Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome in the Year of the Dragon, I would like to express my best wishes to all Chinese Singaporeans that this feast may bring about happiness and joy for you and your families.

Joy is an expression of being in harmony with ourselves. To truly be in harmony with ourselves, we must also be in harmony with God, with others and with nature.

The dragon is a symbol of power and good fortune. As we welcome the Year of the Dragon, let us share our success with those less fortunate and use our “power” to look beyond our own needs and serve the greater good.

This year, let us focus on honouring God through respect for His Creation, respect for the dignity of the human person and the life of the unborn child.

In addition, let us offer together our prayers for the Church in China, that Chinese Catholics may be witnesses to the love that Jesus has shown us.

Wishing you all a joy-filled Chinese New Year!

Yours in Christ
Archbishop Nicholas Chia

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