Willie and Teresa Koh were the longest-married couple at Marriage Encounter’s freeze flash mob event.
In their 56 years of marriage, Mr Willie Koh and his wife, Teresa, have never raised their voices at each other.
“Love is about accepting and respecting each other,” said Mrs Koh, 80. “We make it a point to forgive and not harp on things.”
Mr Koh, 81, added: “We do argue at times, but it is over in a few minutes. There is no fire in our arguments.”
Their love is still burning strong.
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.