Coordinators of Biblical Apostolate teams in a group discussion.
The Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate organised a retreat cum workshop for coordinators of parish Biblical Apostolate teams (BATs) on April 1.
The event, led by Verbum Dei Srs Sandra Seow and Leticia Candelario Lopez, saw 30 participants from various parishes come together at the Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre.
Sr Sandra and Sr Leticia are respectively the director and associate director of the Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate.
Titled Role of BAT: Disciples of the Word, the event was part of the apostolate’s outreach to gather BAT coordinators from the different parishes to be renewed in their role as well as create a space for them to share experiences and challenges.
Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace listening to a sharing during the leadership retreat.
The best person to model ourselves after as Church leaders is none other than Jesus Himself.
This was the message for about 30 leaders of the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace (QoP) at a leadership retreat organised by the parish leadership team together with Caritas Singapore.
The retreat, held on March 25 and 26, was the result of a year-long effort to develop a programme for ministry leaders to understand what it means to be a Church leader, the qualities of a good leader and how the work of the ministries must ultimately contribute to the mission of the Church – to draw people to God and witness to God’s love.
Canossian Sr Angela Ng speaking to trainees at the Gate of Hope vocational centre.
Two CHARIS affiliates have jointly opened a vocational centre in Myanmar to cater to impoverished youth.
The Canossian Sisters and the Magdalene Mission Myanmar (M3) opened the Gate of Hope centre in Nyuang Shwe on March 25.
The centre, located in the Shan State’s Taunggyi District, will provide students with a one-year course in English, values education and professional skills for the tourism and hospitality sector, and a one month internship at local hotels with potential employers.
The purpose of the centre is to prepare them for entry into the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Yangon last year. Graduates also have the option to find jobs in the hospitality industry.
Members of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society having a laugh with the elderly of the Villa Francis Home for the Aged.
Members and alumni of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society (SIM-CS) visited the residents of the Villa Francis Home for the Aged to engage them in games and other activities.
The March 25 visit, part of the society’s Lenten outreach, saw 19 current and former SIM students interacting with the elderly and donating an estimated 200 Quaker Oatmeal packets as it was one of the items on the home’s wish.
The visitors and the elderly participated in a tablet-based activity programme which is being developed through the National University of Singapore (NUS) for the elderly. The programme involves the use of large-screen tablets to play games and watch videos.