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Archdiocese Statement on the mosque shootings in New Zealand

15 Mar 2019 (Friday) –  The Catholic Church in Singapore stands together with the Muslim community here and all peace-loving people to reject the violence in today’s attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. We are deeply saddened by the carnage. Such deeds remind us of the importance of promoting inter-faith dialogues. We must also [...]

Vatican rolls out 3 initiatives to stop sexual abuse of minors

Three initiatives have been rolled out following the “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting, held in the Vatican from Feb 21-24. The initiatives – centred around the protection of children and to combat abuse – were announced by Father Federico Lombardi, Moderator of the meeting, at a press briefing. They are: The imminent publication [...]

Mass Practices: Holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer at Mass

Should we or should we not? Fr Ignatius Yeo explains One posture the faithful can adopt during the Lord’s prayer is to simply put their hands together. Firstly let us take note of the extract published in the Archdiocese’s webpage (catholic.sg): “Gesture at the Lord’s Prayer: Liturgical laws have consistently not allowed the holding of [...]

Franciscan deacon feels call to serve poor, work for justice

Franciscan Friar Aiden Peter at his diaconal ordination Mass. Photo: VITA Images Bernadette Lee “You are here not to be served, but to serve.”  This was the message Archbishop William Goh gave to Franciscan Friar Aiden Peter at his diaconal ordination Mass.  The Feb 3 ceremony at the Church of St Mary of the Angels [...]

WYD Panama: Inspiring and life-changing.

Three pilgrims from Novena Church share their unique experiences Jared Ng Since their return from World Youth Day (WYD) Panama in late January, three pilgrims from the Novena Church contingent are still coming to terms with the surreal and inspiring faith experiences they had. One of them, Ms Sharon Leong, said she “gained such a [...]

Lunar New Year interfaith outreach spreads message of harmony

Participants of various faiths give oranges to people during the World Interfaith Harmony Week event. Photo: MUIS Michelle Voo Happy World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019! “One Blood, One Humanity”. From “wows”, polite “thank yous” and bewilderment to downright suspicion and outright rejection – such was the spectrum of reactions various faith-based groups received on Feb [...]

His Grace at Lunar New Year open house

Young Legionnaires of Mary were just one of the many church groups, families and individuals who came to pay their respects to His Grace, Archbishop William Goh, on the second day of the Lunar New Year in the grounds of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Close to 600 faithful came to share in the [...]

Ash Wednesday Mass schedule: March 6, 2019

CITY DISTRICT Cathedral of the Good Shepherd Noon, 1.15pm, 5.45pm & 7.30pm St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) Under restoration/renovation Church of Sts Peter & Paul 7.20am, 12.15pm (M*) & 5.30pm Church of Our Lady of Lourdes 12.30pm, 6.30pm & 8pm (T*) Church of the Sacred Heart 7am, noon & 7pm Church of St Teresa 12.30pm [...]