A look at St Anne’s Church in Sengkang

Jared Ng looks at the unique characteristics of the parish, among them an art ministrySt Anne’s Church is located in Sengkang, next to St Joseph’s Convent.St Anne’s Church is home to an art ministry that decorates the church for certain festive occasions.Located in Sengkang, the church also houses St Anne’s Kindergarten and is located next [...]

famfare!

NFP: Just another form of contraception?Contrary to popular belief, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is not “Catholic Contraception” like it is commonly misconstrued. It isn’t the outdated “calendar rhythm method” either, where a woman estimates when her fertile period is, based on information gleaned from her previous six cycles. This method is quite unreliable indeed. So [...]

Inspiring, challenging moments of WYD

Reflections from the Office for Young People, which led a group to WYD accompanied by Archbishop Goh and local priests Praying the Divine Office in the field with Archbishop William Goh (right).The Office for Young People (OYP) contingent for World Youth Day (WYD) was the official contingent of the Singapore archdiocese led by OYP chaplains Fr Jude [...]

Talking about ‘birth’ in various religions

Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Muslim and Taoist representatives offer perspectives from their own traditions          Ms Vasandy S. N., Master Chung Kwang Tong, Phra Goh Chun Kiang, Ustaz Goh Muhammad Redhuan and MsgrPhilip Heng.Five representatives from the Hindu, Muslim, Taoist, Buddhist and Catholic communities came together recently to share about the topic of “birth”. The event was organised [...]

Mt Alvernia Hospital sets up second clinic for needy

Franciscan Friar John-Paul Tan leading the prayer and blessing of the clinic on Aug 20.Mount Alvernia Hospital (MAH), has officially opened its second outreach medical clinic – Mount Alvernia Outreach Medical Clinic (MAOMC) at Agape Village. Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for Health and Communications and Information, was the guest-of-honour at the official [...]

Building the new church in Punggol

Fr Joachim Chang talks about the financial challengesFr Joachim Chang, parish priest of the upcoming Church of the Transfiguration, seen here with religious statues and artefacts to be housed in the new church.A magnificently adorned tabernacle stands at one spot, life-size statues of Our Lady line a wall, while gleaming procession lanterns adorn one end [...]

Canossian Eduplex sectors celebrate anniversaries

Students of Canossa and Canossian Sisters performing a song item during the event held on Aug 23.There were smiles all around as the five sectors under the Canossian Eduplex had a joint celebration of their anniversaries on Aug 23. Canossa Convent, Canossa Convent Primary School (CCPS) and Canossaville Children’s Home celebrated their 75th anniversaries. Canossian [...]

A tribute to Sr Agnes Kong, FMDM

Sr Agnes Kong passed away on Aug 4.Born on July 3, 1936, Sr Agnes Kong grew up in a loving home. She was educated at the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, Victoria St. As a young girl she loved the Novena and became an active member of the Novena Church choir directed by Fr [...]

Much loved former CJC principal called to the Lord

Sr Deirdre O’Loan passed away on Aug 13.Sr Deirdre O’Loan was a much loved and inspiring principal who was always concerned about the welfare of the students and staff of Catholic Junior College. Her students in her home tutorial group, A5 of 1975/76, treasure her as a great teacher who loved her students and inspired [...]

SJI students put mercy into practice with various initiatives

SJI students posing for a photo with Fr Stephen Yim, parish priest of the Church of the Sacred Heart. The students made pilgrimages to all five Holy Doors in the archdiocese as part of a programme to deepen their understanding of mercy.St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) students took part in various projects throughout 2016 to reach [...]