Weekly Updates for the Church of St Anthony (Updated Apr 11, 2024)

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B, Gospel of Mark


Mass Intentions and Contributions

  • For mass intentions 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 and updates from Church of St Anthony, Singapore. Please revisit weekly for the latest updates. Updates are uploaded between Thurs and Sat morning each week.

  • 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 1: Updates and Important Notes for the week

For the latest events from the Archdiocese, please refer to ‘Activities and Events in the Archdiocese’ below.

FAMILY CAMP 2024 – “The Family Life Team of the Parish of Saint Anthony invites you to the “Family Camp 2024”. This is a parish event intended to bring the family closer and stay anchored in Jesus Christ. There will be talks and games centered on family relationships both for parents and children as well as interaction with other families. Lots of fun and enjoyment awaits you and your family. Come and register! Be part of the community!

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY – Next weekend, all collections for 20-21 April 2024 will be set aside for the ongoing formation of our Seminarians and expenses relating to the St Francis Xavier Major Seminary.

GIFT 2ND COLLECTION ON 20/21 APR – Next weekend, there will be a 2nd collection for Catholic Foundation’s GIFT (Giving in Faith & Thankfulness) programme. GIFT is a regular giving programme to rally support for and fund the Archdiocese’s organisations and initiatives for youth, evangelisation, catechesis, formation, and others. Please bring your contributions or GIFT envelopes to drop them into the collection bags. Visit catholicfoundation.sg to contribute online or find out more.

CHOIR RECRUITMENT – The Sunday 11.15 AM Mass Choir is looking for more voices to join them. No prior music training is required but there will be a short audition. For enquiries, please contact Allison at 98550103.

ALTAR SERVERS RECRUITMENT 2024 – Attention boys aged 9 and above! Are you feeling a call to join our ministry of servers? Ever watched those in white robes up on the altar and wished you could be like them? Well, now’s your chance to join them! Experience the privilege of assisting during Mass and growing in your faith alongside fellow servers! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to serve the Lord and answer His calling! Please register at the link at: https://tinyurl.com/serversapplication.

HARVEST OF LOVE EASTER 2024 PROJECT – $11,100 needed to purchase Grocery vouchers for 222 needy families. Join us in this mission of giving back through contributing via these ways: Cash donation in envelopes through the donation boxes or Pay Now to T08CC4040D (Do state “HoL2024) on the envelope and in the bank reference).

VIA LUCIS – EASTER STATIONS (VIA ZOOM) – Come meditate on the Easter Stations – events from the Resurrection to Pentecost every Sunday night in April at 8pm.

Zoom Meeting ID: 883 9623 7655
Passcode: Footprints
Organized by Adoracion de Jesus Ministry

CSA FUNERAL WORKSHOP – This workshop will cover the role of the community in praying for the deceased and care of mourners, the Funeral Mass, Vigil or Wake services, Rite of
Committal and Prayer Services for the deceased.

28 Apr 2024, 2pm to 5pm
St Thomas Aquinas Room, Level 1

Sign up via https://bit.ly/CSAFuneralWS

LITTLE SHEPHERDS’ SCHOOLHOUSE – Registration is now OPEN for 18 months to 6 years old! Join us for a joyful preschool journey filled with learning and fun activities for your little ones. For more information and registration details, please visit the website at https://littleshepherdsschoolhouse.edu.sg or contact the school at 63685058.

Little Shepherds’ Schoolhouse @Church of St
Anthony Blk 331 Woodlands Ave 1, #01-421,
Singapore 730331.

FEAST DAY 2024 – Feast Day Fun Fair is back this year on the 16th of June! We are inviting ministries and parishioners to take up and run a stall. Please submit your interest using this link https://tinyurl.com/CSAFEASTDAY24

FEAST DAY DINNER 2024, Dec 15, 2024 at 7.00 PM – This is a ticketed event at Safra Toa Payoh. The costs are $80/pax for the dinner and $5/pax for a two-way bus ticket (optional). Payment is via PayNow to UEN T08CC404D. Please include FD Dinner <mobile no.> Church of Saint Anthony in the reference field. Please lookout for ticket sales in the church foyer coming soon.

CHARITIES WEEK 2024 – Please support and donate generously towards Charities Week 2024, an Archdiocesan annual fundraising project. Pick up a Charities Week 2024 envelope to donate and mail it to Caritas Singapore (for cheques only), or drop it at your parish. For walk-in donations to the Caritas Singapore office, please visit us at Caritas Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #04-01, Singapore 319264. Your Charities Week donations ($10 and above) are eligible for 250% tax deduction. You may also wish to donate online via https://bit.ly/cw24bul For more information, please contact at 68017400 or visit www.caritas-singapore.org

PROMOTING CNCS (CATHOLIC NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMUNITIES)  – We are revamping how we organise our CNCs. Whether you are new to our parish or not, everyone is welcome to join our CNCs. Sign up at https://bit.ly/CSACNCs.

JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH JESUS – Every 1st Monday of the Month at 9am, starting on 4th March 2024. There will be breaking and sharing of the Word in a quiet park within Woodlands. Light snacks will be provided. Register at the Pastoral Coordinator Office on Level 1 or email CSA.Pastoral@catholic.org.sg.

7 LILIES DEVOTION TO ST ANTHONY– Every Tuesday 7:00pm to 7.20pm at the Church Hall.  All are welcome to join us!  Devotion will start after Mass.

KEEPING OUR CHURCH CLEAN – Please help to keep our parish clean and please kindly clear all tissue paper and other items before leaving the Church Hall. Thank you.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION – The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available for all at the church hall reconciliation rooms, 15 minutes before every mass and will end when mass begins.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION – The devotion to the Divine Mercy will be prayed before masses on Sunday at 5.00PM and Fridays at 6.00PM except for 1st Fridays of the month which are dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Be part of the Divine Mercy Group by calling 80609570.

Scripture Reflection for Sunset and Sunday Masses, Feasts and Solemnities – Please refer to the following link: https://www.catholic.sg/archbishop/scripture-reflection/ for the Cardinal’s reflections of the day.


Activities and Events in the Archdiocese 
  1. ACMI FREE MOVIE SCREENING – Sunday, 28 April, 2-5pm, at Novena Church, Auditorium Level 2 – The movie “Hello, Love, Goodbye” features a domestic helper in Hong Kong and how she navigates both life and love in a foreign land.  This event is open to our migrant brothers and sisters and Singaporean residents are welcome to join and bring your migrant friends, co-workers, employees, and extended family along. Register today: https://rebrand.ly/hellolovegoodbye
  2. VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT (Pro-Bono Counsellors) – A Heart to Serve – Catholic Family Life (CFL) is calling out for volunteers!  Get in touch with Catholic Family Life to find out more, contact us at 64880278 or email michelle@familylife.sg. If you are interested to volunteer with us, do fill up the volunteer form: https://bit.ly/CFL-volunteer-form and we will get in touch with you.
  3. LUNCHTIME TALK: WHY MUST WE WORK? By Catholic Prayer Society by Rev Fr David GarciaDate: 6, 20 & 27 May 2024 (Mondays)
    Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
    Venue: Cecil Building, 137 Cecil Street, #04-01, Singapore 069537
    Register at: http://tinyurl.com/CSTWhyMustWeWork
  4. PRIMARY1 REGISTRATION – CHIJ OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE
    (for Catholic Parents with Daughters in Kindergarten 2) CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace provides students with a holistic educational experience and Catholic faith formation which are anchored on a Christ-centred, values-driven environment. Parents who are keen to find out more about the school can register for the Open House to be held on Friday, 3 May 2024 (3.00 pm to 4.30 pm). The school looks forward to sharing 170 years of IJ tradition and legacy with your daughters through our educational experience. Please register for the Open House at: https://go.gov.sg/olqp2024. We look forward to seeing you at our Open House.
  5. SOCIAL MISSION CONFERENCE 2024 – Since 2008, the Caritas Singapore Social Mission Conferences have been igniting inspiration and raising awareness about the charitable work that the Caritas Singapore Family is doing. This isn’t just a conference— it’s a chance to shape a society that respects the dignity of all. For more on the conference, please visit https://www.caritas-singapore.org/social-mission-conference-2024/. Register at https://smc2024.caritas-singapore.org/register.
    Date: Saturday, 25 May 2024, 9am to 5.30pm
    Performing Arts Centre, Catholic Junior College
  6. SEED OF GROWTH 2024 (FOR JC/IB STUDENTS) – There’ll be worship, prayer, sessions to help you grow in your faith, and…food, fun & (new) friends to nourish yoursoul!! Sign up at the link!Dates: 13 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May (3 Saturdays)
    Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm (Lunch included)
    Venue: Office for Young People (2 Lorong Low Koon)
    Sign up: tinyurl.com/oypsog24 or for enquiries, contact Gabriella at gabriella.oyp@catholic.org.sg or Kristen at kristen.oyp@catholic.org.sg.
  7. 5 TIPS TO EASILY MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD FOR SUCCESS By Catholic Family Life
    Date : Sunday, 7 April 2024
    Time : 2pm – 3.30pm
    Venue : Church of Christ The King, Canteen
    (Love offering will be collected). Register here via https://bit.ly/5T_CTK
  8. CATHOLIC PARENTING By Catholic Family Life – A 2-session workshop to prepare you for intentional Catholic parenting by Dr. John Hui.Part I: Foundations of Catholic Parenting
    Part 2: Forming our Children in Faith & VirtuesWhen: 6 & 13 April, 3.15pm – 5.15pm
    Where: St Joseph Church Parish Hall, Cost: $20 for the workshop
  9. EASTER REFLECTION BOOKLET – The Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE) has launched their Easter Reflection Booklet. Let us delve deeper into the Word this Easter seasonand Witness a New Life in Christ! The booklet is available in English or Mandarin and can be downloaded from https://bit.ly/ONE-Easter-2024.
  10. PRAY AS YOU ARE (RETREAT) – I want to learn how to pray, but how do I begin?” Many of us long to learn how to pray; to know how to have a deeper and more intimate relationship with God. We try different methods, look for guides, search far and wide. But the best way to begin this journey is to be and to be with ourselves. We are called to be ourselves before God – to pray as we are. God, too, longs for us, to know us, to be with us, as we are. This is how the relationship begins. This is how we learn to pray. Facilitated by Cenacle Sr. Bubbles and team, the retreat will include input sessions, personal prayer time, spiritual direction, faith-sharing. 19-21 April 2024​ ​@ LaSalle House
  11. EPHESIANS 6: ARMOUR OF GOD RETREAT (EPH6) By Catholic Leadership Centre – The retreat includes talks by Fr Valerian Cheong, Fr Andrew Wong and Joseph Fernandez on being more aware of supernatural realms on social media and other openings which lead people away from God, what the first commandment entails and so on. Date & Time: 6-7 April 2024
    Mode: In-person 2D/1N Stay-in Retreat
    Address: St Francis Xavier Retreat Centre, 199 Punggol Seventeenth Ave
    Cost: $320/- (ensuite single-room & meals included)
  12. CATHOLIC PRAYER SOCIETY’S LUNCH TIME MASSES IN THE CITY
    1. Medical Alumni Association, 2 College Road, Level 1 Theatrette, S169850, every Wed. 12.15 PM
    2. Cecil Building, 137  Cecil Street Level 4, S049712, every Wed, 12.15pm
    3. One Raffles Quay, level 49 North Tower, S048583, every Friday, 12.15pm
    More details at – http://www.cps.org.sg
  13. OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE PRO-LIFE ROSARY – The Our Lady of Guadalupe Pro-life Rosary is a beautiful way to pray for the unborn children and all who are affected by abortion. Join us in prayer on the 12th of every month @ 8.30 PM on Zoom.
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89300173624?pwd=VmFIempzVGMreFc2VjVqNW5NUWdzQT09
    Meeting ID: 893 0017 3624
    Passcode: 121224
  14. MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND – “Restore, Rekindle and Renew your marriage at the ME Weekend!” Marriage is a project to be worked on together and a process of growth. Pope Francis (Amoris Laetitia, no. 218, 221). Good marriages can always be made better! To deepen your couple relationship, do sign up for a Marriage Encounter Weekend scheduled for 5 to 7 Apr 2024 or May 31-Jun 2, 2024 or Aug 2-4, 2024 by contacting Reenie at 9676 7889 or email at mewkend@gmail.com. Weekend in Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia are also available. Please write or call to enquire.”
  15. FUNDRAISING APPEAL: HUMANITARIAN AID FOR GAZA CRISIS – Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS), is making an appeal for those affected by the conflict in Gaza and the surrounding region. You can donate via credit card or PayNow through CHARIS website. Alternatively, you can send a crossed cheque payable to “Humanitarian Aid Fund”, indicate “Humanitarian Aid to Gaza” at the back of the cheque, send the cheque to: CHARIS, 55 Waterloo Street, #07-02, Catholic Centre, Singapore 187954. Please contact CHARIS at 6337-4119.
  16. LEAD LIKE JESUS (LLJ) A foundational module based on the servant leadership modelled by Jesus Christ.  Date: 13 & 20 Apr 2024, 9 AM – 5.30 PM.  Venue:  Agape Village, 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh.  $200 per pax inclusive of GST (Lunch & Tea breaks for 2 days and LLJ Workbook).  Go to www.catholicleader.sg to register or find out more.

Opportunities for Group Prayer, Adoration or Contemplation

  1. VIA LUCIS – EASTER STATIONS (VIA ZOOM) – Come meditate on the Easter Stations – events from the Resurrection to Pentecost every Sunday night in April at 8pm.Zoom Meeting ID: 883 9623 7655
    Passcode: Footprints
    Organized by Adoracion de Jesus Ministry
  2. JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH JESUS – Every 1st Monday of the Month at 9am, starting on 4th March 2024. There will be breaking and sharing of the Word in a quiet park within Woodlands. Light snacks will be provided. Register at the Pastoral Coordinator Office on Level 1 or email CSA.Pastoral@catholic.org.sg.

Opportunities to Serve in Church

  1. Recruitment for the Sunday, 11.15 AM Mass Choir -Come join us if you have a passion for singing church hymns.  No prior music training required.  Short audition will be held. Please call or WhatsApp Allison at 9855 0103.
  2. Recruitment for Teochew Prayer Group – This group prays together on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and also at wakes.  For enquiries, please call Andy: 9636 6223, Tris: 9721 7362 or Theresa: 9277 7725.
  3. Recruitment for Stewards at the Banquet – Stewards, our hospitality ministers (called wardens in other churches) are looking for more help. Please call 9363-2657 or approach any Steward before or after mass if you are considering helping out in church. Come and develop a closer relationship with the Lord by serving him and his people as a Steward. We share on Scripture before mass and have monthly prayer night and fellowship as well as an annual get together to know one another better.
  4. Recruitment for the Sunset Mass Choir, Cosa Angelica. Practices are at 3.30 PM @ St Lucy’s room. For details please contact Gerard at 94509972 or Audrey at 90129357.
  5. Sunday 5.30 PM Choir Recruitment – Please call Carol at 97989828 or Rhea at 96173476.
  6. AV Ministry – The AV Ministry works behind the scenes to ensure that all audio visual assets and processes needed during masses and also parish events, work towards helping our parishioners participate fully. Come and experience the joy of serving the Lord in this particular way by joining the ministry. Interested parishioners who are 13 and above are welcome to register by calling Mary-Ann at 9353 3446 or by sending an email to csa.avministry@gmail.com.
  7. Recruitment for the Liturgical Life and Worship Team (LLW)This team plans and coordinates liturgical events in our parish and they would like to invite parishioners to join the team. LLW works with all the other liturgical ministries to ensure the smooth and proper running of liturgical events such as Feast Day masses and processions. To register your interest please fill in the form at https://bit.ly/LLWrecruitment.
  8. RCIA Recruitment – The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Team is looking for Facilitators and Administrators to join us in journeying and serving our RCIA Inquirers and refreshers. Facilitators and administrators will be given training in their respective roles. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/RCIARecruitment.
  9. SSVP is recruiting for more members to serve the needy. Please contact Mary @ 93250060.

Opportunities to Care for those in Need

  1. 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. There will be a second collection in church every 1st weekend of the month for SSVP.

Opportunities to Contribute Towards the Vision of the Archdiocese

  1. GIFT Programme. On every 3rd weekend of the month, there will be a call for contributions for GIFT (Giving in Faith & Thankfulness) programme to build a more vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church. Support the organizations and projects of the Archdiocese by making a monthly pledge. Or, give via PayNow (UEN: 201231391K). GIRO forms, cheques or cash can be sealed into GIFT envelopes and dropped into any of the Donation boxes. For more information on GIFT and more, visit catholicfoundation.sg

Overall Summary of Masses, Sacraments, Devotions and Adoration

  1. Sacrament of Reconciliation – the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be made available for all at the church hall reconciliation rooms, 15 minutes before every mass and will end when mass begins.
  2. Rosary in English – Every Saturday from 4th Nov – 30th Dec at 5.00pm before the Mass begins. All are invited to join the Legion of Mary (LOM) to pray the rosary as a family!
  3. Devotion to the Divine Mercy. Sundays at 5.00 PM just before the 5.30 PM Mass.
  4. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, every first Friday of the month, after the 6.30 PM Mass.

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

Public Holidays

Weekday masses that fall on public holidays will be at 7.30 AM instead of the regular timing of 6.30 PM. Please check this post or the bulletin for updates.

Monday

  1. Weekday Mass in English at 6.30 PM in church.

Tuesday

  1. Weekday Mass in English at 6.30 PM in church.
  2. Devotion to St Anthony – The ‘7 Lilies’ devotion to St Anthony is after the evening mass from 7.00 PM to 7.20 PM in the church hall.

Wednesday

  1. Weekday Mass in English at 6.30 PM in church.

Thursday

  1. Weekday Mass in English at 6.30 PM in church.

Friday

  1. Weekday Mass in English at 6.30 PM in church.
  2. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, every first Friday of the Month, after the 6.30 PM Mass.
  3. Devotion to the Divine Mercy at 6.00 PM before the 6.30 PM mass, every other Friday except the first Friday of the Month. This devotion will not be held during the Season of Lent.
  4. From Feb 16, 2024 to Mar 22, 2024, during Lent, 1-3 will be replaced by the Devotion of Our Lady of Sorrows at 7.30 PM, Mass at 8PM, Stations of the Cross at 8.30 PM

Saturday

  1. Sacrament of Reconciliation is available 15 mins before mass and ends when mass starts
  2. Sunset mass in English at 5.30 PM in church.
  3. Mass in Malayalam at 7.30 PM in church on the Eve of every 1st Sunday of the Month
  4. Mass in Tamil at 7.30 PM in church on the Eve of every 2nd Sunday of the Month
  5. Mass in Tagalog at 7.30 PM on the Eve of every 4th Sunday of the Month

Please refer to the bulletin for updates.

Sunday

  1. Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available 15 mins before mass.
  2. Mass in Mandarin in church at 7.30 AM on the 1st and 2nd Sunday of the Month. Gates close just before mass starts and late comers will not be admitted due to pre-mass preparations.
  3. Mass in English at 9.15 AM, 11.15 AM and 5.30 PM.
  4. Devotion to the Divine Mercy at 5.00 PM before the 5.30 PM mass.
Adoration at Mt Tabor on Level 5.
  1. Mondays to Saturdays 8.00 AM – 9.30 PM
  2. Sundays 6.00 AM to 9.30 PM
  3. Please switch off the lights and air-conditioning if there is no one else in the room after you leave.