Give your child a head start in the Catholic faith

Harvey WeeThere are many scholarly studies that attest to the fact that a child’s personality and development is very much influenced by the home environment. The child’s beliefs, attitudes, emotions, behaviour are formed through his experience and interaction in the home as much as, if not more, than the school environment. Some parents clamour to [...]

New Year: Putting on new perspectives

As we begin the new year, I am sure many of us would ask this basic question, “What will this year be like? Will it be any different from last year or the previous years?” Most, if not all of us, would hope for a “better” year, whether that means one that moves us closer [...]

Chancery Notice – 19 December 2018

Appointments  1. Fr. Benedict Eom Ki Sun has been appointed as the Spiritual Director of Spring of Joy Korean Curia for a term of two [2] years with effect from 15 November 2018. 2. Fr Damian De Wind is appointed Parish Priest of the Church of Divine Mercy for a term of six [6] years with [...]

OBITUARY: Fr William Lim called to the Lord

Fr William Lim (1952-2018).Fr William Lim, a diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of Singapore, passed away on Saturday, 8 December 2018. He was 66.Fr William Lim was born on 18 March 1952. He was ordained a priest on 20 May 1990. Fr William served as an assistant parish priest in the Church of the Holy [...]

Obituary: Fr Ignatius Huan called to the Lord

Fr Ignatius Huan (1941-2018)Father Ignatius Huan Kin Kwang, a diocesan priest of the Diocese of Malacca-Johor passed away this morning, 3 December 2018, on the Feast of St Francis Xavier. He was 77. Fr Ignatius had been instrumental in the formation of seminarians in Malaysia and Singapore as the Spiritual Director of College General, Penang, [...]

Obituary: Fr Gerard Keane, SJ, called to the Lord

Fr Gerard Keane, SJ (1926-2018)Fr Gerard Keane, SJ, of the Society of Jesus passed away yesterday on 27 November 2018 at Assisi Hospice, Singapore. He was 92. Fr Keane was the last of the Irish Jesuits who served in the Region of Malaysia-Singapore.He was born in Limerick, Ireland on 2 November 1926. Fr Keane once observed [...]

1st batch of students graduate from UK catechetical courses

Graduates of the Maryvale Institute courses at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.It was a celebration of the courage and dedication of some 30 men and women who completed special catechetical courses despite the challenges of caring for new babies, children studying for the PSLE, work stress and health issues.On Nov 9, Monsignor Ambrose Vaz [...]

Chancery Notice – 19 November 2018

Appointments 1. Mgr Francis Lau is reappointed a Tribunal Advocate for a term of two [2] years with effect from 18 October 2018. 2. Fr James Yeo is reappointed Spiritual Director for the Apostolate for Catholic Truth (ACT) for a term of two [2] years with effect from 18 October 2018.3. Fr John-Paul Tan OFM is [...]

Deepavali message 2018

Photo: PIXABAYDear Hindu Friends,Happy and blessed Deepavali! We share your joy at this time of festival – may the light of the Diyas illuminate your hearts and homes, and those of your families, friends and communities in the year ahead!On 15 May 2018, an interfaith conference was held in Rome which brought Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, [...]