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.
8th Feb 2015
Tagalog Mass
5th Sunday
in Ordinary Time
next Sunday at 3.30pm.
Mark 1:29-39
No Catechism Lessons
on the weekends of
14/15 & 21/22 Feb.
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
Ash Wednesday 18 Feb 2015
(Eve of Chinese New Year)
There will be imposition of ashes
at all Masses on Ash Wednesday.
Mass timings:
*6.15am (English)* *12.30pm (Mandarin)* *2pm (English)*
During Jesus’ ministry
“he cured many who were
sick with various diseases,
and he drove out many
demons.” This is the case in
today’s Gospel. Jesus fulfills
the vision of Psalm 147: “He
heals the brokenhearted and
binds up their wounds.”
Jesus knew, however,
that he couldn’t possibly
heal all the illness in the
world. No matter how many
people he cured or how
many hours he ministered,
there always would be more
suffering people like Job
who craved his healing
touch. His primary mission
was not to rid the world of
all suffering. His “purpose”
was to preach the coming of
the reign of God that heals,
yes, but ultimately
transcends and transforms
earthly suffering. With Paul,
Jesus could have said, “Woe
to me if I do not preach”
that good news.
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Fr. Peter Zhang Si Qian
6776 1330
Fr. Jovita Ho
6777 2523
6777 5858
6773 5676
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1st reading:
Job 7:1-4,6-7
2nd reading:
1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23
Fr. Richards Ambrose
Fasting can take place on Ash Wednesday itself OR
another day to be decided by the individual (yourself).
Others may continue with the norm of Ash Wednesday.
Chinese New Year: Thu 19 Feb
7am - Mandarin Mass
9am & 10.30am - English
* NO evening Mass *
* Oranges will be blessed and distributed *
Chinese New Year: Fri 20 Feb
* 7.30am - Stations of the Cross *
8am - Mass in English
Mass for the Sick
* Sun 8 Feb 2015 at 5pm *
For anointing request (seriously ill or old age),
please come 15mins before Mass
for registration at the church entrance.
On this day, we also offer communal prayers
for the sick and aged, care givers and healthcare professionals.
In imitation of Our Lord, the Good Samaritan par excellence who
moved with compassion, dismounts from his course and reaches
out to suffering humanity, we are all called to come and pray for
our suffering brothers and sisters, the Sick and Aged
and with them especially for those who are unable to attend.
* Infant Baptism: Sun 1 Mar 2015 *
Registration forms are available outside
the Parish office at level 2 (lift lobby).
Please drop all completed forms at the Secretariat.
*Closing date for registration: 15 Feb *
Compulsory preparatory session
for both parents and godparents will be held on
Sun 22 Feb at 12.30pm in St Michael Room @ level 1.
* Please be punctual *
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.
Infant Baptism:
1st Sunday of:
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep & Nov.
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 *
* Topics for the Month of February *
10th Feb
“You are God’s special child.”
17th Feb
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.
Thanksgiving and Fellowship.
Application is now open for the Scholarship.
24th Feb
Kindly visit:
“Have you found salvation?”
All are welcome to praise and thank the LORD with us!
to find out more.
Full time/Part time Social Workers/Associates
Society of St Vincent de Paul (“SSVP”) is seeking for Full time/Part time Social Workers/Associates
for the Agape Village and West Social Work Offices.
The suitable applicants should be self-driven individuals, with resourcefulness to multitask on various activities.
Good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are essential.
Interested applicants, please refer to the SSVP Singapore Facebook page for more details https://www.facebook.com/SSVPSingapore
Send your detailed resume to National Council President, Mr Paul Foo at [email protected]
All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Only shortlisted candidates are invited to Interview.
The closing date is: 28 Feb 2015
The 53rd Beginning Experience Programme
Lectio Divina Prayer
A live-in weekend for the permanently separated,
divorced and widowed (for both males and females).
Lent is round the corner.
There will be an introduction session to
Date: 20-22 Mar 2015 (Fri through Sun)
for all who desires to deepen
their reflection experience during this season.
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).
Lectio Divina prayer method
The session will be held on
Fri 13 Feb 2015
8pm to 9:30pm
in room 03-08.
* It is free of charge *
Please bring along your bible.
Contact: [email protected]
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER invites you to a private getaway weekend with your spouse.
Treat yourselves to a most loving gift and reignite your romance by spending a weekend of
undivided attention to each other, as you learn how communicate more deeply than ever before.
* Coming Weekends: 6-8 Mar, 1-3 May and 5-7 June 2015 *
To register, call 9670 5390 or go to our website at wwmesg.org
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)