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Chancery Notice – 18 June 2019

OBITUARYMadam Magdalene Lee, mother of Father Paul Yeo, passed away yesterday on June 17, 2019. She was 79.Mdm Lee's wake is held at Block 127B (Multi-Purpose Hall), Kim Tian Road, Singapore 164127.Funeral Mass Date: 21 June 2019 (Friday) Time: 10.30AMVenue: Church of Our Lady of Lourdes 50 Ophir Road, Singapore 188690Cremation will follow after at [...]

Live a life that witnesses to God’s love

Julianne Lim

What is our life mission?
It is for the spirit of God to empower us, then go beyond! Reach out to others so that the Holy Spirit in your life is known to others.

When others see you joyful, they too know how wonderful it is to be Catholic. The Spirit of God is not one of timidity but of boldness.

During a Pentecost rally held at the Church of Saint Michael, Father Terence Pereira reminded parishioners that they are each called to do great and wonderful things for God.
We are all given talents by God. But the question is, do we multiply the 10 or 5 talents that we are given? Or do we bury the 1 that we have?

Pope Francis’ address to participants in the Congress for the Pastoral Care of Vocations in Europe

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I greet all of you taking part in this Congress intended to help implement the Synod of Bishops devoted to young people. I thank you for the work you are doing in your respective areas of service, and for your effort to meet and share your experiences. For my part, I would like to point out a few approaches particularly close to my heart. In my Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit, I encouraged young people to “grow in holiness and in commitment to their personal vocation” (No. 3). I likewise encourage you, who work in the so-called “old continent”, to believe that “everything Christ touches becomes young, new and full of life” (cf. ibid., 1).

The three approaches that I would indicate are: holiness, as a calling that gives meaning to one’s entire life journey; communion as the fertile soil for vocations in the Church and vocation itself, as a keyword to be preserved and “conjugated” with others – “happiness”, “freedom” and “together” – and finally “declined” as special consecration.

A deeper prompting

A great sense of anticipation filled the air at the Catholic Spirituality Centre this morning as more than 200 persons balloted for the coveted seats at the CER #66. Congrats to those participants who were successful in their balloting. Have you gone for your CER yet? Do you feel the holy spirit prompting you? #twiceoversubscribed

Centre that is making a difference to help the disabled

President Halimah visits ABLE to get first-hand account of their activities

President Halimah with family caregivers at a baking session.

Audrey Lee

President Halimah Yacob, who toured the ABLE centre in Toa Payoh, commended the efforts made to help people with disabilities to re-enter the workforce.

During her visit on May 28, the President saw first-hand how the centre – Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE) – has been reaching out to persons from all walks of life, to enable persons with disabilities to live with dignity.

At a door-stop interview, she urged employers to have progressive employment practices so that they can provide a supportive environment to persons with disabilities. She also urged employers to do their part and “be more receptive of persons with disabilities to work and earn a living and have self-esteem”.

Chancery Notice – 24 May 2019


1. The following are appointed to the Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate with the following roles for a term of two [2] years with effect from 16 May 2019:

a. James Edward Nichols – Director
b. Paul Tang Wei-Min – Deputy Director

2. The following have their terms at the Board of Abilities Beyond Limitation and Expectations Ltd (ABLE) extended for a further term of two [2] years with effect from 16 May 2019:

a. Ms Jessica Lee
b. Ms Marcia Troxler
c. Dr Sylvia Teo
d. Mr Lawrence Loh

Chancery Notice – 21 May 2019

On 4 February 2019, the Chancery issued Chancery Notice CHN/CN/2019/003 seeking information regarding a man named Benjamin Ho, who had claimed to be a Catholic priest and was conducting ministry in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore.

Ho’s ministry was not authorised in the Archdiocese as he was not incardinated here and had not applied for a Statement of Suitability to Minister as a cleric. Ho also did not come under any local church entity which could ensure that he was suitable to teach the Catholic faith as a lay person.

Having met Ho in person and having conducted further inquiry, the Chancery wishes to inform the faithful of the following.

Attending the beatification of Guadalupe Ortiz, the first lay woman member of Opus Dei to be raised to the altar

The beatification ceremony of Guadalupe Ortiz at the Palacio Vistalegre Arena.  

It was with great anticipation that some 30 people from Singapore travelled to Spain for the beatification of Guadalupe Ortiz, first lay woman member of the Opus Dei to be raised to the altars, on May 18, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. 

The atmosphere was magical with a spirit of joy filling their hearts as about 12,000 people welcomed the official announcement at the Palacio Vistalegre Arena located about 30 minutes from the city centre of Madrid. 
The beautiful choir led all gathered in choral music during the Eucharistic celebration presided by Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.