NOVEMBER 27, 2016, Vol 66, No 24

Jason Evert ‘LIVE’:
Change of venue for two of the talks

Organisers of the Jason Evert ‘Live’ in Singapore event have moved the venue from Catholic Junior College to The MAX Pavilion at Singapore Expo to accommodate a bigger crowd. This involves two of the three events lined up during Jason’s one-day visit to Singapore.

The renowned American author and speaker on sexuality and chastity is due here on January 14 and will be giving separate talks to parents, young adults and the youth on pressing issues of the subject faced by all these groups of Catholics today.

The move to The MAX Pavilion refers to sessions on ‘Finding Love That Lasts’ and ‘Love Matters’, both aimed at the young. “Since the registration portal opened a month ago, individual and bulk bookings have been coming in fast,” said
A look at what five parishes did during the Holy Year which ends on Nov 20

St Anthony parishioners make a pilgrimage on foot

Pilgrims took part in the St Anthony’s Bread Project – a charity food drive that collects and distributes food hampers for the needy in the community – as part of their preparation for the Holy Door pilgrimage to the Church of St Vincent de Paul.

A total of 87 parishioners from the Church of St Anthony, ages ranging from seven to 70, embarked on a pilgrimage to the Church of St Vincent de Paul on Oct 1.

After attending morning Mass in their parish, the pilgrims walked to Marsiling MRT station headed to Yio Chu Kang. Upon reaching, they commenced the 4.5-km journey by foot to the Church of St Vincent de Paul.

Pilgrims walked in contemplative silence, praying and reflecting on God’s mercy using a specially prepared prayer card which included scripture (Micah 6:8) and reflection questions. A number of elderly pilgrims who could not walk for long distances completed the pilgrimage by taking a bus instead.

On Nov 26 and 27 this year, the first weekend of Advent, the Catholic Church in Singapore will be embarking on a large-scale fundraising exercise to fuel its pastoral vision to be a more vibrant, missionary and evangelistic Church.

The Giving in Faith & Thankfulness (GIFT) campaign challenges every Catholic in Singapore to pray, volunteer, and pledge a monthly monetary contribution to the archdiocese.

Headed by the Catholic Foundation, the fundraising arm of the archdiocese, the campaign will be instrumental in the Church’s plans to expand and increase its programmes, as well as improve its physical infrastructure.

Malaysian and Singaporean priests, who are in their first five years of ordination, visited Archbishop William Goh during their young priests’ gathering.

Faith, friendship and fun.

That was what happened when 41 young priests (in their first five years of ordination) from the dioceses of Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Melaka-Johor, Miri, Penang, Sibu and Singapore came together for the annual Regional Young Priests’ Gathering.

The gathering, hosted this year by Singapore from Oct 24-28, began with participants visiting Archbishop William Goh for a “post-ordination lesson” on the priesthood – not a delayed dogma lesson, but a lesson at the most practical level.