(Updated 3 September 2021)
2022 CATECHISM CLASSES
Registration for catechism classes for children enrolling in Primary 1 in 2022 will open on 1 Oct 2021.
Catechism classes for primary school children are held on Sundays at the following timings:-
(1) 8am to 9.15am
(2) 10am to 11.15am
Online registration is only for children in Primary 1 in 2022. For new students in other levels, a hard copy registration form is to be completed and submitted to the catechetical office together with a copy of the child's baptism certificate.
For children already registered for catechism classes in 2021, there is no need to re-register except for children in L6 who must submit a fresh registration form.
24 October 2021
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1st reading: Jeremiah 31:7-9
2nd reading: Hebrews 5:1-6
Gospel: Mark 10:46-52
THE HOPE AND PROMISE OF REDEMPTION
The prophet Jeremiah prophesies the end of the Babylonian exile. He describes how the weak and sorrowful people now return with joy. These are the scattered people of God: the blind and the lame, the mothers and pregnant women. They shall be led along an easy road so that no one will stumble. The Lord’s kindness and mercy are on all these weak and broken people. Here and in Psalm 126 we find the most lovely poetic images of God’s love and care for us. “Those that sow in tears shall reap rejoicing. Although they go forth weeping, carrying the seed to be sown, they shall come back rejoicing, carrying their sheaves” (Psalm 126:5–6).
Although God had to punish Israel for their many sins, God never forgot them, scattered as they were, and brings them all back to the land of their ancestors,
there to flourish and be joyful again. We can see in this the hope and the promise of our own redemption, gathered from the far corners of the earth into the great
banquet of God.
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Month of the Holy Rosary
October is a month dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.
Let us come together as a faith community and a family-in-Christ to honour our Blessed Mother in gratitude for her love and protection, to draw us closer to Jesus, and to seek her intercession.
Rosary will be recited every night in October via Zoom, organised by the CHS NCC.
Date: 1 Oct - 31 Oct 2021
Time: 8pm nightly
Zoom link: https://tinyurl.com/tmxz76x6
Meeting ID: 858 4386 9711
Rosary will also be recited 30 minutes before every weekend mass, led by members from the Legion of Mary.
A plenary indulgence may be gained by those reciting five decades of the Rosary in church, as a family at home, as a religious community, or as a pious fraternity,
or in general whenever several persons have gathered together for a good purpose, and in other circumstances a partial indulgence.
(Manual of Indulgences, 1999 ed, concession 17)
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 15 September 2021.
Details of the Programme are as follow:
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: The Search hosted by Chris Stefanick
Evening session: Lectio: Eucharist by Dr Brant Pitre
If you are interested to join the sessions or have any enquiries, please contact the Bible Apostolate Ministry.
- Whatsapp: 9835-3435
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
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.
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.