Sr Mary S., FDCC of the Canossian Daughters of Charity in Singapore passed away on 23 November 2015. She was 75.
Sr Mary’s wake began yesterday at 10.00am and is being held at the funeral parlour of the Church of St Stephen.
The details of her funeral are as follows.
It wasn’t your usual fundraising dinner.
For one thing, it began with a short talk on meditation and the 250 guests were even invited to enter into silence for 10 minutes.
However, the session – at the fifth anniversary fundraising dinner of mental health charity Clarity Singapore – was welcomed by many.
“I thought that to keep quiet for 10 minutes was long but as it turned out, it wasn’t that long and I felt good after that!” said one participant.
Mr Peter Ng, president of World Community of Christian Meditation Singapore, led the session at the dinner, which was themed Peace and Serenity through Clarity. He shared with the guests the benefits of meditation and silence.
Clarity chairman Joseph Tan told guests that with their support, Clarity was able to set up a second centre at Agape Village in Toa Payoh.
There were cheers all around as the Daughters of St Paul sang and danced at a concert held at the Church of the Risen Christ on Nov 14.
The delighted audience clapped as the nuns in habit swayed to the beat. At one point, the performers used glow sticks and smartphone lights, which soon had members of the audience doing the same.
These were just some of the fun highlights of the Heavenly Voices Concert attended by hundreds to celebrate the centennial of the Daughters of St Paul.
Another similar concert was held at the Church of Our Lady Perpetual Succour on Nov 13. Each concert attracted about 1,000 people.
Apart from the local nuns – Srs Wendy, Jocelyn, Karen and Theresa – Daughters of St Paul nuns from other countries also performed. They were Srs Tracey and Fay from the US, Srs Carmel and Mayan from the Philippines and Sr Roselyn from Kenya.
Deaf Franciscan Friar Rowland Yeo will be ordained to the priesthood on Nov 28.
He will be Southeast Asia’s first deaf priest, and only one of 25 such priests in the world.
The ordination Mass, presided by Archbishop William Goh, will be celebrated at the Church of St Mary of the Angels at Bukit Batok on Nov 28 at 10am.
The Mass will be in spoken English and sign language.
Friar Rowland will then celebrate his first public Mass the following day in sign language, with spoken English translation.
The Mass will be held at the Church of the Sacred Heart at 3pm.
Friar Rowland joined the Franciscans in 1997, and made his solemn profession of vows in 2003. He was ordained a deacon in June last year.