OCTOBER 14, 2018, Vol 68, No 21


Nga Net Pyar villagers and members of an ACTS mission team unloading food supplies.

Three Singaporeans braved the rain, flood waters and difficult terrain to bring aid to flood victims in two villages in Myanmar.

For the three Catholic volunteers it was an unforgettable mission as they packed food supplies and waded through murky water to give these to the flood victims.

Mr Jerome Teo, together with Mr Christopher Yit and his wife Christina Lee, were responding to a call for relief aid from Bishop Justin Saw Min Thide, who heads Hpa An Diocese.
Kalynn T.

I am a Singapore citizen who moved to the US over 20 years ago. I hope to return home when my family’s grown because it is where my heart is.

I am a suburban mom with zero interest to promote the rights of one group over another. But I cannot remain silent when influential Singaporeans are rallying people to repeal 377A under the misguided concept of repression. It is my duty as a Singapore citizen to speak up having lived through how it’s unfolded in America.

If any group is repressed, it is the silent majority who believe that sex and marriage should be between a man and a woman. Going by my experience in the US, anybody who holds a different opinion is labelled intolerant, a bigot or a Nazi.

Connecting to God through making a mosaic art piece.

Learning to pray while making mosaic patterns, finding God amidst the challenges of marriage, and deepening one’s understanding of the Pope’s encyclical on the environment.

These are just some of the programmes that the Kingsmead Centre for Ignatian Spirituality & Counselling is offering for its 12-day Ignatian Festival, from Oct 10-21.

According to the organiser, Mr Keith Neubronner, this is the first time that the centre, which turns 28 in October, is holding a festival to celebrate its anniversary.

Nineteen companies offered more than 500 job openings. Photos: ZACH DILAROCA

More than 180 jobseekers looking to get back into the job market were given a helping hand when they attended an employability fair at Agape Village at Lorong 8 Toa Payoh.

Besides 500 job offerings from 19 companies, there were also workshops on acing interviews, resume writing, mock interview sessions and advice on SkillsFuture. The SkillsFuture offers various resources and tools to help Singaporeans in their career planning and skills upgrading needs.

The Sept 25 job fair was organised by the Catholic Business Network (CBN) in partnership with Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). This is the third annual job fair organised by CBN.