a $50 donation to give a gift of $50 credit to Assisi Hospice’s patient or someone in need for purchase of food and products at www.assisifunday.sg. We hope to bring joy to 400 patients and needy persons through this initiative.
Get $2 credit free for every $20 credit you top up in your E-Wallet for making purchases at www.assisifunday.sg .

Any clarifications, please feel free to email Lisa at lisa.law@assisihospice.org.sg or 98374060.

My Personal Moral Compass

Module 6 of My Personal Moral Compass 2021
By Rev Fr David Garcia, O.P.

As medical technologies continue to develop rapidly and laws on them are debated, pertinent ethical questions about them need to be asked. When is the right time to turn off the plug and let a family member die in peace? Is mercy killing ever an option? Is abortion always wrong in all circumstances? Is plastic surgery ethical? Is IVF permissible? Can we redesign babies? Fr David Garcia will explore all these questions, and more, in the sixth module of My Personal Moral Compass: Stewards of Life. Come and join us!

Module 6 will start on 7 October 2021 and will be held weekly on Thursdays over Zoom live at 7:30 pm for seven weeks.

To register: https://bit.ly/396NZCT

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

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

Landings

Welcoming Home Returning Catholics
14 Sept – 16 Nov 2021
Tuesdays
8pm to 9.30pm

Landings Singapore presents a new 10 week programme which runs from 14th September 2021 through 16th November 2021, every Tuesday from 8pm to 9.30pm. A weekend of virtual retreat takes place near the end of this programme on the 6th and 7th November 2021. All sessions will be held over Zoom. We invite Catholics seeking a reconnection with the faith to register at this link: https://bit.ly/3gFDObF or to scan the QR code in the e-poster.

What to expect

  • Check-in time and opening prayer
  • Faith story-telling
  • Response to story
  • Fellowship
  • Reflection on Catholic themes (the themes centre around our relationship with God as well as the Sacraments)
  • Closing Prayer

For more information on Landings, please email singapore@landings.org.sg or visit www.landings.org.sg

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

GIFT appeal

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 to 201231391K. Please include your name and mobile number or email address to receive an acknowledgement.

For more information, visit catholicfoundation.sg

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

Marriage Encounter Weekend

“Make your marriage a priority!”
Good marriages can always be made better!
22 – 24 October

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 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.

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