Updated Summary of Masses, Private Worship, Sacraments at the Church of St Anthony plus News Highlights (Updated Jan 22, 2021)


Mass Intentions and Contributions

  • For mass intentions (including All Souls in the month 0f Nov) and contributions to the upkeep of the Church of St Anthony Singapore via PayNow please visit http://saint-anthony.org/paynow/ for more details including UEN and what to enter as payment references so that we know what your contributions are for.

Guide to this post: This is a one-stop post for the latest news on masses, private worship and sacraments at the Church of St Anthony in Singapore while COVID-19 restrictions are in force.

  • Part 1: Updates and important notes for the week
  • Part 2: Summary of Masses, Private Worship, Devotions and Sacrament of Reconciliation by Day of the Week
  • Part 3: Details on all items in Part 2

Part 1: Updates  and Important Notes for the week

  • Update 1: Chinese New Year Masses, Feb 12, 2021. Bookings will be via MARS (mycatholic.sg) from Jan 26, 2021.
    • 8.00 AM in Mandarin
    • 10.00 AM in English
    • No evening mass on Feb 12
  • Update 2: Sacrament of Reconciliation – there will be no confessions in Feb. Confessions resume in Mar via the link https://csa2021confession.eventbrite.sg.
  • Update 3: Eucharistic Adoration on Zoom. Begin the new year in adoration of the Lord. Come and rest in His Holy Presence via Zoom Meeting ID: 825 7446 7741, Passcode: 372908.
    Footprints in Gratitude is a journey through the major events in our Saviour’s life and passion, reflecting on what we have to be grateful for. Dates: 2 Jan – 6 Feb, 8pm, Days: Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Note 1: From 1 Dec, you are required to use the TraceTogether mobile app or a physical TraceTogether token for Safe Entry check-in. No group check-in is allowed.
  • Note 2: Contributions towards Saint Vincent De Paul (SSVP). The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) seeks your generous contributions to sustain their ministerial work for the less fortunate. Their donation box has been shifted to the basement carpark, just next to the elevator as you all exit the Church. Do drop your donations into this box.
  • Note 3: Catechism Registration 2021 – The registration for new students in 2021 has started including mainstream, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Precious Seeds programmes. Please visit https://saint-anthony.org/catechism/ for details and registration procedure. For existing students, please refer to the letter sent to parents via WhatsApp.
  • Note 4: With effect from Jan 2021, we will stop our Tuesday Private Worship due to low take up rate. All manpower and resources are channeled to one session on Fridays 8-9pm. All are welcome to spend an hour of quiet time with our Lord. Registration is required at https://jan2020csapw.eventbrite.sg.
  • Note 5: On average, we see 15% of parishioners not showing up for the masses that they booked. Though we understand emergency situations sometimes occur at the last minute, the 15% number is too high and works against our desire to increase the number of persons per mass and also prevents other parishioners from booking seats. For a recent Sunset mass, 49 registered parishioners did not turn up! Please check your schedules before booking or if you have to cancel, do so at least 48 hours before the mass (via the MARS system) so that others may take up the vacated seats.

Part 2: Summary of Masses, Private Worship, Devotions and Sacrament of Reconciliation by Day of the Week

All Zoom events share the following login details:

All YouTube broadcasts are at https://www.youtube.com/c/ChurchofStAnthonySingapore

The current link for Private Worship registration is https://jan2020csapw.eventbrite.sg/ to register for Fridays, 8.00-9.00 PM.

Tuesday

  1. No events currently

Wednesday

  1. Weekday Mass in church for 25 people at 6.30 PM, registration required via https://www.mycatholic.sg/, This mass is also broadcast on Zoom (see above for access details)

Friday

  1. Weekday mass at 6.30 PM Via Zoom followed by Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus  (see above for Zoom access details)
  2. Weekday Mass in church for 25 people at 6.30 PM followed by Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, registration required via https://www.mycatholic.sg/
  3. Private worship from 8.00 – 9.00 PM in the church hall. Registration is required at https://jan2020csapw.eventbrite.sg
  4. Compline Prayers at 9.00 PM via Zoom (see above for Zoom details)

Saturday

  1. First Saturday of the month – Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at 10.00 AM via Zoom (see above for access details)
  2. Sacrament of Reconciliation starting at 3.00 PM, registration required at https://csa2021confession.eventbrite.sg.
  3. Sunset mass in English at 5.30 PM, maximum of 150 persons in church and registration is required at https://www.mycatholic.sg/. Doors close at 5.15 PM and late comers will not be admitted for safety reasons. This mass is broadcast on YouTube.
  4. Religious items may be blessed by holding them up at the Final Blessing by the priest at the Sunset Mass.
  5. Columbarium visits in the afternoon. Registration is required via https://csacolumbariumvisits.eventbrite.sg/

Sunday

  1. Mandarin mass on 1st and 2nd Sunday of the Month, at 7.30 AM. Registration is required via https://www.mycatholic.sg/. Doors close at 7.15 AM and late comers will not be admitted for safety reasons.
  2. Mass in English at 9.15 AM, 11.15 AM and 5.30 PM, registration required via https://www.mycatholic.sg/
  3. The doors closes at 9.00 AM, 11.00 AM and 5.15 PM respectively and late comers will not be admitted for safety reasons.
  4. All Sunday masses will be broadcast on YouTube.
  5. Religious items may be blessed by holding them up at the Final Blessing by the priest at all Sunday Masses.

Part 3: Details on all items in Part 2

Blessing of Religious Articles and Holy Water
As we are not allowed to approach Priest to bless your sacred items (COVID restrictions). All items to be blessed can be raised up during Mass at the final blessing. Please note that this has to be done in person. Online Mass blessing is not valid.

Visits to the Columbarium.

Our Columbarium are opened for visits on Saturday afternoon. Availability may vary based on operational limitations. Prior registration is required via the link: https://csacolumbariumvisits.eventbrite.sg/


Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is on Saturdays starting at 2.00 PM. Admission starts at 1.30 PM and closes at 2.00 PM sharp. The registration link is https://csa2021confession.eventbrite.sg. Additional status on the Sacrament of Reconciliation such as availability of slots or registration dates is provided in the update section at the top of this post.

Weekend Masses
Saturday Sunset (English) – Door Closed at 5.15pm
Sunday (Mandarin) – Door Closed at 7.15am (1st and 2nd Sunday only)
Sunday (English) – Door Closed at 9am, 11am & 5.15am
Due to pre-mass safety briefings, late comers will not be admitted.
Bookings must be made using the Mass Attendance and Registration System (MARS) set up by the Archdiocese.
To learn more about the booking process, visit: https://mycatholic.sg/help
Bookings can be made at https://www.mycatholic.sg/ but each person must sign-up for an account before bookings can be made.
Note that the MARS booking system for weekend masses only allows 1 mass slot per month per person.
Details to take Note Once your Booking has been Confirmed:
• Pre-registration needed.
• Please bring your NRIC / FIN / Work-Pass / Birth Certificate / School Smartcard for verification.
• Wear mask at all times
• Maintain a safe distance even at your allocated seat and pew.
• Download the TraceTogether app or bring your TraceTogether token for scanning.
• Temperature will be taken
• Refrain from coming if you or a member of your household is unwell
• Please follow the instructions of the ushers
• Bring your own hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes
• Those who are vulnerable, with existing medical conditions, and have restricted mobility are not encouraged to register
The Parish’s SMOs reserve the right to amend the SOP as required by the Archdiocese and MCCY,
For those who are unable to book a weekend mass slots, all weekend masses are also available simultaneously on our church YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/ChurchofStAnthonySingapore.

Online Masses
For those who are not attending mass in the church hall, online masses will be available as follows:
• Saturday Sunset, 5.30pm
• Sunday Mandarin, 7.30am (1st and 2nd Sun only)
• Sunday, 9.15am, 11.15am & 5.30pm

Weekday Masses on Zoom
Weekday Masses will be at 6.30pm on Wednesday and Fridays. This will be done via Zoom.
Zoom Meeting ID: 914 9604 2004 Password: 483065 or use the link: https://tinyurl.com/y68cdwct
You may offer Mass Intentions for these Masses. Please refer to the Parish’s Facebook Page and new Telegram Channel for more information.

Weekday Masses in Church

Booking for the two weekday masses in church, on Wed and Fri at 6.30 PM may be made at https://www.mycatholic.sg/ (same as for weekend masses). Both masses will still be broadcast on Zoom.

On this note, we also need volunteers to assist. If you are available on every Wednesday evening. Please lend us a helping us. Thank you.
https://tinyurl.com/y465fjs3


Private Worship

Private Worship sessions are held on Fridays 8.00 PM – 9.00 PM
As the registration link and the date registrations open varies from week to week, these are provided in the update section at the very top of this post. Exceptions to regular private worship sessions will also be posted at the top.

• 50mins duration per slot
• Please be on time


First Saturday Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

This will be at 10.00 AM via Zoom.

1) Duration per devotion is 70mins, inclusive of Rosary, Benediction, Meditation, and Holy Mass.
2) We will be running this for 5 months. Oct being the first and Feb being the final month.

Meeting ID: 914 9604 2004
Password: 483065

or via the link https://tinyurl.com/y68cdwct


Compline (Liturgy of the Hours)

Liturgy of the Hours are only Liturgies which can be validly be done via broadcast since they are the prayers of the Church, prayed wherever Her Faithful are (regardless if they are lay, religious, or clergy), and not dependent on an Ordained Minister (or where he is, like in the context of the Mass). Join us on Zoom, every Friday at 9.00pm, Meeting ID: 914 9604 2004, Password: 483065 or via https://tinyurl.com/y68cdwct.


Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with Benediction

This will be on every Friday at 6.00 PM before the Friday Mass at 6.30 PM. Both will be broadcast on Zoom. Join us: Meeting ID: 914 9604 2004 Password: 483065 or join via this link: https://tinyurl.com/y68cdwct