JANUARY 6, 2019, Vol 69, No 01

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Cutting the celebratory cake to honour priests. From left: Fr Francis Lee, Fr Michael Teo, Fr Anthony Ho and Archbishop Emeritus John Ha.

At a special dinner commemorating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, Father Anthony Ho reminded all seminarians present to persevere in their vocation.

During the Dec 7 celebration at St Anne’s Church, Fr Anthony, 76, celebrated the Mass and was joined by 50 priests led by Archbishop Emeritus John Ha from Kuching, Malaysia, and Bishop John Bosco Panya from the Diocese of Ratchaburi, Thailand.

The celebration also marked parish priest Fr Francis Lee’s 43rd anniversary in the priesthood.
Charismatic representatives from Singapore at the UAE conference (from left): Mr Leroy Goh, Fr Charlie Oasan, Ms Jessica Francisco, Mr Gerard Francisco and Mr Charles Lim.

It was an international Catholic Charismatic conference attended by 1,700 people. And the venue was the United Arab Emirates.

The 4th ISAO Conference, held from Nov 30-Dec 2 at St Anthony of Padua Church in Ras Al Khaimah, saw the participation of Charimatics from 19 nations in this Muslim-majority country.

ISAO is the Sub-Committee of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) for Asia and Oceania. The ISAO Conference is held every two to four years and rotated among the different countries in the region.
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Morning walk for children from day care centre.

It was a mission trip to bring love, hope and joy to underprivileged children in Pattaya, Thailand. But for the 46 mostly young Singapore missionaries who went, they received from their beneficiaries as much as they gave.

The missionaries, mostly aged 13-18 from the Church of Christ the King, took part in a Dec 1-9 mission exposure programme to visit various institutions under the Father Ray Foundation, a Catholic charity in Pattaya.