Nuncio’s new appointments

Archbishop Girelli will leave Singapore at the end of October.Appointment of Archbishop Girelli as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel, Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine and Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus:On 13 September 2017, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed H.E. Rev Msgr Leopoldo Girelli, Titular Archbishop of Capri and currently the Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore, Apostolic Nuncio [...]

Society of St Vincent de Paul celebrates feast day

Mr Peter Yee seen here with his 50th anniversary award for service to the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) celebrated their patron’s feast day at the Church of St Francis of Assisi on Sept 27. Archbishop William Goh, in his homily, reflected on the [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

The Gift of My Church (#TGOMC) is a series featuring how Catholics from all walks of life have been touched by God through their service or participation in the life of the Archdiocese of Singapore. In this issue, Lucas Tang shares with writer Justina Lim about the first time he encountered God’s healing love.His Grace, [...]

Integration, unity urged at migrant celebration

Members of the Tamil-speaking and Mandarin-speaking communities pose for a photo with Archbishop William Goh during the Oct 1 celebration.The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd was filled beyond capacity on Oct 1 when members of the various Catholic migrant communities gathered to celebrate Migrant Sunday. The event was organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for the [...]

CHARIS responds to Nepal earthquake

CHARIS volunteers removing the supporting beam of the roof from a house. Photo: Sharon Low By Caroline Wee and Liana GurungWhen three powerful earthquakes struck Nepal in the span of two months in 2015, nearly 9,000 people were killed and more than 800,000 families were left homeless near the epicentre of Gorkha and across the [...]

Celebrating 35 years of preparing couples for marriage

Catholic Engaged Encounter Singapore marks a significant milestoneCutting the Catholic Engaged Encounter’s 35th anniversary cake: (from left) Msgr Ambrose Vaz, Lilly and Steven Yeo, and Fr Aloysius Ong.Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) Singapore celebrated its 35th anniversary at Agape Village on Sept 23. Attended by more than 150 people who have benefited from the programme, the [...]

Aiding communities affected by crisis in Rakhine State

Displaced persons from Myanmar’s Rakhine State cluster around a food distribution truck in Kutapalong camp, southern Bangladesh. Photo: TOMMY TRENCHARD (CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS)Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) has pledged 40,000 euros (S$63,000) to its partner, Caritas Bangladesh, in response to the influx of displaced communities which have fled into Bangladesh due to the [...]

Archbishop’s message for CHARIS’ Humanitarian Aid Fund

The annual fundraising launch is set for Oct 7 and 8People reach to get ice cream at an evacuation centre outside Marawi, Philippines. CHARIS is appealing for funds to support organisations undertaking disaster relief and humanitarian work. CNS photoMy Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,The protracted crisis in Marawi, Philippines, has resulted in more than [...]

Proclaiming God’s love in the city

Music, dance and sharings were some new evangelisation activities held recentlySeminarian Nicholas Lye (back row, fourth from right) and his team of dancers put on a ‘prayerformance’ at the cathedral on Sept 30.Hundreds took part in a special programme titled Love in the City, a series of four events focusing on God’s love and held [...]