Archbishop Nicholas Chia and Morning Star members toast to the organisation’s 10th anniversary.
Photo provided by Morning Star Community Services

SINGAPORE – Morning Star Community Services celebrated its 10th anniversary with a dinner at Swissotel Merchant Court on Apr 10.

In his speech, guest-of-honour Archbishop Nicholas Chia lauded the Canossian Sisters for graciously providing a home for Morning Star at their Hougang premises and reaching out to be a founding partner.

Morning Star began operation on Jun 28, 1989, under the auspices of the Canossian Sisters. In November 2003, it was registered as an independent voluntary welfare organisation and charity.

Archbishop Chia said that Morning Star today “stands as a model of partnership between religious and lay” in service to the community which brings together “like-minded people with a sense of values, self-sacrifice, and love for humankind”.

He called it a “shining example” of how more can be achieved through the prompting of the Holy Spirit and unconditional caring and giving.

Morning Star president Mr Gerald Tan said that in its 10 years, the organisation has survived difficult and challenging times only through the “love, support, and encouragement” of the 450 guests present that evening.

A book called “Prime Time” was also launched that evening. It contains inspirational stories of families who believe in spending time together is a foundation to build relationships and memories.

“Prime Time” is on sale for $25. More details at or call 6285 1377.

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