Putting fun into preschool education

Preschool educators doing a Zumba workout.When 75 Catholic preschool educators congregated at Catholic Kindergarten, a preschool managed by the Marist Brothers, it was to learn about the educational approaches and practices of the kindergarten. It was for them to deepen their professional knowledge.But in learning, there should also be an element of fun. And, the [...]

Kids learn about the Mass at Bible camp

Kids from the West District holding information cards on a saint at the camp’s Faith Station.Lesley Goonting The Mass came alive for 120 children during the fifth annual West District Kids Bible Camp held recently.During the Nov 27-Dec 1 camp, held at the Church of St Ignatius, they learnt more about the Eucharistic celebration through [...]

North District camp to build a community in the larger Church

Youth from the various North District parishes with Father Cornelius Ching (back row sixth from left) after a board games day at Holy Spirit Church.Youth communities can be found in almost every church in the local archdiocese. But what about a district community?In an effort to foster bonding and fellowship among the youth from the [...]

Canossian school holds inaugural night festival

Various dance performances took place around the school compound during the St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School Night Festival.More than a thousand visitors to St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School (SACSS) were treated to drama, dance and music performances during the school’s inaugural Night Festival held on April 13. Themed “Let the Light Shine”, in conjunction with [...]

St Joseph’s Home provides a platform for young and old to bond

St Joseph’s Home residents using the custom-made merry-go-round with children.By Jared Ng An intergenerational playground and infant and childcare centre were launched at St Joseph’s Home on Aug 28.The aim of the playground and centre, located within the vicinity of the eldercare facility, is to encourage interaction between children and the elderly and promote a [...]

Reaching out to young people with disabilities

Youths from various countries enjoyed a camp organised by the Order of MaltaParticipants from five countries, their caregivers and organisers pose for a photo at the camp held at the Singapore Sports School.Young people with disabilities enjoyed dragon boating at Kallang, free fall simulation at iFly, and a tour of the Botanic Gardens – thanks [...]

Chancery Notice – 25 July 2016

It is believed that recently until June 2016, an Indian national and layperson named Francis George Thomas had been exercising a “charismatic healing ministry” and accepting donations of money at various locations around the Archdiocese of Singapore. This was one of many visits he has made here, and may make more. During such visits he [...]

Balancing Work and Family

Is your New Year resolution to strike a better balance between work, family and various other commitments? If so, a good starting point is to be clearer about your key roles. Each of us has multiple roles – for example at different times, I am husband, father, son, brother, relative, friend, employee, worker, supervisor, volunteer. [...]

Kids experience faith and fun at West District Bible camp

Over the course of five mornings from Nov 24-28, more than 100 children aged five to 12 from the West district parishes gathered at the Church of St Ignatius to get to know Christ better through fun and faith-filled activities.The aim of the programme, titled Cathletics – Training to be Champions of Christ, was to [...]

Archbishop’s vision for restored cathedral

Hopes for it to come alive with activities, religious celebrations catering to a wide range of people The restored Cathedral of the Good Shepherd must be a vibrant place hosting various religious celebrations, and reaching out to youth, the elderly, migrants and expatriates. Catholics from more well-off parishes have a duty to financially support the [...]