Ash Wednesday: A reminder that we are dust and unto dust we shall return

FATHER LUKE FONG explains the significance of the ritual

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The placing of ashes makes it clear that every person in the Church is constantly in need of God’s mercy and forgiveness.

There are many rituals in the Catholic Church which may seem strange or even bizarre to the uninitiated. Looking from the outside, some of these rituals can perhaps come off looking a tad peculiar and almost anomalous to anything that proclaims to be rational and sound.

One of these may be the imposition of ashes on our foreheads once a year, when the liturgical season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

Keeping our churches safe and secure

Catechism students walking past a First Aid Station during the evacuation exercise.David Ong The quiet peaceful Sunday morning of Sept 23 was suddenly shattered at 9.20. The shrill ring of an alarm bell pierced the surroundings of the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Tanjong Katong. This signalled the start of the parish’s [...]

Every child is priceless, every human life is sacred

CFSM Newsletter, Dec 2014:Here is the story of Joan, who stood firm by her unborn child, in spite of …I was 39 when suffering from menstrual type pains and bleeding I was diagnosed with multiple fibroids by a doctor of a reputable hospital. He also concluded that infertility would be one result, and that there [...]

Every child is priceless, every human life is sacred

CFSM Newsletter, Dec 2014: Here is the story of Joan, who stood firm by her unborn child, in spite of ...I was 39 when suffering from menstrual type pains and bleeding I was diagnosed with multiple fibroids by a doctor of a reputable hospital. He also concluded that infertility would be one result, and that [...]

Agape Village donation draw

Caritas Singapore, the social mission arm of the Catholic Church in Singapore, has launched a donation draw to raise funds for the construction and equipping cost of Agape Village, which will be located at Lorong 8 Toa Payoh.Agape Village will bring together the services of Caritas Singapore’s 23 Catholic social mission affiliates and charities under [...]

Liquidation Of Church In Czechoslovakia (1950)

Three Year Plan”Religious informers”- an army of Red agents trained in Catholicism who are trying in Czechoslovakia to separate the laity from the clergy and the clergy from the Bishops, believe that the Church there will be liquidated in three years.Although few priests have weakened under their pressure, the informers hope by then to have [...]

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