Vocation story: Nuns’ sewing ministry a gift to the Church

Sr Teresa Lee, FMM, (far left), seen here with other FMM Sisters and laypeople who work in the Atelier.By Jared Ng Four Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) Sisters and their five laywomen helpers perform a unique ministry at the Atelier or Workroom, located next to the FMM Convent at 49D Holland Road.Here, they produce Church [...]

Reflection: Do we give God our leftover time?

By Msgr Philip Heng, SJ Being in the Easter season, our Risen Lord would perhaps wish to specially “enlighten” us with “new” perspectives of how we are living our faith and relating to Him in our daily living. A question which we could reflect on is, “Do we give God our leftover time?” If this [...]

Church communicators learn about fake news at workshop

Ms Michelle Voo speaking at the archdiocesan-run workshop, ‘Untangling Fake News’.By Christopher Khoo Why is fake news a problem, and how does one manage it and stop it from spreading?These were issues that an archdiocesan-run workshop, titled “Untangling Fake News”, addressed on April 14.Fake news appeals to stereotypes, and people’s social prejudices and emotions, said [...]

St Theresa’s Convent celebrates 85th year, aids charities

Current and former school leaders cut the anniversary cake on April 6 as Fr John Bosco looks on.In place of the 5Cs that society advocates – namely cash, credit card, condominium, car and club – young people today should cultivate compassion, chastity and character, in order to be the cornerstone of their community.Fr John Bosco, [...]

ACMI marks 20 years of service with special Mass

Franciscan Friar Julian Mariaratnam blessing the executive committee members of the Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People.“God directed me to serve in this ministry although I had no knowledge or experience of migrants,” said Ms Elizabeth Tan, an Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (ACMI) [...]

Discussing the sanctity of human life

At the April 10 interreligious event. From left: Sr Maria Lau, IJ, (chairperson of ACCIRD); Ms Tengku Suhailah binte Tengku Kamarudin (staff, Zakat and Wakaf Strategic Unit, Asset Development Cluster, Muis); Fr Avelino Marin, Opus Dei (ACCIRD member and moderator of panel discussion) and Rabbi Jean-Pierre Fettmann (Rabbi of Chesed El Synagogue).Although there are differences [...]