Present at the Mar Thoma Syrian Church’s 80th anniversary celebrations (from left): Rev John G Mathews, Vicar of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church in Singapore (host); Archbishop William Goh; Bishop Terry Kee of the Lutheran Church of Singapore; and Rev Jacob Johnson, Vicar, CSI (Church of South India) Immanuel Congregation in Singapore.
At the closing celebrations of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church’s 80th anniversary in Singapore, Archbishop William Goh was invited to speak on the theme, “Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening” (1 Samuel 3:9).
He applauded the community for their active witnessing to the workings of the Lord in their life.
Catechism children visiting the altar servers’ booth during the Ministry Awareness Weekend at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul.
The Church of Sts Peter and Paul organised a Ministry Awareness Weekend from Feb 18-19 to create greater awareness of the various avenues one can serve in the parish.
The event, an initiative of the parish pastoral council, also served as an opportunity to facilitate greater community building among people who are already serving in ministries.
Parish priest, Carmelite Fr John Chua, kicked off the event with a Holy Hour. He reminded the 100 ministry members that charity should be at the heart of all ministry work and that ministry service should never be competitive or self-righteous.
Archbishop William Goh addressing the CTIS graduates on Feb 18.
The Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS) celebrated the graduation of 97 students on Feb 18 at the Church of St Teresa.
The ceremony, held in the auditorium, was presided over by Archbishop William Goh.
CHARIS volunteers, villagers and Caritas Cambodia staff working on the base of the bio-sand filtration tank.
Thirteen volunteers from CHARIS embarked on a mission trip to train staff of Caritas Cambodia and villagers to build a bio-sand water filtration system, which provides clean drinking water at low cost.
The Feb 12-18 trip to the rural village of Beng Mealea, which is about 65 km away from the main town of Siem Reap, Cambodia, saw the CHARIS (Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore) volunteers working with villagers as well as Caritas Cambodia staff.
The aim was to get them acquainted with the setup of the bio-sand filtration tank.