The Singapore archdiocese invites individuals from all facets of communications, including broadcasting, journalism, public relations, advertising and education, to attend a special Mass to mark the 45th annual World Communications Sunday.

The Mass will be held at Church of Divine Mercy on June 5 at 5.30 pm, and will be followed by a reception.

Archbishop Nicholas Chia will celebrate the Mass, acknowledging the important role that Catholics play in the field of communications and reiterating the pope’s theme of Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age.

In his 2011 World Communications Sunday message, Pope Benedict XVI states that the new social media has caused a “cultural transformation… giving birth to a new way of learning and thinking, with unprecedented opportunities for establishing relationships and building fellowship”.

The pope further asserts that the Christian way of being present in the digital world “takes the form of a communication which is honest and open, responsible and respectful of others”.

Archbishop Chia will explore these ideas as they relate to the role of Catholic communicators in Singapore.

If you work in the field of communications and are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to www.catholic.org.sg/events by May 25.

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