Special trishaw ride a highlight of hospice’s charity event

Business leader Sherman Kwek ferrying Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood Sr Florence Wong and Gracelyn Ng, granddaughter of an Assisi Hospice patient, during the hospice’s Kampong Assisi event.A charity trishaw ride and a guess-the-number-of-Lego-bricks contest were some of the new activities held during Assisi Hospice’s recent fundraising event.The ride saw business leader Sherman Kwek [...]

Charities Week 2017 campaign raises $6.07 million

Source: Caritas SingaporeThis year’s Archdiocesan Lenten campaign, Charities Week 2017, has raised $6.07 million, exceeding the amount raised last year by $241,000.Caritas Singapore, the archdiocese’s social mission arm, noted that despite Singapore’s uncertain economic outlook, many Catholic families, friends, businesses and schools donated generously in support of the charities and groups that come under Caritas’ [...]

CHARIS response to Sri Lanka floods, Marawi crisis

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) has pledged a total of US$100,000 (S$140,000) in grant aid for two separate relief efforts.The aid is for Caritas Sri Lanka in response to the floods in the country, and the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines for victims of the ongoing clashes between Philippine government [...]

CHARIS pledges $20k to flood victims

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS), the overseas humanitarian arm of the Church in Singapore, has pledged an initial $20,000 in grant aid to Caritas Sri Lanka in response to the recent flooding disaster.The funds will be used to aid ground relief efforts – providing food, clean drinking water, hygiene kits and other [...]

The Harvesters raise funds for missionaries, evangelise by carolling

SINGING CAROLS at commercial establishments has enabled The Harvesters to raise funds for a missionary group and evangelise the general public about Christmas.“We started carolling for fundraising purposes last year as an extension of our evangelistic ministry,” said Ms Jane Lau, who coordinated the carolling.The group, whose mission is to evangelise, raised some $2,000 last [...]

CHARIS response to quakes in Ecuador, Japan

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS), the overseas humanitarian arm of the Church in Singapore, has pledged an initial $30,000 in grant aid to Caritas Ecuador and $20,000 to Caritas Japan. The funds will be used for quake relief efforts – for food, shelter and other necessary support for those affected by the [...]

Convalidating Filipino marriages in Singapore

Filipino couples who haven’t been married in church find help in Fr Luciano. Annabelle Liang reportsOn every third Sunday of a month, Filipino Fr Angel Luciano presides over an unusual celebration at the Church of St Michael. There, he convalidates the marriages of Filipinos – with a few with kids in tow – at no [...]

Progress of archdiocesan update on parish Mass attendance survey

The Archdiocesan Strategic Planning of Resources Team is pleased to report that we are making good progress with the Parish Mass Attendance Survey. As of the weekend of Feb 20/21, we have received 35,000+ responses representing a estimated total of 106,000 Catholics in Singapore. This is encouraging indeed and we thank all of you who [...]

Participants at talk learn how to deal with dementia

Early detection and prevention also highlightedAbout 200 participants attended a talk on Understanding Dementia at Agape Village in Toa Payoh on Jan 23. It was organised by Church mental health charity, Clarity Singapore, in partnership with Total Health Rich In Vitality and Energy (THRIVE), a community mental health programme managed by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. [...]