Sr Deirdre O’Loan passed away on Aug 13.
Sr Deirdre O’Loan was a much loved and inspiring principal who was always concerned about the welfare of the students and staff of Catholic Junior College.
Her students in her home tutorial group, A5 of 1975/76, treasure her as a great teacher who loved her students and inspired them to excel, and they continued to meet her regularly throughout the years.
Mr Augustine Tan, chairman of the Archdiocesan Land and Properties Singapore, said, “She helped mould me into what I am today. She inspired me to love English literature and her greatest asset is to help you believe in yourself and your abilities. Her spirit of being truly caring for others will forever stay with us.”
SJI students posing for a photo with Fr Stephen Yim, parish priest of the Church of the Sacred Heart. The students made pilgrimages to all five Holy Doors in the archdiocese as part of a programme to deepen their understanding of mercy.
St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) students took part in various projects throughout 2016 to reach out to the marginalised in society and also deepen their understanding of mercy.
On Aug 6, Sec 2 Catholic boys set out on a pilgrimage of the five Holy Doors in the archdiocese. The activity was part of the school’s Religious, Moral and Social Education (RMSE) programme to coincide with the Year of Mercy.
Accompanying them on the pilgrimage were school chaplain Friar Michael D’Cruz and seven other Franciscans in formation.
The first stop was the Church of Divine Mercy where the friars conducted a paraliturgy based on the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
Darío Grandinetti plays Pope Francis in the movie, Francisco – El Padre Jorge, to be screened at the CANA Film Festival.
For a week in September, film buffs will be able to watch a myriad of feature and short films gleaned locally and worldwide at the second edition of the CANA Film Festival (CFF).
This year, the festival boasts 23 films, post-screening panel discussions, film master classes, live performances, an art exhibition by local artists, and a bazaar and food market run by social enterprises.
The biennial festival, to be held from Sept 7-13, aims to bring noteworthy independent films that espouse the universality of Catholic social teachings through depictions of good versus evil, friendship, hope and disappointment, life, love and loss.
Cardinal Tagle with young adults performing an action song at the Young Adults Mission of Mercy Event.
Young people who attended the Young Adults Mission of Mercy Event organised by Caritas Singapore Young Adults Committee said they felt empowered to be instruments of God’s mercy to others.
“I feel empowered and enriched,” said Ms Samantha Chang, 26. “The sharings of Cardinal Tagle, especially his experiences with the refugees has really made me reflect on the part I can play.”
Ms Alesia Gian, 24, said she had a clearer idea of how to use her gifts to help others, especially the poor and suffering.
About 180 people attended the event, held on Aug 14 at Agape Village. It was an extension of the Social Mission Conference 2016 held the previous day.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle was the main speaker at the event for young adults aged between 18 and 35.