A number of clergy in the Archdiocese of Singapore have reported that they have been impersonated in fraudulent emails sent from unknown sources. These emails are addressed generically and seek considerable sums of money as a “personal request”.
The authorities are looking into the matter. In the meantime, the faithful in Singapore are advised not to reply to suspicious emails such as these and remain vigilant about improbable requests.
Clergy who find themselves impersonated in such emails should notify the Chancery. They may also wish to send a message to their church ministries and contacts to alert them of the fraud.
Fr. John-Paul Tan OFM, JCL
Chancery of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore
#07-01 Catholic Centre, 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954
Fr Luke Fong
When Pope John Paul II wrote his Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio Inuente (At the Beginning of the New Millennium) in early 2001, he stressed an important Christian principle in every Christian’s view of life, which is the primacy of grace.
This principle holds that in all our human actions that are noble, good, loving and true, and that glorify God, we are led by God’s grace to even desire them in the first place.
We need to be aware of this Christian principle in order for us to remain humble and not be inflated with our ego and pride in holding any view that we are the architects of our own goodness.
Fr Terence Pereira speaking at the Lectors’ Study Day.
About 200 lectors from across the Archdiocese learnt about the importance of the Word of God in one’s life and how it is key to sustaining a deep and intimate relationship with God.
The lectors were participating in the Lectors’ Study Day held at the Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre on Aug 4. It had the theme, “The Word in Communion”.
Fr Terence Pereira, Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelisation, explained the first six chapters of Dei Verbum, the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation.
The Vita Voxa (Voice of Life) Choir from the Mother of the Sacred Heart Church in Jakarta singing at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.
A church choir from Jakarta staged a concert at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and helped raise funds for the Catholic Foundation’s GIFT campaign.
The Giving in Faith and Thankfulness (GIFT) campaign is aimed at realising the Archdiocese’s plan for a vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church in Singapore.
The Vita Voxa (Voice of Life) Choir from the Mother of the Sacred Heart Church sang to a captive audience on Aug 4