Ms Karen Lim from the Alzheimer’s Disease Association speaking on April 22.
More than 150 people from the five parishes in the West District learnt more about dementia during a talk at the Church of the Holy Cross on April 22.
The event was organised by the Society of St Vincent de Paul’s Particular Council West, which serves the district, and was open to society members, parishioners and non-Catholics from the area.
The speaker, Ms Karen Lim from the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA), shared how to spot signs and symptoms of dementia, the risk factors and how to reduce them, and where to seek help.
Archbishop William Goh blesses a beneficiary of the Society of St Vincent de Paul during a special Mass on April 29. Photo: VITA Images
Bring Jesus to those you serve, “through your love for them, your good deeds”, and if there is an opportunity, through the Gospel.
Archbishop William Goh gave this advice to members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul during their annual Mass for their beneficiaries, called Friends-in-Need (FINs).
“Only those who cultivate a deep love for the Lord in the Eucharist will find the strength and capacity to see the face of Jesus in the poor,” said Archbishop Goh during the Mass held at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.
One hundred and sixty catechists and facilitators gathered for a four-day retreat to experience the power of the Holy Spirit that can animate the work of catechesis.
Participants of a recent “Kerygma Retreat” were encouraged to open themselves to daily conversion to Christ and to keep journeying with Him through their struggles and difficulties.
More than 160 children’s, youth and RCIA catechists and facilitators from 23 parishes gathered at the Catholic Spirituality Centre (CSC) from April 28-May 1 for the first of such retreats.
“Kerygma” is the Greek word for ‘to proclaim’, referring to the first and essential preaching of the Good News of Jesus.
A young participant reading during the Biblethon held from April 22-23.
The Verbum Dei Missionaries, together with the mothers’ group from the community, organised what is believed to be the first ever Biblethon from April 22-23.
About 250 people, including Catholics, Protestants and non-Christians, took part in the event which was held at the art therapy room in Agape Village.
Earlier, participants ranging from primary school children to seniors had registered for the event by choosing their respective Bible chapter and time slot. They were then each given a Biblethon card to collect monetary support for their reading which would go to the Verbum Dei fundraising efforts.