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Encounter

Palm Sunday 2022 update

UPDATE
PALM SUNDAY
10 April 2022

Procession at
11.15am EC

Holy Week update
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday, 10 April  – 7.45am/ 9.30am/ 11.15am (with procession)/ 5.30pm
Holy Thursday, 14 April – 8pm
Good Friday, 15 April – 7.45am/ 10am/ 3pm
Easter Vigil, 16 April – 7.30pm (with procession – parishioners encouraged to bring own decorated candles)
Easter Sunday, 17 April – 7.45am/ 9.30am/ 11.15am/ 5.30pm

RECONCILIATION SERVICE
Wednesday and Thursday
6 & 7 April
7.30 – 8.30am, 7.30 – 8.30pm
Venue: Bethel

No Registration needed. Just walk in.

Do note that the gate will close at 8.15am and 8.15pm respectively.

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Lenten Walk
Saturday, 9 April
Eve of Palm Sunday on 9 April
Boundary of our church (about 20km)
Starts at 8pm
Registration closes on 5 April 2022.
For the first time, we are going to have a walk around our parish boundary to offer up to the Lord our parish.
This Lenten walk is open to all parishioners.
As we walk, we will pray different prayers for our parish.
You can join us for 2km or 5km or 10km or the full 20km.
There will be a briefing in church with zoom option on 3 April  at 6.45pm (after evening EC) at St Michael room. Do come and join us in this briefing to find out more.
Briefing: 3 April, 6.45pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2365367999?pwd=QmFpNTYreUtxS0hVdmVVTXNLdTRqUT09

Meeting ID: 236 536 7999
Passcode: 590716

Lenten Walk QR Code

Come, join us, and as a community, let us mark the start of Holy Week in a deeply meaningful walk.
All those who are unable to walk the parish boundary are invited to be a part of this journey, by logging on zoom where there will be a group who will be joining those walking with their prayers.
Join Lenten Walk on 9 April on  Zoom
Register: TBA
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Eucharist Explained
Sun, 24 April 2022
1pm- 4pm
St Michael and St Thomas Rooms
All Catholics partake of the Eucharist but not all Catholics understand the signs and gesture of the Eucharist. Even the deeper meaning of the words eludes some of us. It is hoped that those who participate will have a deeper appreciation of the Lord’s banquet and by this understanding enter into a fuller participation of the thanksgiving we give to God our Father through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit.
Grace Talks Updated

Updated Dates for Talks

Grace
Fri 29 April, Thurs 5 May,
Fri 13 May & Thurs 19 May

8pm
St Michael Room

There are many times when Catholics talk about ‘grace’ and many are not too sure about what it really is. The talks will enable us to understand this word better.
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From April Onwards

NO Sat 4.00pm
Eucharistic Celebrations


NO 11.15am ZOOM
Eucharistic Celebrations,

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Stations of the Cross
Fridays, begins 4 March
7pm – 7.30pm

No booking required.

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Virtual Week of Guided Prayer
7 to 14 May 2022
(Saturday to Saturday)
Via Zoom

Learn how to pray with Scripture
and 
develop a closer relationship with the Lord.

Saturday 7.5.22, 2.00 4.30pm:  Taster Session Via Zoom

Presentation of Prayer Methods & Meet your Prayer Guide at Breakout Session.

Monday, 9.5.22 to Friday, 13.5.22Week of Guided Prayer

Meet your Prayer Guide daily for half hour between 9.00 am – 10.00 pm

Choice of Virtual meeting to be agreed with Prayer Guide

Saturday 14.5.22, 2.00 –  4.30 pm:  Closing Session Via Zoom

Participation is free, but love offerings to Sojourners’ Companions are welcome

Register: tinyurl.com/CSMWeekofGuidedPrayer

Closing Date: 27th April

Participation is limited to Parishioners of Church of St Michael.

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Updated
Mondays to Saturdays
7pm – 7.15pm

LENTEN REFLECTION
via Zoom
3 Mar to 13 Apr

Mondays to Saturdays
7pm to 7.15pm

Register: tinyurl.com/CSMLentenReflections2022

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COME AND SEE!
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Starting Soon!

We will be commencing the new RCIA process and therefore please invite those that you know who are non-baptised to come and see.

Register your interest with the Parish Admin Office csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

The date of the commencement will be announced shortly.

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EC for the Unvaccinated
Saturdays at 7pm
Bethel
5 parishioners only

Bookings begin every Tuesday, 9am onwards.
Adoration 14Jan Updated

Adoration Room
Book your timeslot with the Parish.

Updated Timings
4.45pm to 5.15pm
5.15pm to 5.45pm
6.45pm to 7.15pm
7.15pm to 7.45pm
7.45pm to 8.15pm

Please book your timeslot no later than 12 noon the day before.

Register at https://bit.ly/CSMAdoration

Email: csm.office@catholic.org.sg

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Sacrament of Reconciliation
on Weekdays
Register : https://tinyurl.com/csmweekdayrecon

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)

Register : https://forms.gle/CCdYprYrx94Zyakw9

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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)
10.45am (half an hour before the 11.15am Eucharist)

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

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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

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LAUNCH! Infant Baptism Home Page
All New!
stmichael.catholic.sg/infant-baptism-csm
“Don’t forget that the greatest inheritance you can give to your children is the faith. Try to see that it is not lost; nurture it, and leave it as an inheritance,” Pope Francis said on 10 January 2016.
He also reminds us that faith is the greatest treasure parents can leave their children and encourages us parents to make this faith grow throughout the lives of our children.
Is this your desire too? Journey with CSM’s Infant Baptism and discover the joys of connecting with parents in sharing faith with our children.
The next baptism intake months for 2022 are: Jul, Oct, Dec
All details including the preparation journey, application process, frequently asked questions and latest baptism dates can be found on the Infant Baptism home page here
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Book of Ezekiel
Mondays
4 , 11, 18 & 25 April
9, 23 & 30 May, 6 June
8 to 9.30pm
St Michael Room

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

Community

Donation for 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.

Thank you Seniors Club
SENIORS CLUB
 A Big Thank You!
The team thanks Fr Sam, all helpers and of course our new and all our returning seniors who came together in an overwhelming number on 30 March after a lapse of more than 2 years!
See you again on wed 27 April for our next session to celebrate Easter!
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INFANT BAPTISM

Please continue to pray for the following babies and their families:
Baby (Parents’ names) 
Daniel (Andrew and Valerie Chan)
Dylan (Derrick and Vimita Paulo)
Ignatius (Khelvin & Petrina Xu)
Jamie  (Jeremy and Charlotte Tang)
Linus (Raymond and Li Chern)
Marcus (Brian Benitez and Vo Thi My Thoa)
Nathan (Shawn and Nathalie Wong)
Nathaniel (Joey and Marianne Ang)
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Coro di Velli Angeli Choir
welcomes you!

Contact Kaivan @9169 9385

Thank you from SSVP

Thank you for your kind support
and donations to SSVP Friends-In-Need

SSVP Friends-In-Need received an additional ang pow of $80 on top of their monthly cash aids for each family during Christmas and Chinese New Year.

The Friends-In-Need from SSVP are very grateful for the generosity of CSM parishioners. Your donations have been giving them hope and love. 
Thank you very much.
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Recruitment of Musicians
Ephrem Music Ministry

Calling all musicians with a willing heart to serve to come forward to join Ephrem Music Ministry.

Contact: Maryanne (9771 5995) or the Parish Admin Office.

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Looking for Volunteers
(who are not in any Ministry)
for Safe Entry in the morning
for EC & Adoration

Please contact the Parish Admin Office.

Zumba updated

Zumba sessions
8pm to 9pm
Please note there will be no Zumba lessons during Lent.

Strictly for fully vaccinated.

Register: tinyurl.com/CSMZumba2022

Location: St John Vianney Room

Funeral Wake Rooms
Funeral Wake Rooms
St John / St Luke
Available from 29 November 2021
For Church of St Michael Parishioners only
Please contact the Parish Admin Office.
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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.

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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.

tinyurl.com/CSMEI5April

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

Outreach

Christmas Season of Gifting

Season of Giving
during Christmas 2021

Look out for more community outreach events in 2022.

Around Our Archdiocese

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Theology of the Body
22, 29 April;  6, 13 May 2022
8pm to 10.30pm
Presenter: Andrew Kong

Considered one of the greatest legacies of St John Paul II, this catechesis explains Catholic teachings through the lenses of the Nuptial Mystery. Understanding Sexuality, Love and the Meaning of Life is critical not only for marriage and sexual morality, but concerns the entire Gospel, the Bible and in fact the Whole Mission of Christ. A must for all in family and youth ministry and adult / teen catechesis; and all who wants to make sense of the sexual moral confusion and scandals in the Church and the world.

Cost: Love Offering (PAYNOW 96493893)

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/ACT-Talk-Signup

Marriage Encounter
“Make your marriage a priority!
6 – 8 May 2022
 
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  6th – 8th May 2022 by contacting Joe & Reenie at 9670-5390 or email at mewkend@gmail.com
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LAUDATO SI
(PRAISE BE TO YOU)
Mondays 4, 11, 18 & 25 April 2022
2.30pm – 1.30pm
SPEAKER : Fr David Garcia

Laudato Si is the second encyclical letter of Pope Francis which calls out to everyone especially us Catholics to care for our common home, Earth. How do we respond to this call?

Registration is required.  

Click on this link  https://tinyurl.com/CPSTalksLaudatoSi
or scan the QR Code in the above poster (click to enlarge)    

CBN Leadership 2022

CBN Leadership Program
“Journey with Christ 2022”
May to September 2022

How to be an effective leader in the workplace?

An invitation to all Aspiring, Young Christian Leaders seeking a Spiritual Journey with meaningful careers.

Click here for more details: https://bit.ly/CBNLeadPB

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/CBNLeadership22

CHARITIES WEEK 2022

 

Jesus taught us to “love thy neighbour as thyself” (Matthew 22:39). He came to serve those in need, and we too are called to do the same.

The season of Lent is when Caritas Singapore conducts its annual Archdiocesan fundraising campaign—Charities Week. Caritas is the social and community arm of the Catholic Church that assesses the needs of charities to fund programs to help our brothers and sisters in need.

Support the Charities Week 2022 and give generously. Your contributions will help serve the poor, vulnerable, and marginalised in our community. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into its third year, these people continue to be the hardest hit economically and emotionally.

Pick up an appeal envelope at your parish or scan the QR code to donate. Share God’s love and blessings—so that no one is left behind.

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LENT at ASSISI
5 Mar to 13 Apr

This year, live out the meaning of Lent at Assisi and join us to carry on our Mission of serving those in need by journeying with our patients and their loved ones.

You can:

Offer Your Helping Hand

Spend time to care for the more vulnerable among us. Choose from our list of volunteer opportunities during the 40 days of Lent to bring comfort to our patients and their families. For fully vaccinated persons aged 18 and above.

Offer Your Wallet

Make a pledge this Lent to give regularly. Give up your favourite weekly coffee/movie/little luxury and contribute $20 a month or perhaps $200 a year to support our ministry. In appreciation, you will receive a gift that is handmade with love by our FMDM Sisters.

Offer Your Voice

Help us to spread awareness of palliative care!

Find out more at: https://www.assisihospice.org.sg/lentatassisi/

Worship Tuesday
Every Tuesday 8 – 9pm

Pre-Session Praise & Worship starts at 7.45pm

Worship Tuesday is a weekly night of songs, worship and prayer.

Prayer is giving attention to God.

P️eople from everywhere, let us come together as a family, to give Jesus our attention – to pray before our Eucharistic Lord … to praise, to worship, to listen to His Word.. to just soak in His mercy and love and open our hearts to receive His graces.

Join us in person : https://bit.ly/CSCworshipTUE

Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92172388403?pwd=RGV3RG1raWg1QUowZnVjNi9ldlpuUT09

Friday Growth
Every Friday 8 – 10pm

Pre-Session Praise & Worship starts at 7.45pm

Come and praise, pray and be formed. P&W, Talk, Prayer & Reflection before our Eucharistic Lord.

Theme: Love IS THE PURPOSE

Speaker: Vincent Lee

(note: no Eucharistic Celebration / mass)

Join us in person: https://bit.ly/CSCFRIDAYgrowth

Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92172388403?pwd=RGV3RG1raWg1QUowZnVjNi9ldlpuUT09

LENT e-Booklet

The Office for the New Evangelisation has produced a reflection e-booklet to journey with you throughout Lent. They are available in English, Chinese and Tamil. The reflection theme is “The Word Renews”.

Please download the e-booklet at: https://bit.ly/Lenten2022

It will be available for download from 13 Feb 2022 onwards.

Let us, as one Church, journey together to listen to each other’s faith experiences, joys and challenges. We invite all Catholics to join in the Synod conversations. Come together in small groups of 2 to 5 people to PRAY, REFLECT, SHARE and LISTEN to what God’s will might be for the Church going forward.  Find the conversation topics, starter questions, the steps to do this conversation and access to the submission form on www.catholic.sg/synod  May the Holy Spirit be with all of you as you begin your conversations.

Caritas Singapore Young Adults is calling for young adult volunteers to assist as facilitators for Project Funpack!
 
This is an initiative by Canossaville Children and Community Services to create opportunities for meaningful engagement of children under their care within their own households. As part of the Project, identified households will be given a new game each month to try out (such as Jenga, Boggle, Uno, etc.) so as to provide a platform for families to bond and engage their children. This will also serve as an outlet to help families relieve stress and tension in this difficult time. 
 
We will need volunteers to act as facilitators to teach the families how to play the games and also to check in with the families on a monthly basis. There will be training provided. Come and join us on this journey of enriching family bonds through game time! Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/dmubjZF43Q
Migrant Helpline

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.

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

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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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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