Archdiocese Statement on the mosque shootings in New Zealand

15 Mar 2019 (Friday) –  The Catholic Church in Singapore stands together with the Muslim community here and all peace-loving people to reject the violence in today’s attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. We are deeply saddened by the carnage. Such deeds remind us of the importance of promoting inter-faith dialogues.We must also never [...]

Doctors, mission group inform pope of humanitarian collaboration

Dr John Lee (wearing glasses), World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations president, together with members of the federation and A Call To Share (ACTS), a Singapore Catholic humanitarian mission, meet Pope Francis.About 20 representatives from the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) and A Call To Share (ACTS), a Singapore Catholic humanitarian mission, met [...]

Verbum Dei founder called to the Lord

Fr Jaime Bonet was called to the Lord on June 25.Rev. Fr Jaime Bonet, founder of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, died on 25 June 2017 in the Henares University Hospital in Coslada, Madrid. He was 91 years old and had been battling a deteriorating illness for a long time.Fr Bonet was born in Alqueria Blanca, [...]

Catholic Church’s Response to Terrorist Attack in France

The Catholic Church in Singapore is saddened to learn of the killing of one of our brothers-in-Christ, the 84 year old Reverend Father Jacques Hamel in France in a place of worship. Such cruel acts are designed to instil fear and divisiveness in our society. The Church condemns all acts of terrorism and violence. This [...]

Concert dedicated to St Teresa of Avila

About 700 people, including Carmelite Sisters from Singapore and Myanmar, attended a St Teresa of Avila Prayer Concert on Oct 3 at the Catholic Junior College Performing Arts Centre.   The concert, titled “I was born for you”, was organised by the Carmelite Sisters of Singapore, and commemorated the fifth centenary of the birth of [...]

Chancery Notice – 27 September 2015

APPOINTMENTS Fr Christopher Soh SJ was elected  Chair for the West District parishes for a term of two [2] years with effect from August  2015. Professor Tan Cheng Han has been reappointed as member and Chair of the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools for a term of two [2] years with effect from 17 September [...]

More than 100 in Battambang outreach

It was the first time that a large group of 118 ACTS volunteers, led by spiritual director Fr Jovita Cyprian Ho, travelled to Battambang Prefecture in northwestern Cambodia from Dec 6-13 last year to do mission work.Previously, about 30 ACTS volunteers went there annually.The volunteers, who also included non-Catholics, formed various teams, and set out [...]

ACTS reaches out to needy girls in Myanmar

Lay mission group ACTS (A Call To Share) recently carried out its maiden outreach to Myanmar with 33 participants visiting the homes of the Salesian Sisters in Anisakan, Pyin Oo Lwin and Chanthagon in central Myanmar. The purpose of the Nov 22-29 trip was to serve the poor and needy as well as support the [...]