Updated Summary of Masses, Private Worship, Sacraments at the Church of St Anthony plus News Highlights (Updated Sept 25, 2020)

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. The top part of the post contains important updates including the latest dates, registration links, changes to regular schedules and new information. The section following the updates contain additional details that do not change from week to week.


Updates this week: All Soul’s, Peter’s Pence, Compline, Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (via Zoom), RCIA (Mandarin), Private Worship (new link), October Weekend Masses and Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Update 1: We are encouraged to continue praying throughout the month for the souls of our departed family and friends. September and October, special envelopes marked “St Anthony, Pray for Our Faithful Departed” for this cause are made available for you. When you
return to Church, please pick them up and return the envelopes before November. Or you may choose the digital way:

https://tinyurl.com/y3lb4b9l

Send us your prayer intentions at the link given. Kindly indicate P-A-S when you key in the reference option. All names (envelopes) collected will be placed in a special box (catafalque) in front of the sanctuary. ALL Masses throughout the month of November (2nd -30th November) will be offered for your intentions for ALL these names.

Update 2: Collection for Peter Pence. The Holy Father has established that Peter’s Pence collection, which traditionally takes place around the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on 29th June, will be transferred throughout the world to the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time on 4 October 2020, memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Update 3: 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 9.45pm, Meeting ID: 914 9604 2004
Password: 483065

Update 4: Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with Benediction followed by Holy Mass (Zoom). Starting from Fri, Sept 25, 2020, there will be devotion to the Sacred Heart every Friday. Join us: Meeting ID: 914 9604 2004 Password: 483065 or join via this link: https://tinyurl.com/y68cdwct

Update 5: Chinese RCIA. Chinese RCIA invite you to participate in our faithful journey. Starting from 22nd September 2020, every Tuesday, 8pm to 9:30pm. For more information, please contact Theresa Chin 9877 2605 or Magdalene Er 9836 6636.

Update 6: New Private Worship sessions (for Parishioners Only) on Sept 29, 2020 from 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM, and on Oct 2, 2020 from 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM. Registration opens on Sept 26, 2020 at 7.30 PM using the link https://csaprivateworship17.eventbrite.sg

Update 7: October Weekend Mass, Per https://mycatholic.sg/schedule, mass bookings for the month of October has begun. The Mass Booking Start Time is staggered to help smooth the online booking experience for you. There will be NO Mandarin Masses for the rest of September. Mandarin Masses are on the first and second Sunday of the month. These will be Oct 4 and Oct 11 for the month of October. Please see ‘Weekend Masses’ below for instructions on how to book a seat. Please be on time.

Update 8: Booking of slots for the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the month of Oct has started. Available dates are Oct 10 and 31. Slots are still available for Sept 26, 2020. The registration link is https://csaconfession.eventbrite.sg.

Update 9: New RCIA (English) Process. A new RCIA journey will begin on Monday, 12th October 2020 at 8pm at the Auditorium. We invite non-Christians, baptized Christians (non-Catholics) and baptized Catholics preparing for Confirmation who want to deepen their understanding of the faith, or to be a sponsor. Email us at rcia@saint-anthony.org to register. You may contact Joelle at 9455 3513. We are also seeking facilitators for the new class. If you are inspired to serve as one, please email us or contact Joelle.

Update 10: Visits to the Columbarium. From 1st September, our Columbarium will open for visitations on every Tuesday and Saturday afternoon. Prior registration is required via the link: https://csacolumbarium.eventbrite.sg

Update 11: Blessing of Articles. 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.

Update 12: Wednesday Weekday Mass (for Parishioners Only) started on Sept 2, 2020 for 25 persons at a time. Registration is required: https://csaweekdaymass.eventbrite.sg/ but All 25 seats on Sept 2 have been taken up.

Update 13: Please continue to send your compliments, thanks and encouragement to the tireless team of SMOs and volunteers who help bring about online masses as well as physical events in church using the form at https://bit.ly/VolunteersEncouragement.

Please see below for more details on masses, private worship and the Sacraments at the Church of St Anthony Singapore.


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.

From 1st September, our Columbarium will opened for visitations on every Tuesday and Saturday afternoon. Prior registration is required via the link: https://csacolumbarium.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://csaconfession.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 a QR code scanning app.
• 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

We are resuming our weekday Masses in church. However this is only happening on every Wednesday and we can only accommodate up to 25 pax per Mass. Kindly register at the link to secure a slot.
https://csaweekdaymass.eventbrite.sg/

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 as follows:

1) Tuesdays, 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM
2) Fridays, 7.30 PM – 9.30 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