The Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) is holding an Archdiocesan Catholic Family Dialogue (ACFD) which will be held on Oct 22, a public holiday, at the Catholic Junior College Performing Arts Centre.

ACF which was established in February 2014, came about after Archbishop William Goh asked the Family Life Society (FLS) board to set up a committee to lead, manage and coordinate all archdiocesan organisations in the family life apostolate.

Vicar General Msgr Ambrose Vaz is ACF’s spiritual director.

“Many families are hurting. We need to rediscover and reclaim God’s plan for our families, a plan that leads to peace, joy, hope and love that our families are meant for, said ACF chairman, Mr John Hui.

“We hope many Catholics will join us and be part of this event and journey.”

The dialogue hopes to explore how the Catholic Church can provide clarity, guidance and support in a world that seeks to change the meaning and value of the family.

The programme which lasts from 8.30am-4pm, includes a Mass celebrated by Archbishop William Goh, a panel discussion, a question-and-answer session, and a performance by singer Corrine May.

“As the three core areas of our work are life, marriage and the family, FLS and ACF complement each other in looking after the needs of the Catholic community, said FLS chairman John Ooi.

“We see the ACFD as a good start to identifying practical means of supporting the family in these challenging times.”
Tickets are priced at $15 per person. To find out more about the dialogue and to register, visit

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