Buddhist monks, lay people visit Divine Mercy Church

Father Damian De Wind explaining the various features of the church to Buddhist monks and lay people.Five monks and three Buddhist lay people from Sri Lanka were given a special tour of the Church of Divine Mercy in Pasir Ris on Oct 29.It was their reward for graduating with First Class Honours from the Buddhist [...]

Mass held to pray for the Church in China

From left: Frs John Chen, Peter Zhang and Francis Wang celebrating the Mass to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. In front of the altar is a little statue of Our Lady of Sheshan carrying the baby Jesus.  Photos: HAI SING PAOWe are one Church, one community, said Fr John [...]

Transfiguration Church holds Dedication Mass

Archbishop William Goh depositing the relics of St Laurent Imbert and St Jerome Lu into the altar. With him are parish priest Fr Joachim Chang (far left), Fr Ignatius Yeo (second from left) and Fr Valerian Cheong (far right).By Jared Ng“After four long years of waiting, the church in Punggol is at last ready,” proclaimed [...]

‘The cathedral is mother of the abandoned, poor’

… says Archbishop William Goh at cathedral’s Dedication MassArchbishop William Goh, together with about 70 priests, celebrate the cathedral’s Dedication Mass on Feb 14.By Jared NgThe air was thick with anticipation as Catholics gathered for the historic Dedication Mass of the newly restored Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on Feb 14. The date was significant [...]

Sts Peter and Paul holds dedication Mass after renovations

After two years of renovations, the Church of Sts Peter and Paul held its dedication Mass on June 29. About 1,000 people attended the Mass of the Dedication of Church and Altar, and many could be seen smiling as they entered the newly refurbished 146-year-old building.Some of the new features in the church include a [...]

Spinal condition no barrier to altar service

Jeremiah Liauw, who suffers from spina bifida, served at his first Mass recentlyJeremiah Liauw, who suffers from a spinal condition, served his first Mass in a wheelchair at the Church of Divine Mercy on May 14.“Jerry” as he is often called, suffers from spina bifida, a condition that affects the spine. The backbone that protects [...]

Church of Transfiguration starts series of monthly Masses

Leaders and well-wishers of the yet-to-be-built Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) in Punggol gathered to celebrate their very first monthly Mass on Palm Sunday. The March 20 event was held at the school hall of Holy Innocents’ High School on Upper Serangoon Road. The 150-strong congregation sang and waved their palms as the Palm Sunday [...]

Sts Peter & Paul opens for Palm Sunday

The Saturday evening Palm Sunday Mass was special for parishioners of the Church of Sts Peter and Paul. It was the first time they were attending Mass in their newly restored church building after one and a half years worshipping under a tent. Parish priest Fr John Chua, together with concelebrants Frs Edward Lim and [...]

Former Nativity church servers reunite on 50th anniversary

Former altar servers of the St Stephen’s Altar Boys’ Society (SSABS) reunited at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Dec 26 to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary. The celebration saw present servers as young as seven years old joining former servers as old as 81 years in thanksgiving. About 160 [...]

Altar servers learn about Mass symbols and signs

Senior altar servers from City District churches learnt more about the liturgical signs and symbols of the Mass during a recent day of recollection. Forty-two of them gathered for the event, organised by the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission, at St Joseph’s Church, Victoria St, on Dec 19, 2015.Fr Ignatius Yeo, commission chairman and rector of the [...]