This notice is issued with reference to Banns of Ordination CHN/BNN/2020/002, regarding the ordination of Deacon Emmanuel Teo Ming Ti OCD of the Order of Discalced Carmelite Friars, to the Order of the Presbyterate. Due to the current COVID-19 measures in place, Deacon Emmanuel's priestly ordination which was scheduled for 11 July 2020 will [...]

Update – Gradual Resumption of Mass

Dear Brothers and Sisters-in-Christ, We thank you for the positive emails and messages coming through on our channels concerning and the Mass Attendance Registration System (MARS). When the Church embarked on this project, her focus was to help enable Catholics to go back to Mass safely, orderly and fairly. By the grace of [...]

God rested. Let’s do likewise

By Laura Kelly Fanucci Writing this column almost made a liar out of me. “I’ll write about leisure,” I had decided one morning at Mass, snuggled next to a rarely calm child, soaking in the Sunday quiet. A perfect topic for July’s sultry weather and a gentle reminder of how God calls us to [...]

Facing our tough hours

Father Ronald Rolheiser Discernment isn’t an easy thing. Take this dilemma: When we find ourselves in a situation that’s causing us deep interior anguish, do we walk away, assuming that the presence of such pain is an indication that this isn’t the right place for us, that something’s terminally wrong [...]

Years of dialogue bringing Christian churches closer

Bishop Brian Farrell addressing the Global Christian Forum in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo: Vatican News Christians from different churches are much closer today moving towards a situation of trust and confidence and complete openness in their ecumenical dialogues, said Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting [...]

The choices we face every day

By Father Ronald Rolheiser We all struggle to not give in to coldness and hatred. This was even a struggle for Jesus. Like the rest of us, He had to struggle, mightily at times, to remain warm and loving. It’s interesting to trace this out in the Gospel of Luke. [...]

Trusting God with courage for He never fails

God’s unfailing providence and protective love faithfully reaches out to sustain us during our most difficult moments. Photo: VITA Images Monsignor Philip Heng, SJ Reflect on the lives of people around us and in the world for a moment: Migrant workers labouring in the heat and rain, faceless [...]

CHANCERY NOTICE – 25 June 2020

APPOINTMENTS 1. Fr Terence Kesavan is appointed to head the Archdiocesan Office for Human Resource (AHR) for a term of two [2] years, with effect from 1 July 2020. 2. The following have been re-appointed to the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD) for a term of two [2] [...]