Bulletin (English) - Church of The Holy Cross

Church of the Holy Cross
450 Clementi Ave One Singapore 129955 www.holycross.org.sg
OUR MISSION: We strive to deepen our faith by knowing the Word of God,
living it in love and service, thereby being witnesses of Christ.
22nd Feb 2015
1st reading:
Genesis 9:8-15
2nd reading:
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:12-15
Stations of the Cross
will be held every Friday in Lent at 7.30pm
followed by Eucharistic Celebration at 8pm.
* NO 6.15pm mass *
Eucharistic Adoration
* Sun 22 Feb - Wed 1 Apr *
The Adoration and Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament will be held in the Cenacle on
Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm and
Sundays 1.30-4.30pm.
Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love. Let us be
generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration.
All parishioners are encouraged to spend time in adoration.
So come and be with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for an hour
each week for our Parish Lenten activity during this season of Lent.
“So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?”
(Matthew 26:40)
Lent is the time of year that
we devote to scrutinizing our
lives in the light of our baptism
into the death and resurrection
of Jesus. Today’s readings are a
nice shorthand catechism of
what our baptized lives mean.
As Noah passed through the
waters of the flood to a
covenant with God, so did we
enter into a covenant, a
promised relationship with God
through our baptism. The psalm
reminds us that if we truly keep
the covenant, the way of life
God expects us to follow will not
be a burden, but a source of
love and truth. Peter’s letter
gives one explanation of what
our baptism means: it is an
appeal that we make to God for
a clear conscience. How do we
obtain this clear conscience?
The words that Jesus proclaims
immediately following his
temptation show us the way:
“Repent and believe in the
gospel.” It might be a good
spiritual exercise to keep these
readings before us throughout
the entire season of Lent, a
means to help us return to a life
lived in our baptismal promises.
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Fr. Peter Zhang Si Qian
6776 1330
Fr. Jovita Ho
6777 2523
6777 5858
6773 5676
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February 18 - April 2
1st Sunday of Lent
Fr. Richards Ambrose
* Infant Baptism: Sun 1 Mar 2015 *
Lauds - 6.15am, Mass - 6.30am
Vespers - 6pm, Mass - 6.15pm
Lauds - 6.15am, Mass - 6.30am
Novena - 4.15pm
Sunset Mass - 5pm
Mandarin - 6.30pm
7.30am, 9.30am, 11.15am & 5pm
Tagalog (Every 3rd Sun) - 3.30pm
Public Holiday:
Mass @ 8am followed by potluck
breakfast. No Lauds before Mass.
P.A.R.I.S.H Holy Hour:
Every 1st Friday at 8pm
Prayer Room Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri: 7am - 9.45pm
Sat & Sun: 7am - 6.15pm
Public Holidays: 7am - 9.30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
15 minutes before sunset mass on
Sat and all masses on Sundays.
Compulsory preparatory session for both parents
Infant Baptism:
and godparents will be held on Sun 22 Feb at 1st Sunday of:
12.30pm in St Michael Room @ level 1.
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep & Nov.
* Please be punctual *
15 Days 13 Nights Pilgrimage to the Jewels of
SPAIN, PORTUGAL & LOURDES (11 Jun to 25 Jun 2015)
Fr. Jovita will be leading a pilgrimage on the said dates.
The closing date for application and payment is
* 30 Apr 2015 *
For further information, please approach him for details.
Parish Faith Formation 2015
Speaker: Fr. Eugene Vaz
Duration: 12 Mondays - 9 Feb to 27 Apr 2015
Dates: Feb 9,16,23 * Mar 2,9,16,23,30 * Apr 6,13,20,27
Time: 8pm
Venue: Church Auditorium at Level 4
* * Penitential Service: Tue 24 Mar at 8pm * *
Please be punctual and do stay for the whole duration of the
service as there will be a final blessing for all penitents.
6.15pm mass as usual on that day.
Services at other West District Churches:
Mon 23 Mar - St. Francis of Assisi
Wed 25 Mar - Blessed Sacrament
Thu 26 Mar - St. Mary of the Angels
Fri 27 Mar - St. Ignatius
Funeral Arrangements:
Please check with the Secretariat and
Priests for the availability of the
Church before making arrangements
for funeral mass, cremation or burial.
Wedding: Please check with the
Secretariat, at least six months
before for availability of dates.
Parish Counseling Service
This is available every Wednesday
evening. Please call our Parish
Secretariat @ 67775858 during
office hours (9am to 1pm) for
an appointment.
Holy Cross Charismatic Prayer Group
* 7.45pm in St Michael room @ level 1 *
24 Feb
“Have you found salvation?”
All are welcome to praise and
thank the LORD with us!
Early Childhood Education Scholarship
Invitation is open to all ‘O’ level students who have
been accepted full-time Early Childhood Diploma
studies in the polytechnics for the academic year
2015. Application is now open for the Scholarship.
Kindly visit:
to find out more.
Introduction to Billings Ovulation Method (BOM)
of Natural Family Planning 2015
The classes will be conducted on the following Sundays at 11am at Church of the Holy Cross.
8 Mar, 7 Jun, 6 Sep & 15 Nov 2015
The couple will learn how to use BOM to gain knowledge of their fertility and to achieve or postpone
pregnancy during their marital life, in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic church.
BOM has a high success rate of both achieving and avoiding pregnancy during regular or irregular cycles
when applied correctly. The BOM method can reveal underlying fertility issues, and is also applicable during
breastfeeding and perimenopause. All engaged and married couples, and medical professionals are welcome.
Please contact Bernadette Woo ([email protected]) to register.
* Classes will only commence if there are sufficient registrants *
The 53rd Beginning Experience Programme
CHOICE Weekends
A live-in weekend for the permanently separated,
divorced and widowed (for both males and females).
It takes that 1 weekend that will inspire you for the rest
of your life. Come away for a Choice Weekend - it is by the
choices we make that we define what our life is all about.
Date: 20-22 Mar 2015 (Fri through Sun)
For further information please contact:
Joseph 9661-8089
Jean 9828-5162 } to SMS or
Mary 9755-4310 } call after 3pm
BE brochures are available outside the
parish office at level 2 (lift lobby).
Date: 27-29 Mar 2015 (Fri evening to Sun evening)
Venue: CHOICE Retreat House,
47 Jurong West Street 42, Singapore 649368
Enquiries: Hillary 97900537, Jacqueline 94242606
Register & Info: www.choice.org.sg/registration.htm
This Lunar New Year, give your Loved Ones a Special Gift of a Marriage Encounter Weekend
ME Couple after their weekend:
"Why didn't we go for ME 20 years ago?
It would have made our last 20 years of marriage so much more beautiful!
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER (ME) invites married couples to sign up for a special weekend with
your spouse this Lunar New Year. Invest in this most beautiful and enriching experience which builds couple
intimacy and a closer relationship with each other. Limited spaces still available for coming Mar 6-8 weekend.
To register, please call 9670 5390 or go to our website at www.MEsingapore.org.
* Coming Weekends: 6-8 Mar, 1-3 May and 5-7 Jun 2015 *
Marriage Preparation Course
Q2: 26 Apr to 31 May 2015
Q3: 19 Jul to 30 Aug 2015
Q4: 4 Oct to 8 Nov 2015
Come journey with your partner in the Marriage Preparation Course (MPC)
where you will learn the cornerstones of a happy marriage, how to live a Christian marriage,
discuss challenges that couples face and along the way the way discover even more about each other.
* Forms are available at the Parish Office or through www.catholic.org.sg/MPC *
Applications should be made at least six months in advance.
For enquiries, please email to [email protected] or contact:
Terence & Lynette @ 98571829 (Registration Couple), Peter & Rita @ 93673411 (General Enquiries)