100,000 join pope in prayers for Syria

Catechists as agents of the New Evangelisation

In conjunction with Catechetical Awareness Weekend (Sept 21-22), Fr Erbin Fernandez examines the implications of the New Evangelisation for catechistsCATECHISTS as Agents of the New Evangelisation – this was the theme chosen by the Catechetical Office for this year.The universal Church has been reflecting for a long time on the challenges of transmitting the faith [...]

Prayers for vocations and Syria

A Day of Prayer for Vocations was held at the Church of St Francis of Assisi on Sept 7.The Canossian Sisters, Daughters of St Paul, Missionaries of Charity and Religious of the Cenacle also participated in this event through an exhibition that showcased their congregations.The event began with a Holy Hour during which participants reflected [...]

Catholics learn about Sikhism

A group of young Catholics visited the Central Sikh Temple at 2 Towner Road on Sept 6, following various interreligious dialogue learning trips that have been held recently.Prior to the trip, the group attended an orientation and formation session to learn how to engage with their hosts.The participants donned suitable headgear as a mark of [...]

A saint for all seasons

It would have seemed like a history lesson if not for the impressive elements of music and dance in the Church of St Vincent de Paul’s musical.The two-and-a-half-hour-long musical, Monsieur Vincent: The Saint for All Seasons, was staged at The Republic Cultural Centre Theatre at Republic Polytechnic from Sept 6-8.The show started off with a [...]

Religion, spirituality and the importance of contemplation

Sr Theresa Seow delivers interfaith lecture on ‘Seeking Spirituality’Contemplation is important to keep a person on track in his spiritual journey.Canossian Sr Theresa Seow made this comment during her lecture, Seeking Spirituality in the 21st Century, at the Singapore Islamic Hub on Sept 6.According to her, to contemplate is to exercise patience. […]

Life Direction S’pore launched

Those seeking spiritual direction in the Christian tradition can now look towards a new group of people belonging to Life Direction Singapore (LDS), and who come from various Christian Churches.LDS evolved from Life Direction Team (LDT), an effort which began in 1983 under the auspices of the late Archbishop Gregory Yong to initiate a formation [...]

Canossian alumni visit refurbished alma mater

Close to 500 alumni of St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School (SACSS) toured the newly-refurbished school and played netball with current students during a “Homecoming” celebration on Aug 24.After slightly over two years, the school in Bedok North completed its Programme for Rebuilding and Improving Existing Schools (PRIME).The Aug 24 event, organised by the Canossian Alumni [...]

Vincentians learn how to improve their outreach

More than 150 members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) attended a talk-cum-workshop on Aug 31 to learn how to serve the poor better.“The poor are no different from you and me, even though we may sometimes be baffled by their seemingly irrational and impulsive decisions,” said Ms Vivienne Ng, chief psychologist [...]

Groundbreaking ceremony for upcoming Agape Village

Caritas Singapore held a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the upcoming Agape Village at Lorong 8 Toa Payoh on Sept 5.Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia conducted the rite of blessing of the construction site while Archbishop William Goh later conducted the rite of blessing of the cornerstone. The two archbishops were joined by Minister for Social [...]