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SFX BAT: UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF THE BIBLE

Discover the story of salvation history and understand how you fit into God's plan. Journey with BAT through this eight-session study programme to explore all twelve time periods of The Bible Timeline Chart, from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church.

Scan the QR Code or register at bit.ly/BATUMB2022 to find out more.

📚 𝐑𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐬
You will first need to sign up for Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible Online Only Access by Ascension Press for SGD36.00.

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The Mass Explained by Fr JJ Fenelon

Come join us for a 2-part series of talks on the liturgical celebration, by Rev Fr JJ Fenelon.
Love offerings are welcome!Organised by the Lectors Ministry.

PART I
Date: Tue 16 Aug 
Time: 8.30pm - 10pm
Venue: SFX Parish Hall (Parish Centre, Level 3) 

PART II
Date: Tue 23 Aug
Time: 8pm - 10pm
Venue: SFX Parish Hall (Parish Centre, Level 3)

 

 

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COURAGE: Understanding Same-Sex Attraction and the Church’s Response

This seminar provides insights from psycho-social-familial developmental health, as well as the Church’s faith and pastoral perspectives on this matter. It is not meant to be either pro- or anti-LGBTQ+. The seminar explains why the feelings of non-heterosexuality are not chosen by people who experience them, the factors that contribute to them, and the various ways we can respond as a Christ-centered community. Hence, it will also draw on the Church’s faith and pastoral approaches towards understanding and accompanying persons who identify as LGBTQ+. The seminar aims to remove fear, prejudice, and misconceptions that people may have towards them. For any enquires, please email to rodericktheseira@gmail.com. Register and find out more at tinyurl.com/2022UnderstandingSSA

Date: Sat 9 July 2022
Time: 9am - 1pm
Venue: SFX Parish Hall (Level 3)
Cost: Love offering

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RCIA/Y JOURNEY 2022 – 2023

Do you have big questions - about life and its meaning - where and if God fits somewhere? Come discover what the Catholic church says and offers. RCIA/Y stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults/Youth. As Jesus said “Come and See” in John 1:39, we warmly invite all inquirers to come and join us in our journey to explore and deepen our faith! 

New RCIA Journey
(24 years old and above)
Session start: Tue 5 Jul 2022
Time: 8pm - 10pm
Venue: JPII Hall (Parsonage, Level 1)
For enquires: 9827 6893 (Lloyd)/ 8112 8041 (Grace)

New RCIY Journey
(13 – 23 years old)
Session start: Sun 3 Jul 2022
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Jeremiah (Parish Centre, Level 2)
For enquires: 9002 9977 (Angela)/ 9675 5698 (Corinne)

RCIY ‘Come and See’ Session
Date: Sun 26 Jun
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

 

Registration Forms
To receive the Sacrament of Baptism, print and fill in the most suitable form. and pass the hardcopy to the Parish office or email the filled-up form to rciy@sfxchurch.sg or rcia@sfxchurch.sg. The ministry will follow up with you accordingly. Registration is open from Easter to July, with the sessions beginning in July.

Rite of Christian Initiation (Youths)
13 - 23 years old
RCIY FORM - online submission
RCIY FORM - physical form

Rite of Christian Initiation (Adults)
24 years old and above
RCIA FORM - applicant
RCIA FORM - companion

Wish to help out in the ministry?
Serve in RCIA
Serve in RCIY

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Theology of the Body: Sexual Desire – Good or…

Why were we created male and female? Why sexual desire? Is it good or bad? What is sex for? What about celibacy? What exactly is Love? And lust? Come and check these out (and more!) at this introductory session by Apostolate of Catholic Truth. Let us delve a little into the TOB of Pope St John Paul II and allow it to correct our lenses, giving us a renewed and redemptive vision of the human body. For any enquires, please email to admin@tob.sg.

Date: 18 June 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Venue: Church of St Francis Xavier - Level 3 Parish Hall
Speakers: Mr. Andrew Kong and Dr. John  Hui
Cost: Love offering
Organiser: Apostolate for Catholic Truth

About the Speakers:
1. Mr Andrew Kong, BSc, LLB, JCL
Andrew has been giving presentations on St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body (TOB) in the region for the past ten years. A magna cum laude graduate of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome with a Licentiate in Canon Law, he also holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science degree. Andrew also has also a certificate in the Practice & Principles in Counseling. He is also a certification candidate of the Theology of the Body Institute (USA), and is a qualified facilitator of the A New Language program (on the Theology of the Body).
He is The Defender of the Bond (Matrimonial) for the Archdiocesan Ecclesiastical Tribunal since February 2014. Currently he works as a consultant and trainer. Prior to this he worked at the Archdiocesan Family Life Society as a presenter cum trainer in the Society’s education & training programs on sexuality and pro-life issues.

2. Dr John Hui
John is first of all a husband, father and now a grandfather. He is a family physician in private practice and the host of Catholic Parents Online. He obtained his certificate as a Natural Family Planning (NFP) consultant in 2005, having completed a course in Naprotechnology at the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, USA. He subsequently obtained a Graduate Diploma in Bioethics from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne, Australia in 2011.

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Healing and Forgiveness by Fr Augustine Vallooran

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” - Ephesians 4:32

Fr Augustine Vallooran, Director of the Divine Retreat Centre in Colombo and an internationally renowned preacher and retreat leader will be celebrating Mass at SFX during his trip to Singapore. SFX is most privileged to have him for just one evening, complete with Mass, worship and healing ministry. All are welcome; no vaccination entry requirements. Capacity capped at 500 persons. Do seize this rare opportunity and mark your diaries.

Date: Mon 27 Jun 2022
Time: 8pm - 10pm
Venue: Main Church
Capacity: 500pax

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Attending of May Masses 2022

On 25 April, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth released its latest Advisory on further easing Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for Religious Activities commencing 26 April 2022.  As such, with effect from 1 May 2022, in compliance with the latest Advisory, the following are general measures for our Church:

1. Cessation of Booking for Masses
There will be no need to book for both weekday and weekend Masses. With this relaxation, the faithful may choose to go to any Catholic church to worship.

2. Mass and Religious Activities for:

a. More than 500 persons
Vaccination-Differentiated SMMs (VDS) is still required for congregational worship services and other mask-on religious activities with more than 500 persons at any one time. TraceTogether will be used to verify VDS.

These Masses and activities are opened only to:
1. those fully vaccinated,
2. children 12 and below,
3. those medically ineligible for vaccination

b. 500 persons or less
Both the vaccinated and unvaccinated may take part in such activities.

3. Retain myCatholic.sg Account
All Catholics are strongly encouraged to still retain their myCatholic.sg account. In the event that we need to revert to the Booking of Masses, the myCatholic.sg platform will be used. The myCatholic.sg platform will continue to be developed to include other digital church functions beyond Mass bookings.

4. Safe Distancing in Church
There will no longer be a need for safe distancing in church.

SFX VDS Masses (600 PAX): 
• Sat 5.30pm, Sun 9am, Sun 11am

SFX Non-VDS Masses (500 PAX):
• Weekday Masses (except Solemnity Masses)
• Sat 6.30am, Sun 7am, Sun 5.30pm

As per MCCY guidelines, we regret that we may have to refuse entry when the maximum capacity has been reached.

SOLEMNITY: ASCENSION OF THE LORD MASS SCHEDULE
Kindly note that both 8pm Masses on 25 & 26 May are for vaccinated individuals only.
• Wed 25 May (Eve): 8pm (VDS Only)
• Thu 26 May: 6.30am (NON-VDS), 8pm (VDS Only)
There will be no 6.30pm evening Mass

THINGS TO NOTE

Trace-Together App/token and ID NOT required for Weekday Non-VDS Masses except Solemnity Masses
Trace-Together App/token and ID are required for Vaccination status verification and headcount for VDS Masses
Mass Entry: Weekday Masses & Sat AM Mass via all doors; All other Masses via Church Foyer and Choir Entrance only.
• Seek your cooperation to be on time for Mass so that our volunteers can fully participate in the Mass.

MASS HYMNS
www.sfxchurch.sg/mass/

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PARISH RETREAT: Journey Home to the Heart of God

Has Covid left you wandering in the wilderness – adrift, alone, dry and disconnected? Say ‘yes’ to the Lord’s invitation for a weekend with Him – for your spirit to be refreshed, restored and renewed. The Parish retreat is run in collaboration with Catholic Spirituality Centre. Seats are limited so sign up now! All are welcome 🤗

🗓Date: 30 Apr – 2 May
📍Venue: Parish Hall
✍️Register: tinyurl.com/SFXPR22

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Booking of Masses: April 2022

Based on the latest Government announcements, myCatholic.sg Mass Booking System will be adjusted to encourage more parishioners to come back to church for Mass. Seating capacity for all weekend Masses will be increased to 450. 

Beginning 1 April 2022:

1) NO NEED TO BOOK FOR WEEKDAY MASSES EXCEPT FOR IMPORTANT CHURCH DAYS THAT FALL ON A WEEKDAY

Weekday Mass Bookings will be removed from the system. Churchgoers may attend Weekday Masses at ANY church. To ensure that the venue capacity limit is not breached, Mass attendees will be required to scan in their IDs on arrival so that their presence can be counted.

Masses for all important Feast days, Solemnity and Days of Obligation that fall on a WEEKDAY will require prior bookings as per weekend Masses. Announcements will be made ahead of time to inform the faithful when such special Mass Bookings are required.

For the Month of April, these weekday services will need Mass Bookings:
i. Holy Thursday – 14 April
ii. Good Friday – 15 April

Only one booking is allowed per person for these services, either at one’s registered church or at another church. Bookings made at a church other than one’s registered parish will only be available 3 days ahead of the Mass day.

2) REVISED WEEKEND CAP & BOOKING DAYS

The cap for Weekend Mass Bookings will be increased from 1 to 2 per booking session. This is regardless of whether booking is made at your registered parish or at another church.

With the increase in the Weekend Mass booking quota, there will only be 2 Booking Days for the month.

  • The first Booking Day will have a quota for 3 Weekend Masses.
    1 Mass for Holy Thursday (excluding Chrism Mass), 1 Service for Good Friday
  • The second Booking Day will be for 2 weekend in that month and 1 Chrism Mass (on a separate Tab)

3) BOOKINGS FOR CHRISM MASS

All parishioners who wish to attend the Chrism Mass may book in the tab marked “Chrism Mass” in MyCatholic.sg. Chrism Mass will be held at the Church of the Holy Family on 14 April 2022, 10am. Booking for Chrism Mass will commence from 5 April 2022, 9am onwards on a first-come-first-served basis.

4) BOOKING OF MASSES IN APRIL
This will be made available on the following dates:

Date & time for booking Timeframe of Masses
1. 29 March (Tuesday) First booking for Weekend Masses in April PLUS Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

Allowable Booking Quota:
3 weekend Masses
1 Mass for Holy Thursday (excluding Chrism Mass)
1 Service for Good Friday

2. 5 April (Tuesday) Second booking for all balance Weekend Masses in April and CHRISM Mass (on separate Tab)

Allowable Booking Quota:
2 weekend Masses (April has 5 weekends)
1 Chrism Mass (on a separate Tab)

Please note:

  1. Children aged 12 years and younger can participate in all Masses, regardless of their vaccination status.
  2. Allocation of Mass seats will be on a first-come-first-served basis, regardless of age.
  3. For Vaccinated-only Masses, proof of vaccination status will be checked upon entry.
  4. The seating capacity of churches will not be changed once the Booking cycle has begun unless the change is mandated by the Government’s Regulations.
  5. Those who have recovered from COVID-19 up to 180 days from the first positive Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result obtained – will be permitted to book Vaccinated-only Masses.
  6. Persons who are medically certified as being ineligible for vaccination, and whose ineligible status is reflected in their TraceTogether or HealthHub records, will also be permitted to book the Vaccinated-only Masses.

Additionally, we would like to highlight that:

Mass booking priority will be given to registered parishioners of the respective churches. As such only registered parishioners will be able to view all Masses for the month. Booking days will prioritise parishioners to book for any day’s Masses in the month Non-registered parishioners wishing to book a Mass at a church outside his/her registered parish will only see a 3-day Mass schedule.

However, registered parishioners of these churches will be allowed to book for Masses at other parishes, subject to the 3-day advance booking Policy.

To be kept abreast of changes that may occur, please subscribe to SFX Telegram channel and check mycatholic.sg often for updates.

April Mass Timings

Weekday Masses:
Tue & Thu: 6.30pm
Wed & Sat: 6.30am
Fri: 8pm

Weekend Masses:
Sat: 5.30pm
Sun: 7am, 9am, 11am, 5.30pm

Holy Week
Maundy Thursday: 7.30pm (Livestreaming will be available via Youtube Channel)
Good Friday: 9pm, 12pm, 3pm
Easter Vigil: 7am, 9am, 11pm, 5.30pm (Livestreaming will be available via Youtube Channel)

Penitential Service
Date: Wed 6 Apr
Time: 8pm - 10.30pm (Main Church)
Booking via mycatholic.sg

Reconciliation

Date: Mon 11 Apr
Time: 4pm - 6pm, 8pm - 10pm (JPII Hall)
Contact Parish Office for appointment

MAUNDY THURSDAY - Altar of Repose
No booking is required.
Bring your identification card and TraceTogether App/Token. Check-in entry via Choir Entrance. 
Time: 9pm - 10.30pm

Holy Hour
No booking is required. Bring your identification card and TraceTogether App/Token. Check-in entry via Choir Entrance. 
Date: Wed 13 Apr
Time: 8pm - 9pm
Venue:
Main Church

Things to note:

1. If you need to cough or sneeze, please do so with your mask ON.
2. If you need to remove your mask, ONLY do so OUTSIDE of the church
3. There are more locations for holy communion. After you receive the Body of Christ, step away to red X on the floor to consume the Body of Christ. Remember to re-mask before returning to your seat.

Please help inform your vaccinated friends and relatives of the following welcome changes,

- Free seating at all masses. Strictly no standing in church. As the church fills up, do follow wardens guidance to empty seats, to optimise church capacity.

- MASKED singing is now PERMITTED, so let's praise God together.

- When driving, do cooperate with our traffic wardens

- We would like to seek your cooperation to be on time for mass so that our volunteers may help you better and participate in the mass as well.

- When Mass is ended, you have 10min for your quiet prayer but must leave the church compound soon after, allowing the next congregation to come in

- Booking of Weekend and Feastday Mass is still needed via the online MARS system.

- Along with your NRIC, your vaccination status will still be checked, but no tickets issued.

- Please do note that for the weekday morning Masses, check-in will commence at 6:05am at Choir Entrance. All other Masses, check-in commences 40mins before Mass.

- Some Walk-INs will be allowed subject to church capacity.

Please share these updates with your fellow parishioners so all may return for the Holy Eucharist. God bless!