Is Christ your King?

November 17th, 2020|

Michelle Tan The Church celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, the last Sunday of the liturgical year. The feast was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 at a time when the world was in chaos – [...]

Golden Jubilee of SVDP’s church building

November 17th, 2020|

Fr Saussard and Mrs Paul with the First Holy Communion children at the Jalan Kayu centre. Photo: Lucia and Jacinta Yong Jonathan Peeris On Nov 21, 1970, Archbishop Michael Olçomendy, MEP, blessed and opened the brand new church building for the Parish of [...]

New cancer centre for Mt Alvernia

November 17th, 2020|

Turning the first sod. From L to R: Ms Serena Wee (Icon), Dr Tan Yew Oo (Icon), Dr Karmen Wong (Icon), Mr Ho Tian Yee (MAH), Sister Elizabeth Lim (MAH), Mr Paul Beh (MAH) and Dr James Lam (MAH). Photo: Mount Alvernia Hospital [...]

Singaporean appointed to Vatican body

November 16th, 2020|

Meeting Pope Francis in a private audience with other religious leaders from around the world in 2014. Photo: L’Osservatore Romano Michelle Tan Lawrence Chong was recently appointed by His Holiness Pope Francis to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) as a Consultor [...]

Sharing Sunday morning wisdom with shoppers

November 15th, 2020|

Fr Eugene with SSVP volunteers manning the shop. Victoria Lim After five years of faithful service and dedication as parish priest of the Church of the Holy Family, Father Eugene Vaz retired from active ministry when he reached the age of 75 this [...]

Deepavali Message 2020

November 14th, 2020|

Dear Hindu friends, Happy and blessed Deepavali! We share your joy as you celebrate this holy festival – may the light of the diyas illuminate your hearts and homes, and those of your communities, friends and loved ones! As we approach the end of 2020, [...]

Veneration of relics: some answers for the faithful

November 8th, 2020|

Relics from CGS. Photo: Cathedral of the Good Shepherd Michelle Tan The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) states that: “The religious sense of the Christian people has always found expression in various forms of piety… such as the veneration of relics, visits [...]

A teenage saint for our times

November 6th, 2020|

Blessed Carlo Acutis. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Victoria Lim On Oct 10, 2020 the Catholic Church rejoiced as it welcomed its first millennial “Blessed”. Dubbed the “cyber-apostle of the Eucharist”, Blessed Carlo Acutis was just 15 years old when he died in 2006 after [...]

Clarity Singapore hosts BRAVE 2020

November 5th, 2020|

Finding freedom in Christ. Photo: VITA Images Louis Aquinas Tan Bringing a Catholic perspective to mental well-being BRAVE: Catholic Youth Mental Health Festival 2020 was held from Oct 10-31 in conjunction with World Mental Health Day. Held virtually on Zoom, BRAVE stands for [...]

Pope Francis’ Statement in the Documentary “Francesco” Explained

November 5th, 2020|

The Secretariat of State (Vatican City), upon specific request of His Holiness, asks to share this clarification with all Bishops for their Pastoral perusal. English translation text: Some statements contained in the documentary “Francesco” directed by Evgeny Afineevsky have recently raised different reactions and interpretations. The following useful points, [...]

Boys’ Town YouthReach celebrates 10 years of outreach

November 5th, 2020|

Boys’ Town YouthReach celebrates 10 years of outreach Victoria Lim With the prevalence of social media applications such as Instagram and TikTok among the young, fewer youth are spending their time on the streets. Consequently, the team from Boys’ Town YouthReach have begun [...]

Enabling people, changing lives

November 4th, 2020|

ABLE celebrates its 10th anniversary En-ABLE-ing with joy. Photo: ABLE Singapore Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE)’s 10th anniversary year has been an eventful one. With the outbreak of Covid-19, our mission to help those with disabilities to live dignified and independent lives remains important, perhaps now [...]

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 [...]