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 [...]
Jared Ng2019-09-13T11:58:46+08:00September 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 [...]
Jared Ng2019-09-12T14:29:45+08:00September 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 [...]
Jared Ng2019-09-16T15:22:09+08:00September 10th, 2019|
Bernadette Lee The Harmony Games is into its 12th year but the enthusiasm and the energy that the participants put into the events certainly augur well for Singapore efforts to promote inter-religious harmony. Some 160 participants gathered on the morning of Aug 24 to learn [...]
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 [...]