Facing our tough hours

July 1st, 2020|

Father Ronald Rolheiser Discernment isn’t an easy thing. Take this dilemma: When we find ourselves in a situation that’s causing us deep interior anguish, do we walk away, assuming that the presence of such pain is an indication that this isn’t the right place for [...]

Years of dialogue bringing Christian churches closer

July 1st, 2020|

Bishop Brian Farrell addressing the Global Christian Forum in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo: Vatican News Christians from different churches are much closer today moving towards a situation of trust and confidence and complete openness in their ecumenical dialogues, said Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of [...]

The choices we face every day

June 27th, 2020|

By Father Ronald Rolheiser We all struggle to not give in to coldness and hatred. This was even a struggle for Jesus. Like the rest of us, He had to struggle, mightily at times, to remain warm and loving. It’s interesting to trace this out [...]

Trusting God with courage for He never fails

June 27th, 2020|

God’s unfailing providence and protective love faithfully reaches out to sustain us during our most difficult moments. Photo: VITA Images Monsignor Philip Heng, SJ Reflect on the lives of people around us and in the world for a moment: Migrant workers labouring in [...]

Chancery Notice – 25 June 2020

June 25th, 2020|

APPOINTMENTS 1. Fr Terence Kesavan is appointed to head the Archdiocesan Office for Human Resource (AHR) for a term of two [2] years, with effect from 1 July 2020. 2. The following have been re-appointed to the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD) for [...]

Prayer and discernment during a lockdown

June 25th, 2020|

David Lonsdale During extended periods of isolation, we are likely to be more-than-usually sensitive to changes of mood. Ignatius of Loyola’s  own experience of this led him to develop techniques to respond to feelings of ‘darkness and disturbance’. By exploring Ignatius’s reflections on his experience [...]

The gift of the Rosary

June 25th, 2020|

The rosary helps us to meditate on the life of Jesus and the stories of the Gospels. Photo: VITA Images How much do we really know about this universal prayer? FATHER GERARD LOUIS SHARES MORE Apart from the Mass, the rosary is perhaps [...]

Important: Resumption of Mass

June 24th, 2020|

Greetings of grace and peace dear Brothers and Sisters-in-Christ. The Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore has been working very closely with government authorities throughout this COVID-19 situation. After the announcement of Phase 2 of the reopening of the country, we understand the buildup of excitement from our fellow Catholics who [...]

God awaits us in our darkest moments, says Pope

June 21st, 2020|

Vatican City – In our darkest moments God awaits us and is ready to transform us, said Pope Francis Reflecting on Jacob’s struggle with an angel described in the Book of Genesis, he said this episode offered an insight into prayer.  Jacob is the son [...]

Chancery Notice – 19 June 2020

June 20th, 2020|

OBITUARY Francis Joseph Chan, the father of Fr Cary Chan, passed away yesterday on 18 June 2020. He was 79. His wake will be held at 58 Coronation Drive, Singapore 269604. In view of COVID-19 safe distancing requirements, those wishing to attend the wake and/or the funeral should inform [...]

Preparing for gradual resumption of Mass

June 19th, 2020|

MCCY has on 18 June 2020 announced that public religious services in Singapore will be permitted but on a much reduced scale and with strict guidelines which must be adhered to. In the coming weeks, the Catholic Church will continue to work with the authorities to prepare for the [...]

The Trinity is love in service of the world

June 19th, 2020|

Pope Francis during Angelus. Photo: Vatican News God loves the world despite its sins Despite its sins, God loves the world, said Pope Francis to the faithfuls to mark the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. In His brief dialogue with Nicodemus, Jesus [...]

I survived a heart failure

June 19th, 2020|

– Thank God for giving me the time and energy Elaine Bernadette Seah One Sunday during Children’s Mass online, Fr Terence Kesavan asked parents to share with their children the story of what God has done for them which has strengthen their faith in God. [...]

United as one online community

June 18th, 2020|

AbBA reaching out to cheer FDWs FDW sisters and members of AbBA programme during a recent online reunion. Photo: ACMI Following the outbreak of Covid-19, most of us have been staying at home for an extended period of time. And, for some this [...]