OCTOBER 16, 2016, Vol 66, No 21


Archbishop William Goh blowing out the candles on the anniversary cake marking 15 years of the Jesus Youth movement in Singapore.

The Jesus Youth movement organised an event, JY15@SG, to celebrate the canonical recognition of their organisation and 15 years of the movement’s presence in Singapore.

The celebration on Oct 2 was held at the Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre.
Young people come together to share their views


Participants discussing whether technology is a help or hindrance to relationships. It was organised by Caritas Singapore Young Adults.

Does technology help to build better relationships between people? How can the pervasive use of digital technology help people reach out and help others in need? These were some questions that a group of 16 young adults discussed on Sept 26 at Agape Village.

The session was part of a series titled Creed on the Street (COTS), organised by Caritas Singapore Young Adults.

COTS is an ongoing series of discussions, open to all young adults, on a variety of issues that concern them such as poverty in Singapore, the mission of the family and environmental degradation.

Rabbi Mordechai Abergel speaking to participants of the Sept 18 synagogue visit.

Lectors and their family members from the Church of the Holy Spirit visited the Maghain Aboth Synagogue to learn more about the Jewish faith.

The visit on Sept 18, organised by the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD), also sought to give the 25 participants a better appreciation of interreligious dialogue.

A woman bringing her pet for the special animal blessing on Oct 2 at the Church of St Mary of the Angels.

“I wanted to have my dog blessed today because to me it symbolises God laying His hand on him,” said Ms Janet See, 38.

Malcolm, her nine-year-old Airedale Terrier, was one of a wide variety of pets brought by their owners to the Franciscan-run Church of St Mary of the Angels for a special blessing.

Br Solomon was a martyr of the French Revolution.

The De La Salle Brothers in Singapore will hold a Mass of Thanksgiving and Remembrance to honour of one of their Brothers, Blessed Solomon Leclercq, who will be canonised a saint on Oct 16.

The Mass will be celebrated on Nov 5 at 5 pm in the Chapel of St Patrick’s School, 490 East Coast Road.

All members of the greater Lasallian community are invited, including alumni, students and staff of the eight Lasallian schools, HopeHouse and LASALLE College of the Arts, as well as friends and associates of the Brothers. Deceased members of the past year from among the Lasallian family will also be remembered at the Mass.