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 alumni race for funds

Instead of a themed dinner or dance party, this year’s Canossian’s Connect, an annual event of the Canossian Alumni Association, took place outdoors in a form of a race.The Canossian Heritage Race for Funds was held on July 9 and the flag off was at the parochial house of St Joseph’s Church, Victoria Street.The event [...]

Learning about Ignatian spirituality to prepare for WYD

Fifty-eight people attended a 24-hour retreat as part of their spiritual formation for World Youth Day (WYD) in Poland in July.They were introduced to the Magis – Latin for “more” or “better” programme – which they would be participating in Poland before the official start of WYD.The June 24-25 retreat, organised by the MAGiS WYD [...]

6 Months on, Agape Village takes flight

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all of its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. (1 Cor. 12:12)In 2013, Agape Village was conceived as the Church’s response to the needs of the poor, with the aim to build a community to serve all, especially the poor, the [...]

Launch of mission awareness campaign

A mission awareness campaign will be launched on Sept 21, about a month prior to World Mission Sunday.Organised by the Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE), the campaign called One Family On Mission: a Joy Shared, invites every baptised person to share the joy of Christ.To prepare for World Mission Sunday on Oct 19, mission [...]

Work as expression of a person’s dignity

There needs to be a change in the way work is viewed. Work must be an avenue for self-realisation, a platform to make the world a better place.Fr Terence Pereira made this point in his talk on work and the Church at the Church of the Holy Cross on Aug 2.A constant obsession with cost [...]

St Anthony youth revive age-old tradition

Young Catholics from the Church of Saint Anthony celebrated the Easter season by taking a trip back in time to medieval Europe where the game of “handball” was traditionally played during this season. Pallamano, which means “handball” in Italian, was a favourite Easter sport most commonly played in France and Germany. “The ball represents the [...]

Social Dispute In Philippines Attempt

To Silence Priest Manila (A.I.F.). A dispute that has been going on for some time here, and which came to a high point in the last weeks of May when a Government Official and a newspaper columnist discussed the role of the Catholic priest in Industrial Relations, has led to the publication of a memorandum [...]

New Bill Against Catholics Defeated

NEW DELHI, India, (NC)- A bill aimed at restricting political activity by Catholics in India has been defeated m the lower house of the Indian Parliament.The bill, sponsored by the Communist party, was denounced by State Minister of Home Affairs B.N. Dattar as motivated by a sense of “frustration” of communists “whom Catholics threw out [...]