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 [...]

New Pastoral Committee To Replace COVID-19 Taskforce

September 3rd, 2020|

The COVID-19 Task Force recorded its last meeting and was dissolved as of 31st August 2020. The Taskforce Chairman Fr Stephen Yim, on behalf of the Archbishop, the Archdiocese, priests and parishes thanked the members for their time, efforts, sacrifices and prayers. Members of the Taskforce included: Fr Stephen [...]

Columbarium visits from 1 Sept 2020

August 26th, 2020|

With the commencement of Phase Two of Safe Reopening, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore instituted the Mass Attendance Registration System (MARS) to mitigate the risk of cross infection across parishes in Singapore. Activities in Catholic Churches have been managed according to the “one person, [...]

Chancery Notice – 24 August 2020

August 24th, 2020|

APPOINTMENTS 1. The following have been re-appointed to the Board of Catholic Foundation for a term of two [2] years with effect from 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2021. a. Mr Andrew Sng b. Deacon Clement Chen 2. Fr Eugene Vaz has been appointed [...]

Chancery Notice – 21 August 2020

August 22nd, 2020|

Banns of Ordination The following candidates Deacon Emmanuel Teo Ming Ti OCD (Order of Discalced Carmelite Friars), Deacon Justin Yip Jian Wei, Deacon Mark Ma Shuai CDD (Congregatio Discipulorum Domini) and Deacon Luke Zhang Weigang CDD, will be called to the Order of the Presbyterate on 14 September 2020 [...]

Young and elderly are mutually dependent

August 20th, 2020|

Alessandro Gisotti “How important it is to have intergenerational exchanges and dialogue, especially within the context of the family.” These were the words of Pope Francis in July 26, 2013 when he was addressing the audience from the balcony of the Archbishopric of Rio de [...]

Chancery Notice – 19 August 2020

August 20th, 2020|

OBITUARY Bro. Dominic Chong Soon Cheong of the De La Salle Brothers passed away on 29 July 2020. He was 81 and had been a Brother for 60 years. Bro. Dominic took his perpetual vows in Singapore, on 3 December 1964. Thereafter, he served his [...]

Discovering the message of the Bible

August 19th, 2020|

The Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate Team. Seated L-R: Fr Ferdinand Purnomo, OCD., Spiritual Director. Mr Paul Tang, Deputy Director. Standing L-R: Mr Miguel Manuzon, Secretariat. Mr James Nichols, Director. This is the main aim of the Archdiocesan Biblical Apostolate for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese [...]

Our saints next door

August 19th, 2020|

5 lessons from 5 examples of “middle-class holiness” Michelle Tan In his Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate 6, Pope Francis refers to a category of saints who are not beatified or canonised, but who are examples of “a holiness found in our next-door neighbours, and who, living [...]