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Come, Adore & Pray with Jesus

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11: 28

Every Friday between 8.30pm to 10.30pm, John Paul II Hall will be open for silent prayer. No booking is required, but a maximum of 10 people at one time will be allowed. It will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Usual safe distancing measures are applicable.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can non-vaccinated parishioners attend?
Yes. Both non-vaccinated and vaccinated are welcome.

2. Can parishioners from other churches attend?
No. Only parishioners registered to SFX in the Mass booking system are allowed.

3. Can we sit in the hall for the full 3 1/2 hours that it is open?
We hope that parishioners will be gracious if there are people waiting; so a time of 20 mins will be allocated.

4. Do we need to check in before going into the hall?
Yes. All normal COVID-19 procedures will be in place. For example mask should be worn at all times and if you need to cough, please cough into the mask.

5. Do I need to clean my seat before I leave?
Yes. Alcohol wipes will be provided at the door.

6. How do we maintain safe distancing inside the hall?
Only 10 people will be allowed in at one time, and only even-numbered seats will be used.

7. Is this Holy Hour?
No. there is no exposition of the Eucharist in the Monstrance.

8. Do we need to book a time slot?
No. It will be first-come, first-served basis.

9. Do we need to register before going into the hall?
Yes. A QR code will need to be scanned leading to a form where you fill in your details and the seat you have chosen. This is for our record and contact tracing.

10. What if I have a question or need help?
A volunteer will be on hand to assist.

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SEPTEMBER MASS BOOKINGS

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, please kindly note the following updates:

  • All Masses will be held at the Main Church.
  • Mass booking/cancellation will be 1 hour before Mass. Please be gracious and cancel your booking if you are unable to attend.
  • Mass Capacity for up to 180 persons on Saturday 5.30pm (subject to individuals who have either completed the full vaccination regimen* or undergone approved Pre-Event Testing (PET)**). More details below:

Saturday 5.30pm Masses:

  • Children aged 12 years and below can participate in Pre-Event Testing (PET) or Vaccinated Masses. The total number of children allowed is no more than 20 percent of worshippers present for the Mass.

Please note the following:

*Vaccinations:
Persons are deemed to have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations more than 14 days prior to the date of the mass after they received their second dose of either Pfizer/Moderna/WHO EUL vaccines. Those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations will be required to show proof via their Trace Together token/app or original local vaccination certificate.

**Pre-Event Testing (PET):

  • Test results from self-test kits will not be accepted.
  • Individuals must undergo PET or have completed both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination.
  • Parishioners will need to have a test report showing they are Covid-free from an approved MoH service provider taken less than 24 hours from end of Mass time. A negative PET result is only valid for 24 hours – that is from the time an individual register at the testing premises for the test.
  • Parishioners are to ensure that the result of the test is valid until the end of the Mass that he/she is attending.
  • All PETs must be done by individuals on their own before they attend Mass.

* Under MOH guidelines, accepted PETs are the approved Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or the Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR) which must be administered by an approved test provider.

Failing the above criteria, parishioners will be turned away from these Masses.

For more information, please visit www.catholic.sg/resumption-of-mass38 or more details on PET at www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/pet

Masses for up to 50 persons
All Masses aside from the Saturday evening Masses mentioned above will be capped at 50 persons.

  • Check-in entry for 50 persons Masses will ONLY be via Plaza.
  • Pre-event testing is not required. All parishioners are welcome for these Masses, regardless of vaccination status.

Things to note for all Masses:

  • Do stay at home if you are feeling unwell or at high risk.
  • Registration starts 45 minutes before Mass and ends 10 minutes after Mass begins.
  • No walk-ins are allowed for all Masses. 
  • It is mandatory to use the TraceTogether app or token for SafeEntry into SFX premises. Parishioners with tokens without working batteries will be denied entry even if they have a valid booking.
  • Please bring along your physical photo identification card (NRIC/FIN/Passport) for MARS booking verification.
  • A no-show for Masses that have been booked is being tracked in the system.
  • All bookings in MARS will come with a booking number. This will reduce the need for a Mass re-booking exercise should regulation change.
  • Please promptly leave the premises once the mass is over.

Let us cooperate with our volunteers and keep our parish community safe!

 

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August Mass Bookings: Accommodating Children in Masses with PET…

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, please kindly note the following updates:

  • All Masses will be held at the Main Church.
  • Mass booking/cancellation will be 3 hours before Mass. Please be charitable to cancel your booking if you are unable to attend.
  • Increase in Mass Capacity for up to 180 persons on Saturday 5.30pm (subject to individuals who have either completed the full vaccination regimen* or undergone approved Pre-Event Testing (PET)**). More details below:

Saturday 5.30pm Masses in August for up to 180 persons

  • Children aged 12 years and below can participate in Pre-Event Testing (PET) or Vaccinated-only Masses. The total number of children allowed is no more than 20 percent of worshippers present for the Mass.

Please note the following:

*Vaccinations:
Persons are deemed to have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations more than 14 days prior to the date of the mass after they received their second dose of either Pfizer/Moderna/WHO EUL vaccines. Those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations will be required to show proof via their Trace Together token/app or original local vaccination certificate.

**Pre-Event Testing (PET):

  • Test results from self-test kits will not be accepted.
  • Individuals must undergo PET or have completed both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination.
  • Parishioners will need to have a test report showing they are Covid-free from an approved MoH service provider taken less than 24 hours from end of Mass time. A negative PET result is only valid for 24 hours – that is from the time an individual register at the testing premises for the test.
  • Parishioners are to ensure that the result of the test is valid until the end of the Mass that he/she is attending.
  • All PETs must be done by individuals on their own before they attend Mass.

* Under MOH guidelines, accepted PETs are the approved Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or the Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR) which must be administered by an approved test provider.

Failing the above criteria, parishioners will be turned away from these Masses.

For more information, please visit www.catholic.sg/resumption-of-mass37 or more details on PET at www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/pet

Masses for up to 50 persons
All Masses aside from the Saturday evening Masses mentioned above will be capped at 50 persons.

  • Check-in entry for 50 persons Masses will ONLY be via Plaza.
  • Pre-event testing is not required. All parishioners are welcome for these Masses, regardless of vaccination status.

Things to note for all Masses:

  • Stay at home if you are feeling unwell or at high risk.
  • Registration starts 45 minutes before Mass and ends 10 minutes after Mass begins.
  • No walk-ins are allowed for all Masses. 
  • It is mandatory to use the TraceTogether app or token for SafeEntry into SFX premises. Parishioners with tokens without working batteries will be denied entry even if they have a valid booking.
  • Please bring along your physical photo identification card (NRIC/FIN/Passport) for MARS booking verification.
  • A no-show for Masses that have been booked is being tracked in the system.
  • From June 2021, all bookings in MARS will come with a booking number. This will reduce the need for a Mass re-booking exercise should regulation change.
  • Please promptly leave the premises once the mass is over.

Let us cooperate with our volunteers and keep our parish community safe!

 

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Phase 3 Heightened Alert: July Masses 2021

With effect from July 2021, we will be introducing the following:

  • A cap of five weekday Masses per booking.
  • Mass booking/cancellation will be 3 hours before Mass. Please be charitable to cancel your booking if you are unable to attend.
  • Masses for up to 180 persons on stipulated Saturday 5.30pm (subject to individuals who have either completed the full vaccination regimen* or undergone approved Pre-Event Testing (PET)**). More details below:

Pilot Trial Masses in July for up to 180 persons
Masses will be held at the Main Church on the following Saturdays at 5.30pm:

  • Sat 17 Jul & Sat 24 Jul: 100 persons
  • Sat 31 Jul: 180 persons

Please note the following:

*Vaccinations:
Persons are deemed to have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations more than 14 days prior to the date of the mass after they received their second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna jabs. Those who have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations will be required to show proof via their Trace Together token/app or vaccination certificate.

**Pre-Event Testing (PET):

  • Test results from self-test kits will not be accepted.
  • Individuals must undergo PET or have completed both doses of the Covid-19 vaccinations.
  • Parishioners will need to have a test report showing they are Covid-free from an approved MoH service provider taken less than 24 hours from end of Mass time. A negative PET result is only valid for 24 hours – that is from the time an individual register at the testing premises for the test. 
  •  Parishioners are to ensure that the result of the test is valid until the end of the Mass that he/she is attending. 
  •  All PETs must be done by individuals on their own before they attend Mass.
  • Sinovac vaccine is currently not under the MOH’s list of vaccines recognised for exemption from pre-event testing. 

* Under MOH guidelines, accepted PETs are the approved Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) or the Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR) which must be administered by an approved test provider. 

Failing the above criteria, parishioners will be turned away from these Masses.

For more information, please visit www.catholic.sg/resumption-of-mass32 or more details on PET at www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/pet

Masses for up to 50 persons (JPII Hall)
All Masses aside from the three stipulated Saturday evening Masses mentioned above, will be capped at 50 persons.

  • Pre-event testing is not required.
  • All parishioners are welcome for these Masses, regardless of vaccination status.
  • For persons who have not been vaccinated, including families with young children, you are encouraged to continue to attend Masses under this category.

Things to note for all Masses:

  • Stay at home if you are feeling unwell or at high risk.
  • Registration starts 50 minutes before Mass and ends 10 minutes after Mass begins.
  • No walk-ins are allowed for all Masses. 
  • It is mandatory to use the TraceTogether app or token for SafeEntry into SFX premises. Parishioners with tokens without working batteries will be denied entry even if they have a valid booking.
  • Please bring along your physical photo identification card (NRIC/FIN/Passport) for MARS booking verification.
  • A no-show for Masses that have been booked is being tracked in the system.
  • From June 2021, all bookings in MARS will come with a booking number. This will reduce the need for a Mass re-booking exercise should regulation change.
  • Please promptly leave the premises once the mass is over.

Let us cooperate with our volunteers and keep our parish community safe!

 

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RCIA AND RCIY 2021/2022: Come & See

Jesus turned around, saw them following… “Come and see” he replied; so they went and saw where he lived, and stayed with him the rest of that day.’ – John 1: 37-39

Do you know of anyone who is interested in embarking on a journey of faith? Or perhaps are you feeling a stirring in your heart and is seeking answers to questions, or even peace in your struggles? We invite you to come and join us in our RCIA or RCIY.

RCIY journey (13 – 23 years old)

‘Come and See’ Session
Date: Sun 27 June 2021
Time: 10.15am – 12.30pm
Sessions start: Sun 4 July 2021 (Every Sunday, 10.15am – 12.30pm)
Venue: St Jerome (Parish Center, Level 2)* |   Enquire: rciy@sfxchurch.sg

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RCIA Journey (24 years old and above)

Sessions start: Tue 6 Jul 2021 (Every Tue, 8pm – 10pm)
Venue: St Jerome (Parish Center, Level 2)*
Enquire: rcia@sfxchurch.sg

Sign Up! | Read more

*Subject to change 

Covid-19

Phase 2 Heightened Alert Updates

In view of the current surge in Covid-19 cases, and in compliance with stricter safety measures by the Multi ministry Taskforce and MCCY, the following will take effect from Sunday 16 May to 13 June 2021:

– Re-booking of Mass for Monday 17 May to 31 May will begin on Sunday 16 May at 12noon on mycatholic.sg.
– All Mass from Monday 17 May will be capped at 50 persons per Mass.
– Masses will be celebrated at the JPII Hall starting from Monday 17 May for 50 pax.
– Please note the following will be suspended until further notice: Confession, Columbarium.

Things to note:

  • Please come at least 30 minutes before Mass begins. Registration ends 10 minutes after Mass begins.
  • Main Church will be closed and all Masses will be held at JPII Hall.
  • Mass registration entry is via the Plaza (outside JPII Hall). No walk-ins are allowed for all Masses. 
  • It is mandatory to use the TraceTogether app or token for SafeEntry into SFX premises. Parishioners with tokens without working batteries will be denied entry even if they have a valid booking.
  • Please bring along your physical photo identification card (NRIC/FIN/Passport) for MARS booking verification.
  • Please be charitable to cancel your booking 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend. A no-show for Masses that have been booked is being tracked in the system.
  • From June 2021, all bookings in MARS will come with a booking number. This will reduce the need for a Mass re-booking exercise should regulation change.
  • Please promptly leave the premises once the mass is over.
  • Stay at home if you are feeling unwell or at high risk.

Let us cooperate with our volunteers and keep our parish community safe!

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GIFTED: CHRISTMAS CONCERT BY SFX YOUTH CHOIR

The SFX Youth Choir will be staging their annual concert ‘Gifted’ on Sat 21 Dec, 8pm in the Main Church! Tickets at $20 are on sale this weekend after all masses. There will be no phone bookings but for any queries, please contact Ignatius Ng 9664 2127. All proceeds will go to the SFX Renovation Fund. Grab your tickets today to avoid disappointment!

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Mass for the Elderly & Sick with Anointing

Mass will be on Sun 24 Nov from 2 – 4pm, Confessions from 1.15pm. Family and friends are also welcome to join in this special Eucharistic Celebration as we give support to them as a loving and prayerful community. A registration booth will be set up during all weekend masses on 26 – 27 Oct and 2 – 3 Nov. Sign up at tinyurl.com/MFTS2019

Volunteers Needed!
Help is needed to provide transportation to and from Church, ushering and serving refreshments after mass. Please return completed forms to the Parish Office by 10 Nov. Register at tinyurl.com/MFTSvolunteers2019.

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Lourdes Experience 2019

For those who are interested, please collect  tickets from the parish office on these 2 days only: Sat 2 Nov from 10am to 5pm and Sun 3 Nov from 9am to 12 noon. Each adult is entitled to 2 tickets and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make your own transport arrangements. Due to limited tickets, no reservation of tickets are allowed.

For wheelchair-bound application, please download the form and email directly to lourdesexperiencesg@gmail.com. For more information, please visit orderofmaltasingapore.org.

Date: Sat 7 Dec
Time: 2pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium (Admission by ticket only)

Please visit this page for more information.

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Parish Formation Programme 2019: Module 5 – Parish Renewal

Come and learn more about Parish renewal from module 5 on 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep and 7 Oct from 8pm – 10pm at SFX Main Church. All are invited, so grab your family & friends and sign up now at https://tinyurl.com/SFX-M5

2 Sep: Authentic Listening I (by Lance Ng)
Have you ever experienced trying to share your life with another, but realised that the other isn’t really listening to you? Just as we all have an innate desire to be known and heard, so do the people in our lives, our communities and our ministries desire to be heard. Learning how to actively listen will help us to build relationships – to come out of ourselves and build community in our homes, workplace and in the parish. Come and listen to Lance Ng, a spiritual director at Kingsmead Spirituality Centre, who will be teaching us the art of authentic listening.

9 Sep: Authentic Listening II (by Lance Ng)
Have you ever experienced trying to share your life with another, but realised that the other isn’t really listening to you? Just as we all have an innate desire to be known and heard, so do the people in our lives, our communities and our ministries desire to be heard. Learning how to actively listen will help us to build relationships – to come out of ourselves and build community in our homes, workplace and in the parish. Come and listen to Lance, a spiritual director at Kingsmead Spirituality Centre, who will be teaching us the art of authentic listening.

16 Sep: Community – Christ’s Way of Discipleship (by Mike Arents)
Walking as a disciple of Jesus Christ can be difficult, and we feel it even more when we try to walk this road of discipleship alone. Have you ever felt that being a disciple was just too difficult for you? You are not alone! But Jesus knew that following him will not be easy, and thus he calls us to walk with our fellow brothers and sisters in community. He called a community of twelve men to be his first disciples, and these disciples went on to form more communities wherever they proclaimed God’s word. Come and listen to why community is Christ’s way of discipleship and personal anecdotes.

23 Sep: Ministry & Mission (by Mike Arents)
Have you ever felt a stirring in your heart towards a greater mission? Sometimes as we grow comfortable serving in the parish ministry we are serving in, we lose the sense of the greater call. Are lectors just called to read? Are wardens merely called to direct traffic? Are choirs just called to sing? The Lord has great dreams for us and calls us to be vessels in building his kingdom – He calls us to a deeper mission, a deeper calling. Come and discover the deeper calling and mission in your ministry

30 Sep: Ministry & Growth (by Celine Arents)
Have you experienced growth in your spiritual life as you serve in different parish ministries? Or do you feel like serving in ministry has become more of a routine, a burden and just a form of service? Come and learn how we can transform our ministries into places of growth so that as we serve the wider parish community, we too can experience rejuvenation and growth in our spiritual lives.