MARCH 19, 2017, Vol 67, No 06


As part of the 12-day celebrations surrounding the dedication of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, the Catholic Foundation initiated a challenge to those attending to build a Lego model of the Cathedral. The 500-brick structure was completed and offered at the closing Mass.

A 500-brick Lego model of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd being offered up during the closing Mass of the cathedral dedication celebrations.

To build a 500-brick Lego model of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd within 12 days. This was the challenge the Catholic Foundation set for itself and those coming for the celebrations commemorating the dedication of the Cathedral.

Starting from the Cathedral’s Dedication Mass on 14 February and lasting throughout its 12 days of celebrations, the Catholic Foundation challenged participants present for various events to help build the Lego structure.

Each brick could only be contributed by one person, and in order to obtain a brick, every individual is asked to write a message or prayer to be placed on the thanksgiving wall, and optionally make a love offering in support of the archdiocese.
More than a thousand expected to join Catholic Church this Easter

Catechumens writing their names in the Book of the Elect.

Be rooted in the Word of God because it, not the world, gives us the truth.

This was Archbishop William Goh’s message to catechumens and candidates preparing to become Catholics this Easter, during a Rite of Election held at Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on
March 5.

Referring to the Gospel reading where Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and nights and was tempted by Satan, Archbishop Goh said, “Whenever Jesus faced temptation, He always cited Scripture.”

Participants of the Office for Young People’s School of Witness programme pose for a photo with Archbishop William Goh after the Mass marking the end of their eight-week programme.

Christabel Claire Fernandez

To mark the end of this year’s School of Witness (SOW) programme, 41 participants were commissioned during a Mass celebrated by Archbishop William Goh on March 3 in the presence of family, friends and SOW alumni.

SOW is an eight-week school of Christian discipleship organised by the Office for Young People (OYP). It aims to deepen the faith of young people through coming to know Christ and discovering themselves and their identity in God.

Most of the participants are currently experiencing transitions in their lives. Some are waiting to enter the army, while others are waiting to enter university and to begin a new career path.

Catechism children visiting the altar servers’ booth during the Ministry Awareness Weekend at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul.

The Church of Sts Peter and Paul organised a Ministry Awareness Weekend from Feb 18-19 to create greater awareness of the various avenues one can serve in the parish.

The event, an initiative of the parish pastoral council, also served as an opportunity to facilitate greater community building among people who are already serving in ministries.

Parish priest, Carmelite Fr John Chua, kicked off the event with a Holy Hour. He reminded the 100 ministry members that charity should be at the heart of all ministry work and that ministry service should never be competitive or self-righteous.

Archbishop William Goh addressing the CTIS graduates on Feb 18.

The Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS) celebrated the graduation of 97 students on Feb 18 at the Church of St Teresa.

The ceremony, held in the auditorium, was presided over by Archbishop William Goh.