This Week In Our Community

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NEW 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.

Housekeeping Matters

Announcements
and Call for Proposals

Coconut trees

There are quite a number of coconut trees along the fence. These are of concern because of the falling leaves and coconuts which may injure people. In future, when cars are allowed to be parked along the driveway, some cars might be damaged by the falling coconuts. It costs about $3,000 to prune. Pruning needs to be done at least once in 4 to 6 months. The plan is to cut down all the coconut trees along the fence to make way for a new landscape along the side. We like to hear from you about this proposal.

Using of empty wall spaces

There will be quite a number of walls, including the staircase walls in the Church compound that can offer us the opportunity to remind us about our faith and also be used for inspiration. We look forward to some of you proposing ideas as to what we can do with these walls. Do give your suggestions to the Parish Admin Office.

Alteration and Addition works

This has been completed. We are now entering the phase of addressing the minor defects.

Further works

The area around the Sacred Heart grotto, office and outside the pantry and adoration room will be retiled because the land around the Sacred Heart grotto is sinking and retiling it alone will not give a uniform look to the place. The works have already begun. We will also be levelling the exit area near the gate for those using the Blue Zone. We will be looking to resolve the gradient at the entrance area for the SafeEntry.

Christifideles Laici

Christifideles Laici
Join us on Zoom
7, 14, 21, 28 June
5 & 12 July

 

Register Today!

https://tinyurl.com/csmchristlaici

Paristh Retreat All are Welcome

Parish Retreat via Zoom
All are Welcome.
Please register.

Theme: One with the Holy Spirit

There will be a parish retreat from the 7th June to 11th June 2021. The retreat will be conducted in a similar format as what we did during the 2020 lockdown.

The first talk will be at 7.30am and the second talk will be at 12 noon and the third talk will be at 7.30pm (Updated timings 3 June 2021)

Register : https://tinyurl.com/csmparishretreat2021

Children's Lit Zoom

Children’s Liturgy

For Children 2 to 6 years old

Sunday, 6 June

Every 1st Sunday at 11am EC via Zoom

For more information, please email: csm.admin@catholic.org.sg

To register for CSM 11am Zoom EC, click

https://tinyurl.com/EucharisticCelebrationviaZoom

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!

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
Temporarily suspended

In this period of Phase 2 Heighten Alert, Private Worship and Columbarium Temporarily suspended till 13 Jun 2021

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

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

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

Paternal Heart

PATERNAL HEART

Montfortian Experience Retreat

8 – 19 June 2021

Being the Year of St. Joseph, as proclaimed by Pope Francis (in Patris Corde), this upcoming retreat on the Paternal Heart will lead the participants into a deeper reflection on the role of St. Joseph in one’s spiritual growth as sons and daughters of God the Father. The Paternal Heart is one that launches followers of Christ into the world bearing the Good News of God’s Kingdom, as members of God’s household (Ep 2:19)

Come and experience spiritual growth as God’s children with St. Joseph!

Register here:

https://www.montfortcentre.org/events-1/paternal-heart

 

Novena Youth Rally

NOVENA YOUTH RALLY 2021
Friday 18 June 2021
See you Online!

This year, the annual Novena Youth Rally 2021 will be held online for the first time on the evening of Friday 18 June 2021! With the theme of Level Up, we hope to power up our faith in this difficult time through an exciting line up in music, arts and knowledge.

We have a host of fun activities lined up such as crafting your own rosary, learning to caricature, panel discussions, and praise and worship through a Battle of the Bands!

Check out www.novenayouthrally.com for more details and to save a spot, and do follow us on Instagram @novenayouthrally (https://www.instagram.com/novenayouthrally) for more updates!

 

Brave Chats

BRAVE CHATS

Clarity Singapore Limited

Remember the BRAVE Festival last year where Clarity Singapore shared about youth mental health and faith? We’re bringing an extension of it through our BRAVE CHATS, an evening of raw, authentic conversations as we share about our experiences in the Catholic youth mental health space! 

We’re inviting you to join us as participants, to: 

  • Share about your thoughts on youth mental health 
  • Discuss needs and challenges you face when speaking to youths about mental health
  • Brainstorm feedback and ideas on how we can improve youth mental well-being in our Catholic communities

You may find the details of the session here: 

  • 29 June 2021, Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm via Zoom (link will be sent closer to the date)
  • Register for the session at this link by 22 June: tinyurl.com/bravechats-churchwork

 

Jesus for Everyone

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Tell Others About Jesus

What does ‘Evangelise’ mean?

To give witness with joy and simplicity to
what we are and what we believe in.

Pope Francis@Pontifex

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

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.

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.