The event is to encourage working individuals who have lost traction with the Church after entering the workforce to participate more fully in the Church. As individuals facing struggles in their workplace and creating a balance between work and church activities, the members of the group wanted more teachings on such issues and a platform for them to hear from those who have been successfully living out their faith
experiences in their working place.
As such, the group has gathered a list of illustrious Catholics to share their experiences in the upcoming conference. These include Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers; John Ooi (vicepresident of the Family Life
Society and head of the Business Excellence Unit at the Singapore Polytechnic); Peter Ng Kok Song
(Managing Director of the Government Investment Corporation (GIC) and founding chairman of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX) from 1983-87); Mathew Jacob (Regional Director of
Microsoft Asia Pacific); Gerard Ee (President of the National Council of Social Service and interim chairman and acting CEO of National Kidney Foundation).
There will also be two discussions on the topics "DoFaith and Work Mix?" and "His Work In The Community" moderated by Helen Yeo (Managing Director of Rodyk & Davidson) and Willie Cheng
(Convenor of the Archdiocese Crisis Coordination Team (ACCT) and former Country Managing
Director of Accenture).
Participation at the conference will cost $50 per participant, which is inclusive of lunch and tea-breaks.
No preparation is needed before going for the event. However, participants can expect to take away a greater awareness and practical steps that will help them to live out a more vibrant faith at the workplace.