Maris Stella marks Founder’s Day, Marist Brothers’ anniversary

A Chinese orchestra performance was part of Maris Stella High Schools’ 59th Founder’s Day celebration.A wushu performance, music pieces by the Chinese orchestra and symphonic band, and a skit on the early life of St Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers.These were part of Maris Stella High School’s 59th Founder’s Day celebration and also [...]

Message for Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters,With great affection and solidarity in our desire for peace, I wish you God’s continued blessings as you conclude the month of Ramadan, a special time of spiritual renewal. May His bounteous favour be upon you, your families and all Muslim communities as you emerge reinvigorated in your faith through your [...]

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 [...]

Juggling family duties and studies

Former CHIJ student from Taiwan shares how she coped with O-levelsMoving from a foreign country that speaks a different language can be a daunting challenge.This is what former CHIJ Secondary student Tseng Yun Ching had to deal with when she moved from Taiwan to Singapore in 2013.On top of that, Tseng had the added responsibilty [...]

Montfort schools kick off centennial year

“Today, we are really proud, honoured and grateful that over this 100 years, the Montfort school has produced many leaders both for the Church and for society,” said Archbishp William Goh.He was speaking during his homily at the Montfort Centennial Mass held at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Jan [...]

Day of recollection specially for Filipinos

Seventy-five women attended a day of recollection specially organised for Filipinos by the Jesuit-run Kingsmead Centre.Filipino Jesuit Fr Lester Maramara, who led the time of prayer and reflection on July 26, pointed out to participants that Pope Francis often refers to “God’s mercy”.However, “this is not something new” to Filipinos, he said. “We Filipinos, in [...]

No such thing as a ‘late vocation’

Two brothers, who were ordained together, share their faith journeys with Lorna O’Hara His parents and grandmother had taught him how to pray in Teochew from a young age, and his “house had more holy pictures than what you would see in a church”, recalled new Jesuit priest, Fr Matthew Tan.He also used to watch [...]