APPOINTMENTS Mr Sean La’Brooy has been nominated as a member of the Board of Management for CHIJ schools in accordance with the provisions of the Constitutions of the Board of Management for a term of two  years with effect from 1 January 2020. Fr Terence Kesavan is appointed [...]
Banns of Ordination The following candidate Deacon Friar Aiden Peter OFM from the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans), will be called to the Order of the Presbyterate on 27 October 2019 at Church of St Mary of the Angels by His Grace, Archbishop William Goh DD. The publication of [...]
Jared Ng2019-09-02T20:25:56+08:00September 2nd, 2019|
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore is fully supportive of the Maintenance of Religious Harmony (MRHA) (Amendment) Bill. The proposed changes are timely given that the MRHA was enacted in 1990 to provide for the maintenance of religious harmony in Singapore. With the pervasiveness of the Internet and social media, hateful messages that can deepen and fracture religious harmony can spread faster and wider than before.
Prior to National Service (NS), I was told by a priest that NS is a place where my faith could either blossom or hit rock bottom. I wasn’t too sure how the former could be true because my perception was that NS was a God-forsaken place. The countless stories [...]
Jared Ng2019-09-02T15:33:09+08:00August 30th, 2019|
A sharing to mark Catechetical Awareness Weekend Gerard Ang “Our parish is in need of more catechists. Can you help us?” is an often heard, sometimes frantic plea from our church’s catechetical ministry. This was how I received the call to catechise. On reflection, I believe that no [...]
As the first song, “Sing Praises All Your Peoples” rang through the Cathedral, our voices lifted as one to praise and honour God. This prepared us for the subsequent prayer chants which was based on the theme, Be Content With What You Have. The simple songs which comprised a repetition [...]
Mini-series: What inspired a group of young adults to come up with an infographics book
Jeslynn Seah (third from right) sees God speaking to her in images when creating art.Photo: JESLYNN SEAH
Many of us want to know more about Church doctrine and the various teachings and inspirations that can be drawn from our Catholic faith.
However, thick books, littered with complicated words and terms, that aim to break down the various teachings of the Church can sometimes be hard to digest.
This train of thought was what inspired Jeslynn Seah to come up with an infographics book on the Mass. “I was trying to grow in my faith but found thick books and the Catechism of the Catholic Church a tedious and jargon-filled read.”
The biggest challenge for our leaders, whether, political, corporate or religious, is to seek a way to build a nation where we are united, regardless of race, language or religion, given the diversity of views which are often irreconcilable. The reality is that we all come from quite different [...]
Of course, we strongly support our local musicians and choirs as well! Some have generously come forward with their music to be played on CatholicSG Radio. Our local musicians and songwriters like Corrinne May, Chris de Silva, Boni De Souza, Julie Sim, Trevor Nerva, Kenneth Ngo, Winnie Jane, Joseph Chng [...]
Dismay has, however, turned to delight, with many parishioners approving of the more prominent location for Our Blessed Mother’s grotto. “She’s meant to be here,” said long-time parishioner Gwen Andres, of the spot between the two church entrances facing East Coast Road. “It’s our chance of evangelising, for people to [...]
During peak periods, she sometimes has trouble multitasking and keeping up with the fast-paced requirements. “The other staff always support me and encourage me and it helps a lot,” she said. Starting out as member of the service crew, Hui Ling has gone to working as a barista and [...]
This is made even tougher when one considers the pressure placed on children in striving for academic excellence and juggling social media and peer pressure.What then, can parents do?“Your mindset and attitude are key,” said Father Henry Siew. “Are you God-centred or worldly-centred? Relationship or achievement oriented?”Parents are often pressured [...]
APPOINTMENTS 1. Ms Melissa Lim is reappointed as Board Member of ABLE SEAS Limited for a term of two [2) years with effect from 27 June 2019. 2. Ms Grace Chow Sok Theng is appointed to the Board of Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations Ltd (ABLE) for a term [...]
How much do we really know about this universal prayer? FATHER GERARD LOUIS SHARES MORE
The rosary helps us to meditate on the life of Jesus and the stories of the Gospels.Photo: VITA Images
Apart from the Mass, the rosary is perhaps the most well-known Catholic prayer. We pray the rosary while waiting for Mass to begin, when we are travelling, when we pray together as a family or neighbourhood group and when we gather at a funeral wake.
I think every Catholic owns a rosary, maybe several. I have been using the same one since I was 12.
The rosary is so much a part of Catholic culture that we almost take it for granted. So how much do we know about the origins and history of the rosary?