Have you thought about what it means to be a baptised Catholic?
What is God our father calling you to?
Come and join us on our next run of Burning Bush to encounter what adventures the Lord has in store for you!
Register at: email@example.com
CSM Disciples Pathway
For CSM Parishioners Only
We may have on our own gone for several courses and retreats offered in the parish and in the Archdiocese. Do you know where all this is leading to? Would you like to take a pathway of faith and life?
If you are interested, please register to find out more.
Blessing of Candles
2 February 2023
The blessing of candles will be on the 2nd of February when the Church celebrates the Presentation of the Lord. This day has been chosen by the Church for a very important ceremony, the solemn blessing of candles, whence the day is often called Candlemas — the Mass of the candles.
More details to come.
It is a time to relax with a drink of your taste and talk about theology. This discussion is proposed in the document, Evangelii Gaudium by Pope Francis. There will be discussion and question and answer moments on any aspect of our faith and practices.
Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Traditionally this had been the day where the household would consume all the meat before Ash Wednesday when fasting began.
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.
There are 5 formation and preparatory sessions before the Rites of Baptism in the following months:
For more information:
We are Recruiting Catechists
Calling all Parents who have young children and those who are endowed in the teaching charism to come forward and serve the Lord.
Please email to email@example.com
Mondays to Sundays
7am to 7pm
Our columbarium is now open daily from 7am to 7pm.
Dear Brothers and Sisters
Our electricity bills incurred for the columbarium is more than $5,000 every month. In the long run this is not sustainable.
We seek your understanding and cooperation to switch on the lights when you arrive and switch them off when you leave so that we can save on these expenses.
Thank you for your assistance.
Join us as Wardens
When we extend hospitality to others, we’re not trying to impress people, we’re trying to reflect God to them. As we serve our Lord, we may meet someone who really needs a friend…and we can fill that need. Maybe we can make an eternal difference in the person’s life, just because we choose to be friendly and helpful.
Ministry of Lectors is recruiting new members to proclaim the Word of God. If you have a willing heart and a desire to serve the Lord, come join us to be instruments of God and proclaim your faith through HIS Word.
We are in need of
Trained Special Needs Catechists
Pope Francis has called the Catholic Church to be a welcoming Church. As we welcome our students into our religious education classes, it’s important that we see each one as a child of God with special talents and special gifts; remember that you are seeing the face of Jesus. Teaching religious education is a splendid opportunity to share your love of God and the Catholic Church with your students.
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Our CSM Community visited our surrounding neighbourhoods, going door-to-door to reach out to our fellow Catholics as well as to invite everyone we met to visit our Parish. Our Christmas Celebrations saw several of our neighbours dropping by to enjoy our barbecue and other activities.
Here are more photos of our outreach volunteers:
Our grateful thanks
to our neighbourhood cleaners!
On Saturday, 21 January, the eve of Chinese New Year, our CSM Community reached out to our cleaners with chicken nasi bryani, drinks and some tokens of appreciation for all their hard work in the neighbourhood. They were from the neighbourhoods of Jalan Rajah, Jalan Tenteram and St George’s.
May God continue to bless them in the coming year with His graces, good health, and happiness.
Here are a few photos with our outreach volunteers.
Around Our Archdiocese
CHARIS’ Overseas Humanitarian Foundation Course
The Overseas Humanitarian Foundation Course is a face-to-face learning experience that allows participants to explore their lives’ faith journeys and answer the call to be living missionary disciples. The course features key speakers like Fr David Garcia, SJ, Khoo Peng Beng, and Kenneth Wambeck. It will be held on 4th March 2023, from 9am to 5pm at St. Joseph’s Institution.
For more information or to register, visit: https://makehopehappen.charis-singapore.org/Activities/ohfc3
Dates : 10 Mar – 12 Mar 2023 (Friday night through Sunday afternoon)
Prayer Experience Retreat #32
3 – 5 Mar 2023
9am – 6.30pm (Non Stay-In)
FEE: $150 (Inclusive of GST)
Financial Assistance is available!
The Theme, “The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life” traces the whole spiritual journey through the Purgative,
Illuminative and Unitive stages in relation to prayer. This will help participants understand their own journey in order to advance and grow in holiness.
Conducted by Juliana Koh & CSC Retreat Team
For any further queries, please contact us at 6288 7901 / 6858 2716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information at link below:
Jesus Encounter Retreat
8 – 12 Feb 2023
5-day Stay-in Retreat
FEE: $400 (Inclusive of GST)
Financial Assistance is available!
DO YOU NEED TO BE REFRESHED, RESTORED AND RECHARGED?
Come and see (John 1:39) and experience the awesome love of the Father through a personal encounter with Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit as He leads, guides, heals and restores.
ACMI Migrant Fund Charity Golf
10 Feb 2023
Tanah Merah Country Club
Putt for a good cause at the ACMI Migrant Fund Charity Golf on 10 Feb 2023
at Tanah Merah Country Club, Tampines Course! There are more than 1.2
million low-wage migrant workers and migrant domestic workers in Singapore.
Many are single mothers or who have courageously left their families to come
to Singapore to work. Others are struggling to make ends meet in a rising
cost environment whilst facing hardship and prejudice. Your support can feed
500 migrant workers, give 76 migrant domestic workers upskilling
opportunities through training courses and much more. $5000 per flight with
lunch and dinner included.
Scan the QR code to find out more:
The Catholic Hub
Watch the video to learn more about the Catholic Hub
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Our Archdiocese has been working to build a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church. In sharing the Good News, we are bringing the hope and love of Christ to vast numbers of people.
Within our Church today, however, there are currently no premises large enough for our organisations and communities to hold their activities on a large scale. After much study, we concluded that the Church’s largest freehold site at 49 Upper Thomson Road could optimally be used to house major Archdiocesan organisations, a convention centre with overnight retreat facilities, a home for senior clergy – and more – for the long-term needs of the Church.
Beyond physical infrastructure, such a Catholic Hub can bring about a greater depth of communion. The facilities and organisations located there will enable collaboration for a more effective witnessing of the Gospel to the people of Singapore and reap economies of scale.
“Who am I really, to God?”
Labourers in the Vineyard Retreat
Dates: 9 to 13 March 2023
Venue: Majodi Centre, Taman Perindustrian Sri Plentong,
81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia 81750
Retreat Fees: S$400 (inclusive of accommodation, transport and daily meals)
The Labourers in the Vineyard Retreat is an invitation to discover who we are in the eyes of God our Father, and to experience a renewal in the way we respond to that identity. This 5 day stay-in retreat is for anyone who desires to deepen their relationship with God or is interested in discovering more about their faith.
Led by the Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelisation, Rev. Fr. Terence Pereira, together with Gloria Patri Charismatic ministry, the retreat will include talks, praise and worship, as well as ministering and spiritual counselling.
You don’t have to be ‘prayerful enough’, ‘knowledgeable enough’, ‘holy enough’ or ‘involved enough’ to participate. The Lord’s invitation is to come as you are, away from the busyness of life and enter into a space of encounter with Him.
Find out more about the retreat from our chat with Catholic Radio here!
AT HOME RETREAT : (2 choices)
A ten-week programme based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which enables one to know Jesus Christ more intimately in the midst of life’s daily routine. It includes a weekly meeting of faith sharing, daily prayer using Scripture, and spiritual direction. It falls within the Lent season, the retreat theme of “Journeying from Ashes to Easter” would be a timely opportunity for us to deepen our Lenten pilgrimage. By Cenacle Sister Francisca and team.
MORNINGS: 10 Thursdays
Date: 16 Feb – 20 April
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am
Venue: LaSalle Centre- St. Patrick School – 490 East Coast Road
EVENINGS: 10 Thursdays
Date: 16 Feb – 20 April
Time: 7.30-9.30 pm
Venue: Cana – the Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo St
For registration: website: cenaclemission.com or call 92985808
A Call to Action – An Encouragement Note
Catholic Family Life has prepared a Family Card for parishioners to write an encouragement note to encourage and affirm another family if they have been an
inspiration to you in the way they live out their vocation of family life. Raising a family can be challenging and lonely at times, yet families are the very places
we often witness the beauty of love, joy, and sacrifice. Let’s be one community in supporting each other to build love-filled and faith-filled families, affirm a family this weekend! Please do take a card and share your message of love and hope to a family.
Module 1 of My Personal Moral Compass 2023
– By Rev Fr David Garcia, O.P.
How do we know what is right and what is wrong? Why does this matter?
Join us in person at CANA from 26 January onwards as we explore what are moral truths and why they matter for our happiness.
Module 1 of the 2023 run of My Personal Moral Compass will start on 26 January 2023. It will be held weekly on Thursdays in person from 7:30 to 9:30 pm for seven weeks.
To register: http://bit.ly/MPMC-1
For enquiries, please email Caritas Singapore at email@example.com
“Restore, Rekindle and Renew your marriage at the ME Weekend!”
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 3rd – 5th Feb 2023 or 14th – 16th April 2023 by contacting Joe & Reenie at 9670-5390 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org”
Vocation Seminar for young single women 17 to 28 years of age
Youthline is an integrated youth service that provides a listening ear and free counselling support for anyone up to 35 years old, regardless of race or religion.
Youthline handled over 175 cases in the first 7 days of its launch on 10th November. Since then, the average daily volume has doubled. There is an urgent need for much more resources, space and professional staff to meet the rapidly growing demand for their services. They are looking to raise $5 million to fund a larger space and more staff to serve the thousands of young people they expect in the coming year.
Your generous support will make a big difference in providing the resources necessary to meet the demand for such a service among many young people in Singapore.
For more information or enquiries, please email or reach out to email@example.com
Thank you very much for your generosity.
CPS Lunchtime Mass
COME HAVE LUNCH WITH JESUS!
The Catholic Prayer Society invites all to lunchtime mass at these locations:
Every Wednesday, 12.15pm:
TPI building level 6, 62 Cecil Street
Every Friday, 12.15pm:
- Medical Alumni Association, 2 College Road, Level 1 Theatrette
- One Raffles Quay, level 49 North Tower (starting 14 Oct 22)
More details at: www.cps.org.sg
Catholic Family Life: Volunteer Recruitment
(Administrative and Reception Support at Counselling Centre)
A Heart to Serve – Catholic Family Life (CFL) is calling out for volunteers!
If you have a desire/calling to make a difference and contribute your God-given gifts and talents. Join CFL in volunteering your time by empowering, enriching the lives of our fellow brothers and sisters. “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
Get in touch with Catholic Family Life to find out more, contact us at 64880278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested to volunteer with us, do fill up the volunteer form: https://bit.ly/CFL-volunteer-form and we will get in touch with you.
Youthline – Call for Volunteers
Youthline is launching a dedicated helpline and counselling service for young people up to 35 years of age. Help us make a difference by volunteering today!
You can look forward to:
● Free training and skills development
● Joining our awesome community
● Making a real impact
● Helpline Volunteer
● Pro-bono Counsellor or Para-Counsellor
● Youth Hero
Please visit https://youthline.sg to sign up now.
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.
Counselling and Psychological Services
By Clarity Singapore
Learn more: https://www.clarity-singapore.org
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 email@example.com or
Visit https://cpc.familylife.sg/ to book your session.