SINGAPORE – On the eve of the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Archbishop Nicholas Chia reminded the congregation at Church of St. Ignatius, that “each one of us is called to discipleship”, just like St. Paul.
He was speaking especially to the Catholic leaders of Catholic schools, who were present for the “Commissioning of Newly Appointed Principals of Catholic Schools and Service of Commitment by all Principals and Vice-Principals” on Jan 24.
There are currently about 50,000 pupils in the 35 Catholic schools in Singapore.
Archbishop Chia reminded the leaders of these schools that “Our Catholic schools must continue to fulfil fundamental duties to evangelise and form young people in their lives.”
He encouraged them, saying, “[You] have a special task to head our Catholic schools; it is through your leadership that our children learn to discern God in all of life, experience God’s love for mankind and learn to live their lives in love of God and fellowmen.”
The four newly appointed principals are Mr Andrew Tan (Montfort Secondary), Dr Koh Thiam Seng (St. Joseph’s Institution Independent), Ms Terry Theseira (Canossian School for the Hearing Impaired) and Mr Wee Tat Chuen (Assumption Pathway School).
This annual commissioning is organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS).
By Joyce Gan