Welcome to St Joseph Church (Bt Timah)
Welcome to St Joseph Church
(Bt Timah)
History
History of St Joseph’s Church
(Bukit Timah)
As the church celebrates it’s 175th anniversary, we invite you to view the commemorative video and album that have been commissioned for this joyous occasion.
Vision
Easter
Feast Day Schedule for AVA
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AROUND THE PARISH

Consecration to St Joseph
9-Day Novena commencing Sun 21 Apr

In preparation for our feast day on 1 May, the Family Formation Team is organising a Novena in preparation for Family Consecration to St Joseph, Protector of Families.
Please sign up your family at tinyurl.com/2024SJCBT or scan the QR code.

New RCIA Journeys

Registration for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) has commenced.
If you know of any friends who are keen to find out more about the Catholic faith, do encourage them to “Come, and see”.

English RCIA will commence on Mon 1 Jul from 8.00 – 9.30pm.
Chinese RCIA will commence on Thu 11 Jul from 7.45-9.45pm.

Registration forms are available on the Church website (Services --> Faith Formation --> RCIA) or from the Parish Office.

Helpers Needed for Kids Bible Camp 2024
Fri 14 - Tue 18 June

Approach Welcome Desk to Register or Scan the QR Code.

Catholic Parenting
6 & 13 April
3.15pm - 5.15pm
Parish Community Hall
Cost: $20 for the workshop

A 2-session workshop:
Part 1: Foundation of Catholic Parenting
Part 2: Forming our Children in Faith & Virtues

Come discover how as Catholic parents, we can live out our mission to be priest, prophet and king
in the family. Learn how to instil Faith & Virtues in our children.

Children's Mass
Sat 13 Apr
5.30pm Mass
Main Church

There will also be Rosary at 4.50pm lead by the children from the Legion of Mary Junior Praesidium.

Faith & Bible
(For Youth in Secondary and Tertiary Levels)
Every Sunday from 14 April
3.30pm - 5pm

Is God real?
Did Jesus exist?
Why do I need a church?
Join the team to discuss this and more as the search begins.

Holy Hour for Vocations
Thu 18 Apr
8pm
Chapel of St Joseph

The seminarians from St Francis Xavier Major Seminary will be leading the Holy Hour.
Please come and join them to pray for vocations to the priesthood!

Prayer thru Music
Fri 19 Apr
8pm
Level 3 AVA Room

An Easter Special!
Guest Speaker: Bro Dominic Yeo-Koh
Topic: Steadfast Love of God

Wills & Lasting Powers of Attorney
Sat 27 Apr
3pm
Parish Community Hall

Presented by Catholic Lawyers Guild

Welcome Gathering for all New Parishioners
Sat 27 Apr
6.30pm - 7.30pm
St Anne (Church Canteen)

The Parish Befrienders Group is inviting all new parishioners to a welcome gathering.
Simple refershments will be provided.

Scripture Series with Fr Ambrose Vaz
Part IV: The Books of Kings
9am to 10.45am
Every Thursday commencing 11 April (for 8 sessions)

Come journey through the Bible with Fr Ambrose Vaz.
Dates: Apr 11 / 18 / 25
May 02 / 16 / 23 / 30
Jun 27
Do bring along your bibles.
All are welcome.

Pilgrimage to Holy Cross

Over 180 participants took part in the Holy Saturday Pilgrimage from our parish to the Church of the Holy Cross.
You can check out the pilgrims' photos and reflections on the pilgrimage padlet: https://tinyurl.com/2024HolySatPilgrimage

Registration for Infant Baptism
Rite of Baptism: 14 Jul
Closing Date for Registration: 15 May

Parents seeking Baptism for their infant or child, please visit our website: St. Joseph’s Church, Bukit Timah.
Download the ‘Infant Baptism Registration’ form (under Services>Sacraments>Baptism) and submit your registration with the relevant documents to Parish Secretary.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome Team

Do you enjoy making new friends and welcoming people?

We are looking to form a Welcome Team to welcome visitors and new parishioners to St Joseph's.

If this interests you, please email Jane, our Pastoral Teams Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Offertory at Weekend Masses

You can register your interest to bring up the offertory gifts at the weekend Masses.

Please provide at least one week's advance notice. All requests will be on a first-come first-served basis. The Parish Office will contact you to confirm if your request has been accepted.

You can scan the QR code or use the link below to register your interest.
https://forms.gle/1BCrL6Kp7Cgt9BkdA

GLAD Fit
Every Tue and Thu
Parish Community Hall

To participate, please register with the Healthy 365 App. All are welcome.

PARISH DEVOTION

Mass in Honour of St Joseph
Every First Wed of the Month

7.30pm: St Joseph Rosary
8.00pm: Mass

There will be no 6.30pm Mass in the Chapel of St Joseph.

First Friday Mass & Holy Hour

7.15pm: Mass
8.00pm: Holy Hour

There will be no 6.30pm Mass in the Chapel of St Joseph.

Divine Mercy Devotion

Every Fri (except First Fri)
8.00pm
Chapel of St Joseph

AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE

Pray As You Are
19-21 April 2024
La Salle House

"Lord, teach us how to pray”. Like the disciples, we long to learn how to pray so as to develop a closer, more intimate & personal relationship with God. We may have tried different methods, look for guides, search far and wide. But the best way to begin this journey is to be and to be with ourselves before God – to pray as we are.

Hello, Love, Goodbye
Free Moving Screening
Sun 28 Apr
2pm
Novena Church

The movie “Hello, Love, Goodbye” features a domestic helper in Hong Kong and how she navigates both life and love in a foreign land. There will also be a post-movie session by Sr Yna Onate, RC, to help participants reflect on life's choices and listen to God's invitation toward fullness of life. This event is open to our migrant brothers and sisters and Singaporean residents are welcome to join and bring your migrant friends, co-workers, employees, and extended family along. The original movie audio is in Tagalog with English subtitles.

Scan the QR code to register

At the Feet of the Good Shepherd Retreat
27 - 28 April or 29 - 30 June
SFX Retreat Centre

As leaders, we may be so used to tending to those under our care that we may not look into our own spiritual and emotional well-being. Might we have any childhood trauma or past hurt that continues to affect our behaviour today and result in wounding those we lead?

The Catholic Leadership Centre is pleased to present a 2-day 1-night (2D1N) weekend stay-in retreat locally. You will spend time with Jesus in personal prayer, contemplating the Word of God. You will be guided for your Sacrament of Reconciliation. You will also meet with a Spiritual Director one-to-one to guide you in your personal prayer.

Open House for Pri 1 Registration for Catholic Parents
Fri 3 May
3.00pm - 4.30pm

CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace provides students with a holistic educational experience and Catholic faith formation which are anchored on a Christ-centred, values-driven environment.
Parents who are keen to find out more about the school can register for the Open House.
The school looks forward to sharing 170 years of IJ tradition and legacy with your daughters through our educational experience. Please register for the Open House at: https://go.gov.sg/olqp2024

Building Trust
4 May 2024
9.30am - 3.30pm
Agape Village

Through conversations and interactive group activities, participants will develop a shared understanding of trust and take personal responsibility for how they can develop deeper levels of trust at an inter-personal level as well as at a group level.
Learning insights are drawn out from the participants' own personal experiences. They will develop their personal action plan to practise with community members by the end of the session.

Come Away (Beach Retreat @Bintan)
5-8 May 2024

This retreat aims to help young working adults grow & deepen their faith in spite of a busy lifestyle. Through an arrangement of rest and leisure activities, these days hope to rediscover one's blessedness and learn what it means to live a life of discernment. Accompanied by Cenacle Sr. Kriz & team, the daily guided group retreat includes daily spiritual input and prayer points, faith sharing, & spiritual direction.

Social Mission Conference 2024
Dignity of Life
Sat 25 May
Catholic Junior College

Our Faith calls us to action, and here's your chance to answer that call! Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of a movement that's making a difference in our community and beyond.
We'll delve into the intimate connection between caring for each other and our planet. This isn't just a conference—it's a chance to shape a society that respects the dignity of all.
Sign up now at https://bit.ly/caritassmc2024 and be part of somethinf truly meaningful.

Marriage Encounter Weekend
English: Apr 5-7; May 31-Jun 2; Aug 2-4
Mandarin: Mar 15-17; Sep 20-22
Indonesian: Apr 19-21; Aug 16-18

The Marriage Encounter Weekend is a stay-in experience that provides married couples the ideal opportunity to listen, share and connect more deeply with each other. It helps to greatly improve communication and renew the loving feelings they have for each other.

Call Reenie at 9670 5390

Marriage Preparation Course
Q3: 21 Jul - 25 Aug 2024
Q4: 29 Sep - 10 Nov 2024

This course, spanning over 6 half-day sessions on weekends, is designed to help couples build strong foundation for a lasting fulfilling marriage.

A Fundraising Dinner
Down Memory Lane
24 Aug 2024
Carlton Hotel

Funds raised will enable CFL to

• Offer affordable marital, family, child and adolescent therapy to those who need it.
• Conduct research, talks and workshops to help parents detect stress and anxiety in their child, improve their mental health and build more resilient families.
• Support unplanned pregnancies through our Pregnancy Crisis and Support hotline and befriending service.

Register here via bit.ly/DML2024 or scan the QR code below to register.

An Ignatian Retreat
29 Aug - 6 Sept or
31 Aug - 6 Sept

An individually-guided silent retreat with daily spiritual direction, Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. Set on a small island, away from the business of city life. Come as you are to encounter the Lord.

7-day Retreat: 29 August – 6 September 2024
5-day Retreat: 31 August – 6 September 2024
Dates include travelling time
Venue: Xavier House, Cheung Chau island, Hong Kong

For enquiries, email Jacinta Teo or Sister Cecily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More information and registration at tinyurl.com/XH2024

Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse
600 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 679331

Registration for Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse @St Joseph Church is now open!

Enrolment is open for children aged 18 months to 6 years old.

For more information about their programmes, curriculum, school fees, and enrolment process, please visit the website at https://littleshepherdsschoolhouse.edu.sg/ or contact the school's office at 6760 1301. Join us for a joyful preschool journey filled with learning and fun activities for your little ones!"

Catholic Prayer Society
Lunch Time Masses
12.15pm

COME ! SPEND TIME WITH JESUS.
The Catholic Prayer Society invites all to lunchtime mass at these locations in the city:

Wednesdays @ 12.15pm
Medical Alumni Association, 2 College Road, Level 1 Theatrette

Cecil Building, 137 Cecil Street
(Refer to notice in the lift on the day for unit number)

Fridays @ 12.15pm
One Raffles Quay, Level 49 North Tower

Visit us at www.cps.org.sg

Mass Offerings

PAYNOW

St. Joseph’s Church (Bukit Timah)
UEN (Unique Entity Number):
T08CC4043C

CASH

You can drop this in the donation boxes at the foyer (Cry Room) and St Mary's wing.

CHEQUE

Cheques can be made payable to:
St. Joseph’s Church (Bukit Timah)

Mail to:
St. Joseph’s Church (Bukit Timah)
620 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 678116

Drop into Donation box:
You can drop this in the donation boxes at the foyer (Cry Room) and St Mary's wing.

Please leave your name, contact number and address so that we can mail the receipt to you.

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