The ‘My Soul Proclaims’ event saw priests perform a variety of songs. From left: Fr Eugene Lee, Fr Edward Lim and Friar Derrick Yap. Photos: CASSANDRA GOH

Four priests, a seminarian and one Religious filled the Church of the Holy Family with laughter and cheer as they entertained with songs, heartwarming stories and dance.

Titled My Soul Proclaims, the Sept 4 event saw Carmelite Fr Edward Lim, Franciscan friar Derrick Yap, Redemptorist Fr Eugene Lee and Fr Valerian Cheong perform a wide range of songs.

Proceeds from the event went to the fundraising efforts of the Cenacle Sisters.

Fr Edward sang In Perfect Charity and The Carpenters’ I Need To Be In Love. Fr Derrick Yap sang German-Italian and Mandarin songs whilst Fr Eugene Lee took a more Asian approach with a Malay/Indonesian song called Kau Mau Cinta Yesus as well as a Filipino Song titled Maris Stella.

Each singer shared his reason as to why he chose certain songs as well as his personal story of struggle and growth.

Seminarian Br Nicholas Lye then led an exuberant dance together with young people from the parish as well the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

He also shared about his vocation journey and struggles to the priesthood.

There was a surprise bonus act by La Salle Br Collin Wee as he entertained with his Peranakan patois and humour.

He had the audience in stitches as he told jokes and stories.

La Salle Br Collin Wee surprised the audience with a comedy act.

Fr Valerian ended the evening with two songs – In Your Presence and All Generations Will Praise You.

Mr Patrick Chua from the Church of the Holy Trinity shared, “Tonight we saw the action of helping in the service of others, using different talents and resources collectively to remind us that faith in action is still alive and strong.”

Ms Julie Chong, a Holy Family parishioner, said, “It was a very good production. Every performer gave a very sincere effort of his time and talents to the Cenacle Sisters cause. A very heartfelt event!”

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