Weekly Updates for the Church of St Anthony (Updated May 25, 2023)

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.

Spirit Fest 2023 – This triduum leading up to Pentecost Sunday will be held in the Auditorium from 7.30 PM to 9.30 PM. Each evening consists of Praise and Worship, talks, adoration and benediction. Light refreshments will be included.

  • Wed, May 24 – The Holy Spirit Working in the Family. Speaker – Fr Vincent Low, CSsR
  • Thu, May 25 – The Holy Spirit Working in the Community. Speaker – Fr Gerard Victor, OFM
  • Fri, May 26 – The Holy Spirit Working within Our Church. Speaker – Fr Emmanuel Teo, OCD

Change in Mass Timing on Fri, Jun 2, 2023 – As Jun 2 is a public holiday, the mass will be at 7.30 AM and not 6.30 PM.

2nd Collection, Jun 3 & 4 – The second collection on the first Sunday in June will be for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul to help our Friends in Need.

Flores de Mayo – The Filipino Community (Filcom) invites all parishioners to the Flores de Mayo on May 27, 2023. Flores De Mayo is a commemoration of Mary in the Philippines.

6:30PM Assembly at the Church Grotto
6:45PM Rosary Prayer Procession
7:30PM Tagalog Mass

Church Cleaning on Jun 3 at 9.00 AM – We invite all parishioners to join our ministries to Jun 3 to clean the church and the Fireplace. Please gather in the auditorium on Level 1 at 9.00AM for a briefing. As cleaning supplies are limited, please bring along cleaning materials.

Mass Intentions for the Feast Day Triduum and Feast Day of St Anthony (Jun 7-11) – Your Mass Intentions for the Triduum and Feast Day will be offered up during these Masses. Please pick up the envelopes and drop them off in any of the donation boxes before 7 June. Alternatively, you may offer up your Intentions via PayNow, using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/csafdtriduum.

Feast Day Distribution of St Anthony’s Bread – this will be distributed after mass during the weekend of Jun 10 and 11.

Feast Day Funfair Dress-up Activity – Calling children with ages of 12 and below to come dressed as St Anthony of Padua during the Funfair on Jun 11 from 8.00 AM to 2.00 PM.  The first 20 children dressed up as our Patron Saint can collect a free gift.

Feast Day Memorabilia – Feast Day memorabilia such as T-shirts, candles and lilies are now available from the church foyer before and after each mass.

Feast Day Funfair Coupons Sale – Come join in the celebration of our parish’s Feast Day with a variety of food, games, and discover bargains at our Funfair on 11 June, from 8am to 1pm. You may grab your coupons from 27 May onwards, after every weekend mass at the foyer! Please note that there will be no parking at the level 1 carpark during the fun fair. You may consider parking at the nearby HDB instead.

Triduum and Feast Day Masses – The Triduum masses on Jun 7, 8 and 9 at 8.00 PM will be celebrated by Monsignor Ambrose Vaz who will guide us towards being welcoming as individuals, in our marriages and in our families, the domestic churches. The Feast Day Procession and Mass at 5.00 PM on Jun 10 will be celebrated by Fr Ignatius who will speak on the theme of ‘Towards a Welcoming Church’. The mass on Jun 13 will be a normal weekday mass at 6.30 PM.

Feast Day Novena – A 9-week novena to St Anthony starts our celebrations this year so come and join us every Tuesday starting Apr 11 and ending Jun 6, 2023 in the church hall after the 6.30 PM mass. See you there!

Feast Day Dinner – This year we can once again gather together for the Feast Day Dinner which will be on Jun 10, 2023 at 7.00 PM. Tickets are available at $65/pax. Those requiring transport from the Church to the dinner venue and back can purchase bus tickets at $5/pax. Tickets are limited so do make your purchase early.

Eternal Garden Restaurant
The Grassroots Club @ AMK
190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8,
Singapore 568046

Chinese RCIA 2023 – A new RCIA journey is about to start on Jul 13, 2023. Meetings will be on every Thursday from 7.45 PM to 9.45 PM. Please invite your friends and family who are non-Catholics to come and join in this process. For enquiries, please contact Theresa at 9877 2605 or Magdalene at 9836 6636.

Church Cleaning – The Church is inviting parishioners to join the ministries on 3rd June at 9:00am to clean our church. We have designated certain venues for each ministry to
do the cleaning up. Please bring along cleaning materials as what we have may not be sufficient.

Parish Assembly – All parishioners are invited to gather as one parish and one family to have a conversation about pastoral concerns. This will be held on Sat, May 27, 2023 at 12.00 PM – 4.30 PM in the church hall. Lunch is provided.

Easter Reflection – Download the reflection booklet from https://one.org.sg/resource/2023-easter-reflection-booklet/.

Family Camp 2023 – Good News! The Church of St Anthony’s Family Camp is back this year. The Family Life Team will like to invite families to join in a 4 day camp in Johor Baru from Jun 1 to Jun 4, 2023. Slots are limited so do sign-up early using the form at bit.ly/3RAzpZD. Additional details can be found in the form.

Courage SG Retreat – “Who Do You Say I Am?” is a weekend retreat to encounter Jesus who asks this question of every Christian. It will be an Ignatian inspired retreat, with time for silent prayer, small group sharing and community. Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated during the retreat.  This stay-in retreat is from Friday, 26 May (6.30pm) to Sunday, 28 May (4.00pm). It is open to those who are same sex attracted or identify as LGBTQ and their loved ones who accompany them. Register at https://tinyurl.com/couragemayretreat.

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. Virtual Charity Walk – Catholic Family Life (CFL) is organising a virtual charity walk! Open to all individuals and families, here is your chance to put our devices down, and spend time to bond as a family.
    Dates: 1 June – 30 June 2023
    Venue: Anywhere, It’s Virtual!
    To sign up and learn more, go to bit.ly/CFLwalk2023. For more information on our upcoming programmes, visit: https://www.familylife.sg/UpcomingProgrammes
  2. Jesus Encounter Retreat – This 4-days stay-in retreat is organised by the Catholic Spirituality Centre conducted by Vincent Lee and CSC retreat team.
    Date: 29 Jun – 2 Jul 2023 (Thur – Sun)
    Retreat fee: $320 (8% GST included)
    Register before 4 June: $270 for Early Bird discount: https://bit.ly/cscjer-2
  3. Abundant & Better Life Abroad – Calling all migrants! Join us for a four-week values formation programme run by migrants for migrants. Organized by ACMI and Couples for Christ (CFC) Singapore.
    Date: 4, 11, 18, 25 June 2023 (Sundays)
    Time: 1pm to 5pm
    Venue: Canteen and Parish Hall (Church of St Bernadette), 12 Zion Road, Singapore 247731
    Register by scanning the QR code at https://www.catholic.sg/event/abundant-better-life-abroad-abba/2023-06-11/
  4. OUTREACH FOR SEC 4/5 STUDENTS – By the Office for Young PeopleDate: Friday, 16 June 2023
    Time: 1400 – 1700
    Venue: Catholic Centre, Level 8, 55 Waterloo.
    Street, Singapore 187954
    Cost: Free!Registration: https://tinyurl.com/junesecoutreach
    For enquiries, please email to neumann.oyp@catholic.org.sg
  5. CARITAS YOUNG ADULTS – Life Without Strife: Choosing what is truly importantAs young adults living in a busy and competitive society, we are constantly flooded with multiple responsibilities and concerns like work, family, friends, church, volunteering, etc.
    How should we prioritise? How can we fulfil all our responsibilities? Come and join us in person at CANA for a discussion with like-minded young adults on this challenge and
    how we can manage it.
    Date: 3 June 2023
    Time: 10am – 12pm
    Venue: CANA at Waterloo Centre, 55 Waterloo St., Level 3
    Fee: Free (Love offering welcome)
  6. My Personal Compass, Module 3 on Christian Morality by Fr David Garcia – In today’s marketplace of ideas, there are many different moralities, and we are often asked to keep what we believe to ourselves. But is Christian morality meant to be kept private within Christian communities? What is Christian morality anyway? Join us at CANA as we explore why Christian morality may be the answer to the wounded human nature and the role of God’s grace. To register, please fill up this form: https://forms.office.com/r/kckZrtLdqt. For enquiries, please email Caritas Singapore at mpmc@caritas-singapore.org
  7. Appeal for Donations  – Canossaville Children and Community Services is appealing for donations for the Making a Difference program to support children and their families within Canossaville’s Community. Donate via Cheque to: Canossaville Children and Community Services, Indicate “MAD23” on the back of the cheque, as well as your email address/contact number. Mail to : Canossaville Children and Community Services, 1 Sallim Road (Gate 3), Singapore 387621 or donate online via Giving.sg.
  8. Charities Week 2023 – Please support and donate generously towards Charities Week 2023, an Archdiocesan annual fundraising project. Proceeds will enable Caritas Singapore and many Catholic organisations under its umbrella to continue their work in reaching out to those in need. These include the poor, families, youth and children, prisoners, migrant workers, persons with HIV/AIDS, persons with physical challenges, persons with mental health conditions, and overseas humanitarian aid. Let’s all rise as one. Pick up an appeal envelope and donate with a big heart to let the light of God’s love shine through us. You can mail your donation directly to Caritas Singapore (for cheques only) or drop them at your parish. For walk-in donations to the Caritas Singapore office, please visit us at 7A Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #04-01 Agape Village, Singapore 319264. To donate online, visit https://bit.ly/cw23bul. Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of those in need. For more information, please contact us Caritas at 6338 3448 or visit the website at www.caritas-singapore.org.
  9. CHARIS’ Humanitarian Forum & Fair – The Humanitarian Forum and Fair is a biennial event of dialogue and engagement in humanitarian initiatives within the region. The event features mass celebrant Cardinal William Goh and key speakers like Dr Noeleen Heyzer (United Nations Special Envoy) and Fr Derrick Yap OFM (Regional Superior). It will be held on Saturday, 24th June 2023, from 9 am to 6 pm at Catholic Junior College. For more information or to register, visit: https://bit.ly/HFF2023

Opportunities for Group Prayer, Adoration or Contemplation

  1. A Month with Mary – Nightly adoration on Zoom. This May, join our study group in meditation, discussion and prayer on Zoom as we journey together to deepen our relationship with Mother Mary, Mother and Model of Adorers and our Resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. We meet 8pm on Zoom only, ~30 mins each day, 29 Apr – 31 May. Mother Mary, teach us how to adore your Son, Jesus Christ. You may sign up at this link: https://www.bit.ly/AMonthwithMary. Brought to you by Adoracion de Jesus Ministry.
  2. Divine Office Quiet Time – Pray the Vespers, Compline with quiet contemplation on Zoom during Lent leading us into the season of Easter every night (except Fridays and Sundays) 8pm – 9pm from 18 Mar 2023 to 27 Apr 2023. Meeting ID: 859 7950 7462, Passcode: 378917. Zoom links are also accessible on our ministry calendar: http://saintanthony.org/prayer/adoracion-de-jesus/.
  3. Guided Meditation at Mt Tabor (adoration chapel) – Jesus is calling all of us to receive Him in the Holy Eucharist into our bodies and our lives. Come sit with the Lord in Mount Tabor and meditate on His love and promise for us. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever. Mark your calendars:

Date: 28 Apr 2023 (Friday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Mount Tabor
Brought to you by Adoracion de Jesus Ministry.

Opportunities to Serve in Church

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. St Cecelia’s Choir – St Cecilia’s Choir, the choir for the 11.15 AM Mass on Sundays is looking for more voices to join them in singing for this Mass. No prior musical training is required but there will be a short audition. Please contact Allison at musicministry@saint-anthony.org to indicate your interest.
  5. Disciples Chorus – The Choir for the 5.30 PM Mass on Sundays needs more voices to join them in glorifying the Lord through singing. Please contact Caroline at 97989828 or Rita at 97577856 to find out more or to indicate your interest.
  6. SVDP is recruitment for more members to serve the needy. Please contact Mary @ 93250060.
  7. Teochew Rosary Group is inviting interested parishioners to join them. Contact Andy at 96366223.

Opportunities to Serve in the Archdiocese

  1.  Nothing in this list at the moment

Opportunities for Formation, Retreat and Mission

  1. Please see the transient updates above.

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.

Opportunities to Evangelise

  1. Chinese RCIA 2023 – A new RCIA journey is about to start on Jul 13, 2023. Meetings will be on every Thursday from 7.45 PM to 9.45 PM. Please invite your friends and family who are non-Catholics to come and join in this process. For enquiries, please contact Theresa at 9877 2605 or Magdalene at 9836 6636.

Overall Summary of Masses, Sacraments, Devotions and Adoration

  1. Sacrament of Reconciliation. Will resume soon. Please check back.
  2. Devotion to the Divine Mercy. From Jul 3, 2022, Sundays at 5.00 PM just before the 5.30 PM Mass.
  3. 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.


  1. Weekday Mass in church at 6.30 PM.


  1. Weekday Mass in church at 6.30 PM.
  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.


  1. Weekday Mass in church at 6.30 PM.


  1. Weekday Mass in church at 6.30 PM.


  1. Weekday Mass in church at 6.30 PM.
  2. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, every first Friday of the month, after the 6.30 PM Mass.
  3. Commencing 24 Feb 2023, every Friday during Lent there will be Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows @ 7:30pm followed by Mass @ 8pm and the Stations of the Cross @ 8:30 PM. There is no 6.30 PM mass on Fridays during Lent.


  1. Sacrament of Reconciliation from 2-3 PM. Note that the sacrament is currently unavailable until after Easter. Dates to be advised.
  2. Sunset mass in English at 5.30 PM in church.
  3. Rosary at the Grotto after the Sunset Mass on every 1st Saturday of the month by the Legion of Mary.
  4. 1st Sat of the Month at 7.30 PM – Malayalam Mass
  5. 2nd Sat of the Month at 7.30 PM – Tamil Mass
  6. 4th Sat of the Month at 7.30 PM – Tagalog Mass


  1. Mandarin mass on 1st and 2nd Sunday of the Month, at 7.30 AM. Gates close just before mass starts and late comers will not be admitted due to pre-mass preparations.
  2. Mass in English at 9.15 AM, 11.15 AM and 5.30 PM.
  3. To encourage more parishioners to return for mass in church only the 9.15 AM Sunday masses will be broadcast on YouTube.
  4. Devotion to the Divine Mercy at 5.00 PM before the 5.30 PM mass.
Adoration at Mt Tabor on Level 5.
  1. Mon to Sat 8.00 AM -9.30PM
  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.