The saint and the crab

Stained glass in the Church of St Francis Xavier, Singapore. Photo: Jerry Tan Victoria Lim St Francis Xavier was born in Spain in 1506, joined the Society of Jesus in 1534 and became a priest in 1537. He was the first Jesuit missionary. On his journeys to the East, St Francis passed [...]

Friends in the Lord

Deacon Stanley (2nd row, third from the left, with glasses) with companion Jesuits just below the rooms of St Ignatius of Loyola in Rome, Italy where St Francis Xavier received his mission to Asia. Photo: Deacon Stanley Goh, SJ Saint Francis Xavier on friendship and evangelisation Deacon Stanley Goh, SJ Journey through [...]

From kampung to Kingdom convent

During Covid-19: Graduation Prayer Service for Sec 4s and 5s. Photos: SJC CHIJ St Joseph’s approach to a Christ-centred education Simple in virtue; Steadfast In duty. The motto of the Infant Jesus (IJ) family of schools captures both the essence of the teachings of Fr Nicholas Barre, its [...]

Chancery Notice – 26 November 2020

APPOINTMENTS Fr Peter Tan has been elected to represent the East District on the Clergy Welfare Committee for a term of two [2] years, with effect from 12 November 2020. Fr Jovita Ho has been appointed Spiritual Director of ACTS (A Call to Share), for a term of two [2] years, with effect from [...]

Is Christ your King?

Michelle Tan The Church celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, the last Sunday of the liturgical year. The feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 at a time when the world was in chaos – World War I had just [...]

Golden Jubilee of SVDP’s church building

Fr Saussard and Mrs Paul with the First Holy Communion children at the Jalan Kayu centre. Photo: Lucia and Jacinta Yong Jonathan Peeris On Nov 21, 1970, Archbishop Michael Olçomendy, MEP, blessed and opened the brand new church building for the Parish of St Vincent de Paul (SVDP) [...]

New cancer centre for Mt Alvernia

Turning the first sod. From L to R: Ms Serena Wee (Icon), Dr Tan Yew Oo (Icon), Dr Karmen Wong (Icon), Mr Ho Tian Yee (MAH), Sister Elizabeth Lim (MAH), Mr Paul Beh (MAH) and Dr James Lam (MAH). Photo: Mount Alvernia Hospital Michelle Tan The groundbreaking ceremony [...]

Singaporean appointed to Vatican body

Meeting Pope Francis in a private audience with other religious leaders from around the world in 2014. Photo: L’Osservatore Romano Michelle Tan Lawrence Chong was recently appointed by His Holiness Pope Francis to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) as a Consultor for a period of five [...]

Sharing Sunday morning wisdom with shoppers

Fr Eugene with SSVP volunteers manning the shop. Victoria Lim After five years of faithful service and dedication as parish priest of the Church of the Holy Family, Father Eugene Vaz retired from active ministry when he reached the age of 75 this year. But rather than live [...]