On the occasion of the visit of His Eminence, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See to the Republic of Singapore, all priests, Religious and laity are invited to a celebration of Holy Mass in St Joseph Church (Victoria Street) on Sunday 16th August 2015 at 10 am, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH: A combined Canossian schools choir comprising St Anthony’s Canossian Primary and Secondary Schools, Canossa Convent Primary School and the Canossian School for the hearing impaired, took part in an interfaith concert to mark SG50. The 180-strong choir sang Let There Be Peace on Earth at the July 6 event titled Harmony in Diversity: Concert in Celebration of Singapore’s Religious and Racial Harmony.
The concert, held at The Star Vista, was organised by New Creation Church and Taoist Federation (Singapore). The event brought together 10 of the major religions and the four main races in Singapore in an ensemble of song and dance. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was the guest of honour.
“It can be daunting and frustrating at times when those we seek to help fail to listen and respond,” said Archbishop William Goh during the annual Prisons Week Mass held at the Church of St Mary of the Angels on July 5.
But “before we label such people [convicts] as ‘goners’,” said the archbishop, “the Gospel reminds us to think carefully and not allow prejudice to prevent us from reaching out to people in need.”
He then invited all present to ask themselves why people end up in jail.
Parents upbringing of their children are vital to their character and behaviour, he said.
The Word of God is “someone”, not “something”.
This point was repeatedly emphasised during the July 11 Bible Symposium, the first such event organised by the newly formed Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate.
“The Word of God is Jesus … with a voice, a face and a heart,” said Verbum Dei Sr Sandra Seow at the daylong event held at Catholic Junior College. “In the Word, Jesus came to give us His very self.”
Have you “known and met the author” of the Bible, she asked the more than 500-strong crowd at the school’s auditorium.