Participants walked in pairs covering distances ranging from 3 to 20 km.
More than 140 people, from teens to senior citizens, took part in a special barefoot Way of the Cross across Singapore recently.
The annual event, called Crucis Singapura, was organised by Jesus Youth Singapore. This was the eighth time that the group, part of the Jesus Youth movement which started as a Catholic lay movement in India in 1985, has organised the activity during Lent.
The March 17 event saw people gathering at eight churches across the island and then walking barefoot on hot pavements as they made their way to Agape Village in Toa Payoh, covering distances ranging from 3 to 20 km.
People praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament during the ‘24 Hours for the Lord’ event.
A special “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative was held recently to offer Catholics an opportunity for both Eucharistic adoration and sacramental confession.
Held at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on March 9, 6 pm, to March 10, 6pm, the event drew a crowd of over a thousand over the 24 hours.
The initiative was organised by the Office for the New Evangelisation in collaboration with the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, and ArchComms (the archdiocesan communications office).
No morning Masses on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday.
Holy Thursday (March 29): Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Adoration till midnight.
Good Friday (March 30): Service only, no Mass.
Holy Saturday (March 31): Easter Vigil.
Easter Sunday (April 1)
Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
Holy Thursday: 7.30pm
Good Friday: noon, 3pm & 6pm
Holy Saturday: 8pm
Easter Sunday: 8.30am, 10.30am, 1pm & 5.30pm
Participants engaging in a creative session during the faith formation programme conducted by the Brisbane Catholic Education Office.
Thought-provoking and rejuvenating.
This was how educators from Catholic schools, who attended a recent faith formation programme conducted by the Brisbane Catholic Education Office (BCE), described their experience.
Forty-five supervisors, principals, vice-principals and Religious Education (RE) coordinators of primary and secondary Catholic schools attended the programme held at Catholic Junior College.