ARCHBISHOP’S MESSAGE: ‘Year of Faith an occasion for conversion’

CFSM to launch book for jubilee

Christian Family and Social Movement’s book to highlight forms of inter-generational addressThe Christian Family and Social Movement (CFSM), Singapore is set to launch a reference-cum-activity book this December to commemorate its golden jubilee.Fifteen thousand copies of My Family Book will be made available through parishes, according to CFSM.In addition to highlighting the growth of the [...]

CHARIS sends aid to Myanmar flood victims

A team from CHARIS visited Myanmar in early September to give relief aid to flood victims.Since early August, exceptionally heavy monsoon rains have resulted in massive floods in Karen (Kayin) State and Shan State, with the Irrawaddy Delta Region being the most severely affected.With the help of about 20 local volunteers, village heads and the [...]

Preschools: play and affordability

In the wake of public discussions on preschools, the Catholic schools’ commission says it agrees with the experts that play is important in a child’s development.“Many of our preschools are already using purposeful play in their approach,” says Ms Merilyn Dasson, the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools’ (ACCS) project director for early childhood education.“Through purposeful [...]

3 from St Francis of Assisi awarded papal medal

Three parishioners from the Church of St Francis of Assisi received the papal Benemerenti medal from the apostolic nuncio on Sept 9.The honour was instituted by Pope Gregory XVI in 1832 and is conferred on those who have exhibited long and exceptional service to the Church. The word benemerenti translates to “a well deserving person”. [...]

Kids bring cheer to elderly in Kluang

Children from Catholic Kindergarten sang, danced and played games with elderly residents of a home in Kluang, Malaysia, during a school mission trip.The members of the Miriam Home for the Aged beamed as the six-year-olds put on a kung fu dance, showing off high kicks and punches, and sang Rasa Sayang, If You’re Happy and [...]

Reach out during Faith Year, educators urged

Reach out to students under your care “so that this Year of Faith will really come alive through you for them”.Archbishop Nicholas Chia made these remarks to about 400 Catholic-school educators gathered for the Teachers’ Day Eucharistic Celebration and tea at Catholic Junior College. […]

Our CHIJ Schools

CHIJ Primary and Secondary (Toa Payoh)The first Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) school was established at the corner of Bras Basah Road and Victoria Street in 1854, the present CHIJMES.In 1905, secondary education started when Senior Cambridge exams were introduced. In 1964, the school separated into primary and secondary sections. It then moved [...]

CHIJ students urged to reach for their dreams

A look at Singapore’s CHIJ schools and their recent forum as the Infant Jesus order marks its 350th anniversary this yearSeven hundred students from the 11 Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) schools came together for a forum featuring some of the institutions’ most notable alumnae.The Sept 15 event, titled Women as Agents of [...]