Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia was among the special guests at the parish’s gala dinner on June 1.Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia was among the special guests at the parish’s gala dinner on June 1.

Blessed Sacrament Church celebrated its 50th anniversary with the launch of an app for both iOS and Android platforms, a special Corpus Christi Mass and gala dinner.

The free app allows the user to keep updated on the parish’s upcoming events, listen to homilies, and make prayer requests among other things.

The highlight of the golden jubilee celebrations was a Corpus Christi Mass celebrated by Archbishop William Goh on June 2.

Free app launched by the parish.Free app launched by the parish.It was his first parochial visit since taking over as head of the archdiocese.

During the Mass, Archbishop Goh praised the parish for being one of the most vibrant in Singapore and exhorted those present to “choose Jesus or nothing at all”.

Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia was among the special guests who attended the gala dinner celebration the previous evening, held at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore.

Other activities leading up to the Corpus Christi Mass included a series of talks by US-based Fr Pat Crowley, a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary; a cultural night; movie screening and adoration session.

Blessed Sacrament Church started as a result of a request by the late Archbishop Michael Olcomendy.

Two priests from the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Dutch Province) were sent to Singapore in 1958 to prepare, build and serve a future parish in Queens- town.

In October 1963, Damien Hall was completed and used for worship.

In 1964, the priests’ house was completed and in 1965 the church was officially opened.

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