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For the month of December, we are encouraged to reflect on the theme Hope: Christ is the Gift that Matters at our BEC gatherings. Click on Reflection Paper for the information in four languages.

Family Life Ministry

FLM MISSION STATEMENT

To ensure that families in the Parish receive pastoral care and attention with regard to their spiritual, formative and social needs.

FLM GOALS

• Promote understanding and respect for Catholic marriage and family life.
• Foster awareness of what is a faith community.

FLM OBJECTIVES

• Bring together those committed to fostering Catholic family life.
• Look at the needs of families in the Parish.
• Organise formation programmes and services to achieve the goals.

FLM OFFERS

FORMATION/ENRICHMENT

Marriage preparation course Marriage Enrichment programmes World Marriage Day celebration Feast of the Holy Family celebration.

TALKS, DISCUSSIONS, TRIPS, SOCIAL GATHERINGS AND VARIOUS OTHER ACTIVITIES

Catering to all in the family system.

SUPPORT GROUPS

For cancer survivors and their families.

For Single Parents, Widowed, Separated or Divorced and their families.

EDUCATIONAL TRIPS & SOCIAL GATHERINGS FOR FAMILIES CHARITABLE SERVICES 

Outreach and visits made possible through the various FLM activities and events.

COMPONENT GROUPS

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Called Connect with Cancer, this is a support group for those who are suffering from cancer or who have been through cancer. Sometimes it is hard to share feelings with friends or even with family members; it helps to be with those sharing a similar experience. Together, this group is a lifeline of moral support for each other. They make a difference in coping, especially with the treatments they have to undergo.

CATHOLIC MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE (CMPC)

In SIC this is a mandatory seven to eight-week programme for Engaged Couples, one or both of whom are Catholics and who wish to marry in Church. The purpose of CMPC is to prepare couples for Catholic marriage and the vocation of family life and love. Sessions are held once a week on Saturdays or Sundays. Typically, four courses are held in one year.

FLM SINGERS

This group was formed to provide charitable service to the community through a common love of music and singing. The Singers’ objectives are:-

• To bring together and build friendship amongst parishioners, their families and friends.
• To bring cheer to the needy and disadvantaged through performances in nursing homes, old folks’ homes, orphanages and such places.
• To raise funds for Parish causes and selected charities.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER (ME)

ME is a weekend programme designed to help married couples to improve their marriage, grow closer to each other, and deepen their commitment to each other. The weekend is live-in from Friday evening to Sunday evening, over the course of which, attending couples are encouraged to communicate with one another with mutual respect, always based upon the essential principle of inviting God into their lives. ME is open to couples married five years and more.

MOVING ON SINGLE AGAIN (MOSA)

This support group is for women and men in all Single Again situations:

• Whether once married or not.
• Those who are separated, widowed or divorced.
• And all single parents.

The mission of the Single Again Ministry is:

• To listen, inspire and emotionally support.
• To share formation that enables members to understand, to grow, and to heal.

To facilitate the above goals MOSA will bring in those who are equipped to broach the issues facing the Single Again. MOSA is a message of hope – that there are people in the community people in this situation can come to and who will support them.

PARENTS GROUP (PG)

PG’s main activities are organising craft sessions where members learn how to make attractive crafts which are then sold to raise funds for charity.

SENIOR CITIZENS’ GROUP (SCG)

SCG is open to parishioners of SIC agreed 50 years and above. This group was formed with the following aims:-

• To renew acquaintances, make new friends and provide an opportunity for growth and self-development in various fields of interest.
• To organise activities so as to minimise isolation and loneliness.
• To foster spiritual and mental well-being.

Activities organised include:-

• Local excursions, pilgrimages and overseas trips.
• Tea dances, karaoke and sing-along sessions.
• High-tea.
• Outreach activities such as visits to orphanages and old folks’ homes.
• Manning Church service counters.
 
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