Give your child a head start in the Catholic faith

Harvey WeeThere are many scholarly studies that attest to the fact that a child’s personality and development is very much influenced by the home environment. The child’s beliefs, attitudes, emotions, behaviour are formed through his experience and interaction in the home as much as, if not more, than the school environment. Some parents clamour to [...]

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Family programme focuses on forgiveness

Villagefest saw families reflecting on affirming and forgiving one anotherFr Terence Pereira speaking to adults attending Villagefest on Nov 18.Families gathered for Villagefest, a special programme promoting health family relations, at St Joseph’s Institution Junior on Nov 18. The theme of the event was Celebration of Families, and it was organised by the Archdiocesan Commission [...]

Can faith and work coexist?

Young adults gain insights on the topic at a workshopDominican Friar David Garcia speaking to participants at The Spirituality of Work event held on May 27.By Pius Lee and Celeste WeeHow can Catholic Social Teaching (CST) be lived out in the workplace?This is what more that 80 young adults between the ages of 21 and [...]

Learning to be instruments of mercy

Cardinal Tagle with young adults performing an action song at the Young Adults Mission of Mercy Event.Young people who attended the Young Adults Mission of Mercy Event organised by Caritas Singapore Young Adults Committee said they felt empowered to be instruments of God’s mercy to others.“I feel empowered and enriched,” said Ms Samantha Chang, 26. [...]

Upcoming Social Mission Conference to focus on mercy

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila will be the keynote speaker at the Social Mission Conference to be held on Aug 13.Cardinal Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, will speak on the Church’s teachings on mercy and help participants better understand how to reach out to those in need, says Caritas Singapore, which organises the conference [...]

Young adults discover their ‘treasure’ at OYP retreat

Young adults who attended a retreat organised by the Office for Young People (OYP) said it has given them clearer perspectives on how to lead their lives. The Treasure retreat “gave me the opportunity to reflect on where I am and how I can move forward”, said Ms Cheryl Chee, 24, from the Church of [...]

Young adults learn about charity work

Young adults who attended a social awareness programme organised by Caritas Singapore said the event opened their eyes to the efforts made by the Church to help those in need.“I am inspired to devote more of my time to giving back to the community,” said Ms Prashanthi Cooray from the Church of St Mary of [...]

Young adults attend retreat, get closer to God

Over the Hari Raya Haji weekend from Oct 3-6, 58 participants attended the second run of Treasure Young Adults’ Encounter Retreat organised by the Office for Young People (OYP). It was three days of Spirit-filled sessions, which saw the participants surrendering to God’s love.On Friday night, Fr Jude David, a chaplain of OYP, set the [...]