Turning what they learn into action

October 14th, 2019|

Raine Seah Inspired by the acts of selfless love of their patron saint, Saint Louis de Montfort, towards the last, the lost and the least, Assumption English School (AES) strives to develop compassionate students also known as Assumptionknights who think beyond themselves, and who are willing to serve others, [...]

Giving hope to refugees with skills training, education

October 2nd, 2019|

Seventeen-year-old Fareed (not his real name) came to Thailand in 2015 with his mother and three sisters. Back home in Pakistan as a kid, he worked countless hours in a carpet factory, while suffering verbal and physical abuse. When they arrived in Thailand as asylum seekers, they were told [...]

Discernment – God’s strength and providence

September 26th, 2019|

The trials and tribulations of life that come our way need not necessarily be caused by the wrongs we have done, nor the sins we have committed. The way people choose to treat and relate to us, is often beyond our control. This is because [...]

Speaking what God wants His people to hear

September 24th, 2019|

In his homilies, Fr Terence tries to find examples from daily life and the local culture to translate the Word of God. Growing up as a shy boy, public speaking was one of my greatest fears. In fact, whenever someone suggested the priesthood to me, I would [...]

Let’s keep the torch burning for Catholic education

September 16th, 2019|

Harvey Wee Archbishop William Goh has made a special appeal to the Catholic community, from parents to young people, alumni of mission schools, educators to benefactors, to come together and work towards preserving the identity, values and ethos of the Catholic schools in Singapore. This call to help strengthen [...]

What to do when God calls you?

September 13th, 2019|

“Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16). This was the question put to Jesus by the rich young man. So fundamental is this question that everyone, at one time or another, will have to embark on this quest for the [...]

Put God at the core of all your activities

September 12th, 2019|

Jared Ng Leaving home to stay in university hall can leave a student with mixed emotions. On the one hand, there is a feeling of independence but on the other, nervousness and anxiety of not knowing what to expect. This stepping into the unknown was [...]

Games to promote inter-religious harmony

September 10th, 2019|

Bernadette Lee The Harmony Games is into its 12th year but the enthusiasm and the energy that the participants put into the events certainly augur well for Singapore efforts to promote inter-religious harmony. Some 160 participants gathered on the morning of Aug 24 to learn [...]

Chancery Notice – 26 August 2019

September 3rd, 2019|

APPOINTMENTS Mr Sean La’Brooy has been nominated as a member of the Board of Management for CHIJ schools in accordance with the provisions of the Constitutions of the Board of Management for a term of two [2] years with effect from 1 January 2020. Fr Terence Kesavan is appointed [...]

Chancery Notice – 22 August 2019

September 3rd, 2019|

Banns of Ordination The following candidate Deacon Friar Aiden Peter OFM from the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans), will be called to the Order of the Presbyterate on 27 October 2019 at Church of St Mary of the Angels by His Grace, Archbishop William Goh DD. The publication of [...]

Archdiocese statement on the Maintenance of Religious Harmony (Amendment) Bill

September 2nd, 2019|

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore is fully supportive of the Maintenance of Religious Harmony (MRHA) (Amendment) Bill. The proposed changes are timely given that the MRHA was enacted in 1990 to provide for the maintenance of religious harmony in Singapore. With the pervasiveness of the Internet and social media, hateful messages that can deepen and fracture religious harmony can spread faster and wider than before.

Finding Christ during National Service

September 2nd, 2019|

Prior to National Service (NS), I was told by a priest that NS is a place where my faith could either blossom or hit rock bottom. I wasn’t too sure how the former could be true because my perception was that NS was a God-forsaken place. The countless stories [...]

Not a teacher, but a witness of God’s love

August 30th, 2019|

A sharing to mark Catechetical Awareness Weekend Gerard Ang “Our parish is in need of more catechists. Can you help us?” is an often heard, sometimes frantic plea from our church’s catechetical ministry. This was how I received the call to catechise. On reflection, I believe that no [...]

A peace from within

August 15th, 2019|

As the first song, “Sing Praises All Your Peoples” rang through the Cathedral, our voices lifted as one to praise and honour God. This prepared us for the subsequent prayer chants which was based on the theme, Be Content With What You Have. The simple songs which comprised a repetition [...]