Children taking part in the Bible trivia at the Church of St Francis of Assisi.
By Wilma Marie
A Bible trivia and book display were organised by the Association of Pauline Cooperators (APC) at the Church of St Francis of Assisi feast day celebration on Oct 1.
The APC, a lay association, together with the Daughters of St Paul, belong to the Pauline Family, founded by Blessed James Alberione to realise his vision of a new evangelisation using the modern tools of social communication.
The Oct 1 book display had an array of spiritual books for children, teenagers and parents to browse and purchase while the Bible trivia invited children to take part in a quiz which had prizes such as chocolates.
Deaf participants taking part in the Mass for People with Special Needs on Oct 29. Photo: VITA Images
“People with special needs invite us to love and give of ourselves; they purify us in our love,” said Archbishop William Goh during a Mass for people with special needs.
The Mass, held at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on Oct 29, was organised by the Office for Catechesis (OFC) for the fifth time.
The aim of the Mass was to enable those with special needs, especially children and teens, to participate fully in the Eucharistic celebration that they learn about in catechesis.
Fr Terence Kesavan sharing with participants how to view elements in their daily lives from a different perspective.
A social media workshop sent out a call to create new, modern-day parables which people can relate to and discover a correlation with their Catholic faith.
The Oct 14 workshop was the second such workshop organised by Volunteers in the Archdiocese (VITA) Social Media and ArchComms (the archdiocesan Communications Office).
Children writing their prayers for the refugees. Photo: Margaret Chooi
By Catherine Chia
Parishioners of the Church of St Ignatius were called to unite in prayer for the Rohingya refugees during the month of October. Beginning on Oct 7, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) put up a Prayer Awareness Display over three weekends for parishioners to reflect on the plight of the refugees in Myanmar.
The foyer in front of the main church played host to pictures and contemplations on the refugee crisis, their living conditions, and the struggles they are facing.
According to estimates by JRS Asia Pacific and the International Organisation for Migration, 582,000 refugees have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in the past two months, posing a massive humanitarian crisis.