Sr Agnes Kong passed away on Aug 4.
Born on July 3, 1936, Sr Agnes Kong grew up in a loving home. She was educated at the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, Victoria St. As a young girl she loved the Novena and became an active member of the Novena Church choir directed by Fr Gerald Joyce, CSsR.
After completing secondary school, she joined TB Nursing training at Mandalay Road Hospital, Singapore, in 1956 which was run by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM) Sisters, the first English and Irish missionaries.
Here she felt the calling to Religious life and entered the FMDM Congregation in 1958. Her Novitiate was at Ladywell Convent in the UK.
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.