Church of St Bernadette
Singapore Central Region

247731





Who we are

We are a Catholic community of faith, committed to being a spring of living water in the city, where all are welcome to encounter God. We witness the joy of His love and serve our neighbours.
Masses
Masses are celebrated as published below, but may change on special Feast Days, Days of Obligation or on certain public holiday.
English Masses:

Mon to Sat: 6.30am & 6pm
Sun: 9.30am, 11.15am & 5.30pm

(If a public holiday falls on Mon-Sat the morning Mass in English will be at 8.00am, instead of 6.30am)

Chinese Mass: Sunday: 8am
Indonesian Mass: 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month: 3.30pm
Filipino Mass: 1st Sunday of the month: 1.15pm

Confession Schedule: Sat: 5.30pm Sun: 7.45am, 9am, 10.30am, 5pm

Parish Centre: Mon to Sat: 10am - 9pm Sun and Public Holidays: 7:30am - 7:30pm

Media Centre and Gift Shop:
Saturday 5–7.30pm
Sunday 8.30am–1pm
1st Sunday of the month 4.30–7pm

Thrift Shop
Opens Thursdays at 10.30am-4.30pm
Saturdays at 9.30am-4.30pm
Last Sunday of the month at 7.30am-12.30pm

Adoration Room
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 10.00pm Daily

Closed for cleaning: Sat 10am-12nn

Tue 7.00pm-8.00pm Divine Mercy
8.00pm-9.00pm ALIFE Youth
Wed 1.30-2.30pm KKIS - Agape
8.00pm-9.00pm Intercessory Prayer
Thu 10.00am-12.00nn Spanish Group
7.45pm-9.00pm Christian Meditation
Fri 6.30pm-8.00pm Spanish Youth
Sat 7.30pm-9.30pm Chinese Taize

Infant Baptism
Third Sunday of the month at 4.00pm. (unless otherwise announced, please contact Parish Secretariat for registration).
Preparation for parents and godparents: Second Sunday of the month at 4.00pm. Do note that attendance is mandatory to be baptised.



Church Address

Church of St Bernadette
12 Zion Road
Singapore, Central Region 247731
Singapore
Phone: +65 67373529
Fax: +65 6737 8658
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Church Pastor

Rev Fr Kamelus Kamus , CICM
Rev Fr Kamelus Kamus , CICM
Parish Priest
12 Zion Road
Singapore, Central Region 247731
Singapore
Phone: +65 67373529
Fax: +65 6737 8658
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Romans 3:23

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

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Mass Schedule

CHURCH SCHEDULE

English Mass
Mon to Sat: 6.30am & 6pm
Sun: 9.30am, 11.15am, 5.30pm

Chinese Mass
Sunday: 8am

Indonesian Mass
2nd & 4th Sunday of the month: 3.00pm

Filipino Mass
1st Sunday of the month: 1.15pm

Confession Schedule
Sat: 5.30pm
Sun: 7.45am, 9am, 10.30am, 5pm

Media Centre
Sat: 5pm - 7.30pm
Sun: 8.30am-1pm
Every 1st Sunday of the month 4.30pm-7pm

Parish Office

(Updated hours from 25 March 2020)
Mon to Fri: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 9:30am - 3:00pm

The Adoration Room
Open 7am to 8.45pm daily
Close after 8.45pm for daily cleaning
Close every Sat 10am -12 noon for cleaning

REGULAR EVENTS

Infant Baptism

With effect from May 2019 will be on a bi-monthly basis.
Preparatory Session: 2nd Sunday at 4.00pm.
Infant Baptism: 3rd Sunday at 4.00pm

Children of Hope

CHILDREN'S EUCHARISTIC ADORATION (CEA) - refer to THE VOICE.

Divine Mercy Devotion
Tue 7.00pm-8.30pm
at The Adoration Room.
There will be no Divine Mercy devotion if a Public Holiday falls on a Tuesday.

Evening Rosary
Wed 7:30pm-8pm
Recitation at the Grotto.

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Pray for the dead and console the bereaved.
Every alternate last Thur of the month at 8.00 pm Parish Canteen.

Ladies Group
1st Thurs of every month
10:30 am, AVA Room.

Free Coffee & Tea
Sundays from 9am to 12.30pm at the Canteen

CLOSURE OF OUR CHURCH COMPOUNDS TILL FURTHER NOTICE

It is with deep regret that the Main Church building, the Adoration Room and the Parish Office will be closed from 07 April 2020 to 04 May 2020, in compliance with Government Advisory that religious buildings be closed. During this period, there will be no public access to Church grounds.

​Office Closed Indefinitely

Will be effected from 7 April 2020

for assistance can call this following number:

96517001, 96303926, 92359950, 92969896

For those who are seeking the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please contact the Parish Office at 67373529. Do continue to observe the public health guidelines as laid down by the Archdiocesan COVID-19 Task Force.

Thank you for your understanding and patience on this matter as we continue to pray for God’s blessings and protection on our people.

Mass Times last updated on the 7th of April, 2020
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History of the church

The Source

It was 1858…on a hillside far away in Lourdes, France, 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous, knelt down to pray and Our Lady appeared to her. On the site she dug a stream which became a source of healing and grace to thousands of pilgrims even today.

Bernadette became a nun in 1866 and lived the rest of her life at the Convent of St. Gildard under the Order of the Sisters of Charity at Nevers. She died in 1879 at the age of 35 and was canonized a saint on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on 8th December 1933. . Her still incorrupt body lay at the Convent of Nevers to this day – a testament to her holiness and God’s favour.

The Beginning

In commemoration of the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady by St. Bernadette, the foundation stone of our Church was laid on 14th September 1958 by the late Archbishop Msgr. M. Olcomendy who commissioned Rev. Fr. Pierre. Abrail to build the Church. In no time, the zealous priest, with the help of a group of lay men and women, raised about $200,000, of which $156,670.31 went into the construction of the church and the rest on furnishings and fixtures. Three bells, inscribed with the names of St. Bernadette and her parents, were imported from France at a cost of $6,000 while the crucifix at the main altar came from Italy, for $400. The building was erected in record time by architect, Alfred Wong and on 30th March 1959, a mere 61/2 months since the laying of the foundation stone, it was officially opened by Archbishop M. Olcomendy. The Church of St. Bernadette, with its unique structure and the blue neon-lit crucifix atop the roof, has become a landmark at Zion Road. Today, St. Bernadette continues to be a vibrant church, serving nearly 2800 parishioners, despite all the changes that has taken place around it. And like the shrine of Lourdes in France, the Church of St. Bernadette is a source of spiritual grace and a beacon of hope to many.

Growth of the Parish

In 1997, to make space for its growing community and its numerous activities, the Church of St. Bernadette took over the premises of the former CHIJ Kellock Convent next door, the latter having moved out to a bigger location. Refurbished to the tune of $2.08 million, the school building was renamed the 'Parish Centre' and opened on 14th November 1999. The three-storey high centre now houses the church canteen, audio-visual rooms, class rooms for Sunday School, offices, meeting rooms and a gift shop.

In the year 2002, part of the Priest House was converted into a prayer room or what we call “The Upper Room”. Renovated at a cost of $85,000, the Upper Room holds the Blessed Host and offers serenity and comfort to parishioners who seek solace and strength. In 2003, an idea for a grotto depicting the scene of St. Bernadette praying to our Lady, was mooted and by April 2004, the grotto was completed at the cost of $25, 741.00. Situated at the corner of the Priest House, the grotto is popular with passers-by and parishioners alike who can be seen praying the Rosary on Wednesdays or just a short prayer or an act of reverence as they pass by.

Our Priests

Seven parish priests have come and gone, with the longest serving being Fr. Eugene Chong who was at St. Bernadette for 15 years from 2002 to 2017. He has since been transferred to Church of St. Vincent De Paul and the current parish priest is Fr. Kamelus Kamus, CICM who was transferred here from Church of the Risen Christ on 23 April 2017. Fr. Kamelus Kamus is being assisted by Fr. Patrick Goh and Fr. Aloysius Ong.

Our Congregation

From its humble origins of serving the local Catholic community in the surrounding areas, a significant 35% of its congregation now comprises of foreigners. This is in keeping with the changing landscape of Singapore as it becomes more cosmopolitan.

Besides the English-speaking and Mandarin-speaking communities, we also have a strong presence of Indonesians and Filipinos. This diversity of cultures has greatly contributed to the vibrancy and variety of talents among its congregation as manifested in the 50 or so parish ministries and groups active in St. Bernadette.

The Next Phase

We have, in 2009, in the Golden Jubilee Year of the Church, completed the renovation of the Church building and celebrated its Dedication on 18th October 2009. The beautiful edifice, which was declared a 'Conserved' building by the URA after the renovation, stands as a monument not only to the uniqueness of its architecture but as a testament of the enduring love, care and concern of its parishioners for their church. With the building secure and solid, our focus will now inevitably shift to the upgrading of its software – our parishioners and all those who come into its motherly embrace. The Church of St. Bernadette, has been and will be, well poised to meet new challenges as it continues in its mission of witnessing Christ to the world in the spirit of a participatory church and in the simplicity and style exemplified by St. Bernadette of Lourdes.

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