MAY 13, 2018, Vol 68, No 10


The St Michael’s School (SMS) Alumni Fund Committee includes Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, himself an old boy of the school. The school has been renamed St Joseph’s Institution Junior.

By Joyce Gan

Twelve years ago at one of their monthly meet-ups, some old boys from the former St Michael’s School decided they wanted to help the school’s needy as they were in a position to do so.

They got more of their old schoolmates together, organised a dinner and fundraised for the first contributions to the St Michael’s School (SMS) Alumni Fund.

The fund was officially set up in 2007 when the school changed its name from St Michael’s School to St Joseph’s Institution Junior (SJIJ). Since then, these old boys have been contributing to help the school’s needy students as well as supporting other areas of the school such as the sports hall and the stained glass at the school hall.
A spiritual reflection on the pope’s message for World Communications Day 2018



By Estella Young, OP

The Holy Father’s decision to tackle “fake news” for this year’s World Communications Day (WCD) on May 13 comes at a time when governments worldwide are grappling with the abuse of social media for political gain and to inflame racial and religious sentiments.

The Catholic Church is no exception, with its members vulnerable to distorted reporting about the Church, her members, and her teachings.
Besides English and Mandarin, event also held in various dialects


More than 500 of the Society of St Vincent de Paul beneficiaries attended the rally held at St Joseph’s Institution on April 21.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) Singapore held its first evangelical outreach rally to its beneficiaries from various parishes in the archdiocese.

The April 21 event, held at St Joseph’s Institution, was a departure from the society’s usual practice of gathering annually to celebrate Mass.

Titled “Jesus Loves You”, the rally saw 551 Friends-in-Need (FINs) attending, together with 267 SSVP members.

Various dance performances took place around the school compound during the St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School Night Festival.

More than a thousand visitors to St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School (SACSS) were treated to drama, dance and music performances during the school’s inaugural Night Festival held on April 13.

Themed “Let the Light Shine”, in conjunction with the school’s theme of Hope Alive 2018, the festival was an inclusive event of joy, hope, connection and celebration as the school brought the Canossian family including parents, alumni,
Canossian Sisters and partners together to celebrate the artistic talents of fellow Canossians.

The song, “Let My Little Light Shine”, performed by the Canossian Sisters and alumni at the school chapel served to accentuate the message to bring light to all.

Br Nicholas Lye (front dancer in white) and a team of dancers putting on a ‘prayerformance’ during the Hope in the City event.

The message of Christian hope was expressed through visual arts, the spoken word, dance and testimonies during an event organised by the Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE).

Held on April 21 at the annex building of Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, the aim of the event, titled Hope in the City, was for Catholics to invite their non-Catholic and Catholic family and friends so that they may desire to know more about Jesus Christ.

“Hope is important because life is uncertain,” seminarian Nicholas Lye said in his sharing to about 80 audience members.