Archbishop Nicholas Chia mingling with the French-speaking Catholic community after Mass. Photo by Andre Levisse
SINGAPORE – Archbishop Nicholas Chia celebrated Mass for about 450 members of the French-speaking Catholic community at the Good Shepherd Chapel in Marymount Convent on Sun Jan 17.
Concelebrating the morning’s Eucharist with the Archbishop was Father Paul Ngo, chaplain to the community.
According to Andre Levisse, coordinator for the French-speaking community, the community comprises about 250 families with about 1,200 members in total, given the large number of children.
“It is very skewed towards 35 to 45-year-old couples who have three to four kids,” he said.
Some of the activities the community organises include a prayer group for adults, a scouts group for the children, as well as Christian learning and development for children and youth.
The community meets for Mass every Sunday at Good Shepherd Convent with an attendance of about 400.