the little saints of SACPS
St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School students dress up as saints to celebrate All Saints’ Day.

By Perpetua Ho

Students of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School dressed up as their favourite saints and learnt more about the work of the Canossian Sisters at two separate events recently.

About 250 parents, students, Canossian Sisters and staff came together to celebrate All Saints’ Day at a Family Mass in the school on Oct 31.

The children and their families were encouraged to come dressed as their favourite saints.

Before Mass, the families also took part in a quiz which encouraged them to learn more about the lives of the saints.

In his homily, Fr Johnson Fernandez reminded the children that saints were ordinary people who focused on doing good, and thus everybody could become a saint.

Parents shared that the Mass was a meaningful event that allowed them to learn more about the saints in an engaging and enriching way, and that they looked forward to attending more of such events as a Catholic

On Nov 3, 47 Pri 5 girls attended a one-night camp organised by the school’s chaplaincy team together with the Canossian Sisters. The camp was held at LifeSprings Canossian Spirituality Centre at Jalan Merbok.

During the camp, the girls learnt more about how the Canossian Sisters give of their lives in service, as they visited the Canossian Convent at Jalan Merbok and St Joseph’s Home at Jurong West.

Folding origami hearts for the elderly
Students make origami hearts for the elderly during their camp on Nov 3.

Many of the girls were apparently moved by the Sisters’ commitment, compassion and cheerfulness in their daily lives of service to God and others.

Nicole Teo said she felt that the experience allowed her to connect with God while Teresa Sea felt that it was a camp that everybody should experience at least once in a lifetime.