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Celebrating Catholic education in Singapore

September 8th, 2020|

CHIJ Secondary teachers wishing students “Hello from the other side!” Photos: CHIJ Secondary “To Love, Dignify, Serve and Lead” This is the vision of our Catholic educational institutions for their 50,000 or so students ranging from nursery children and preschoolers, to Primary School [...]

Christ, our T.E.A.C.H.E.R par excellence

September 8th, 2020|

Imitating Jesus, the master catechist and evangelist Michelle Tan On Saturday and Sunday Aug 22 and 23, we celebrated Catechetical Awareness Weekend and Lay Apostolate Sunday, and on Friday, Sept 4, we celebrated Teachers’ Day. Whether we are catechists (which comes from the Greek katēkhein [...]

Putting happiness within reach

September 8th, 2020|

Clarity celebrates 10 years of rebuilding lives, renewing hopes We, Clarity Singapore, a member organisation of both Caritas Singapore and the National Council of Social Service, have come a long way since our humble beginnings on World Mental Health Day, 2010. In 2019, we delivered [...]

St Teresa of Kolkata: a prophetic witness of love

September 8th, 2020|

The Missionaries of Charity going forth to serve. Photo: Martin Jernberg; https://martinjernberg.com Cassandra Lim Recently in a conversation with a friend, I was reminded of the words of Greek poet and philosopher, Nikos Kazantzakis: “Three kinds of souls, three prayers: (i) I am [...]

Climate change is real!

September 8th, 2020|

Caritas Singapore kickstarts care for creation Zooming in on stewardship of the earth. Photo: Caritas Singapore Themed “Heal Our Home”, Caritas Singapore’s Roundtable VI was held on Friday, Aug 14, 2020 to advocate stewardship of the Earth. This virtual roundtable saw more than [...]

Remembering Brother Dominic Chong (1939-2020)

September 8th, 2020|

Bro Dominic in action in more recent times. Photo: SJI A life lived in witness to God’s love Audrey Lee Brother Dominic Chong Soon Cheong of the De La Salle Brothers, a beloved member of the Lasallian community and 60 years a Brother, [...]

Caritas Singapore Roundtable VI: Heal Our Home

September 8th, 2020|

Caritas volunteers washing up the reusable crockery and cutlery after an event. Photo: Caritas Singapore You can make a difference as stewards of the Earth! Caritas Singapore is organising a roundtable event that will bring together various people to discuss on environmental issues. [...]

Why is August a Marian month?

September 8th, 2020|

Father John Joseph Fenelon Traditionally, Catholics have always given special attention to the months of May and October dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. But how many of us know that August is a Marian month too? May, the month of Mary In May, Catholics offer [...]

Building communion as friends and fishers of men

September 8th, 2020|

The fledgling Friends at a CLG young lawyers’ retreat. Photo: CLG “We are young Catholic legal professionals united in our faith, weathering every storm with Jesus at the helm, and journeying together to cast our nets as fishers of men.”   Such is [...]

FAQs on the Assumption of Our Lady

September 4th, 2020|

Michelle Tan What is the Assumption? It is what the Church teaches as a dogma or truth of divine revelation that, at the end of her life, Mary was taken body and soul into heaven. Is the Assumption in the Bible? No, there is no [...]

What is Papal infallibility?

September 4th, 2020|

Michelle Tan “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life,” said Christ. To preserve His Church on the Way to eternal Life, and to prevent them from deviating from the Truth, “Christ endowed the Church’s shepherds with the charism of infallibility in matters of [...]

A beacon of light to families in need

September 4th, 2020|

Children enjoying a friendly game of carrom at CareNights. Spotlight on Morning Star Community Services Audrey Lee The Morning Star Community Services (MSCS) centre at Sengkang could have passed off as another one of the many activity centres that one would see in [...]

Shaping lives for service to God and nation

September 4th, 2020|

Fr Simon Pereira interacting with SGP students during Mass. Photos: SGP Forming God-loving, gracious and caring learners at St Gabriel’s Primary School Established as part of the St Gabriel’s family of schools in 1953 and run by the Brothers of St Gabriel, St [...]

Social distancing with the saints

September 4th, 2020|

The communion of saints at the CHS chapel. Catholic High School (CHS) has been very creative in building spiritual communion among their students with no less than the help of the saints. Although school Masses have not resumed yet, Susan Pang, CHS Pastoral Coordinator, hopes that having [...]

Suspension and resumption of Masses

September 4th, 2020|

In the real presence of Christ once more at Divine Mercy Church. Photo: VITA Images How has it impacted our relationship with Christ? Joshua Quek   Suspension The decision by the Archdiocese of Singapore to suspend Masses on February 15 hit the Catholic [...]