Faith on the frontline

December 30th, 2020|

After the annual Nurses Day Mass held in the Church of Christ the King, 2019. Photos: Catholic Nurses Guild Laura Tan, President of the Catholic Nurses Guild, shares nurses’ experience of carrying the cross of Covid-19. When the Covid-19 pandemic first hit Singapore, [...]

The 3 Cs of Catholic nursing

December 30th, 2020|

CNG representatives with CICIAMS President Geraldine McSweeney from Ireland at the 20th World Congress in Sarawak 2018. CNG celebrates their Golden Jubilee Fifty years of Comfort, Compassion and tender loving Care without prescription have flown by for us at the Catholic Nurses Guild [...]

Bringing love, warmth to the elderly

December 25th, 2020|

Mdm Loh eagerly awaits the volunteers. Photo: Rose Lu Victoria Lim The pandemic may have prevented Catholic Welfare Services (CWS) and the Church of Christ the King (CTK)’s Lunchtime Ladle from offering a fine dining experience to the lonely elderly but it has [...]

The face of Christmas

December 25th, 2020|

The Nativity-themed masks. Photo: Jonny Tan Karen Chan Due to Covid-19 restrictions and safety measures, the Church of St Peter and Paul saw a large drop in donations to their conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Since they were still helping 81 Friends-In-Need with [...]

Operation “Christmas Drop”

December 25th, 2020|

Spreading Christmas cheer and joy to FINs. Photo: Ron Goh Angela Ong A generous donation from a donor who wished to remain anonymous enabled members and volunteers of the Sacred Heart Church (SHC)’s conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) to render goodwill and [...]

The gift of Boxing Day

December 25th, 2020|

Consecration of St Stephen as Deacon by Vittore Carpaccio. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Michelle Tan On Dec 26, we celebrate the feast of St Stephen, a man of wisdom, good reputation, and filled with faith and the Holy Spirit. Indeed, he was so zealous [...]

A Marist education, a stellar place to start

December 25th, 2020|

Gentlemen of Service with residents of St Theresa’s Home during the annual Sec 1 Catholic Camp. Photo taken pre-Covid-19. Photos: Maris Stella High School In 1817, Saint Marcellin Champagnat founded a religious community, the Marist Brothers of the Schools, also known as the [...]

Sent forth to shine with faith

December 25th, 2020|

David Cho receiving the Sacrament from Friar Aiden Peter. Photo: Luminaire Ministry SMOTA Many youth received the Sacrament of Confirmation under very unique circumstances over the past few months. Here, a few confirmands share their experiences preparing for the big day with the [...]

5 ways to make Christ incarnate this Christmas

December 25th, 2020|

The Adoration of the Shepherds by Gerrit van Honthorst. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Seminarian Shaun Lim “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” The opening line of Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (English poet, 1806-61) captures for me the truth [...]

Hope: the reason for the season

December 24th, 2020|

This icon of Blessed Nicolas Barré by Marc Laenen was commissioned by the IJ Sisters in 2018. It depicts Blessed Nicolas with one hand holding Love (Caritas) close to his heart. With the other hand, he invites us to contemplate the Infant Jesus in whose grotto in Bethlehem is [...]

SFX Church rises up and reaches out

December 24th, 2020|

The welcoming outdoor crib. Photo: Church of St Francis Xavier Susanah Cheok Despite a celebration without its usual Christmas Fiesta, and carolling sessions and concerts by its award-winning youth choir, the parish was still proactive in its pastoral outreach. Thanks to the collective [...]

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of all peoples

December 12th, 2020|

A replica of the image of Our Lady on Juan Diego’s tilma. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Michelle Tan On April 12, 2020, after the Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection, the Bishops’ Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM) consecrated their continent to [...]

Chancery Notice – 9 December 2020

December 9th, 2020|

OBITUARY Brother James Tham Koon Seng, SG of the Montfort Brothers of St Gabriel passed away on 6 December 2020. He was 91. Bro. James had been a Religious Brother for 67 years, since 1953. In 1955, he was one of the first two Gabrielites [...]

To choose, or not to choose, a Catholic school

December 8th, 2020|

Clockwise from top left: Ms Valerie Siew, Mr Mark Minjoot, Ms Vivienne Lim and Mrs Woo Soo Min. Join PAULINE TENG, an educator with close to two decades of experience in Catholic education, as she sets out her personal insights and key takeaways [...]

Caring for AIDS patients with CARE

December 8th, 2020|

Stephen Chen Every 1 December is World Aids Day, the day we remember all those who have died of AIDS, or still suffering from the disease and the discrimination and social stigma associated with it. The Catholic AIDS Response Effort (CARE), a member of Caritas [...]