Making space for contemplation

Yin Mei Lenden It is 12:30pm. In the swell of voices and the blur of lessons, the school bell sounds, rising above the cacophony of the school day. But it is a different chime from the usual: this one is more dulcet, more soothing. A voice comes over the PA [...]

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 [...]

Ongoing Suspension of Masses

My dear People of God It was with much sadness that I had to order the suspension of Masses on 14th February, particularly because the celebration of the Eucharist is the Summit of our faith.   More than anyone, as the Archbishop, it is my desire to make the Eucharist available to everyone.   However, as [...]

Resumption of Masses

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Task Force on COVID-19 has been working closely with the parishes on their readiness to resume Masses. Sunset and Sunday Masses will resume on 14th March (Saturday) and 15th March (Sunday), when all our churches have the necessary precautionary measures in place. The resumption of Masses is [...]

Rediscovering my faith

Audrey Lee Christian Wong was baptised a Catholic at birth and raised in a Catholic family, However, after completing primary school, as he “did not see the meaning of going to church”, he then took a break from church for several years. When he was in Secondary 3, under the urging of his teachers [...]