Altar Servers Ministry
The Altar Server's Ministry is a unique one in the Catholic Church. Other than priests and deacons, no one else is allowed to so closely play a part in the preparation of the Eucharist. Your participation as an Altar Server is special. When you serve the priests and deacons, you serve the people of God, and above all, you serve Christ. To join as an altar server you need to receive Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. As an Altar Server, you will do things that others will never do. You will learn things that others will never know. You will see the Mass in ways that others may never see it. You will do it all for the Honor and Glory of God. Altar servers also will have outings to build or strengthen a sense of camaraderie among the altar servers through games, fellowship and other activities"
ST. TERESA CHURCH YOUNG ADULT COMMUNITY "We are a community of young adults at St. Teresa Church, Singapore, carrying each other to God, growing closer to Him through His divine grace and mercy. Like Luke’s Gospel on the paralytic whose friends carried him to Christ, we are called to carry each other to a deeper discipleship.
We hope to do this through:
Prayer - Deepening our relationship with God Christ-centeredness through prayer, adoration, sacrament, scripture and mass. Service - Extending a hand of service through participation in church camps, activities, charity works Session - Sharing of our faith Formation and sessions through guidance towards vocation, theological development Social - Bonding over food and fun Forging authentic relationships through respect, support, bonding"
The Angelus Choir serves the Saturday evening Mass. Our objective is to support prayerful and joyful worship of God at Mass. We aim to glorify God, by offering our time and singing harmoniously of His goodness, in His name.
Through their service, choir members have a closer encounter with Jesus, while deepening their prayer lives.
The Angelus Choir sings a spectrum of sacred music including pastoral, choral and traditional music. We continue to welcome a diverse group of volunteers to the choir.
Psalms 98:4 “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise
Benedictus Choir of St. Teresa
Benedictus Choir is an all Filipino ministry of workers coming from different professional fields in Singapore treating each others as family , sharing the same passion of singing and serving God despite being away from home.
Started as St. Teresa’s diminutive singing group back in 2001 that is devoted for seafarers and migrant workers in Singapore. The group, headed by Choir Master, Mr. Alan Sy, had positively been able to obtain gradual increase of its members thru families, friends and colleagues that at the start of 2006 (month of February) they were inspired to finally name the group “Voices of Praise”. The group had attracted more and more congregation to attend the 12:30 noontime service because of their emotional take on its songs that moved souls and lifted the spirits of everyone who sang and listened to them during the Sunday mass.
From then on, the volume of attendees had rapidly increased enormously into an unprecedented numbers and had reached a point where the small chapel is not able to accommodate anymore such tremendous response from the congregation. This has fronted a decision from the Parish to finally allotted the 12:30 noontime Mass at the Main Church of St. Teresa and requested the 'Voices of Praise' to lead the congregation, this time being a grand choir group. August 2006, Father Romeo came up with an idea of re-naming the group as Benedictus, the latin word for “Blessed” For being able to influence people thru their Singing.
Subsequently, The Choir had partake in various events and activities in the Parish and was invited to perform in other organizations outside the Church to embody St. Teresa for Choral presentations, Christmas Caroling, Lenten singings and other festivities. A part from that, Benedictus Choir has also been actively rendering services for Weddings held in and outside St. Teresa.
All for the glory and love of God.
The Caritas Choir serves at Sunday 5.30 p.m. evening Eucharistic Celebration. We hope to bring the message of God’s love to all through our singing. Do come and join us if you too, wish to serve God and the community through singing and/ performing on musical instrument.
Couple Mentor journey (CMJ)
What does it take to “love” and “honour” someone “in good times and in bad … all the days” of your life? Are you prepared to go through difficult times with your spouse? The Couple Mentor Journey (CMJ) is an initiative designed to help couples to dedicate more time to prepare for the real challenges of marriage, by learning from the lived experience of their couple mentors. The CMJ program is a parish-based program that integrates contemporary relationship psychology with Catholic theology, offering an effective and powerful experience for engaged couples and newly married couples. Whether you are preparing for marriage, or are a newly wedded couple, learn from the joys and challenges of more experienced married couples. Be challenged to live an authentic love relationship centered on Christ, and build a firm foundation for your new life together.
The Journey For the journey, you will be matched with a Couple Mentor from the parish. Your journey with them will be over six sessions at their home so that you get to see marriage ‘live’. The six sessions will cover: • A Mission to Love • Dialogue: Being One • Knowing Me, Knowing You • Building Unity • Sex: Sacred Embrace • Soul Mates for Life
Each session will last between 90 and 120 minutes at a mutually agreeable schedule between you and your Couple Mentors. The lead time between sessions is 1-2 weeks, hence you can expect to complete the journey in 2-3 months. Between sessions, there will be extension activities that you are expected to complete with your spouse at home and these will help you to put the tools into practise. Your investment in the CMJ is $98.00. This pays for the workbooks you will need for the Journey. Please visit https://cmj.sg/ for further information about CMJ. To register for CMJ in Church of St. Teresa, please complete the mentee application form
God Bless, Elizabeth and Don Lantanea (STC.CMJ@gmail.com)
God Bless, Elizabeth and Don Lantanea (STC.CMJ@gmail.com)
Golden Years Club (GYC)
Golden Years Club (GYC) was formed in April 2007 under the Family Ministry of our Parish. The objectives of GYC are to: 1. Promote fellowship among members who are 50 years and above 2. Create a sense of belonging to the parish 3. Revive each other’s faith in the service to God
What do we do? GYC conducts many activities that are not just for senior parishioners, but also for families, for people of all ages. These activities promote fellowship and helps growth in faith or service. E.g. Thanksgiving party with Mass; local outings or short trips to Malaysia include church visits; and items made during handicraft lessons are sold to raise funds for charity.
GYC Committee The committee members meet regularly to plan activities, discuss matters related to the club and update members on any coming events in the parish. Anyone who is willing to serve others with love and compassion are welcome to join the committee.
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul (SSVP)
Who are we The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP), a lay Catholic mission, was introduced to Singapore in 1883. Subsequently, SSVP (National Council of Singapore) was established as a registered charity in 1961. Our members, known as Vincentians, befriend and journey with the poor and marginalised whom we call our Friends-In-Need (FIN)-regardless of their race, nationality and religion - bringing them hope to lead resilient and dignified lives.
Our Vision That the poor and marginalised whom we serve become self reliant and lead fulfilling and dignified lives.
Our Mission To serve and journey with the poor and marginalised, regardless of their race, nationality and religion, bringing them hope for a better life and a better future.
VINCENTIAN WAY OF LIFE IS CENTRED ON FOUR PRINCIPLES
- Ministry Reach out and provide holistic assistance to the poor and marginalised; to serve our FINS with respect to their dignity.
- Fellowship Journey as a community towards a wholesome Christian life and working together for a common purpose.
- Spirituality A service as a way of acting on one's faith and responding to God's call to love God and one's neighbor.
- Transforming Lives Involve more parishioners in building a missionary church through SSVP work.
For all enquiries on volunteering and donations to SSVP, please send your email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sodality Prayer Group
- To pray at wakes, at the request of bereaved families, for one or more nights.
- To assist in funeral mass as commentator or lector. Also, members are doubled up as choir (this was started when Fr Arro was our parish priest).
- To attend a special High Mass in Latin offered for the souls in columbarium and all deceased parishioners, on first Wednesday of every month at 8pm.
St Teresa Bible Sharing Group
The Bible Sharing Group comes together to read, reflect and share on the Word of God - the Bible. We read the scripture text, reflect on it, and share on our faith experience and how to apply God's Word.
Every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sunday 11:30am - 1:00pm Virtual meeting via LINE
Objectives To share and practise the Word of God - the Bible To have fellowship and bonding among members To encourage support between members in time of need
For more information, please sms / whatsapp:
Ms Sally Lum, Tel: 93862726 or email: email@example.com or
Ms Kala Tel: 98582449 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org