A tribute to our long-serving priests

Cutting the celebratory cake to honour priests. From left: Fr Francis Lee, Fr Michael Teo, Fr Anthony Ho and Archbishop Emeritus John Ha.At a special dinner commemorating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, Father Anthony Ho reminded all seminarians present to persevere in their vocation.During the Dec 7 celebration at St Anne’s [...]

Int’l Charismatics meet to plan, share ideas

Charismatic representatives from Singapore at the UAE conference (from left): Mr Leroy Goh, Fr Charlie Oasan, Ms Jessica Francisco, Mr Gerard Francisco and Mr Charles Lim.It was an international Catholic Charismatic conference attended by 1,700 people. And the venue was the United Arab Emirates.The 4th ISAO Conference, held from Nov 30-Dec 2 at St Anthony [...]

Serving needy kids in Pattaya

Morning walk for children from day care centre. It was a mission trip to bring love, hope and joy to underprivileged children in Pattaya, Thailand. But for the 46 mostly young Singapore missionaries who went, they received from their beneficiaries as much as they gave.The missionaries, mostly aged 13-18 from the Church of Christ the [...]

Kids learn about the Mass at Bible camp

Kids from the West District holding information cards on a saint at the camp’s Faith Station.Lesley Goonting The Mass came alive for 120 children during the fifth annual West District Kids Bible Camp held recently.During the Nov 27-Dec 1 camp, held at the Church of St Ignatius, they learnt more about the Eucharistic celebration through [...]

The church that was once only a make-shift hut

Catholic News features the Church of the Holy Family in this series on parish communities.The church serves up to 5,500 parishioners every weekend.Jared NgDuring the Octave of Christmas, Catholics around the world celebrated the feast of the Holy Family. The feast, celebrated on Dec 30, teaches us about Jesus, Mary and Joseph – and about [...]

Gratitude to Mary for being our Mother

The Church celebrates the feast of Mary, Mother of God on Jan 1. A Religious Sister offers this reflection.Mary my Mother, we would like to wish you a very happy new year, to thank you for your faithful help and to ask for your continued protection and guidance. We won’t wait for Mother’s Day to [...]