Making space for contemplation

March 26th, 2020|

Yin Mei Lenden It is 12:30pm. In the swell of voices and the blur of lessons, the school bell sounds, rising above the cacophony of the school day. But it is a different chime from the usual: this one is more dulcet, more soothing. A [...]

Almsgiving isn’t just about giving money

March 25th, 2020|

Mark Tang “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa. Three things asked of us during Lent are praying, fasting, and almsgiving. Growing up, I always thought almsgiving was the odd one out. It seemed like our parents’ responsibility; we were [...]

Placing God before my pride and selfishness

March 24th, 2020|

Jared Ng We’re slightly past the halfway mark of the 40-day penitential and reflective time that is Lent. How many of us can say we’ve stuck to our Lenten observances or even had thought of any to begin with? In past years, I had all sorts of whacky observances such [...]

Celebrating 200 years of Catholicism in Singapore!

March 23rd, 2020|

Two years after Sir Stamford Raffles founded Singapore in 1819, Saint Laurent Marie Joseph Imbert stepped foot on our shores to mark the beginning of Catholic outreach to our country. When he arrived on December 11, 1821, he was then a priest from MEP (Société des Missions étrangères de Paris) [...]

Ongoing Suspension of Masses

March 12th, 2020|

My dear People of God It was with much sadness that I had to order the suspension of Masses on 14th February, particularly because the celebration of the Eucharist is the Summit of our faith.   More than anyone, as the Archbishop, it is my desire to make the Eucharist [...]

Resumption of Masses

March 5th, 2020|

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Task Force on COVID-19 has been working closely with the parishes on their readiness to resume Masses. Sunset and Sunday Masses will resume on 14th March (Saturday) and 15th March (Sunday), when all our churches have the necessary precautionary measures in place. [...]

Rediscovering my faith

February 19th, 2020|

Audrey Lee Christian Wong was baptised a Catholic at birth and raised in a Catholic family, However, after completing primary school, as he “did not see the meaning of going to church”, he then took a break from church for several years. When he was in Secondary 3, under [...]

Pope’s greetings for Lunar New Year

January 25th, 2020|

Also referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China, the Chinese New Year is one of the several Lunar New Years of Asia.  It is celebrated by ethnic Chinese and many non-Chinese people worldwide. It begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the [...]

Christmas Message 2019

December 27th, 2019|

CHRIST COMES TO GIVE US PEACE AND A CERTAIN HOPE The world we live in today has become so volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Business and academic literature term it “VUCA”. (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). The changes are happening so fast, so pervasively to the extent that our lives [...]

Correction in the 2019-2020 Ordo

December 16th, 2019|

Please take note of the information printed in the 2019-2020 Ordo. The readings for the days from Jan 6 to Jan 11, 2020 were not correctly placed. Kindly take note of the information below.   Jan 6       Monday after Epiphany (Psalter week II). R1 1 Jn 3, 22-4, 6; Ps [...]