A Montfort Junior School student customising his fabric pouch at the arts and crafts stall.
On Sept 28, much of Palu, Donggala and Mamuju in Sulawesi, Indonesia, was devastated by an earthquake and a subsequent tsunami. The disaster claimed thousands of lives, injured many others, destroyed infrastructure and homes, leaving survivors without shelter and basic needs.
At Montfort Junior School, staff and parents wanted to teach the students to be A Man For Others, which is the vision of school. As such, a jumble sale to raise funds for the disaster victims was organised on Nov 14.
Sisters Rose Pacatte (left) and Nancy Usselmann speaking at a workshop. Photo: JOHNSON KOH
Everyone is on social media these days. Many people – from the youth to working adults and retirees – have different social media accounts for work, friends and other social circles. How do we live as Catholics in today’s digital world?
Sister Rose Pacatte and Sister Nancy Usselmann, Daughters of Saint Paul nuns from the US and educators on Media Literacy, gave some pointers at two media workshops on Nov 5 and 6.
At the workshops titled Bridging Faith and Life in a Digital World, held at CANA The Catholic Centre on Waterloo Street, the nuns touched on topics that included Digital Literacy, Media Mindfulness and Digital Discipleship.
Volunteers learn about fire-fighting at Church of Divine Mercy. Photo: CHURCH OF DIVINE MERCY
The Archdiocese’s emergency preparedness received an added boost when volunteers at two parishes stepped up to learn life-saving skills which could be used in emergencies in church and even in their homes.
At the Church of Divine Mercy on Nov 17, 32 members of the Parish Emergency Response Team (PERT) took part in a Singapore Civil Defence Force Tier 2 Community Emergency Preparedness Programme (CEPP).
Things you never knew about us, The Catholic News.
* The paper first published in 1935 as the Malaya Catholic Leader.
* Over the decades, the name was changed to The Malayan Catholic Newsletter. It later became the Malaysian Catholic News which then evolved into today’s The Catholic News in 1974.
* Some of the advertisements in the paper’s earliest days included those for Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia, Pilot pens and Kodak film. We even had beer advertisements in those days!