Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Singapore
 
To nurture a vibrant,
progressive and spirit-filled parish family,
committed to the call of the Gospel.
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1959

  • Asst. Parish Priest, Fr. Henri Saussard assigned charge of the Catholics in Jalan Kayu
  • Recce revealed pathetic conditions of life
  • Saw role in broader prespective, decided on social action in 1959
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1960

  • Operation base offered by a Catholic in his home. Sunday Masses were also conducted here.
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1960

  • Established Confrences of Charity
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1963

  • Fund-raising initiated for better operational base
  • Funds raised used to purchase shop house along Jalan Kayu–named St. Vincent de Paul Welfare Centre
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1963

  • Small chapel used for mass
  • Fundamentals of parish in place – worshipping community manifesting commitment to bible
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1963

  • Shop house accommodated all activities
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1963

  • Archbishop decided to declare separate parish after St. Vincent de Paul – Fr. Saussard made Parish Priest
  • Survey identified additional activities and development of existing activities
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1963

  • When cost of maintaining centre became heavy, it was offered to Catholic Welfare Service of Singapore and renamed accordingly
  • With Fr. Saussard on leave, Fr. Troquier became acting Parish Priest
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1969

  • Site secured for church building along Jalan Resak
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1970

  • Church building construction completed
  • Consecrated with Fr. Saussard in charge
  • Assisted by Frs. Edgar D’Souza and Lawrence Yeo
  • Fr. Edgar D’Souza reorganised servers, lectors and wardens
  • Wiped out debt owing to Archdiocese after construction of church building
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1976

  • Fr. Saussard retired, Fr. Moses Tay took over
  • Developed stronger sense of devotion
  • Introduced Holy Hour
  • Gave church building new coat of paint
  • Ensured continuation of thriving church community
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1983 - 1989

  • Fr. Eugene Vaz in charge, assisted at different times by Frs. Albert Brys and John Lau
  • Began with upgrading of place of worship
  • More air-conditioned basement rooms for catechism
  • Commentators/ lectors/ wardens reorganised
  • Established St. Vincent’s Youth Group
  • Reorganised catechism class arrangement
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1983 - 1989

  • Formed Altar Server’s Society
  • Established Senior Parishioners' Circle
  • Provided space for migrant workers
  • Introduced neighbourhood groupings
  • Set up Parish Pastoral Council
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1983 - 1989

  • Succeeded by Fr. Ambrose Vaz
  • Strengthened further parish foundations as well as parish structures
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1990

  • Fr. Adrian Anthony in charge assisted by Frs. Rene Nicolas, J.J. Fenelon and Paul Yeo at different times
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1990

  • Focused on spirituality and family life
  • Liturgy given greater prominence
  • Chiors Increased in number
  • Fr. Paul Yeo led spiritual renewals
  • Fr. Fenelon cultivated neighbourhood leaders and promoted family life
  • Fr. Anthony initiated major sociological survey
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1990

  • Based on findings, projected future needs
  • Led to expansion of Church building with new block
  • Visualised emergence of “New Poor” and provided for their needs
  • Enhanced interior of church building
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2002

  • Fr.Michael Sitaram succeeded Fr. Adrian Anthony, assisted by Fr. Paul Goh and then Fr. Jon Van Dich
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2002

  • All undertakings Christ-centered
  • Focused on spirituality and family life
  • Set up Adoration Room
  • Introduced Pre-Feast 9-Day novena
  • Undertook major renovations; installed stained glass panels, glass enclosures of church building, 5-star Fr. Saussard cafe, Grotto framed by cascading waterfall, attractive front facade, illuminated pillars of foyer
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2002

  • Started a website for broader impact
  • Introduced linguistic masses for migrant population and reached out to them
  • Refined organisational structures for greater laity involvement
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Historical Timeline

 
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News

PARKING NOTIFICATION
LTA has given SVDP parishioners permit to park along the following roads for weekend Masses at the given times stated;
Yio Chu Kang Road - Lamppost No. 156 to 166,
Jalan Kelulut - Lamppost No. 4 to 9 (Saturdays and Sundays from 7am to 9pm).

NO PARKING ZONE
There is a NO PARKING Zone along Jalan Jarak from house no.1-19.

ALTERNATIVE PARKING
HDB car parks at Block 988 Buangkok Green (opposite Mobil petrol station).

See News or the church bulletin for more.
Current Events

SVDP Feast Day Novena 2016
Masses: Thu 15 Sep - Fri 23 Sep
Feast Day Mass: Sat 24 Sep
Praise & worship: 30 minutes before each mass

See the Current Events, or download the details.

Solemn Procession Through Holy Door
Participate in a solemn procession through the Holy Door and spend time with God at the next Holy Hour on Tue, 13 Sep 2016 at 8pm.

Download this pamphlet to know more about the Year of Mercy.
  
Siloam
(Charismatic Prayer Community)
Every Monday night, 8pm,
room #03-02
  
Intercessory Prayer Group
Every 4th Thursday in the Adoration Room
  
See the
church bulletin for more.