In Our Community

CSM Sunday 11am Zoom
Eucharistic Celebrations

Register: tinyurl.com/SundayEC

For once-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 [email protected], followed by mailing a cheque (made payable to Church of St Michael to Church of St Michael, 17 St Michael’s Rd, Singapore 327976)

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Register at mycatholic.sg

Feast of the Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary

Mother Mary’s faith enabled her to recognise the work of God in her people’s history and in her own life. Her openness to God allowed God to work through her so that salvation might come to all. Mary is a model and symbol of the Church.

May we be like Mary, open and cooperative in God’s plan of salvation.

Dates:

Friday, 14 August, 8pm Vigil (no 6pm Eucharistic Celebration)

Saturday, 15 August
6:30am EC in church
4:00pm EC in church
5:30pm EC in church and Zoom EC*
8:00pm EC in church

Parish Finance Council
  1. We are looking for 6 parishioners to fill the vacancies that will occur due to end of tenure.
  2. We are looking for those with experience in the fields of accounting, law, architect and purchasing.
Please send your name and email address to the parish secretary at [email protected] 
The Finance Council assists the parish priest in areas of planning the acquiring, managing and removing the assets of the parish as well as approving the budget for the parish.
The Upper Chamber

CSM Podcast!
The Upper Chamber
Check out the latest podcast:
Our youths break the circuit

https://stmichael.catholic.sg/podcasts-videos/

The Upper Chamber is a podcast from the Church of St. Michael that aims go beyond the homilies and unpack God encounters in the lives of our parishioners. Follow our church’s facebook and instagram for updates on new episodes.

Subscribe to us on Apple podcasts and Spotify.

New episodes every week!

Podcast #1: Connecting the Mass(es)

Podcast #2: Delayed Baptisms

Podcast #03: Giving birth during a pandemic

Podcast #04: Seniors Club

Podcast #05: Let’s give back together

Podcast #06: Our youths break the circuit

Safe Entry to Church

If you have booked a mass slot, please adhere to these safety precautions and health and travel declarations before going to Church.

Safe Entry to Church

Booking for Mass

Travel Declaration

Keep Everyone Safe

Register via email: [email protected]

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 at the following days and times:

Mondays (7.30pm to 8.30pm)

Wednesdays (8.00am to 9.30am)

Fridays (8.00am to 9.30am & 7.30pm to 8.30pm)

Please register via email to the Parish Admin Office.

Columbarium monthly prayers

Join Zoom Gathering:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2912529125

Columbarium Monthly Prayers
Every 3rd Sunday of the month
1.00pm 

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

Join Zoom Gathering
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2912529125

The Zoom sessions will be on the following Sundays:

Month of August: 16 August

Month of September: 20 September

Month of October: 18 October

Month of November: 15 November

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

Register via email: [email protected]

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: 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Please note that for this time period, the Columbarium may be visited only by those who have registered with the Church of St. Michael through MARS on myCatholic.sg.

CSM Intercessory Prayer

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

Or email: [email protected]

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

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 Friday: 7.15am to 10.15am
Saturday: 7.15am to 9.15am
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.

Donate Secondhand devices

Email: [email protected]

Donate your secondhand
electronic devices

Some of our elderly who are homebound are interested to join our Zoom sessions but their electronic devices need to be updated.

If you would like to donate your mobile, iPad or laptop to a parishioner, please contact our Parish Admin Office.

Share Your Story

Email story: [email protected]

Sharing your story

We invite you to share with us how has it been like during this period of the circuit breaker.

  • What were or are  your challenges and how you overcame them.
  • What were or are you concerns that you have been thinking about?

We share this so that others who are in difficulties will be heartened to carry on during this period.

Please write your story and send it to the parish and we will publish it in Our Pilgrimage. As you were generous with finances, we hope you will be generous with your stories.

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

Staying Connected with One Another

In view of current situation please be advised that NCC reps will keep in touch and stay connected via phone calls or online with our neighbourhood parishioners until we can meet again on church premises, during neighbourhood gatherings or events.

Daily Prayer Timing

Register: [email protected]

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.

Seniors Club

Seniors Club

As seniors club has discontinued indefinitely because of our current situation, please be advised that our seniors team will keep in touch and stay connected via phone calls or online with seniors until we can meet again in the church premises. If you do not wish to be called, please let the team know.

Wedding Bells

Email: [email protected]

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

Around Our Archdiocese

GIFT Appeal
Please support the GIFT (Giving in Faith & Thankfulness) campaign to build a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church. Please give generously for the vision of the archdiocese. You may contribute online at: http://www. catholicfoundation.sg/give, or through PayNow at UEN 201231391K  (please leave your contact details under remarks to receive an acknowledgement)

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 319264By PayNow – UEN number S61SS0149BNCS or visit the website www.ssvpsingapore.org to scan the QR code

Supporting the Catholic Businesses During this time

To support Catholic businesses during this time of COVID19, click on the CBN Market Place link provided: https://www.cbn.sg/web19/index.php/cbn-market-place