OCTOBER 15, 2017, Vol 67, No 21


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 to ASEAN and Non-resident Pontifical Representative for Vietnam, as the Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and the Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine.

On 15 September 2017, the Holy Father also appointed him as the Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus.

Archbishop Girelli will leave Singapore at the end of October.

Submitted by the APOSTOLIC NUNCIATURE SINGAPORE
In today’s tough economy, many people feel pressured to outperform their colleagues or be noticed by management.

How does one live one’s Catholic faith while facing such a challenging work environment?

This will be among the issues tackled by the Catholic Business Network’s biennial Christ@Work Conference, which aims to help Catholics learn from and share each other’s experiences of living their faith at work.

The conference, which has the theme Spiritual Leadership@Work, will be held on Nov 18 from 8.30 am-6.30 pm at the Catholic Junior College Performing Arts Centre.

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 life of St Vincent de Paul who worked tirelessly in collaboration with others.

Archbishop Goh preached that the secret to St Vincent de Paul’s exemplary conduct towards the poor was his prayer life, focusing on the humanity of Jesus.
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, Archbishop William Goh, and Fr Erbin Fernandez posing for a photo with Awaken retreat participants.  Photo: CSC.

National Service had been a period of both physical and spiritual exhaustion for 21-year-old Lucas Tang. By the time he completed his duty early this year, Lucas found himself drained and desiring a renewed relationship with God.

Together with friends from his parish, the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), Lucas decided to attend the Awaken retreat organised by the Catholic Spirituality Centre (CSC).

“I heard about Awaken from friends who shared how wonderful their experience was, and I thought that it would be a good way to renew my faith. A good place to start again with God,” he shared.

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 Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
(ACMI).

In his homily, Archbishop William Goh noted that Singapore would not be what it is today without migrants because the majority of locals have forefathers who were migrants.