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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 [...]

Helping students find their purpose in life the Franciscan way

  Hai Sing Catholic students spending time with the elderly. Photo: HAI SING CATHOLIC SCHOOL Hai Sing Catholic School was founded in 1959 by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) and Franciscan values guide the school in student development. “Ad Veritatem per Caritatem” is the motto of all FMM schools worldwide. Translated, this [...]

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 [email protected] Archbishop William Goh has no other email accounts. Official Archdiocese email accounts are registered with only @catholic.org.sg. There are no other domains. [...]

A humble and committed priest

Jared Ng It is not how long you are a priest but the commitment, dedication and devotion that goes into your ministry. For Father Vincent Chee, who celebrates his golden jubilee this year, the source of his commitment is “encountering God’s love”, said Archbishop William Goh . “He is one priest who takes the [...]

A calling to serve the poor

Audrey Lee and Cindy Elisabeth Lim For 35-year-old Friar Aiden Peter, who was born into a Christian family in Tawau, Sabah, the thought of entering the priesthood never entered his mind when he was growing up. From young he believed in God, went to church and said his prayers daily. However after he received [...]

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 [...]

Faith in work and work in faith

Bernadette Lee When work becomes more central to our lives, where does that leave the spiritual aspect of our lives? Drawing a balance between faith practices and the workplace’s mixed secular codes of conduct is a perennial source of difficulty for an increasingly competitive and globalised work environment. This was [...]