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Almsgiving isn’t just about giving money

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 just the middlemen dropping money [...]

Placing God before my pride and selfishness

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 as no drinking of bubble [...]

Celebrating 200 years of Catholicism in Singapore!

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) and played a significant role [...]

Pope’s greetings for Lunar New Year

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 first full moon of the [...]

Christmas Message 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 are constantly being turned upside [...]

Correction in the 2019-2020 Ordo

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 2, 7-8. 10-11.                     Go Mt [...]

Fake Emails Used to Solicit Money

Beware that persons are impersonating the Archbishop’s email and that of various priests to solicit money and other favours especially during this Christmas season. There is only one genuine email account under the Archbishop, viz archbishop@catholic.org.sg. Archbishop William Goh has no other email accounts. Official Archdiocese email accounts are registered with only @catholic.org.sg. There are no other domains. [...]

Chancery Notice – 4 November 2019

The Chancery has recently received reports that a man known as Benediktus Yakobus Ratuwalu, also known as ‘Benito’ or ‘Beny Ratuwalu’. Ratuwalu has been soliciting donations for impoverished children here in Singapore, claiming to be operating as a priest under the Missionary Society of the Divine Word (SVD). However, Ratuwalu’s [...]