Message for Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters,With great affection and solidarity in our desire for peace, I wish you God’s continued blessings as you conclude the month of Ramadan, a special time of spiritual renewal. May His bounteous favour be upon you, your families and all Muslim communities as you emerge reinvigorated in your faith through your [...]

Day of recollection specially for Filipinos

Seventy-five women attended a day of recollection specially organised for Filipinos by the Jesuit-run Kingsmead Centre.Filipino Jesuit Fr Lester Maramara, who led the time of prayer and reflection on July 26, pointed out to participants that Pope Francis often refers to “God’s mercy”.However, “this is not something new” to Filipinos, he said. “We Filipinos, in [...]

Bernard Chen dedicated time and effort to state and Church

The Singapore Catholic Church mourned the loss of Mr Benard Chen, who dedicated much of his time and effort to the archdiocese and the state.He passed away on April 8 at age 72.During his funeral Mass on April 13, Redemptorist Fr Simon Tan spoke about how Mr Chen willingly took up the post of chairman [...]

Ash Wednesday Fast and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday (Feb 18, 2015) falls on Chinese New Year Eve. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei has decided that Masses are to be arranged with imposition of ashes on that day.  However, fasting can take place on Ash Wednesday itself or on another day to be decided by the individual.The decision was made by [...]

Friends, ex-students pay tribute to late SJI principal at Mass

Two hundred voices from St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) old boys, teachers and De La Salle Brothers, echoed in the Singapore Art Museum, as they gathered for a memorial Mass on Nov 15 in honour of their beloved principal.Irishman Br Kevin Byrne who was SJI’s principal from 1979 to 1991,  battled Alzheimer’s disease in his later [...]

Children with special needs bring blessings to whole family

  ARCHBISHOP FULTON SHEEN has said that a special child in a family brings tremendous blessings to the whole family, making saints of everyone. So the presence of this child is like a magnet drawing graces and blessings on everyone, especially the parents. The womb she or he spent nine months in, is sanctified by [...]