Helping the physically challenged to return to society

Catholic News features ABLE in this series on Catholic social service organisations.Isaac Kalaiselvan during a rehabilitation session at the ABLE Rehabilitation Centre.Jared NgIsaac Kalaiselvan was a happy family man. He worked in a shipping company and like everyone else he was looking forward to the future.Then came one day in November 2006, he was struck [...]

Vincentians hold special outreach for beneficiaries

Besides English and Mandarin, event also held in various dialectsMore than 500 of the Society of St Vincent de Paul beneficiaries attended the rally held at St Joseph’s Institution on April 21.The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) Singapore held its first evangelical outreach rally to its beneficiaries from various parishes in the archdiocese. [...]

St Theresa’s Convent celebrates 85th year, aids charities

Current and former school leaders cut the anniversary cake on April 6 as Fr John Bosco looks on.In place of the 5Cs that society advocates – namely cash, credit card, condominium, car and club – young people today should cultivate compassion, chastity and character, in order to be the cornerstone of their community.Fr John Bosco, [...]

ITE students raise funds for Canossaville beneficiaries

Ceramic mugs on sale at Blessed Sacrament Church. Proceeds from sales in parishes will go towards the Canossaville Children and Community Services.I am Faith. I am Hope. I am Love. I am Joy. Ceramic mugs carrying these words of affirmation were sold at Blessed Sacrament Church over the weekend of July 8 and 9 by [...]

Vincentians urged to bring Christ to their beneficiaries

Archbishop William Goh blesses a beneficiary of the Society of St Vincent de Paul during a special Mass on April 29. Photo: VITA Images Bring Jesus to those you serve, “through your love for them, your good deeds”, and if there is an opportunity, through the Gospel.Archbishop William Goh gave this advice to members of [...]

Volunteers, beneficiaries bond at CWS walkathon

Participants of the Catholic Welfare Services walkathon in the 2-km walk at Labrador Park.About 700 people participated in a walkathon organised by Catholic Welfare Services (CWS) at Labrador Park on April 30. Among them were about 80 residents from the three nursing homes under CWS – St Joseph’s Home, St Theresa’s Home and Villa Francis [...]

Archbishop: in social work, understand those you serve

Archbishop William Goh celebrating Caritas Singapore’s annual Mass at Agape Village.It is essential for those involved in social work to be involved actively with their beneficiaries, to truly understand their struggles and limitations, said Archbishop William Goh. “When we begin to listen to their woes, we begin to understand … When you understand people, you [...]

St Stephen Church reaches out to underprivileged

A total of 457 people, ranging from the elderly to families, attended a celebration organised by the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) Conference of the Church of St Stephen (CSS), in collaboration with the various ministries of the parish.The celebration, held on Oct 17, was titled Let’s Get to Know our Neighbour. The [...]

Women And Children, Beneficiaries Of The Pastoral Care Of The Road

Vatican City, 11 September 2012 (VIS) – Under the theme of “Jesus himself came up and walked by their side”, the first Integrated Meeting for the Pastoral Care of the Road/Street for the Continent of Africa and Madagascar is opening today in the Tanzanian capital of Dar-Es-Salaam. The initiative, which has been promoted by the [...]