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The
Redemptorists
15th March 2014
Can you identify this church in Singapore?
Novena Church?
Church of St Alphonsus
Who is St. Alphonsus Liguori?
General Audience on 30th March 2011
St. Peter’s Square
Pope Benedict XVI
General Audience on 30th March 2011
St. Peter’s Square
• September 27, 1696 – August 1,
1787 (died aged 90)
• Canonised in 1839 (52 years
after death)
• Proclaimed as Doctor of ...
• Musician
• Wrote one of the most popular Italian Christmas carol today,
Tu scendi dalle stelle ("From Starry Skies Thou ...
St Clemens Maria Hofbauer C.Ss.R.
• Feast day on 15th March (today!)
• 26th Dec 1751 – 15th March 1820
• Pioneer of the co...
St Gerard Majella
St John Neumann
St Clement HofbauerSt Alphonsus Ligouri
CSsR Vision and Mission
To "follow the example of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, by
preaching the word of God to the poor, as...
Coat of Arms
Copiosa Apud Eum Redemptio =
With Him is Plentiful Redemption
(Psalms 130:30)
Eye = gracious mercy of God to ...
Our Mother of Perpetual Help
• In 1865, the icon of
OMPH was entrusted to
the Redemptorists by
Pope Pius IX with the
manda...
Our Superiors
Fr. Michael Brehl
Superior General
Worldwide
Fr. Patrick Massang
Vice-Provincial
Malaysia-Singapore
Fr. Simo...
First Redemptorists arrived in Singapore in 1934 from Australia
25 Redemptorists working in Malaysia and Singapore
• Church of St Alphonsus (Novena Church)
• Daily Mass
• Novena on Sat (10 sessions from 9am to 7:30 pm)
• Confessions befo...
Annual Procession in Sept
Parish Mission 2013 @ CTK
School Missions
“I was in prison and
you visited me.”
Matt 25:36
Redemptorist Overseas Mission Experience (ROME)
Thank you!
Artist Impression of the future Novena Church
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Introduction to Redemptorists in Singapore

  1. 1. The Redemptorists 15th March 2014
  2. 2. Can you identify this church in Singapore? Novena Church?
  3. 3. Church of St Alphonsus
  4. 4. Who is St. Alphonsus Liguori? General Audience on 30th March 2011 St. Peter’s Square
  5. 5. Pope Benedict XVI General Audience on 30th March 2011 St. Peter’s Square
  6. 6. • September 27, 1696 – August 1, 1787 (died aged 90) • Canonised in 1839 (52 years after death) • Proclaimed as Doctor of the Church in 1871 (out of 35) • Italian bishop, Spiritual writer, Scholastic philosopher, Theologian • Founder of Redemptorists, also known as ‘Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris’, Latin name of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, abbreviated to C.Ss.R • Patron saint of Pagani, Cancello, Naples (Italian states); confessors, moralists, arthritis • Started the ‘Association of Chapels’ or ‘Evening Chapels’ St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori
  7. 7. • Musician • Wrote one of the most popular Italian Christmas carol today, Tu scendi dalle stelle ("From Starry Skies Thou Comest") • Author • wrote 111 works on spirituality and theology • 21,500 editions and translated into 72 languages • Best known works • The Great Means of Prayer • The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ • The Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament • The Dignities and Duties of a Priest • Glories of Mary • Moral Theology • Painter • Poet St. Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori
  8. 8. St Clemens Maria Hofbauer C.Ss.R. • Feast day on 15th March (today!) • 26th Dec 1751 – 15th March 1820 • Pioneer of the congregation • Propagated CSsR beyond Naples • Greatest contribution is to “preach the gospel ever anew”, with Renewed Hope, Renewed Hearts, Renewed Structures For Mission (CSsR General Chapter 2010)
  9. 9. St Gerard Majella St John Neumann St Clement HofbauerSt Alphonsus Ligouri
  10. 10. CSsR Vision and Mission To "follow the example of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, by preaching the word of God to the poor, as he declared of himself: 'He sent me to preach the Good News to the poor'.“ We do so by responding with missionary thrust to the pressing pastoral needs of the most abandoned, especially the poor, and by devoting ourselves entirely to evangelization. CSsR Constitutions 1
  11. 11. Coat of Arms Copiosa Apud Eum Redemptio = With Him is Plentiful Redemption (Psalms 130:30) Eye = gracious mercy of God to humanity, divine providence IS = Jesus (Greek abbreviation) IXXI – Mary (Greek abbreviation) crown = crown of glory that is the reward for persevering in one’s vocation Palm, olive, laurel = triumph and reward 3 mountains = usual way to represent a mountain according to the norms of heraldry
  12. 12. Our Mother of Perpetual Help • In 1865, the icon of OMPH was entrusted to the Redemptorists by Pope Pius IX with the mandate “make her known throughout the world” • Feast day on June 27th • Original icon in church of Sant’ Alfonso di Liguori in Rome
  13. 13. Our Superiors Fr. Michael Brehl Superior General Worldwide Fr. Patrick Massang Vice-Provincial Malaysia-Singapore Fr. Simon Tan Titular Superior/Rector Singapore
  14. 14. First Redemptorists arrived in Singapore in 1934 from Australia
  15. 15. 25 Redemptorists working in Malaysia and Singapore
  16. 16. • Church of St Alphonsus (Novena Church) • Daily Mass • Novena on Sat (10 sessions from 9am to 7:30 pm) • Confessions before Mass and Novenas • RCIA (first introduced in Singapore by Redemptorists in 1980s) • Counselling upon request • School Missions/ Youth Ministries • Prison Ministry (founded by Fr PJ O’Neil, CSsR) • Retreats/Triduums • OLPH annual procession in Sept • House of Aspirancy (11 Nallur Road) • Vocation promotion • House of Postulancy (21, Punggol 24th Ave) • Formation of postulants Redemptorists in Singapore * Family Life Society founded by Fr Edmund Dunne, CSsR
  17. 17. Annual Procession in Sept
  18. 18. Parish Mission 2013 @ CTK
  19. 19. School Missions
  20. 20. “I was in prison and you visited me.” Matt 25:36
  21. 21. Redemptorist Overseas Mission Experience (ROME)
  22. 22. Thank you! Artist Impression of the future Novena Church

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