- Archbishop William Goh DD has been elected to the following Regional Episcopal Commissions of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei for the term of 2015 to 2016;
a. President, Commission for Consecrated Life
b. President, Commission for Apostleship of the Sea
- Fr Kenson Koh has been appointed as Spiritual Director for Catholic AIDS Response Effort (CARE) for a term of two years starting 21 August 2014.
The appointment of Fr Bruno Saint Giron as Spiritual Director and a member of the National Ecclesial Team of Worldwide Marriage Encounter (Singapore) for a term of two (2) years was dated from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2017. The term should be from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016.
- All local (Singaporean) lay speakers intending to speak on any topic at parish level would need clearance and permission from the parish priest of the parish involved.
- A review of the Moratorium for new religious institutes applying for an establishment in the Archdiocese of Singapore which was to last till October of 2014 has been extended for another year to October 2015.
Any publication on matters of faith or morals must be submitted to the local Ordinary for a ‘Nihil Obstat’ in accordance with can. 830. This can be done by submitting the works with a letter requesting the Archbishop to appoint a censor prior to the publication of the literature.
The Holy See has alerted us that a certain “Rev. Fr Jonathan Mahajire OSB Cam” presenting himself as the Superior of the Camaldolese Benedictines of the Diocese of Kondoa (Tanzania) is fraudulent and attempts at fundraising for projects are false.
A timely reminder that any requests for fundraising from any visiting clergy or persons should first be checked with the Chancery for authentication.
Miscellaneous Work Pass
Any parish or organization intending to bring into Singapore a foreigner who will be involved in activities directly related to the organization or conduct of any seminar, conference, workshop, or gatherings, including any foreign religious worker giving talks (up to a maximum of 60 days) is required to apply for a “Miscellaneous Work Pass” from the Ministry of Manpower. Failure to comply may result in being prosecuted under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.
This requirement is in addition to the other requirements related to the Statement of Suitability for Ministry that is required by the Archdiocese.
Further information on the requirements from the Ministry of Manpower may be found at their website or from the Archdiocesan Chancery.
All Saints Day / All Souls Day 2014
Evening Mass on All Saints Day (Saturday 1st November) fulfils the obligation for both All Saints and the Sunday (All Souls Day)
Ash Wednesday 2015
Ash Wednesday Mass is to be celebrated on its actual day (Eve of the Lunar New Year). Fasting for Ash Wednesday may be observed either on Ash Wednesday or another day ad libitum (of one’s choosing).
Chrism Mass 2015
Chrism Mass for the year 2015 will be held at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace on the 2nd of April 2015 at 10.30am.
Chancery of the Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Singapore
Download PDF file: ChanceryNoticeCHN-CN-2014-013.pdf