Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of all peoples

December 12th, 2020|

A replica of the image of Our Lady on Juan Diego’s tilma. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Michelle Tan On April 12, 2020, after the Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection, the Bishops’ Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM) consecrated their continent to [...]

Chancery Notice – 9 December 2020

December 9th, 2020|

OBITUARY Brother James Tham Koon Seng, SG of the Montfort Brothers of St Gabriel passed away on 6 December 2020. He was 91. Bro. James had been a Religious Brother for 67 years, since 1953. In 1955, he was one of the first two Gabrielites [...]

To choose, or not to choose, a Catholic school

December 8th, 2020|

Clockwise from top left: Ms Valerie Siew, Mr Mark Minjoot, Ms Vivienne Lim and Mrs Woo Soo Min. Join PAULINE TENG, an educator with close to two decades of experience in Catholic education, as she sets out her personal insights and key takeaways [...]

Caring for AIDS patients with CARE

December 8th, 2020|

Stephen Chen Every 1 December is World Aids Day, the day we remember all those who have died of AIDS, or still suffering from the disease and the discrimination and social stigma associated with it. The Catholic AIDS Response Effort (CARE), a member of Caritas [...]

Serving Christ our King

December 8th, 2020|

Fr John Sim examining all the mouth-watering dishes. Photos: Church of Christ the King (CTK) Cooking Competition Committee This year, the feast day of the Church of Christ the King (CTK) on Nov 22 was observed without our usual celebration dinner because of [...]

Mass and Mission

December 8th, 2020|

The Institution of the Eucharist by Fra Angelico. Father John Joseph Fenelon “Go therefore, make disciples of all the nations and baptise them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matt 28:19-20). Christ’s Great Commission [...]

Catholic Junior College celebrates 45 years of blessings

December 5th, 2020|

Fr Gregory Tan, Mrs Phyllis Lim, principal, and Mr Bernard Tan of the School Management Committee with the Apostolic Blessing. Catholic Junior College (CJC) celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. Throughout the year, the college intentionally included commemorative elements in its major celebrations [...]

A contemplation of the Advent Wreath

December 5th, 2020|

Michelle Tan The circular wreath is traditionally made of evergreens, to remind us of God’s undying love for us, especially in this time of Covid-19, a love that has no beginning and no end, a Love that is incarnate in Jesus who is the Alpha [...]

The mission of a church musician

December 5th, 2020|

Organist at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd (CGS) and music director of the Cathedral Choir of Saint Gregory the Great and the Cathedral Children’s Choir, ALPHONSUS CHERN answers some questions about the vocation of a church musician for The Catholic News. Cathedral organist [...]

The Angelico Art Awards 2020

December 5th, 2020|

The 2020 Angelico Art Award winners with their masterpieces from L to R: Ms Katherine Loo, Ms Lee Kowling, Ms Reena Lee, Ms Colette Goh, Ms Demi Tang and Ms Cassandra Loke. Recounting the wonders of the Lord    Michelle Tan The 3rd [...]

The saint and the crab

December 3rd, 2020|

Stained glass in the Church of St Francis Xavier, Singapore. Photo: Jerry Tan Victoria Lim St Francis Xavier was born in Spain in 1506, joined the Society of Jesus in 1534 and became a priest in 1537. He was the first Jesuit missionary. On his journeys to [...]

Friends in the Lord

December 3rd, 2020|

Deacon Stanley (2nd row, third from the left, with glasses) with companion Jesuits just below the rooms of St Ignatius of Loyola in Rome, Italy where St Francis Xavier received his mission to Asia. Photo: Deacon Stanley Goh, SJ Saint Francis Xavier on friendship and evangelisation Deacon [...]

From kampung to Kingdom convent

November 27th, 2020|

During Covid-19: Graduation Prayer Service for Sec 4s and 5s. Photos: SJC CHIJ St Joseph’s approach to a Christ-centred education Simple in virtue; Steadfast In duty. The motto of the Infant Jesus (IJ) family of schools captures both the essence of the teachings [...]

Chancery Notice – 26 November 2020

November 27th, 2020|

APPOINTMENTS Fr Peter Tan has been elected to represent the East District on the Clergy Welfare Committee for a term of two [2] years, with effect from 12 November 2020. Fr Jovita Ho has been appointed Spiritual Director of ACTS (A Call to Share), for a term of two [...]