Letter: About harnessing local Catholic music

Two articles in CatholicNews, Finding God In Music and Choir Leaders Learn From Catholic Composer (CN, July 27), put the focus on the importance of music as a ministry, as a means to enrich the liturgical experience, and as a tool for evangelisation.In our various dioceses, I am sure there are many local Catholic composers [...]

Evangelising on social media

SINGAPORE – To spur the Church to evangelise through social media, the East District Youth Committee organised a workshop on July 28, at the Church of the Holy Family. About 40 participants attended the workshop. The project, called SHAREfest (SHARE as an acronym for Stirring Hearts:  A Real Encounter), draws its inspiration from Pope Francis’ [...]

Archbishop’s National Day Message: A nation that goes forth

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   This year marks 49 years of Singapore’s independence. A young nation, we cannot help but feel proud as we recall what Singapore has achieved in a relatively short period of time. Even other nations look on Singapore’s achievements with much admiration.We take pride that Singapore is a prosperous [...]

Students from Trinity Theological College visit Catholic parish

SINGAPORE – About 40 students from the Trinity Theological College (TTC) visited the Church of the Risen Christ on July 20 Sunday morning.TTC is governed by the Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran and Presbyterian Churches and aims to train pastors, missionaries, Church workers and theological educators. According to Rev Dr Simon Chan, who led the visit together [...]

Walking for healthy marriages

On July 26, 130 men, women and children of all ages got together for a fun walk at Gardens by the Bay. The event, titled Walk With Me, saw participants dressed in bright green T-shirts, bonding and having fun outdoors. Organised by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) Singapore, the fun walk served to reinforce the [...]

Archbishop celebrates Mass with prison inmates

Make full use of the time in prison to reform and rehabilitate and spend time in prayer and reflection. Those were some pointers that over 60 inmates received from Archbishop William Goh during a special Mass on July 25. With assistance from 35 volunteers of the Roman Catholic Prison Ministry (RCPM) and officers from the [...]

Workshop helps participants find God in popular music

Is it possible to find God in all things – including songs by Madonna, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer?In a one-day workshop titled Grooved: Finding God in Popular Music held at CANA on Waterloo Street on July 26, 20 participants of various ages focused on a few popular songs to find out.Jesuit Fr Mark Aloysius [...]

Choir raises funds for Cambodian kindergarten

There can be miracles, when you believe.That was the well-known song from The Prince of Egypt animated feature that a St Ignatius parish choir sang together with children from a Cambodian kindergarten.The smiling kids, however, were not on stage together with the Soli Deo Gloria (SDG) chorale, but were singing their hearts out on a [...]