The newly completed Church of the Transfiguration in Punggol Central. The church is expected to hold its first Mass on Maundy Thursday.
Catholics passing through Punggol Central nowadays will be thrilled to see the newly completed five-storey structure of the latest Catholic Church in Singapore – the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT).
Commencing construction on Feb 13, 2015, it took just two years to complete the structural works which includes two basement levels. The Church is now at the stage of obtaining the Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) and arranging the fitting-up works such as the installation of the liturgical items, pews and loose furniture.
“The main contractor did a marvellous job of managing the tight timelines while contending with many constraints within the environmental requirements,” said parish priest Fr Joachim Chang. “Assuming we obtain the TOP soon, we will be on schedule to celebrate our first Mass on Maundy Thursday, 13 April 2017.”
Religious praying during the World Day for Consecrated Life Mass on Feb 2.
The Church can never do without Religious, said Archbishop William Goh.
Whether it is in the field of social outreach, education or serving the elderly and less fortunate, Religious are called to be “the light of Christ to the world,” he said at the World Day for Consecrated Life Mass on Feb 2.
Archbishop Goh was speaking to about 400 people – made up of Religious and laypeople – at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul.The Mass was held on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.
Fr Jose Pedro Libano and members of the Catholic Business Network celebrate a thanksgiving Mass on Jan 14.
The New Year started off on a prayerful note for members and friends of the Catholic Business Network (CBN) as the organisation celebrated its very first thanksgiving Mass on Jan 14.
About 120 people gathered at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd’s Heritage Centre for the Mass celebrated by Opus Dei priest, Fr Jose Pedro Libano.
“We are called to work in the marketplace and this is our call to sainthood,” Fr Libano told the crowd.
Archbishop William Goh celebrating Caritas Singapore’s annual Mass at Agape Village.
It is essential for those involved in social work to be involved actively with their beneficiaries, to truly understand their struggles and limitations, said Archbishop William Goh.
“When we begin to listen to their woes, we begin to understand … When you understand people, you never judge,” he said.
Archbishop Goh made these comments during Caritas Singapore’s annual Mass held on Jan 14 at Agape Village. The Mass was held in thanksgiving for the blessings that Caritas received in 2016 in its social mission