Songs from the fount of love

November 4th, 2020|

Fr Derrick, Mr Hsu, Ms Chen and Mr Teo. Photo: Pujianto Cemerlang Victoria Lim Music has always had a way of touching hearts and drawing people from different walks of life together. It was precisely that which brought Mr Raymundo Yu, Founder of [...]

Celebrating the feast day of St John Paul II

November 2nd, 2020|

Ambassador Mrs Bogdziewicz, the Nuncio and the Archbishop before the statue of St John Paul II. Michelle Tan The morning of Thursday Oct 22 dawned grey and rainy, but by the time the Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore Archbishop Marek Zalewski, and the Ambassador [...]

Why Catholics pray for the dead

November 2nd, 2020|

The penitent souls being purified in purgatory (left), and the unrepentant souls destined for hell (right). Photo: Wikimedia Commons Michelle Tan Since the earliest times, Christians have been praying for their departed brothers and sisters: ancient pleas have been found etched on tombstones [...]

Living and dying for Christ

November 2nd, 2020|

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Michelle Tan In Romans 14:7-12, St Paul says, “The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that [...]

All Saints Day, our family celebration

October 30th, 2020|

The saints triumphant in heaven. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Michelle Tan In the Catholic liturgical year we remember particular saints by name on their feast days, but on All Saints Day, a Day of Obligation, we remember and celebrate the lives of the many [...]

Modern missionaries we can model

October 28th, 2020|

Fr Tom visiting a school while on mission in Kenya. Photo: Fr Tom Curran Victoria Lim As a layperson, I have often cowered at the word ‘mission’. For a long time, I held the understanding that mission was reserved for the priests, nuns [...]

How to evangelise? Go FISH-ing!

October 22nd, 2020|

Daphne Leong We often hear our Catholics bemoan the fact that while they are aware of the need to evangelise, there is little clarity on how to go about it. In our previous three instalments of this four-part series, we have examined the why, what [...]

My brothers, my Church

October 22nd, 2020|

Sharing the love in the on-site living areas. In his new encyclical Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis calls us to acknowledge, appreciate and love each person, regardless of physical proximity and of where he or she was born or lives. Luke Yeo shares how [...]

Acting for our imminent future

October 22nd, 2020|

Clockwise from top left: Mr Wilson Ang, Fr Derrick Yap, Mr Mark Tang and Mr Joseph Teo. Photos: ArchComms Michelle Tan It was no small talk about climate change that took place on Saturday, Oct 3. The 90 minutes of solid and insightful [...]

Parents are missionaries too!

October 22nd, 2020|

Faith begins at home. Photo: Estella Young Estella Young As a Catholic mom or dad, we promised at our wedding, and during each child’s baptism, to raise our children in the faith. Our parish priests remind us time and time again that “you [...]

6 ways to seek Jesus daily

October 21st, 2020|

Photo by Maya GM on Unsplash. Clare Lee Now that working from home has become the norm, we save time and energy on our daily commute – can we commit to devoting this additional time each day to God? Develop a habit of [...]

Uplifting students the Montfortian way

October 20th, 2020|

APS hairdressing students serving the elderly joyfully pre-Covid-19. Photos: Assumption Pathway School “Those whom the world rejects must move you the most.” (Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Assumption Pathway School’s patron saint) The above quotation hangs visibly in our school hall as [...]