20150323 RCIA

 

The RCIA plays a key role in initiating adults in the Catholic faith and preparing the non-baptised for baptism or baptised non-Catholics for full communion with the Catholic Church.

There are up to 20 sponsors supported by companions almost on a one-to-one basis depending on the number of adults who sign up for our programme.

Our sessions start off once a week on Wednesday nights from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. at the early stage. This then becomes twice weekly on Wednesday nights as well as Sunday mornings. In addition, the Sponsors hold regular meetings to pray together and plan ongoing activities, besides keeping in regular contact and communicating via ‘What’s App’.

What motivates us is how all followers of Christ are commanded: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit..." Matthew 28:19.

We have such wonderful memories as we watch each batch experience conversion, culminating in the Easter vigil when "members" are able to receive Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion.

We follow a formal programme for each batch of adults who sign up as follows:
(i) Invitation for inquirers to join us
(ii) Welcome Night
(iii) Introduction to the church with a church tour
(iv) Introduction to the Bible
(v) Sharing of our faith through home sessions
(vi) Retreat for inquirers
(vii) Rite of Acceptance
(viii) Sharing on how the faith is lived, breaking of the Word and catechism
(ix) Works of Mercy conducted over 3 weekends and other ad hoc charity projects
(x) Canteen duty for team bonding and to meet other parishioners
(xi) Retreat for catechumen
(xii) Rite of Election
(xiii) Stations of the Cross prayers and sharing
(Xivi) Scrutinies to prepare for baptism
(xv) Holy week observances and activities
(xvi) Rite of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion on Easter Vigil

 


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MASS TIMINGS

Weekdays
6.15 am (Mondays to Saturdays)
6.15 pm (Mondays to Fridays)
8.30 am (Public Holidays)

Saturday Sunset Masses
6.00 pm (English)
8.00 pm (Mandarin)

Sunday Masses
7.15 am
9.15 am
11.30 am
6.00 pm

Confession
30 minutes before weekend masses

Novena
5.00 pm Saturday

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