The choir at the Catholic Prayer Society thanksgiving Mass on Jan 6.
The Catholic Prayer Society (CPS) plans to start a weekday lunchtime Mass in the Marina Bay Financial Centre. This is because the former Wednesday lunchtime Masses at Victoria Memorial Hall have ceased due to renovation.
The new proposed Mass centre is “in response to the recent movement of many businesses and banking organisations from Raffles Place and Suntec City to this new area”, CPS said.
For this initiative, CPS is looking for volunteers to assist and serve at the new proposed venue. Volunteers to help set up the Mass celebration, organise the offertory and collection, are needed as well as communion ministers, lectors, commentators and a music ministry.
CPS is also searching for a reasonably convenient venue about the size of a mini-theatre whose rental price is reasonable, free or sponsored.
Meanwhile, CPS held its annual thanksgiving Mass and dinner on Jan 6 at the Singapore Medical Alumni House which was attended by some 90 members from its six centres.
CPS president Bertilla Lim in her address after Mass thanked the volunteers for their work in running the Masses as well as the society’s other activities and outreach programmes.
Four catechumens from CPS’ lunch-time weekday Rite of Christian of Initiation for Adults (RCIA) will also be baptised this Easter.
Other CPS activities include a lunchtime Alpha course, fundraising for Catholic missions in Africa, an education support programme in Sri Lanka for needy youths, faith and spiritual talks, as well as lectors’ training.
Ms Lim also encouraged CPS members to “market” the Masses to newly-baptised Catholics as well as to their Catholics friends and new colleagues
She also urged members to reach out to new office tenants in the Raffles Place and Suntec City areas to invite Catholics and interested people to join in the weekday Mass. Written with information from Catholic Prayer Society
By Darren Boon
CPS MASS TIMES
Suntec City (The Rock, 3rd Floor, Mall, Tower 4): 12.15pm, 1.15pm.
China Square Central (The Acts Lifestyle, B1-05): 11.30am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm.
Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road (Singapore Medical Alumni House): 12.15pm.
Orchard (Grand Hyatt Hotel): 12.40pm, 1.20pm.
Jurong (International Business Park), German Center: 12.15pm.
Shenton Way (Singapore Conference Hall): 1st/3rd/5th Friday Mass at 12.40pm and 1.20pm. 2nd/4th Fridays: Talk by priests or Religious at 12.40pm, followed by Mass at 1.20pm.
Days of Obligation: Mass at 12.30pm and 1.15pm.
Mass celebrated on all Days of Obligation.