Encounter

Art and Faith for Advent

Art in the season of Advent

Part 1: Wednesday, 7 December

Part 2: Wednesday, 14 December

8 – 10pm

St Paul/St Andrew Rooms

To register: tinyurl.com/CSMArtinAdventDec2022

Reconciliation schedule

Advent Reconciliation Service at CSM

Friday, 16 December at 8pm

Christmas EC timing

Christmas EC schedule

Thanksgiving amended

Thanksgiving EC

CSM Intercessory
Wednesdays, 7pm
19, 26 Oct
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov
7 Dec

Come and lift our hearts in prayer as we pray for the needs of the Church.

We would be having simultaneous In-person Intercession at the Adoration Room, and on Zoom.

All are welcome!

To register for Zoom details: https://tinyurl.com/CSMIntercessory2022

To join us via Zoom, register above. Details will be sent to you upon confirmation.

Formation

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What is Theology?
Date: Tuesday, 20, 27 Dec, 3 & 10 Jan
Time: 8pm

Disciples Pathway

CSM Disciples Pathway
For CSM Parishioners Only

Register:
http://tinyurl.com/CSMDisciplesPathway2022

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.

Community

last senior gathering

Faith sharing with Fr Sam
for seniors will be taking a break.

Last session for 2022: Wednesday, 7 December, 10 – 11.30am
St Basil Room, Level 2, Gilgal wing
(This will resume in 2023 on Wednesday, 1 February at 10am)

Donation for the poor Sept 2022 (1)

Donation for the Poor

This weekend, being 1st Sunday of the month, there will be collection for the poor.
Thank you for your generosity.
SSVP fund raising

SSVP Fund raising for the poor

SSVP is selling 40 bottles of nougat @$30 per bottle.
Please Paynow to T08CC4028F and indicate “Fund for the poor”
Thank you for your generosity.
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Christmas 2022

Reignite, Reconnect, Rediscover

As we prepare our hearts this Advent, we invite you to put up your petitions on the wall of hope. These petitions will be offered up at midnight EC on Christmas Day. Also, be an angel at the photo wall and have some fun!

We are blessed to have experienced the love of the Lord and we want others to come to know Jesus and share in the joy of Christmas. We are called to “Love Thy Neighbour” and we want to do this by giving out some 800 hand drawn Christmas cards to households of our parish’s immediate neighbours to wish them Merry Christmas. We need your help to decorate these cards. Blank cards will be distributed downstairs after the EC, do take some home, be creative in how you wish each family “Merry Christmas”. You can also do this with your children as a family event, and bring the cards back when you are done. 

There is a table that has been set up outside the Parish office, you can help to decorate some cards while having your breakfast or while waiting for your meeting and your friends.

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Christmas 2022

Reignite, Reconnect, Rediscover

The Promise

From the beginning, God our Father has a plan.

He knows each of us by name. He has made us part of His family. 

What is this plan?
What is His promise?
What is the meaning of Christmas?

The Promise. 10 December 2022. 7 to 10 pm, starting with the Eucharist at 7 pm.

Bring your family and your friends, invite them for a different Advent experience as we await the light of Christ. 

Please register: tinyurl.com/CSMAdvent10DecRegistrations close on 4 December 2022.

Recruit Catechists

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 csm.admin@catholic.org.sg

Catechism 2023

Registration for Catechism Class 2023

We would like to invite Parents with Children who were born in 2016 to register for Catechism Level 1.

Please do register here:-
https://stmichael.churchsys.info/catechism-registration-form/

Registration opens on 1 Nov 2022 and closes on 31 Dec 2022.

Infant Baptism

Saturday, 17 Dec at 2pm

Prayer:
Take these little ones, dear Father, into your loving arms. Cover and protect them from all harm. Fill their days with love and joy, nurture all they are.
Help and guide them as they learn and grow, to feel loved and set apart.
Amen!

A new parking space

New Parking Space
for Bicycles

Cyclists can now park your bicycle
at the slope leading to the small gate.

Line Dance

Line Dance
(for Seniors and Beginners Only)
Fridays 10 – 11.30am
Venue: St John Vianney
Teacher: Daisy Teo

If you have missed line dancing, do join our teacher Daisy Teo every Friday from 10am to 11.30am at St. John Vianney Room to cha-cha, grapevine, and side step.

Elisha's Spring Opening Hours (1)

Eisha’s Spring
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 $6,000 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.

Adoration Room

Adoration Room
Mondays to Sundays
7am to 9.30pm

Our Adoration Room is now open daily from 7am to 9.30pm.

Wardens Recruitment

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.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Lectors recruitment with email

Lectors Recruitment

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.

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

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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.

Call Jaq Ho 9154 7955

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

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Legion of Mary
Recruitment
The Legion of Mary invites youths below 18 years old who are interested in praying together and serving the church in its various spiritual activities.  Join the Legion of Mary to have an enriched spiritual and prayer life and discover what God has in store for you!
Email Parish Admin Office
csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

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Coro di Velli Angeli Choir
welcomes you!

Contact Kaivan @9169 9385

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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.

Outreach

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Building Community at Tenteram

A teatime gathering was organised on Sunday 4 September, 4pm at the pavilion next to Blk 117 Jalan Tenteram, for many Catholics and parishioners of the Church of St. Michael living in the vicinity to meet one another. Seven families from the area, plus another 12 from the Jalan Bahagia area turned up!

Read more at https://stmichael.catholic.sg/featured-story/building-community-at-tentaram

Our CNC members went around the neighbourhood to distribute the feast day invitation cards so that our fellow neighbours could join us in our celebrations.

Around Our Archdiocese

GIFT

GIFT Advent 2022
 

Answering the Call to Stewardship. This weekend, Catholic Foundation is
renewing its annual appeal for the GIFT (Giving in Faith & Thankfulness) programme to build
a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church. Steward and support the works of the
organisations and projects of the archdiocese by making a monthly giving pledge – the most
reliable source of funding for the archdiocese. Or, give via PayNow (UEN: 201231391K). Pick
up the GIFT 2022 brochure or visit catholicfoundation.sg for more info.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe: Honoring the Patroness of Unborn Children

Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day Mass

Organized by Pregnancy Crisis & Support

a service of Catholic Family Life

Monday, 12th December 2022

Novena Church | 8.00pm

We invite all parishioners to join us at Saint Alphonsus Church (Novena Church) in celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The celebration will begin with Pro-life Rosary at 7.00pm followed by the Eucharistic Celebration at 8.00pm. There will be a Healing Prayer and Blessing of Pregnant Women after the mass.

“Each child has a place in God’s heart from all eternity; once he or she is conceived, the Creator’s eternal dream comes true.” Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis

 Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for us!

Youthline

Youthline
 

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 contact@youthline.sg

Thank you very much for your generosity.

ABLE Singapore
 

ABLE is a social service agency that aims to enable the physically challenged to live with dignity and to have productive, meaningful and independent lives. Established in 2010, ABLE is a member of Caritas Singapore, the social mission arm of the Catholic Church in Singapore. ABLE serves persons with physical challenges and their family caregivers by providing a holistic suite of services such as rehabilitation and training, respite care and wheelchair accessible transport at its two centres.

To commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd to 4th Dec 2022, ABLE is reaching out to raise awareness about how ABLE serves persons with acquired physical conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injury, and their family caregivers.

Find out more about ABLE on their social media platforms:

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Advent to Christmas Reflection Booklet (Instagram Facebook Post (Square))

The Word Anew Amongst Us

Advent to Christmas Reflection Booklet – 2022 – 2023 (Year A)

 

Make this Advent season a time of deep reflection. Download the Advent to Christmas Reflection Booklet today, and gather with family and friends as we prepare to receive the wonderful “Gift” of our Father.

https://one.org.sg/resource/2022-2023-advent-to-christmas-reflection-booklet/

Breathe (Youth & Young Adults Retreats)

Calling all Youth and Young Adults (18-35)!
COVID-19 has truly struck the heart of many of us and affected our relationship with God.
Has there been dryness and do you desire to rebuild and revive your relationship with the God who loves us so?
If this is you, come be reignited to live fully as Children of God, as we allow Him to breathe into us and to experience His love again!
Breathe is conducted by Catholic Spirituality Centre and SACCRE

Date    : Thursday, 15 Dec 2022 to Sunday, 18 Dec 2022 (Stay-In)
Venue : Catholic Spirituality Centre, 1261 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534796
Retreat fee : $140.00 (Financial Assistance is available)

Limited Capacity!

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OYP Adventus – Hope Alive!
 

The Office for Young People is excited to bring to you Adventus, an outreach program for graduating Secondary 4 and 5 students! On this day, we gather to experience what it means to be alive in hope as you prepare yourselves to enter a new phase of life as you graduate!

Date: Friday, 16 Dec 2022

Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: Office for Young People, 2 Lor Low Koon, Singapore 536449

Cost: Free!

Sign up at: tinyurl.com/Adventus22

Know someone who is graduating from secondary school this year? Invite them to come and see! If you have any enquiries, please write to Neumann at neumann.oyp@catholic.org.sg

Christmas Market Poster

KCBC’s FIRST EVER CHRISTMAS MARKET
Venue: Church of the Holy Family (Multi-Purpose Hall Level 1)

Saturdays : Nov 19 & 26 and Dec 10 & 17 (10.00 am to 7.00 pm)
Sundays: Nov 13, 20 & 27 and Dec 4, 11 & 18 (8.30 am to 7.00 pm)

 

Come, experience and see a wide variety of nativity sets, gifts, decorations and limited editions at our Christmas Market. Please feel free to drop in and soak up the Christmas atmosphere that we would like everyone to experience.

CPS Lunchtime mass

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:

  1. Medical Alumni Association, 2 College Road, Level 1 Theatrette
  2. One Raffles Quay, level 49 North Tower (starting 14 Oct 22)

More details at: www.cps.org.sg

Catholic Family Life Volunteer Recruitment

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 michelle@catholicfamilylife.sg. 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

Roles:
● Helpline Volunteer
● Pro-bono Counsellor or Para-Counsellor
● Youth Hero

Please visit https://youthline.sg to sign up now.

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.

Be Kind to your Mental Health

Counselling and Psychological Services
By Clarity Singapore

Clarity Singapore, a member organisation of Caritas Singapore, focuses on responding to mental health needs through community-based mental healthcare services and social integration programmes. We offer professional counselling and psychological services to help individuals in learning to cope with their situations in more adaptive ways.

Learn more: https://www.clarity-singapore.org

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.