Representatives of Caritas and its affiliate organisations take part in a procession during a Mass on Feb 19. Photo: VITA Images
The social mission of the Church is the expression of how a Christian should be living out a life of holiness.
The holiest people in the Church are “those who are involved in the social mission of the Church, who care for the poor, who have a heart for those who are in need”, said Archbishop Goh during the Social Mission Mass at the cathedral on Feb 19 evening.
The Mass aimed to remind Catholics to live the Gospel of Christ’s preferential love for the poor and needy, and to bear witness to the archdiocese’ commitment to social mission.
Mr Jevon Liew, a cathedral volunteer, conducting a tour of the cathedral.
“It’s important to understand what hospitality means. It is simply seeing to the one who is in need,” said Fr Peter Tan, from the Church of St Michael.
Hospitality is about serving the person who “comes to us knocking at our door”, and even going “out of the way to see to their need,” said Fr Peter.
He was giving the homily at a Mass for City District parishes at the cathedral on Feb 15 as part of the cathedral’s 12 days of celebrations.
The theme for the Mass was hospitality.
Young people taking part in a time of worship at the cathedral on Feb 18.
By Natalie Wong Jiayan
The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd rocked with praise, worship and exuberance as it hosted 1,500 young Catholics from various walks of life for the Nox Gaudii event.
Titled “Welcome to the Father’s House”, Nox Gaudii (Latin for Night of Joy) was organised and animated by the Office for Young People (OYP). The Feb 18 event featured praise and worship, preaching by Archbishop William Goh, Eucharistic adoration, confession, prayer ministry and fellowship.
The evening began with an opening address by Fr Jude David, one of the OYP chaplains, who highlighted the importance of young people in the Church of Singapore.