Fake Emails Used to Solicit Money

December 7th, 2019|

Beware that persons are impersonating the Archbishop’s email and that of various priests to solicit money and other favours especially during this Christmas season. There is only one genuine email account under the Archbishop, viz archbishop@catholic.org.sg. Archbishop William Goh has no other email accounts. Official Archdiocese email accounts are registered [...]

A humble and committed priest

November 7th, 2019|

Jared Ng It is not how long you are a priest but the commitment, dedication and devotion that goes into your ministry. For Father Vincent Chee, who celebrates his golden jubilee this year, the source of his commitment is “encountering God’s love”, said Archbishop William Goh . “He is [...]

A calling to serve the poor

November 7th, 2019|

Audrey Lee and Cindy Elisabeth Lim For 35-year-old Friar Aiden Peter, who was born into a Christian family in Tawau, Sabah, the thought of entering the priesthood never entered his mind when he was growing up. From young he believed in God, went to church and said his prayers [...]

Chancery Notice – 4 November 2019

November 4th, 2019|

The Chancery has recently received reports that a man known as Benediktus Yakobus Ratuwalu, also known as ‘Benito’ or ‘Beny Ratuwalu’. Ratuwalu has been soliciting donations for impoverished children here in Singapore, claiming to be operating as a priest under the Missionary Society of the [...]

Faith in work and work in faith

November 1st, 2019|

Bernadette Lee When work becomes more central to our lives, where does that leave the spiritual aspect of our lives? Drawing a balance between faith practices and the workplace’s mixed secular codes of conduct is a perennial source of difficulty for an increasingly competitive and [...]

“I was in prison and you came to visit me”

October 31st, 2019|

Jared Ng The stark reality of being in prison can be a difficult pill to swallow. Many inmates lose hope and fall into a spiral of depression and regret as they wait for the day where they can have their freedom again. Turning to [...]

Turning what they learn into action

October 14th, 2019|

Raine Seah Inspired by the acts of selfless love of their patron saint, Saint Louis de Montfort, towards the last, the lost and the least, Assumption English School (AES) strives to develop compassionate students also known as Assumptionknights who think beyond themselves, and who are willing to serve others, [...]

Giving hope to refugees with skills training, education

October 2nd, 2019|

Seventeen-year-old Fareed (not his real name) came to Thailand in 2015 with his mother and three sisters. Back home in Pakistan as a kid, he worked countless hours in a carpet factory, while suffering verbal and physical abuse. When they arrived in Thailand as asylum seekers, they were told [...]

Discernment – God’s strength and providence

September 26th, 2019|

The trials and tribulations of life that come our way need not necessarily be caused by the wrongs we have done, nor the sins we have committed. The way people choose to treat and relate to us, is often beyond our control. This is because [...]

Speaking what God wants His people to hear

September 24th, 2019|

In his homilies, Fr Terence tries to find examples from daily life and the local culture to translate the Word of God. Growing up as a shy boy, public speaking was one of my greatest fears. In fact, whenever someone suggested the priesthood to me, I would [...]

Let’s keep the torch burning for Catholic education

September 16th, 2019|

Harvey Wee Archbishop William Goh has made a special appeal to the Catholic community, from parents to young people, alumni of mission schools, educators to benefactors, to come together and work towards preserving the identity, values and ethos of the Catholic schools in Singapore. This call to help strengthen [...]

What to do when God calls you?

September 13th, 2019|

“Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16). This was the question put to Jesus by the rich young man. So fundamental is this question that everyone, at one time or another, will have to embark on this quest for the [...]

Put God at the core of all your activities

September 12th, 2019|

Jared Ng Leaving home to stay in university hall can leave a student with mixed emotions. On the one hand, there is a feeling of independence but on the other, nervousness and anxiety of not knowing what to expect. This stepping into the unknown was [...]