Rite of Acceptance

posted Aug 8, 2017, 10:33 AM by Church of the Risen Christ

Yesterday (6 Aug 2017), we had the Rite of Acceptance for our 28 Enquirers who are part of our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program.

One of the gestures is a multi-fold signing of the different senses by their sponsors – forehead, ears, eyes, lips, heart, shoulders, hands and feet. Each of them was presented with a Bible, to be for them, the Word of Life. They are now known as catechumens.

Please 🙏 for our Catechumens as they continue on their journey towards full initiation into the Catholic Church.

For the full album, visit the photo gallery page at

To learn more about the RCIA journey, visit

110 Children received their 1st Holy Communion

posted Jun 23, 2017, 10:47 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 10:49 AM ]
A child’s first Communion is indeed a cause for celebration. A holy and special day when the little ones are welcomed to the table of the Lord to receive the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ for the first time in the Blessed Sacrament.  They will also share with us in the Body of Christ!  

110 children received their 1st Holy Communion on the Feast of Corpus Christi at the 11.30 am Mass celebrated by our Parish Priest.
View their photographs at the photo gallery (

Month of Mary - Rosary Procession

posted May 8, 2017, 6:19 PM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated May 8, 2017, 6:24 PM ]
Every 1st Friday of May, Church of the Risen Christ holds Rosary Procession after the 6pm Mass. This procession was recited in 5 languages - English, Mandarin, Tamil, Tagalog and Bahasa.

We invite kids - boys and girls to participate as flower bearers.

The procession was different this year, not only as we were joined by our new parish priest Fr Edward Lim, but also for the first time, we have 6 young adults in the procession. There was a total of 22 flower/candle bearers, who not only joined the procession, but looked after the kids as well, so the kids' parents can join the rest of the parishioners.

To round things up perfectly, the night was given good weather to crown our Blessed Mother as we honor her.

Catch the procession at our Photo gallery for 2017 !

Farewell & Welcome Lunch Reception

posted Apr 29, 2017, 8:28 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Apr 29, 2017, 8:52 AM ]

The lunch reception after the 11.30am mass last Sunday was a bitter-sweet affair as we welcomed our new priests Fr Edward Lim and Fr Ignatius Yeo into our community. They join Fr John Chen Binshan who moved in few weeks earlier. It was also to thank Fr John Sim and Fr Kamil for their dedicated service to the community of The Risen Christ. Fr John Sim has been transferred to Christ the King parish while Fr Kamil moves to St Bernadette.

Catch them at our Photo Gallery !

The Parish Assembly:

posted Jan 6, 2017, 8:01 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 8:04 AM ]

Charting the course for 2017
About 100 parishioners spent their second day of the new year in church attending the Parish Assembly. The purpose of the assembly was to review the past year and chart the course for the new year.

In his opening address, Fr John Sim introduced the theme for the year, which was "Community of Disciples."

Fr John urged individual parishioners and ministries to work together for the common good and not for personal gain.

Mr Michael Chong, the Chairman of the Parish Pastoral Council, then gave a quick run-through of the events that took place in the past year.

The biggest project the parish undertook in 2016 was the Parish Mission. Most agreed that the mission itself was a success. But the follow-up phase - the setting up of the Neighbourhood Christian Communities (NCCs) - was flat. We were not able to set up as many new neighbourhood cell groups as we had hoped to.

Trainers from the Office for New Evangelisation (ONE) are currently conducting a programme to train up potential NCC coordinators. Hopefully, once they are trained, they will be better equipped and more confidant to set up a new NCC in their own blocks.

Mr Chong explained the difference between "ministry" and "community". A ministry is task oriented. A person may be involved in ministry work without being engaged in community.

To be in community is to be more intimately involved in the lives of a group of fellow Christians.

Many parishioners are in fact engaged in community with members of their ministry, such as the choir or the Legion of Mary. But if a parishioner does not have the time to be involved in a church ministry, then it is a good idea to be attached an NCC closest to his/her block. Every parishioner should be involved at least one church community.

Participants then broke up into smaller groups to brainstorm on how we can build up our parish community.

Many groups expressed the need for the various ministries to work together. This will not only save much time and resources but also result in more effective outcomes.

One participant felt that the church could do more for the lost sheep among our parishioners.

Another expressed the need to create pathways for our catechism children in confirmation year and our catechumen, so that they will continue to be involved in ministry after their confirmation and baptism respectively.

The newly elected PPC will soon be meeting to discuss the suggestions thrown up in the group sharing.

Fr John noted that the Parish Assembly has just ended and everyone was feeling high. But we have to work hard in the months to come to bring our plans to reality.

Bringing Comfort to the Elderly Sick

posted Sep 23, 2016, 7:55 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 7:56 AM ]
This year, the parish organised its annual Mass for the Sick on 12 September to take advantage of the long weekend. Four Redemptorist priests concelebrated the mass for over 250 sick and elderly, including 21 on wheelchairs. Some of them were from other parishes.
Members from the various parish ministries were on hand to help with the logistics. Unfortunately we had only one lift and it was a quite a challenge to get the wheelchairs up to the second level for the mass, and down again after the mass had ended. But everyone took things in their stride. After so many years of organising the event, most of our helpers knew exactly what to do, and, aside from the lift issue, everything else went on smoothly.
"It is good that the church organises the Mass for the Sick every year. I am over seventy and don't have any serious illness but I still come for the anointing," said Mdm Alice Wong, 78.
And we continue to pray for the sick members of our parish, especially those who are bedridden, wheelchair bound and those suffering from chronic ailments.

Coming Together to Celebrate Lay Apostolate Sunday

posted Sep 10, 2016, 12:53 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Sep 10, 2016, 1:47 AM ]
For some years now we've celebrated Lay Apostolate Sunday with a grand lunch at a restaurant. This year we decided to break with tradition and do something different. Ideas were thrown up at the Parish Exco and after some discussion, the Exco decided to have a Fair & Exhibition.

When the word filtered down to the parish groups, most members were game for it even though they knew it meant getting themselves down and dirty. As it turned out, the event brought out the ingenuity and creative genius in the members. They had only a few weeks to conceptualise and put their exhibition material together and still managed to do a fabulous job!

We were blessed with fine weather on Lay Apostolate Sunday itself. When the 8.15am mass crowd streamed out of the church after the service, they were delighted to see the exhibition in full swing. Most of the stalls were lined along the perimeter wall in front of the church. Some people were trying their hand (or rather their leg!) at the Filipino bamboo dance. Under the porch, people were having their hands henna tattooed.

The theme for the Media Team's exhibits was Walking Down Memory Lane. There parishioners viewed photos of the church from the 1970s when the Church of the Risen Christ was built. And there they also found out that the original name of our parish was 'Church of the Resurrection" before the name was changed to 'The Church of The Risen Christ'.

The exhibition provided the occasion for parishioners to come together to see the wonderful work being done by the various ministries. It brought out the camaraderie and team spirit within the various groups.

Filipino Ministry: Rosaries and book-markers to promote the Holy Hour devotion were given away. Legion: Bumper harvest: 20 Filipinos, six seniors and five juniors signed up for active membership, and 12 signed up for auxiliary membership. 100 rosaries, 63 miraculous medals and scapular medals were given away. Lectors: Parishioners, young and old, tried their hand at proclaiming the word of God from the makeshift lectern.

View all the Photos here (1) and here (2) or go to our Photo Booth for 2016 here.


"Thanks to the Core Team for a very good job in planning the exhibition in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. We enjoyed ourselves! Special thanks to Kathleen and Ian for working tirelessly! Hip Hip Hurray!!" - Faustina, Divine Mercy

"We too had a joyous day! On behalf of ICM and Tamil Choir, I would like to thank the Core team and all. God bless!" - Mary, Indian Catholic Movement

"It was nice to see so many happy faces in church. It was a great opportunity to bond. The response was good and everyone had a good time. Thank you." - Margaret Wong

"Congratulations Core Team! I hope we can have more activities such as this in the future! It helps promote the ministries. We made some recruitments on that day!" - Veronica Oreste

"We had a Lay Apostolate exhibition some years back, but minus the fun activities. The other years were all about makan in restaurants. We are glad this year was different and more meaningful. It was an opportunity to invite prayer requests and tell people about gifts of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit - a great way to evangelize." - Jessica, Aflame!

"Thank you Bro. Ian and all the ministries involved in organising this fun-filled activity and giving the members from the different ministries the opportunity to fellowship. Thank you all of you and God Bless." - Michael Koh, Exco

"Thank God for all his blessings and help to give us such a good day filled with his Holy Spirit working through us to guide us, unite us, and inspire us to be true Lay Apostles!"

Fr Louis Loiseau 90th Birthday Celebration

posted Sep 10, 2016, 12:34 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Sep 10, 2016, 12:48 AM ]

His fellow priests and parishioners arranged a special mass and event on the 25 June 2016 to celebrate Fr Loiseau's 90th Birthday. 

Click on the photo to view more !

First Holy Communion - 2016

posted Jul 12, 2016, 5:07 PM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Jul 12, 2016, 5:18 PM ]
95 children received their First Holy Communion at the 11:30am mass on Corpus Christ Sunday, 29 May 2016.

Click picture to view Photo Album

Cantate Domino Choir Commissioning

posted Jul 3, 2016, 6:49 AM by Church of the Risen Christ   [ updated Jul 3, 2016, 7:09 AM ]
A first in the history of our church, our 11:30am choir - Cantate Domino had their commissioning on 22 May 2016. Two members received their long-service medals after 10 years of service, along with 7 others who were also confirmed.

Click on the photo thumbnail to view album.

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