The Archdiocese of Singapore has opened a Communications Office.
Set up in January, the office is managed by Ms Joan O’Reilly Fix, the Director of Communications. It is supported by an advisory council, which comprises three priests and three professionals with backgrounds in the communications field.
Ms O’Reilly Fix brings a wealth of corporate experience to this new role, having worked in the investment banking industry for 13 years, as well as a solid background and understanding of the Catholic Church.
She presently serves her parish, Our Lady Queen of Peace, as a catechist, and also volunteers with the charity, aidha, where she teaches financial education to female migrant workers.
According to Archbishop Nicholas Chia, “Our goal in setting up this office is to facilitate communication within the archdiocese and highlight the good work being done by parishes and Catholic groups within our community.
The office will assist me in bringing a wider variety of messages to the Catholic community that will serve both to educate and reinforce the Church’s role in the context of local and world issues and events. In addition, the Communications Office will serve as a key point of contact for the media at the archdiocese level.”
Ms O’Reilly Fix says, “I am excited to work with the archdiocese in this capacity and hope to have a positive impact on the Catholic Church in Singapore through communications.”
The Communications Office is located on the third floor of the Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre (CAEC). The contact details are as follows:
Archdiocese Communications Office
2 Highland Road, #03-17
Tel: (65) 6287-8684
Fax: (65) 6287-8784
Contact: Joan O’Reilly Fix, Director of Communications