APPOINTMENTS 
  1. Fr Gerard Weerakoon has been reappointed as a serving Member of the Board of Visitors for the SAF Detention Barracks for a 3-year term from 1st July 2014 – 30 June 2017.

  2. Fr Terence Kesavan has been appointed Spiritual Director for Christian Family and Social Movement for a term of two years with effect from 25th February 2014.

  3. Approval has been granted to Fr James Yeo to oversee the development of a Centre for the Theological Study of Faith and Culture under the auspices of the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore. In accordance with can. 117, the proposed constitutions have been given “ad experimentum” status for one year from 18th February 2014.

  4. Approval has been granted to Fr James Yeo to oversee the establishment of a Catholic Theological Network in accordance with the norms of can. 298ff. The group acquires the status of “ad experimentum” for a period of one year with effect from 18th February 2014. In accordance with can. 300, no association can call itself “Catholic” except with the consent of the competent ecclesiastical authority.

  5. The Archdiocesan Commission for the Family has been established by the senate on 27th February 2014 with competence on family issues with Msgr Ambrose Vaz VG as Spiritual Director.

  6. The Archdiocesan Commission for Diocesan – Religious Partnership has been established by the senate on 27th February 2014 with competence for fostering relations between the Archdiocese and Religious Institutes with Msgr Philip Heng SJ as Spiritual Director.

  7. The Archdiocesan Commission for Malayalam Apostolate has been established by the senate on 27th February 2014 with competence for coordinating all Malayalam apostolates in the Archdiocese with Fr Terence Pereira as Spiritual Director.
OTHER MATTERS
Please be reminded of the safe environment policy that the Archdiocese has in place for ALL clerics who are not incardinated in the Archdiocese of Singapore and when they are visiting Singapore and intend to celebrate or concelebrate a public Mass, or participate in any other public engagement as a cleric. They are required to furnish a ‘Statement of Suitability’ to the Chancery for relevant approvals. Visiting priests have also to produce a valid “celebret” to the parish priest or Rector of the church at which they intend to celebrate a public Mass.

Lay individuals who are engaged in overseas talks may seek endorsement letters from their respective Spiritual Directors of church organizations to which they belong.

Lay individuals who are not part of any organization will need to seek endorsement letters from their parish priest.

Religious will continue to receive endorsement letters from their competent superiors.

Priests of the Archdiocese may request necessary papers from the Chancery.

Chancery of the Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Singapore

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