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 [...]

Coming up: a Bible symposium

A Bible symposium that celebrates Bible Sunday on an archdiocesan level will be held on July 11.The event has the theme, The Word is Alive (Hebrews 4:12) and is organised by the newly established Archdiocese Biblical Apostolate Office to promote a greater love for the Scripture.“Over the years, there have been a greater hunger as [...]

Young Catholics commissioned to be evangelisers

“Truly a blessing.”This was what Mr Bryan Ong, 21, a participant at the recent Nox Gaudii (Night of Joy), said of the event organised by the Office for Young People (OYP).Nox Gaudii is a monthly worship session for young Catholics, aiming to strengthen their faith as they come together to worship God, receive teaching and [...]

Bible stories come alive for religious educators

Teachers, catechists and parent volunteers who took part in a religious education programme recently gave it the thumbs up.“I learnt methods of making Bible stories come alive, giving students the opportunity to actively participate,” said Mr Anthony Xavier, a parent volunteer at St Stephen’s and St Patrick’s schools.Ms Yvone Yagappan from St Francis Xavier Kindergarten [...]

Pope Francis Expresses Concern For The Unemployed

Vatican City, 23 April 2014 (VIS) – Following today's general audience, the Holy Father launched an appeal for the workers of the Lucchini steelworks in Piombino, which closed down a few days ago causing mass layoffs. Pope Francis urged them not to despair, remarking that “when human hopes are extinguished, the divine hope that never [...]

Francis Prays For The Reconstruction Of L’aquila

Vatican City, 2 April 2014 (VIS) - In his greetings following today's general audience, the Pope addressed the group "Jemo Nnanzi" of L'Aquila, five years after the earthquake that devastated the city. "I join in prayer for the many victims, and entrust those who still live in difficult conditions to the protection of Our Lady [...]

Keep The Light Of Hope Alive!

Vatican City, 22 September 2013 (VIS) – At 10 o’clock in the morning, after greeting the political representatives who awaited him, the Holy Father entered the shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria and met with a group of sick people. At 10.45 he proceeded to the square adjacent to the shrine where he presided over [...]

Priest keeps hope alive for refugees

MAKPANDU, SOUTHERN SUDAN – An Italian priest who has spent four decades in East Africa said the Church here is committed to supporting the victims of a Ugandan rebel group wherever they are found.“Part of our mission is to help people carry the cross of their suffering,” said Comboni Father Mario Benedetti. “That’s what [St [...]

Keeping the Liturgy of the Word for Children alive and active

SINGAPORE – Over three Saturdays in November and December 2009, the Children Liturgy (CL) Trainers’ Team conducted a basic course at Church of Christ the King for a new group of nine facilitators from four parishes.The team of eight trainers comprised existing CL facilitators from St. Joseph Church (Bukit Timah), Church of the Holy Cross, [...]

Caritas Singapore works at keeping social mission alive

Monsignor Eugene Vaz says there is still much mission work to be done for the needy in Singapore. Photo by Daniel TaySINGAPORE – For the past eight years, Daryl Spykerman, 27, IT engineer, has been making mission trips with Acts29 to Payatas Estate, a dumpsite in Quezon City, Philippines, to serve the poorest of the [...]