CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL

17 St. Michael’s Road Singapore 327976
C H U RC H O F S T. M I C H A E L
BULLETIN
PARISH DIRECTORY
Fr. Peter Tan:
6291 9272
Fr. Angel Luciano, CICM:
6392 0592
MASS SCHEDULE
Weekday:
6.30am & 6.00pm
Secretariat:
6291 9272
6293 4024
[email protected]
Sunday:
Saturday:
rd
3 Sunday:
Public Holiday
6.30am
5.30pm (Sunset)
8.00am (Mandarin)
9.30am (English)
5.30pm (English)
1.30pm (Tagalog Mass)
9.30am (English)
OTHER ACTIVITY & SERVICE
ADORATION ROOM
Opens Daily
8.00am to 10.00pm
Wednesday
Saturday
3.00pm Prayer by Servants of the Lord
6.45pm Divine Mercy Prayer
MAIN CHURCH
1st Friday of the month
St. Michael’s Room
Tuesday
INFANT BAPTISM
On every 1st Sunday of
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct
and Dec
COLUMBARIUM
Opens Daily
Every 3rd Sunday of the
month Prayers
In Mandarin:
In English
7.30pm to 8.30pm Holy Hour
Except the period of Lent
8.00pm Christian Meditation
17 St. Michael’s Road Singapore 327976
1st February 2015
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 18:15-20. 1 Corinthians 7:32-35. Mark 1:21-28.
Helping To Heal A Broken World – Deacon David Backes
We are naturally drawn to people who use their authority not to condemn, not to force things
upon us, but to listen, to touch, to show compassion. In short, to heal.
That’s what we see in the Gospels. That’s the way Jesus lived out his own authority. In today’s
reading we see two things going on: Jesus announces that the kingdom of God is not only for
some distant future but is present right now; and then he invites people in by preaching the
word, calling people by name, and especially by healing.
About a third of the content of the Gospels relates to healing. Jesus made it clear that the
healing of our bodies, our emotions, our spirits, is at the very heart of the kingdom of God
among us. The healings were not simply for those who received them. They were for everyone.
They were powerful signs that helped open people’s hearts to the possibility that the reign of
God IS now, just like Jesus said. They showed people that sin did not take away God’s love
and mercy; that they were beloved children of God and if they took the chance to take his hand
he would never let go.
Pope Francis is trying to restore that same dynamic today. He sees a world that is very
unforgiving, and a Church that too often enters into that unclean spirit of the world. He says,
“The thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of
the faithful…. I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously
injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to
heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds, heal the wounds.”
In the Gospel, we see Jesus heal the wounds, and that built up hope and drew people to him,
people who were more ready to listen to his life-giving words. And then he started to grow his
kingdom by calling people and inviting them to join him. Now, our Gospel passage makes it
sound as though the apostles dropped everything right at that very moment and took off with
Jesus. But in the Gospel of Luke, this calling of the apostles occurs after Jesus has been in
Capernaum for a while. In fact, Peter had come to know Jesus earlier, when Jesus came into his
home and cured his mother-in-law of a severe fever. Even for the apostles, being exposed to
Jesus’ healing ministry helped open their hearts to his calling.
11.30am
7.00am to 8.00pm
So it is with us today. The world is filled with such suffering, and such unhealthy responses to
it, that for the Church to really show us the reality of Christ it must become like a field hospital
after battle, healing wounds and opening hearts in the process. We are all the church, so this
means each of us.
9.00am
11.00am
Booking & Enquiries please call the Secretariat
www.saintmichael.sg
CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL
6291 9272
This week I pray for the grace to follow the call of
Pope Francis and emulate the example of Teilhard de Chardin
to help heal the wounds that I have caused through my selfishness and inaction.
PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS
IMPORTANT:
For all pastoral activities /announcements, kindly send your email to [email protected]
Our Parish will be undergoing some major renovations which cost about S$1M.
Please be careful when navigating around the compound. Your patience and generous support
are very much appreciated!
All Weekday Masses will now be celebrated in the Main Church.
* HOLY HOUR – “SICK & CAREGIVERS” *
The Lord asks of you, “Come spend one hour with me” An hour of silent
adoration, prayer and reflection. Our theme this month is praying for ourselves
and our beloved who may be sick in mind, heart or body . Come and bring a
friend along on February 6th from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
* ASH WEDNESDAY – Day of Fast & Abstinence *
Masses with imposition of Ashes will be celebrated in English and at
6.30am and 5.30pm. As Ash Wednesday falls on Chinese New Year's Eve,
18th February 2015, Fasting can take place on Ash Wednesday itself or
another day to be decided by the individual.
* 6TH ANNUAL PARISH RETREAT (2015) *
Speaker: Fr. Gerard Steve Theraviam (from the College General in Penang). At
Majodi, Johor Bahru from 18th June to 21st June 2015
Find out more at the booth after every weekend Masses.
* CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (CGS) - Parent's Info
Session *
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a ministry catering for the catechesis
of children aged 3-6 years old. We are opening up more places in 2015 for
children born in the year 2012/2013. We are also looking for catechists to
join, so that we can open more classes for the children of our parish. CGS
is holding an information session for all who are interested in our ministry
on Sunday, 8th February, 11am in St Thomas room. To register your
interest, please email [email protected]
* HOLY FAMILY DEVOTION*
Boon Keng Zone. @ the home of Mr. Anthony Chua from 31st
January to 6th February. Open House for prayers to the
Community on 31st January @ 830pm
* RCIA *
Our Catechumens will be receiving The Lord’s Prayer on Sunday
8th February @ the 9.30am Mass. All Godparents and Sponsors are
to be present for these celebrations. Please pray for them.
AROUND OUR DIOCESE
CANA INVITES YOU TO SPIRIT AND SONG
Join us for a quiet evening of music as Paulist priest and composer, Fr
Ricky Manalo, shares the stories behind the composing of songs like
Beyond the Days, By the Waking of Our Hearts, Spirit and Grace, With
One Voice, Worthy is the Lamb, etc. Date: Friday, 23rd January @
Church of St Mary of the Angels, 8pm, admission $20 - this is a
fundraising effort for Cenacle Sisters and Daughters of St Paul. Tix from
Cana - [email protected] or call 63384080
CANA INVITES YOU TO BEING CHRIST TO ONE
ANOTHER
CELEBRATING THE EUCHARIST TODAY: Fr Ricky will help us
renew our understanding and appreciation of the Eucharist, and reflect
on the Church's approach to the Body of Christ as it was understood
by the early Christian community and see what implications this may have
in our spiritual lives today. Date: Sunday 25th January @ Cana, 2.30pm.
Reservation of seat - email [email protected] or call
63384080
Catholic AIDS Response Effort: Public Awareness - HIV/AIDS
CARE is a Shelter Home for men living with HIV/AIDS and the
candles, crucifixes and rosaries are made by our residents as part of our
cottage industry. We will be here, in Church of St. Michael on the
weekend of 7th & 8th February. Please give us your support. Thank You.
~ Internal Circulation Only ~
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圣灰礼仪(星期三)--- 守大小斋
弥撒及圣灰礼仪
2015 年 2 月 18 日(星期三)早上 6 点半及下午 5 点半。
今年的圣灰礼仪当天刚好是华人农历新年除夕,教友可以选择在
另一天守大小斋。
海星圣母堂神恩复兴运动
耶稣是天主新世界的种子--比喻 (1)
主讲:林长震神父
日期:2 月 7 日
时间:7.30pm
地点:4 楼视听室 AVA room
形式:赞美敬拜,讲座,圣体医治,分享,茶点。
联络:巧芳 91257058
2015 年教委四旬期证道会
主题:城市里的仁慈
日期:2 月 25 日, 3 月 4 日, 11 日, 18 日 & 25 日(五个星期三)
时间:7.45pm - 9.45pm
地点:耶稣复活堂
形式:拜苦路,弥撒与证道。
欢迎出席
第 6 届堂区避静
日期:2015 年 6 月 18 到 21 日
地点:新山 Majodi 避静中心
讲员:槟城大修院的 Gerad Steve Theraviam 神父
请在圣堂楼下的登处报名。
圣灰礼仪华语弥撒
日期 :2 月 18 日(周三,除夕)
地点 :圣十字架堂(金文泰)
主祭 :张思谦神父
~诚邀参与四旬期开始的庆典~
时间:中午 12 时 30 分
恳谈原始周末
婚姻美满家庭幸福
新加坡华文夫妇恳谈会主办第 71 期夫妇恳谈原始周末
日期:3 月 20-22 日(住宿周末)
时间:星期五晚上 8 点至星期日下午 5 点
地点:夫妇恳谈会会所
201B Punggol 17th Avenue Singapore 829651
报名:永义+月圆 97329749
电邮: [email protected]
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