A teacher assists a Hai Sing Catholic School student with lighting a candle on the first day of school.
Hai Sing Catholic School traditionally begins each school year with three activities that seek to bring students and staff of all faiths together.
These are the Staff Mission Seminar, the school opening, and the Student Mission Seminar.
On Dec 29, school staff visited the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) House of Prayer and Formation at Holland Road for the Staff Mission seminar.
Young people praising God at the JY AGAPE EVE event.
It was an evening of music and praise for about 140 young people as they prayed and sang during the JY AGAPE EVE event on Jan 20.
The event, organised by Jesus Youth Singapore, was held at the Agape Village. It aimed to bring God’s love to young people as a band led them into a time of prayer with Christian songs ranging from pop to rock.
The audience was also invited to dance to some songs.
During the Commencement of the School Year Mass, retired principals passed on the flame from their candles to serving principals and vice-principals, symbolising the passing of the light from one generation of school leaders to the next.
A teacher is called to motivate his or her students. For this to happen, teachers must be passionate and regard teaching as a vocation, not just a means of earning a living.
Archbishop William Goh made this point during a Mass to mark the start of the school year.
Speaking to principals, vice-principals, teachers, parents and students on Jan 20, he said that the school principal’s role is to nurture teachers’ passion for their work by sharing with them the school’s vision and mission.
Msgr Ambrose Vaz blessing members of the legal profession at the Red Mass on Jan 12.
The special mission that members of the legal fraternity play in society was highlighted during a special Mass on Jan 12.
“We especially need you in society and the Church to bring truth and justice to the people; and truth and justice are not concepts but a person – Jesus Christ,” Msgr Ambrose Vaz told about 130 members of the legal profession during the Mass at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.
To do this, they need to have a relationship with God so that He will be the centre of their lives, and this will help them discern His will for them and the people they serve, said Msgr Vaz at the annual “Red Mass” organised by the Catholic Lawyers Guild (CLG).