The saint and the crab

December 3rd, 2020|

Stained glass in the Church of St Francis Xavier, Singapore. Photo: Jerry Tan Victoria Lim St Francis Xavier was born in Spain in 1506, joined the Society of Jesus in 1534 and became a priest in 1537. He was the first Jesuit missionary. On his journeys to [...]

Friends in the Lord

December 3rd, 2020|

Deacon Stanley (2nd row, third from the left, with glasses) with companion Jesuits just below the rooms of St Ignatius of Loyola in Rome, Italy where St Francis Xavier received his mission to Asia. Photo: Deacon Stanley Goh, SJ Saint Francis Xavier on friendship and evangelisation Deacon [...]

From kampung to Kingdom convent

November 27th, 2020|

During Covid-19: Graduation Prayer Service for Sec 4s and 5s. Photos: SJC CHIJ St Joseph’s approach to a Christ-centred education Simple in virtue; Steadfast In duty. The motto of the Infant Jesus (IJ) family of schools captures both the essence of the teachings [...]

Chancery Notice – 26 November 2020

November 27th, 2020|

APPOINTMENTS Fr Peter Tan has been elected to represent the East District on the Clergy Welfare Committee for a term of two [2] years, with effect from 12 November 2020. Fr Jovita Ho has been appointed Spiritual Director of ACTS (A Call to Share), for a term of two [...]

Is Christ your King?

November 17th, 2020|

Michelle Tan The Church celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, the last Sunday of the liturgical year. The feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 at a time when the world was in chaos – [...]

Golden Jubilee of SVDP’s church building

November 17th, 2020|

Fr Saussard and Mrs Paul with the First Holy Communion children at the Jalan Kayu centre. Photo: Lucia and Jacinta Yong Jonathan Peeris On Nov 21, 1970, Archbishop Michael Olçomendy, MEP, blessed and opened the brand new church building for the Parish of [...]

New cancer centre for Mt Alvernia

November 17th, 2020|

Turning the first sod. From L to R: Ms Serena Wee (Icon), Dr Tan Yew Oo (Icon), Dr Karmen Wong (Icon), Mr Ho Tian Yee (MAH), Sister Elizabeth Lim (MAH), Mr Paul Beh (MAH) and Dr James Lam (MAH). Photo: Mount Alvernia Hospital [...]

Singaporean appointed to Vatican body

November 16th, 2020|

Meeting Pope Francis in a private audience with other religious leaders from around the world in 2014. Photo: L’Osservatore Romano Michelle Tan Lawrence Chong was recently appointed by His Holiness Pope Francis to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) as a Consultor [...]

Sharing Sunday morning wisdom with shoppers

November 15th, 2020|

Fr Eugene with SSVP volunteers manning the shop. Victoria Lim After five years of faithful service and dedication as parish priest of the Church of the Holy Family, Father Eugene Vaz retired from active ministry when he reached the age of 75 this [...]

Deepavali Message 2020

November 14th, 2020|

Dear Hindu friends, Happy and blessed Deepavali! We share your joy as you celebrate this holy festival – may the light of the diyas illuminate your hearts and homes, and those of your communities, friends and loved ones! As we approach the end of 2020, [...]

Veneration of relics: some answers for the faithful

November 8th, 2020|

Relics from CGS. Photo: Cathedral of the Good Shepherd Michelle Tan The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) states that: “The religious sense of the Christian people has always found expression in various forms of piety… such as the veneration of relics, visits [...]

A teenage saint for our times

November 6th, 2020|

Blessed Carlo Acutis. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Victoria Lim On Oct 10, 2020 the Catholic Church rejoiced as it welcomed its first millennial “Blessed”. Dubbed the “cyber-apostle of the Eucharist”, Blessed Carlo Acutis was just 15 years old when he died in 2006 after [...]