All Saints Day, our family celebration

October 30th, 2020|

The saints triumphant in heaven. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Michelle Tan In the Catholic liturgical year we remember particular saints by name on their feast days, but on All Saints Day, a Day of Obligation, we remember and celebrate the lives of the many [...]

Modern missionaries we can model

October 28th, 2020|

Fr Tom visiting a school while on mission in Kenya. Photo: Fr Tom Curran Victoria Lim As a layperson, I have often cowered at the word ‘mission’. For a long time, I held the understanding that mission was reserved for the priests, nuns [...]

How to evangelise? Go FISH-ing!

October 22nd, 2020|

Daphne Leong We often hear our Catholics bemoan the fact that while they are aware of the need to evangelise, there is little clarity on how to go about it. In our previous three instalments of this four-part series, we have examined the why, what [...]

My brothers, my Church

October 22nd, 2020|

Sharing the love in the on-site living areas. In his new encyclical Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis calls us to acknowledge, appreciate and love each person, regardless of physical proximity and of where he or she was born or lives. Luke Yeo shares how [...]

Acting for our imminent future

October 22nd, 2020|

Clockwise from top left: Mr Wilson Ang, Fr Derrick Yap, Mr Mark Tang and Mr Joseph Teo. Photos: ArchComms Michelle Tan It was no small talk about climate change that took place on Saturday, Oct 3. The 90 minutes of solid and insightful [...]

Parents are missionaries too!

October 22nd, 2020|

Faith begins at home. Photo: Estella Young Estella Young As a Catholic mom or dad, we promised at our wedding, and during each child’s baptism, to raise our children in the faith. Our parish priests remind us time and time again that “you [...]

6 ways to seek Jesus daily

October 21st, 2020|

Photo by Maya GM on Unsplash. Clare Lee Now that working from home has become the norm, we save time and energy on our daily commute – can we commit to devoting this additional time each day to God? Develop a habit of [...]

Uplifting students the Montfortian way

October 20th, 2020|

APS hairdressing students serving the elderly joyfully pre-Covid-19. Photos: Assumption Pathway School “Those whom the world rejects must move you the most.” (Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Assumption Pathway School’s patron saint) The above quotation hangs visibly in our school hall as [...]

Singing the beauty of singlehood

October 20th, 2020|

Photo: Jo Ann Low Grace Teo In Pope Francis’ address on World Mission Sunday 2020, he wrote, “Let us ask ourselves: are we prepared to welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, to listen to the call to mission… in [...]

Affairs of the heart

October 19th, 2020|

ADVERTORIAL Hale and Hearty How tiny coils clear blockages in arteries Sept 29 is World Heart Day. According to the World Heart Federation, of which Singapore is a member, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death globally. CVD generally refers to conditions [...]

Breast cancer, the most common cancer for women

October 19th, 2020|

ADVERTORIAL Hale and Hearty October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The incidence of breast cancer, which is the most common cancer among women, has tripled since the ’70s. However, the mortality rate has not risen as much, and this is in part due to the [...]

St Therese of Lisieux, patroness of the missions

October 19th, 2020|

A stained glass panel in the Shrine of St Therese of Lisieux, Pasay, Philippines. Photo: Michelle Tan Cloistered nun becomes one of the greatest missionaries Michelle Tan In 1927, just two years after her canonisation and 30 years after her death at the [...]

“Here am I – send me!”

October 18th, 2020|

“Here I am – send me to bring the light and peace of Christ to the world and each other!” Photo: VITA Images What World Mission Sunday means for us as Church Father Gerard Louis, CSsR In 1926, the Pontifical Mission Societies – [...]

Chancery Notice – 16 October 2020

October 17th, 2020|

APPOINTMENTS 1. Mr Andrew Quek has been re-appointed to the Board of ABLE SEAS Limited for a term of two [2] years, with effect from 15 October 2020. 2. Fr Peter Zhang CDD has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Catholic Preschool [...]

Charities Week 2020: solidarity in spirit

October 13th, 2020|

While the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented challenges, it has also allowed the Catholic spirit to shine forth. An outpouring of community support came from individual donors, corporates, and community organisations to support Caritas Singapore’s work to empower the vulnerable and marginalised who live [...]