NOVEMBER 03, 2013, Vol 63, No 22


Pope Francis entrusts the world to Mary



Dear Hindu friends,

With heartfelt thanksgiving, I share in your joy on this vibrant festival of Deepavali, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil and of light over darkness.

As you unite yourselves with fellow Hindus all over the world during this Festival of Lights, may God bless you abundantly as you renew ties of friendship with God, family and friends and also all of humanity in goodwill.

In recent months, the world has again witnessed chaos of dire proportions: civil war, suicide attacks, shootings, rebel incursions, natural disasters and other tragic events.

As believers of the power of God over all that is damaging to peace and harmonious living among the people globally, let us unite in prayer and active works of charity to foster deeper understanding and respect for the dignity of human life, regardless of race, language or religion and the protection of our environment.
Students feeding a resident during a meal. Students feeding a resident during a meal. Some 150 Montfort Secondary School students, staff, parents and alumni visited St Theresa’s Home at Upper Thomson Road on Oct 19.

The Parents Support Group (PSG) and Montfort Alumni felt this was one way to help Montfortians realise their vision of being “a Man for Others”.

The students performed a lion dance and a wushu demonstration, while the National Cadet Corps students performed a precision drill.
Fr Kenson Koh receiving the gifts offered on behalf of the congregation by the members of various international communities.Fr Kenson Koh receiving the gifts offered on behalf of the congregation by the members of various international communities.“We often pray for ourselves only. We should pray for the glory of God,” said Fr Kenson Koh.

Fr Koh was the main celebrant of the Mission Sunday Mass held at the Church of St Ignatius on Oct 20. It was organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for Missionary Activity (ACMA) of which he was chairman.

He reminded the congregation that “mission is not just about giving money; what we do must reflect the glory and love of God”. He added that mission is when we become Jesus to others.