NOVEMBER 18, 2012, Vol 62, No 23

‘Monitor religious freedom, make confessions available’ -
These were some recommendations the world’s bishops made at the end of their meeting in Rome

Fr Stanislaus Pang will be posted to the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea in December, while Fr Cary Chan will be posted to the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the same month.

Msgr Francis Lau is now Acting Rector of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Fr Adrian Anthony has been put in charge of the Cathedral Restoration Project.

Seminarians Jovita Ho, Alphonsus Raj, Edward Seah and Benedict Chng will be ordained deacons at St Joseph Church (Bukit Timah) on Jan 25 at 7.30 pm.

Dear Hindu Friends,

We join you in the celebration of Deepavali, sending you sincere greetings and congratulations.

Deepavali is a time for rejoicing and renewal as Hindus all over the world celebrate the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness that culminates with the beginning of the Hindu New Year.

As Christians, we share your joy in this “Festival of Lights” and are reminded of the need for deep reflection, reconciliation and renewal of faith.

We value your friendship, dear Hindu friends, and we are proud of our ties with the Hindu community – one that has been cultivated, strengthened and enhanced over the years. Together we can achieve much towards the common good of our society.

Sharing the Gospel in the morning during the AsIPA General Assembly in Sri Lanka.Sharing the Gospel in the morning during the AsIPA General Assembly in Sri Lanka.

Daphne Leong from the Singapore Pastoral Institute shares her experience at a recent AsIPA conference

I HAD the privilege to attend the 6th AsIPA General Assembly in Nainamadama, Sri Lanka from Oct 18-24.

With over 120 participants from 16 countries across Asia and Europe, the week was spent networking, listening and learning together.
Archbishop Chia and volunteers of Willing Hearts at the blessing ceremony.Archbishop Chia and volunteers of Willing Hearts at the blessing ceremony.Willing Hearts, a Catholic-initiated ministry to the needy, had its new soup kitchen blessed by Archbishop Nicholas Chia on Oct 20.

The new facility is on the fourth floor of a commercial building at Genting Lane.

According to the organisers, Willing Hearts moved to its current location from its former premises in Geylang to have a wider outreach.