Some of those who will be baptised this Easter tell Darren Boon how they plan to live their lives as Catholics
Mr Luke Leong wants to be an example of a good Catholic in his family – by being a good parent and a more caring person.
His wife, Susan, and three sons Jonas, 13, Roy, 11, and Joshua, eight, will be baptised together with him at the Church of Divine Mercy.
However, he feels a little regret that his 16-year-old daughter has not chosen to accept Christ just yet.
He said he would continue to pray for his daughter’s conversion and set an example as a good Catholic parent.
One way, he says is to curb his temper and impatience.
For a start, he resolves to stop swearing when other motorists make mistakes on the road, and when drivers swear at him, he said he would ask his children to pray for the other party’s well-being.
This helps to instil good Catholic values, he added.
He said his family would continue to pray together, and he would encourage his sons to be active in the parish’s ministries.
Mr Leong, who is in his 40s, said he hopes to be a more caring son to his mother, who was initially against his conversion.
Since embracing the Catholic faith, he said he now finds it easier to forgive others instead of resenting them.
He has also found joy in giving. There is fulfilment is spending one dollar to buy a packet of tissue from an elderly person than to pick up a dollar from the ground, he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Leong’s sons say they are excited about their baptism.
Being Catholic means one has to be responsible and not tell lies, says Jonas, adding that he wishes to set an example to his younger siblings.
Respecting Jesus also means not making his siblings and parents angry, says his brother, Joshua.
Photo: Mr Luke Leong and his family