‘Id al-Fitr message

Dear Muslim friendsHari Raya Aidil-Fitri! We rejoice with you as you celebrate the end of your holy month of Ramadan with prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Indeed, these are wonderful signs of your desire to be holy through a life of obedience and charity and reverent worship of God, and a great witness to the world [...]

Mass held to pray for the Church in China

From left: Frs John Chen, Peter Zhang and Francis Wang celebrating the Mass to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. In front of the altar is a little statue of Our Lady of Sheshan carrying the baby Jesus.  Photos: HAI SING PAOWe are one Church, one community, said Fr John [...]

Italian community celebrates First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Twenty-four children had their First Holy Communion at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace.The Italian Catholic community celebrated First Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation for 34 of its members recently.The events, held on May 13 and May 19 respectively, were believed to be the first time that the community celebrated these [...]

First two students awarded special SJI Foundation scholarships

Robert Andrew Martin (left) and Mark Hangchi will begin their undergraduate degrees in October at Christ’s College, Cambridge, UK.The St Joseph’s Institution Foundation for the Lasallian Mission (SJI Foundation) celebrated its inaugural awards ceremony for the SJI Foundation – Christ’s College Cambridge Scholarship on May 12. This scholarship programme was established in 2017 to mark [...]

Marriage Encounter leaders meet pope

Daniel and Shelley Ee, the Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s global leaders, meeting with Pope Francis on May 16.“God bless you, keep working, everything that you do for the family is never enough. Keep working, God bless you.”Pope Francis said this to Daniel and Shelley Ee, the Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s global leaders, on May 16 at the [...]

An interview with the new nuncio to Singapore

Archbishop Zalewski talks about his role and other matters in this email interviewCatholicNews: You were Counsellor of the Nunciature in Singapore from 2011-2012. What are your thoughts on coming back to Singapore, this time to serve as Apostolic Nuncio?Archbishop Zalewski: From 2008-2011 I was based in Bangkok, as Counsellor of the Nunciature, and back then [...]

Learning to ‘witness as one’ at Pentecost Rally

Archbishop William Goh and Carmelite Frs Thomas Lim and Thomas Curran praying at the Pentecost Rally Mass on May 20.By Christopher Khoo The Church celebrates her coming into being on Pentecost, and that is why it is called the “birthday of the Church”, said Archbishop William Goh. “The Church came into being because of the [...]

Chancery Notice: New nuncio appointed to Singapore

Archbishop Marek ZalewskiAs of 21 May 2018, His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Archbishop Marek Zalewski as Apostolic Nuncio to the Republic of Singapore, as well as non-resident Pontifical Representative for Vietnam. This is Archbishop Zalewski’s second assignment to Singapore, the first being from 2011-2012 when he served as Counsellor of the Nunciature. [...]