Fr Johnson Fernandez (right) celebrated Founder’s Day Mass at CHIJ Katong (Primary) on May 30. Fr Johnson Fernandez (right) celebrated Founder’s Day Mass at CHIJ Katong (Primary) on May 30.
Pupils, staff and parents of CHIJ Katong (Primary) celebrated Founder’s Day on May 30.

The day began with a Eucharistic celebration themed We Serve and Give with Joy.

Fr Johnson Fernandez celebrated Mass, and in his homily he mentioned that love has a second language and that is joy. In wanting to experience joy, we must want to give selflessly and with generosity. He likened the joy of giving to the Gospel reading of the Five Loaves and Two Fishes in which the boy shared everything he had, no matter how little there was.

The school annually embarks on a community project and this year, the school’s Gift of Love Project 2 involved everyone in the school community from pupils, teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and canteen vendors to school bus drivers.

After contacting the Jamiyah Home for the Aged, the Ramakrishna Mission Boys Home and the Gift of Love Home, various items to be donated towards the charity drive were assigned.

These were collected over five days, then packed and delivered to the homes by staff and pupils at the end of the Eucharistic celebration.

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