In Our Community

Catechism for children

Catechism for Children

Is your child born in the year 2014?

Guiding our young children to experience the mystery of God’s love is what we can do best for them and one of the most important ways is through Catechism.

  • Provide a strong foundation in the knowledge of our faith
  • Nurture them to become God-fearing , independent, responsible, mature and skillful young adults
  • Prepare them to be witnesses and disciples of Christ in proclaiming the Word of God

Starting: 8 November 2020, Sunday

Registration closes: 7 December 2020, Saturday

Kindly prepare a copy of the student’s Birth Certificate and Baptism Certificate to be submitted with the registration at https://stmichael.churchsys.info/catechism-registration-form

Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you– MT 28:19-20

RCIA

RCIA – New Journey beginning at the Church of St. Michael

Register via email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

The new journey for the next batch of RCIA will begin soon at the Church of St. Michael.

Here is a call out to those who know of friends who are thinking of the Catholic Faith.

Please invite them to register via email at
csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

The process will begin as soon as we get sufficient people registering.

Wedding Bells

Email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Wedding Bells

Those who desire to enter into the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony will have to book their wedding dates one year in advance. The booking will be confirmed only when the necessary documents are signed

Sacraments & Worship

Come to the Waters

CSM Sunday 11am Zoom
Eucharistic Celebrations

Register: tinyurl.com/SundayEC

For twice-a-month Weekend EC, or Daily EC you must register to attend ECs at CSM via www.mycatholic.sg

Note: If you had previously registered for Sunday 11am Zoom Eucharist celebrations, you need not register again for future ECs- the system will generate the new ID & password 12 hours before the Eucharist Celebration on Sunday. Registration at the link is only required once.

Eucharist Intentions Offerings
For those who wish to submit Eucharist intentions, do state:
1) Name
2) Date
3) Time of EC (11am Sunday/ Weekday Morning or evening)
4) Intention of Eucharist
5) Cheque number

kindly email the above 14 days before the stated EC to csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg, followed by mailing a cheque (made payable to Church of St Michael to Church of St Michael, 17 St Michael’s Rd, Singapore 327976)

Sacrament of Reconcilation

Register via email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Many Catholics treasure the sacrament of Reconciliation.

The peace of mind and soul which this sacrament imparts to us is one for which there is no substitute. It is a peace that flows from a certainty, rather than from an unsure hope, that our sins have been forgiven and that we are right with God.

Our CSM priests will be available on the following days and times:

Mondays (7.15pm to 8.15pm)

Wednesdays (7.15am to 8.15am)

Fridays (7.15am to 8.15am & 7.15pm to 8.15pm)

Please register via email to the Parish Admin Office.

Private Worship

Register:
https://calendly.com/church-of-st-michael/private-worship?month=2020-07

Private Worship

Dear Parishioners, Private Worship is available in half-hourly slots in the mornings. If you would like to come and pray at the church, do register first with the Parish Admin Office. Please note the timings as follows:

Monday to Saturday: 7.15am to 8.45am
Closed on Sunday

Registrations are recorded on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please adhere to the following guidelines for your safety and those of your brothers and sisters.

(1) Each Booking admits maximum 5 Persons from the same household.

(2) Please be punctual

(3) Each slot is 30 mins (5 mins for entry procedure, 20 mins for private prayer, 5 mins for cleaning)

(4) Entry procedure (includes temperature, sanitising of hands, Safe Entry)

(5) Please be responsible and leave on time otherwise others will be deprived of their time.

(6) Please enter the Church via St Michael’s Road Big Gate.

(7) Please exit the Church via the Worship Hall Staircase leading to the Columbarium and exit at the 1st level. Proceed towards the small gate leading towards St Michael’s Road and press the Red button to open the small gate.

Visits to the Columbarium

Register via email: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Visits to Columbarium

The Catechism says, “All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification” (1030–1031).

Scripture tells us that our intercession helps them: Sacrifices were offered for the dead even though they may have sinned.”… so that the dead may be pardoned for their sin (2 Maccabees 12:46). In praying for the dead, there is a solidarity among members of God’s people, between the living and the dead.

Please register via email to the Parish Admin Office if you wish to visit the columbarium during the following times:

Saturdays: 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Sundays: 1.45pm – 4.00pm (updated opening hours as of 8 October 2020)

Prayers As a Parish Community

Daily Prayer Timing

Register: csm.secretariat@catholic.org.sg

Prayer Binds Community Together

Daily- 8am, 12.30pm, 6pm

We invite you to join us. We will be praying the prayers of the Church, namely, Lauds, Midday and Vespers. This is one way we can stay connected with each other. The prayers are invariably 15 to 20 minutes long.

CSM Intercessory Prayer

Register via URL: https://tinyurl.com/csmintercessoryprayers

Or email: csm.admin@catholic.org.sg

Intercessory Prayers via Zoom
Every Tuesday at 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:

Every Tuesday: 8pm

CSM Devotional Prayers

Devotional Prayers

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87812547628?pwd=eTZkaDdhVmc3ZTB2djlvNGdUNEtzZz09

Join us every Friday @ 3pm for devotional prayers.

Meeting ID: 878 1254 7628
Password: 482960

Prayer is an important part of Catholic worship as it provides the opportunity to communicate with God. The Catholic Catechism states, Prayer is the raising of one’s heart and mind to God or the requesting of good things from God (Catholic Catechism 2259). 

You may wish to download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZMlduutqjws
GNy6sKOMtcanclx077RzQeDI/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGvpjooH9CSthuPRpwEGoj4a-_wiGZdjY1EygzOLA1HYQL4Ne5aYuUoIsLh

Columbarium monthly prayers

Columbarium Monthly Prayers

Every 3rd Sunday of the month at 1.00pm, CSM Bethany Prayer Group gathers with the community on Zoom to Pray for the Dead.

Next Zoom session
15 November

Join Zoom Gathering
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2912529125
Zoom password for November: To be announced
(Note that there will be a new Zoom password for each monthly session)

Thereafter, the Zoom sessions will be on the following Sundays:

Month of December: 20 December

(above dates are subject to change, please check the CSM website for updates)

Prayer for the Dead

God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Amen.

Source: catholic.org

Around Our Archdiocese

Infancy Narratives

INFANCY NARRATIVES

Course Description

The Infancy Narratives found in the Gospels of Saint Matthew and Saint Luke focus on the accounts of Jesus’ life as a child. The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the birth of Jesus and the examples of surrender and service embodied in his parents, Joseph and Mary. This is a story of longing and seeking, as demonstrated by the Magi searching for the redemption offered by the birth of a new king. Ultimately, Jesus’ life and message is a story for today, one that speaks to the restlessness of the human heart searching for the sole truth which alone leads to profound joy.

4 MORNING sessions: 10 November – 1 December 2020

  • Mornings, 9:30am-11:30am
  • Evenings, 8:00pm-10:00pm

By Msgr. Ambrose Vaz

Venue: online (Zoom)

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/yyu43ass

LOVE OFFERING Options:

  • PayNow: using UEN T08CC4023DBA1 This is the name that will appear ARCHDIOCESAN BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE
  • Bank Transfer to: UOB A/C No.: 451-300-686-6
  • Cheque to: Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate (Post to: 2 Highland Road, #03- 17 Singapore 549102)

CATHOLIC WELFARE SERVICES (CWS)

EMMANUEL SECOND CHANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Application Deadline is now extended to – 16 November 2020!

We are still seeking those who desire a second chance for a brighter future through further education, but have encountered adversity and are in need of financial assistance. This program includes a mandatory personalized mentoring programme so that there is someone assigned to accompany them in their education journey and support them through their issues. If you are interested additional information can be found at https://www.catholicwelfare.org.sg/ESCE.html.

EMMANUEL SECOND CHANCE EDUCATION PROGRAMME- Intake II

 

Catholic Welfare Services (CWS) is pleased to announce the launch for the second intake of the Emmanuel Second Chance Education (ESCE) programme.

 

Once again, the ESCE program is seeking to support those who have encountered adversity through social issues, past failures, or mistakes in their lives and desire a second chance for a brighter future through further education, and are also in need of financial assistance. A mandatory personalised mentoring programme is included so that there is someone assigned to accompany them in their education journey and support them through their issues.  Participants may pursue a course of his or her choice either at a college, university, vocational or technical school, on condition that the course of learning must lead to employable skills.

 

CWS is pleased to extend an invitation and welcome any person under your parish’s social care programmes who meets the eligibility criteria to participate in the ESCE programme. The programme is available to all Singapore citizens and permanent residents regardless of race or religion. Additional information can be found at https://www.catholicwelfare.org.sg/ESCE.html.

 

If you know of anyone whom you think could benefit from this programme, please do not hesitate to encourage him or her to contact our CEO, James Chew directly at jchew@catholicwelfare.org.sg. Alternatively, the person may approach your parish’s Conference of Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Channel Partner of the ESCE Programme, to make further enquiries or assist in his or her application.

Society of St Vincent de Paul
An Urgent Plea for Donations. Please help SSVP to continue helping the poor. They spend $330,000 every month to support its 3,300 Friends in Need (FINs), and in this time of uncertainty, they have not been able to collect donations. You may give

  • By cheque made payable to SSVP NC Singapore and mail to: Society of St Vincent de Paul 7A, Lorong 8, Toa Payoh, #04-01 Agape Village Singapore 319264
  • By PayNow – UEN number S61SS0149BNCS or visit the website www.ssvpsingapore.org to scan the QR code