2016

To inspire a New Evangelisation in our Catholic archdiocese, the archdiocesan Strategic Planning of Resources (ASPR) team will be undertaking a two-part archdiocesan quantitative and qualitative survey.

The entire survey will provide clearer bases for the strategic planning of our archdiocesan resources and financial budget requests.

The first survey is an update on parish Mass attendance.  It will be a simple on-line (Internet/smartphone) survey at http://survey.catholic.sg.  It will be conducted and completed during the weekend Masses of Jan 16/17, 23/24, and 30/31.

The second component of the survey is a “Catholic Conversation” with individuals and groups on “What it is like to be a Catholic in our Singapore Church” today.

The fruits of this survey depend on the full participation of all Catholics.

His Grace Archbishop William Goh thanks you in anticipation for your support and fullest participation for the good of your parish and the whole archdiocese.


The Internet/smartphone survey is located at http://survey.catholic.sg


2016 PDF issues are available at this link:
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Retreatants looking at their artistic creations.Retreatants looking at their artistic creations.

A day of recollection for young lawyers and lawyers-to-be has left them refreshed and energised.

“I started the retreat feeling tired and desolate from work. The retreat helped me gain a sense of community,” said Ms Geraldine Yeong. “I feel really rejuvenated and hopeful about life and practice now.”

Ms Hilda Foo echoed Ms Yeong’s sentiments. “It was comforting to hear others share about their struggles,” she said. “I appreciate how my fellow Catholic lawyers try to find God in their daily lives.”

The Catholic Lawyers Guild organised the July 23 event at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Centre.
A teacher from Kontum, Vietnam, writes on the board during a lesson conducted by members of Barré, a Singapore missionary group.A teacher from Kontum, Vietnam, writes on the board during a lesson conducted by members of Barré, a Singapore missionary group.Four missioners from Barré, an affiliate of Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS), travelled to Kontum, a province in Vietnam, to teach English to an ethnic minority community.

Barré is a group of Singaporean Catholic volunteers who have been working with underprivileged children in Southeast Asia since 2010.

From July 17-23, the missioners headed to Kontum, 600 km north of Ho Chin Minh City, to reach out to the Bahnah community through education to give them hope of better opportunities in life.

The missioners conducted English lessons and teachers’ training sesssions daily for local teachers during their stay.
The Daughters of St Paul share their recipes in a cookbook. From left: Sr Aeran Kim, Sr Karen Eng, Sr Wendy Ooi, Sr Lorenzina Nota, Sr Clare Choo,  Sr Theresa Lim and Sr Jocelyn Veritas Kwek.The Daughters of St Paul share their recipes in a cookbook. From left: Sr Aeran Kim, Sr Karen Eng, Sr Wendy Ooi, Sr Lorenzina Nota, Sr Clare Choo, Sr Theresa Lim and Sr Jocelyn Veritas Kwek.

The Daughters of St Paul are releasing a cookbook containing various recipes from the Sisters.

Titled Taste of Heaven, the cookbook was scheduled to be launched on Aug 13 at a fundraising dinner, to aid the building fund for a new convent for the Sisters.

The book offers recipes of local delights, ranging from Peranakan to Teochew and Hokkien dishes, among others.

Sr Wendy Ooi, superior of the Daughters of St Paul in Singapore, and Sr Jocelyn Kwek share a hearty selection of home-style recipes.