Participants of various faiths give oranges to people during the World Interfaith Harmony Week event. Photo: MUIS
Happy World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019! “One Blood, One Humanity”.
From “wows”, polite “thank yous” and bewilderment to downright suspicion and outright rejection – such was the spectrum of reactions various faith-based groups received on Feb 9 when they offered this greeting of peace (printed on a postcard), an invitation to a blood donation drive at a mosque, and a pair of oranges to members of the public at the Bishan MRT and Junction 8 mall area.
Around 70 members of various faiths took part in this outreach, including seven young people and three adults from the Catholic Church.
Young Legionnaires of Mary were just one of the many church groups, families and individuals who came to pay their respects to His Grace, Archbishop William Goh, on the second day of the Lunar New Year in the grounds of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.
Close to 600 faithful came to share in the joy of the festivities.
Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
Noon, 1.15pm, 5.45pm & 7.30pm
St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street)
Church of Sts Peter & Paul
7.20am, 12.15pm (M*) & 5.30pm
Fr William Heng, CSsR, of the Redemptorists in Singapore passed away peacefully on 15 February 2019, surrounded by his family. He was 64.
His wake is currently being held in the Scala Room, Basement 2, at the Church of St Alphonsus (Novena Church). His Funeral Mass will be today, 2.30pm at Novena Church followed by cremation.
Details of Funeral
Date: 18 February 2019 (Mon)
Time: 2.30 PM
Venue: Church of St Alphonsus (Novena Church), 300 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307653