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Song For Vincent Newsletter

Song for Vincent is the official newsletter of
St. Vincent de Paul Church, Singapore.

Song for Vincent is written by a talented team of individuals who take time out of their busy lives to read, research and write these articles, all with the aim of bringing God’s Word closer to us.

#ISSUE 59: MAY 2024

Our latest issue

We’re pleased to share another exciting issue of Song for Vincent. This issue sees us reading about the Parish Day of Recollection held on 1st May, 2024. May is also the month of Mary and also when we commemorate Mother’s Day so we have a special feature with wise words on how mothers act as servants of God through whom we can draw closer to the faith.

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Song for Vincent Newsletter Issue 59 (May 2024)

PREVIOUS ISSUES

Browse our past issues below.

ISSUE #58

This issue covers the seasons of Holy Week and Easter as well as the successful Ministry Day of Recollection conducted by Fr Terence Pereira on 10th April 2024.

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ISSUE #57

In this issue, we get to know our Elect and Candidates baptised on Easter Sunday and discover more about the Easter Triduum as well as The Office of Tenebrae.

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ISSUE #56

Issue 56 sees us getting to know Deacon Clarence better. The issue also takes inspiration from Valentine’s Day to look at the relationship between Joseph and Mary.

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ISSUE #55

In our first issue of 2024, we examine the new Catechetical Year and the 10 of his most inspiring quotations by the Pope about the power of
the Word of God.

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ISSUE #54

In issue 54, we recap the year we’ve had, and also receive a special message from our new Parish Priest, Fr Paul Lim, who also reveals the parish’s theme for 2024.

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ISSUE #53

In this issue, we get to know Fr Paul Lim better and we bid farewell to our Catechism season of 2023 and share about the recent Confirmation of our youth.

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ISSUE #52

In issue 52, we recap the Feast Day celebration festivities and the RCIA Rite of Acceptance.

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ISSUE #51

Here, we take you back in time with a feature on the Heritage Walk as well as a photo gallery.

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ISSUE #50

60 is a milestone indeed! In this issue, we take a trip down memory lane and more…

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ISSUE #49

This issue covers the re-opening of our canteen as well as the Grandparents’ Workshop.

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ISSUE #48

In this issue, we cover the First Holy Communion as well as Corpus Christi and our Day of Recollection.

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ISSUE #47

This issue talks about one of the most sacred, yet most difficult vocations – motherhood.

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ISSUE #46

We hear from two of our newly-baptised who share their faith testimonies as well as the hosting of the Jalan Kayu Harmony Circle at our Parish.

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ISSUE #45

Our Easter edition celebrates the joy of the season. Plus, features on Holy Week, the RCIA journey as well as this year’s L7-L9 Lenten Reflection.

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ISSUE #44

Our February issue dives into Lent providing useful resources. With the way the world is changing, our challenge today is to renew our understanding of Lent.

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ISSUE #43

Our first issue for the year of 2023 calls for a new look and feel. Packed full of content like Christmas recaps and also a tribute to Pope Benedict XVI.

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ISSUE #42

With carol-singing resumed, lights, decorations and a magical feeling in the air, we welcome a season full of new life and renewed hope.

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ISSUE #41

This issue talks about reaching out to the elderly who are homebound. We also share the Pope’s message for the 6th World Day of the Poor.

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ISSUE #25

He aspired to follow in the footsteps of the great Saint Paul.

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ISSUE #24

The Lord revealed to me in my time of prayer that my feelings matter to Him.

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ISSUE #23

A journey of a thousand miles begins
with a single step.

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ISSUE #40

We had truly spiritual and meaningful Feast Day celebrations. Enjoy our Feast Day issue packed full of content on our experiences of the Feast Day.

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ISSUE #39

The team has been excited to put together a special edition for the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. We also cover the Youth Rally held on 20th August.

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ISSUE #38

Issue no. 38 has a special focus on family. We look at unique angles such as parenting large families as well as celebrating Grandparents.

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ISSUE #37

Our issue 37 offers a welcome tribute to Assistant Parish Priest, Fr. Andrew Wong.

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ISSUE #36

This issue features a special tribute to Fr. JJ on the occasion of his farewell.

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ISSUE #35

In this edition, we cover the welcoming of newly baptised Catholics into our parish.

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ISSUE #34

 Take a close look at the three traditional practices for Lent – prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

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ISSUE #33

Discover about Friends-In-Need (FINS), Safe Management Volunteers (SMV) and Project Elisha.

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ISSUE #32

What is the Word of God Sunday 2022 Message,
first established by
Pope Francis in 2019?

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ISSUE #31

The Church invites us to WAIT FOR JESUS, not just for his birth but for
his second coming.

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ISSUE #30

Being a caregiver often takes a toll on an individual. They can suffer from depression and burnout.

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ISSUE #29

How do we connect our faith with everyday life? How does it help us to build a better world?

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ISSUE #28

Technology has its benefits and can play an important part in faith formation.

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ISSUE #27

Father JJ Fenelon shares his experience with the Roman Catholic Prison Ministry.

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ISSUE #26

The powerful impact grandparents can have in our lives.

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ISSUE # 22

We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.

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ISSUE #21

The working of the Holy Spirit can be immeasurable.

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ISSUE #20

Sadly, for most of us, Catholicism is just a religion.

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THE WORD OF GOD

Colossians 3:16

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

ISSUE #19

Breaking down Christmas traditions, hymns, festivities and more.

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ISSUE #18

Papal blessing to mark the 50th Anniversary of our church building.

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ISSUE #17

Caring for the needy is
something very close to
Jesus’s heart.

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ISSUE #16

We celebrate the 50th
anniversary of our church building.

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ISSUE #15

Learn about the truly unique history and beginnings of our parish.

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ISSUE #14

When a man and a
woman marry, God is ‘mirrored’ in them.

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ISSUE #13

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them.

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ISSUE #12

Yet during crisis, it is also the time when 
perseverance is tested.

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ISSUE #11

What is a Lay Apostolate and why do
we celebrate it?

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ISSUE #10

Keeping the tradition of reciting the Rosary alive.

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ISSUE #9

Eight blissful days in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

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ISSUE #8

How do you feed the hungry during this time of forced isolation?

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ISSUE #7

Our parishioners weigh in on being Mass attendees and volunteers.

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ISSUE #6

How we bring the Gospel to our children amidst challenging times.

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ISSUE #5

We are all called to a better understanding of the Word of God.

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ISSUE #4

The struggles of the youth to maintain community life.

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ISSUE #3

How one family used the circuit-breaker to stay rooted in prayer.

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ISSUE #2

We have an obligation to use these talents given to us by God.

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ISSUE #1

Inaugural Issue of Song for Vincent

My dear parishioners, it is my pleasure to introduce this inaugural issue of our parish newsletter, “Song for Vincent.” During this unprecedented period in our lives, when all of us have to cope with changes and deal with anxieties while physically apart from each other, we hope that this weekly electronic newsletter can help in a small way to re-connect you with the parish community and provide you with some spiritual sustenance.

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Inaugural Issue of Newsletter