This Week In Our Community
NEW SafeEntry Procedures
Church of St Michael
Please DO NOT book or attend the Eucharistic Celebration:
(3) If you are not feeling well and exhibit flu-like symptoms
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
(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.
10, 17, 24, 31 May (Mondays) via Zoom
Register via myCatholic.sg
Dates and Time:
Vigil Mass – 12 May: 6pm & 8pm
13 May: 8am, 9.30am & 11am*
*11am EC is also on Zoom
The following words of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, are good for our meditation as we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord:
“The Ascension does not point to Jesus’ absence, but tells us that He is alive in our midst in a new way. He is no longer in a specific place in the world as He was before the Ascension. He is now in the lordship of God, present in every space and time, close to each one of us. In our life we are never alone: we have this Advocate who awaits us, who defends us. We are never alone: the Crucified and Risen Lord guides us. We have with us a multitude of brothers and sisters who, in silence and concealment, in their family life and at work, in their problems and hardships, in their joys and hopes, live faith daily and together with us bring the world the lordship of God’s love, in the Risen Jesus Christ, ascended into Heaven, our own Advocate who pleads for us.”
Theme: Changing boldly with the Holy Spirit
20 – 22 May 2021
7.30pm to 9.30pm
All are Welcome!
We pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit over our community. Join us to be ministered to by the Holy Spirit. There will be preaching and Praise & Worship.
Anointing of the Sick
Please be reminded that the anointing of the sick can be requested before you go to the hospital for surgery or for some procedure that would require you to stay in the hospital.
You do not need to be in the hospital to call a priest for anointing.
Contact the Parish Admin Office for more information.
Losing a Loved One
We would like to offer our sincere condolences and assistance in the event of the death of your loved one.
To arrange the funeral service and to enquire on the availability of our priests, please contact the Parish Admin Office at 62919272 or Email: email@example.com.
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.
We are looking for an individual who can work at the Church on a part-time basis.
You will be manning the Safe Entry and Exit points as the Church re-opens for private worship. Your responsibilities include:
- directing parishioners to pass through thermal scanning point
- remind them of safe distancing protocol
- assist parishioners who are unable to scan for entry
- ensure worshippers check-out when leaving the premises
- sanitise the pews when required.
Masks and gloves will be provided.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CSM Online 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: email@example.com to borrow books.
Our librarian will be glad to liaise with you on the collection and return of books.
Around Our Archdiocese
CHARIS – Urgent Fundraising Appeal
(India Covid-19 Response)
Catholics in Singapore, there is a pressing need for us to respond to the plight of our brothers and sisters in India. We cannot stand by as we hear their cries. CHARIS is urgently appealing to raise funds to provide support to those affected by this crisis in India through their partners, Caritas India and the Singapore Red Cross.
Visit CHARIS website or Scan the QR code to donate:
For more information, please call +65 63374119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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
CPS Lunchtime Talk Series
Am I Ready to Live in the Kingdom of God?
10, 17 & 24 May (Mon) Via Zoom
By Rev Fr David Garcia
Each time we pray “Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven”, do we really know if we are living God’s Kingdom on earth? Is it even possible to live His Kingdom values in today’s world? Or is God’s Kingdom reserved for life after death?
CPS invites you to join us as we hear Rev Fr David Garcia share his insights.
Dates: Mondays 10, 17 & 24 May 2021
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm.
Registration is required. Each session will have a unique id and password. You will NOT be able to log in using the previous ID and password. Please DO NOT share the details.
Register at this link https://tinyurl.com/p7zzf35c or scan the QR Code in the poster.
Devotion to Mary
11, 13, 18, 20 & 22 May 2021
Jesus Christ gave more glory to God his Father by submitting to his mother for thirty years than he would have given him had he converted the whole world by working the greatest miracles. Come, discover and experience how you can deepen your relationship with Christ through a tender and loving devotion to Mary.
Click on Poster or link below for more details.
Register now at: montfortcentre.org/events-1/true-devotion-to-mary
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.
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 email@example.com or
Visit https://cpc.familylife.sg/ to book your session.
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!
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.
Click Here to Register.
All Year Round @ CSM
Sacraments & Worship @ CSM
CSM Sunday 11am Zoom
There are now 4 EC booking sessions per month for weekends;
each parishioner is limited to 4 weekend ECs per month.
Daily ECs are limited to 1 EC per day.
Please note that you must register to attend ECs at CSM via www.mycatholic.sg
For further information, please visit https://www.catholic.sg/resumption-of-mass21/
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Reconciliation
Register via email: email@example.com
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:
Monday and Tuesday (after evening EC at 6.30pm – 7.30pm)
Tuesday and Friday (7.15am – 8.15am)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Blue and Green Zones
9am (before 9.30am Eucharist)
10.30am (before 11am Eucharist)
Reconciliation will be available at the following times on Sundays:
Areas (Worship Hall):
Blue Zone (Near Our Lady’s statue)
Green Zone (Near the Audio Visual station)
9am (half an hour before the 9.30am Eucharist)
10.30am (half an hour before the 11am Eucharist)
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 Columbarium
Register via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Columbarium is closed on weekdays and public holidays.
For Children 2 to 6 years old
Every 1st Sunday at 11am EC via Zoom
For more information, please email: email@example.com
For the next few months, the Children’s Liturgy will be on the following dates:
Sunday, 5 June
Sunday, 4 July
Sunday, 1 August
To register for CSM 11am Zoom EC, click
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!
Prayers As a Parish Community @ CSM
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.
Register via URL: https://tinyurl.com/csmintercessoryprayers
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Intercessory Prayers at the Worship Hall
Every Saturday, 10 -11am
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:
Join us every Friday @ 3pm for devotional prayers.
Meeting ID: 878 1254 7628
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.
Columbarium Monthly Prayers
Every 3rd Sunday of the month, CSM Bethany Prayer Group gathers with the community on Zoom to Pray for the Dead.
Next Zoom session
16 May – 1pm
Join Zoom Gathering
Zoom password: 1605
(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 June: 20 June
Month of July: 16 July
(above dates are subject to change, please check monthly 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.