APPOINTMENTS
  1. Msgr. Ambrose Vaz is appointed as Spiritual Director of the umbrella body that coordinates all the current family-related ministries.

  2. Fr James Yeo has been appointed to the Board of Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore and will also hold the position of Supervisor representing the interest of the Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Singapore for a term of 5 years with effect from 11 November 2013

  3. The following persons have been appointed to the Board of Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore for a term of two years with effect from 11 November 2013.
    a. Mr Alvin Koh Meng Sin
    b. Mr Anthony Seah Choon Tong
    c. Sr Cecily Pavri
    d. Mr Derrick Chee Jin Hoe
    e. Mr Kenneth Ho Weng Hee
    f. Mr Lionel Tseng
    g. Mr Maurice Teo
    h. Ms Rose Yeo Pee Hiang

  4. The following priests have been appointed to the Clergy Welfare Committee of the Chancery for a term of two years with effect from 11 November 2013.
    a. Fr Samuel Lim
    b. Fr Terence Kesavan

  5. The following persons have been appointed as members of the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD)
    a. Fr Avelino Marin Opus Dei
    b. Mr Gerald Kong
    c. Ms Janet Lim OFS
    d. Mr Patrick Prakash

  6. Fr Colin Tan SJ has been reappointed for a two year term on the Board of CHARlS with effect from 21st November 2013.

  7. The following persons have been appointed for a two year term on the Board of CHARIS with effect from Ist January 2014:
    a. Professor Philip Choo
    b. Ms Sherlyn Khong Swee Lin
    c. Mr Jeremy Khoo
    d. Mr Stephen Phoon

  8. Fr Kenny Tan has been appointed as Spiritual Director for the Roman Catholic Prisons Ministry (RCPM) for a term of two years with effect from 21st November 2013.
OTHER MATTERS

Mass in the extraordinary Rite
The Mass in the extraordinary Rite (Latin Tridentine Mass) which was allowed to be celebrated in our churches in recent times has triggered much interest and curiosity among the faithful. Senate would like to remind the faithful that although this form of Mass is made available, this does not mean that the Church agrees with the doctrinal teachings and liturgical interpretations of the Society of St Pius X. The Society of St Pius X is not in communion with the Catholic Church.

It is to be noted that priests of the Society of St Pius X, although validly ordained, are "suspended a divinis, which is prohibited by the Church from exercising their orders because of their illicit ordination." As such, it is considered morally illicit for the faithful to participate in, unless they are physically or morally impeded from participating in a Mass celebrated by a Catholic priest in good standing (cf. Code of Canon Law, canon 844.2).

Chancery of the Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Singapore
Download PDF file: ChanceryNoticeCN2013-007.pdf

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