A NOTE FROM OUR PARISH PRIEST
(28 July 2021)
Dear Parishioners of Holy Spirit,
Many of you would have heard that one of our parishioners who attended the 11am Mass on 18 July was tested positive for Covid-19. He is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic and is now under Quarantine Order.
I would like to assure you that we are taking all steps to ensure that our church is safe for worship every day.
We have provided assistance to MOH to identify all who were in the same seating zone of possible exposure risks. MOH has contacted and placed all seated in that particular zone on quarantine.
As a precautionary measure, if you have attended the same Mass, do monitor your health and seek medical attention if you are unwell.
In keeping in line with NEA's guidelines of a safer and cleaner environment, we will be embarking on another round of sanitising and deep cleansing on Friday 30th July, though this was previously done on 4th June.
Listed below is the chronology of events from the time we were informed of the positive Covid-19 case:
- Parishioner attended Mass on 18th July.
- Tested positive on 25th July and was quarantined.
- Parish Office was informed to assist in contact tracing on 26th July.
- On 27th July, worshippers who were in the same zone were identified and list submitted to MOH.
- MOH then contacted them and they were served Quarantine Order till 1st August.
We appreciate your patience and co-operation thus far in observing the safety measures put in place. Let's continue to keep our church and each other safe by abiding by the rules and regulations set by MCCY. Last but not least, do keep our priests, volunteers and each other in prayer. Stay safe and healthy.
(Updated 21 July 2021)
Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)
In view of the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases and in compliance with MCCY, do note that congregational worship services is scaled down to 100 pax per service with immediate effect from 24th/25th July. Your mass will be automatically cancelled if your booking number is #101 to #250 (this booking number is found in the mybooking tab on MARS).
An email will be sent to you alerting you of the cancellation.
JULY WEEKEND MASS schedule as follows:
(JULY WEEKDAY MASS at 50 pax remains the same)
Saturday 24th July
Sunset 4pm – 50pax
Sunset 6pm – 100pax (VACCINATED/PET)**
Sunday 25th July
7am – 50pax
9am – 50pax
11am – 100pax (VACCINATED/PET)**
5pm – 100pax (VACCINATED/PET)**
Saturday 31st July
Sunset 4pm - 50pax
Sunset 6pm - 100pax (VACCINATED/PET)**
MASSES IN AUGUST (ALL MASSES IN THE MAIN CHURCH):
(please note the changes)
Weekday Mass: Monday to Friday
7.30am - 100pax (VACCINATED/PET)**
6pm - 50pax
7.30am - 100pax (VACCINATED/PET)**
Sunset 4pm - 50pax
Sunset 6pm - 100pax (VACCINATED/PET)**
7am - 100pax (VACCINATED/PET)**
9am - 50pax
11am - 100pax (VACCINATED/PET)**
5pm - 100pax (VACCINATED/PET)**
BOOKING OF MASSES FOR AUGUST
Tuesdays: 27 July, 3rd, 10th and 17th Aug @9am
Please be gracious. Book only the masses you are able to attend.
VACCINATED/PET MASSES (100PAX)
** Persons are deemed to have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations only 14 days after they received their second dose. The vaccinations refer only to Pfizer or Moderna jabs. Those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations will be required to show proof via their Trace Together token or app or vaccination certificate. Children who are not vaccinated are NOT exempted.
EVERYONE AGED 7 AND ABOVE HAS TO CHECK IN USING THE APP OR TOKEN.
ENTRY WILL BE DENIED IF PROOF OF VACCINATION IS UNAVAILABLE.
TIGHTER MEASURES FROM 22 JULY TO 18 AUGUST 2021
NON-VACCINATED ELDERLY PARISHIONERS
We would like to encourage all elderly parishioners who have yet to be vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna jabs, to refrain from attending physical masses during this period of time.
They can instead tune in to the online masses available.
- Pre-booking is required for all Mass participants. Book your Mass time slot at https://myCatholic.sg
- There is a 3-hour cut-off for bookings.
- When coming for Mass, ensure that you are not unwell and that you have not traveled in the last 14 days.
- Arrive 20 minutes before your Mass times.
- Bring along your face mask and wear it always.
- Present your Safe Entry screen and Identity Card for registration.
- Sanitize your hands as you enter.
- Please cooperate with the wardens; you will be assigned to your seat.
The following will be closed from 22 July 2021 until further notice.
PARISH HALL: *CLOSED*
PRAYER ROOM: *CLOSED*
Revised Gate Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 6.30am to 8am, 5pm to 6.30pm
Saturday: 6.30am to 8am, 3pm to 7pm
Sunday: 6am to 12nn, 4pm to 6pm
Public Holiday: 8am to 10am
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Please contact our priests directly to make an appointment
• Fr. Kamelus Kamus
• Fr. Paul Goh
• Fr. Cary Chan
25 July 2021
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1st reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44
2nd reading: Ephesians 4:1-6
Gospel: John 6:1-15
This week marks the beginning of a kind of “liturgical detour. ”We have been listening to Saint Mark’s Gospel during this liturgical year (Year B). Today we begin to hear a long section from John’s Gospel, starting with the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. This miracle story is a prelude to the Lord’s statements that we will begin hearing in a few weeks, where Jesus refers to himself as the “bread of life.” Each week we witness a miracle at Mass. We do not see a multiplication of loaves before us. What our eyes of faith allow us to see is the miracle of the transformation of common elements - bread and wine - into the Lord’s body and blood. Once we have received the Lord, the multiplication begins, for in the Eucharist we are strengthened to multiply our efforts to feed the poor, shelter the homeless, and bring comfort to the despairing.
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Compline with Fr Kamil
We invite you to join us for
NIGHT PRAYER (COMPLINE) with Fr Kamil
as well as listen to Fr share and explain "Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad): On the Call to Holiness in Today's World" written by Pope Francis.
Date: 30 July 2021 (Friday)
Time: 8.30pm to 9pm
Zoom Meeting Details
Meeting ID: 831 0534 5073
Are you looking for a way to return to the Catholic faith?
Landings Singapore welcomes you in a non-judgemental and compassionate space.
To find out more, join us at our Returned! event via zoom.
Date: Saturday 14 August 2021
Time: 10am to 12nn
Online registration: https://bit.ly/35jTpZm or via QR code
(by Wednesday 11 August 2021)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA 2021/22)
RCIA 2021/22 has commenced on 8 July, 2021.
We welcome new enquirers who would like to find out more about the Catholic faith.
Register as a Catechumen/Candidate:
You can register online here or pick up a registration format at the parish office.
Join as a Sponsors:
We also invite Adult Catholics to enroll as Sponsors to accompany the Inquirers in their faith journey.
All Sponsors will be required to go through an "Introduction to RCIA" training, which will be provided by the RCIA Core Team.
Sponsors, please sign up here
1. Saturday, 25 September 2021, 9am, Main Church.
Compulsory Preparatory Session for Parents and Godparents - Saturday, 18 Sep 2021, 9am, Room 03-05 (above bookshop)
2. Saturday, 20 November 2021, 9am, Main Church.
Compulsory Preparatory Session for Parents and Godparents - Saturday, 13 Nov 2021, 9am, Room 03-05 (above bookshop)
The application is now open. (Click here to download the application form)
Guidelines for selecting Godparents and Baptism Names. (Click here to download guidelines)
Due to the restrictions of Safe Re-opening, we are limited to only 50 people per event therefore we can only accommodate parents and godparents of 10 infants in attendance during the baptism (including child, 5 people per family).
Once we have reached the limit of 10 Infants, the remaining applications will be brought forward to the next Infant Baptism.
Scheduled dates may be subject to change. Applicants will be duly informed.
Breaking of the Word
Join us for The Breaking of The Word on Zoom
The Church of the Holy Spirit Bible Apostolate Ministry invites you to join us in an upcoming new series of Breaking of the Word sessions on Zoom starting Wed 7 Jul 2021.
Details of the Programme are as follows:
Day: Every Wednesday
Time: Morning session 9.30am to 11.30am
OR Evening session 7.45pm to 9.45pm
The programme for each session will be as follows:
- Breaking of the Word (BoW)
The session will begin with BoW which is a presentation of the background, context and main themes of the upcoming Sunday's Gospel. This is intended to help you better appreciate the Gospel during the upcoming Sunday Mass.
- Small Group Discussion
BoW is followed by small group discussion and sharing on ways to apply the messages of the Gospel to daily lives.
Participants view videos which are focused on faith formation to enhance Christian living.
The details of the videos are:
Morning session: Lectio: The Case for Jesus by Dr Brant Pitre
Evening session: The Search hosted by Chris Stefanik
If you are interested to join the sessions or have any enquiries, please contact the Bible Apostolate Ministry.
- Whatsapp: 9835-3435
The shrine of Our Lady of Grace
Introducing the new shrine of Our Lady of Grace in the church.
Weddings in the Catholic Church
As of this announcement, dating couples intending to enter into marriage in the Catholic Church will be required to book the date of the Church wedding one-year in advance.
The booking will confirm upon the couple signing the acknowledgement of the necessary requirements that the priest will explain to them.