A carnival to honour and model after saints

SJI Junior student trying his hand at a station game.What better way to honour the saints than to get everyone dressed up as one of the holy people to mark All Saints Day.This was the inspiration behind St Joseph’s Institution Junior’s Super Saints’ Party carnival held on Nov 1 at the school.The game stations at [...]

Special trishaw ride a highlight of hospice’s charity event

Business leader Sherman Kwek ferrying Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood Sr Florence Wong and Gracelyn Ng, granddaughter of an Assisi Hospice patient, during the hospice’s Kampong Assisi event.A charity trishaw ride and a guess-the-number-of-Lego-bricks contest were some of the new activities held during Assisi Hospice’s recent fundraising event.The ride saw business leader Sherman Kwek [...]

S’pore team helps build homes, provide clean water in Sri Lanka

Ten volunteers from CHARIS recently embarked on a journey to teach and build bio-sand water filtration systems and assist in house building efforts in Sri Lanka.During the June 12-18 trip, they also spent time forging friendships with the locals, many whom had received financial assistance from CHARIS (Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore) to [...]

Future parishioners of new Punggol church walk to raise funds

It was a sunny Sunday morning on Sept 6 as more than 100 volunteers, well-wishers and future parishioners of the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) assembled at Punggol Waterway Park at Sentul Crescent for a charity walkathon. MP Teo Ser Luck flagged off the participants, who walked a distance of 1 km along the scenic Punggol [...]

Archdiocese’s Message for ‘Id al-Fitr

Dear Muslim brothers and sisters,I would like to extend my warmest wishes of our Catholic community to you all as your holy month of Ramadan draws to a close. The spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving which we share with you as Catholics, is a great delight for all of us.These spiritual exercises that [...]

Coming up: Catholic Education Conference

  There will be a Catholic Education Conference (CEC) from 8 am-5 pm, on March 16 at St Gabriel’s Secondary School. The March 16 conference, organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS), is themed: Character of Catholic Schools.The conference aims to provide a better understanding of the character of Catholic schools, and its [...]

Buddhists And Christians: Together Fostering Fraternity

Vatican City, April 2014 (VIS) – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Fr. Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J., respectively president and secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, have signed the message that this dicastery sends each year to followers of Buddhism on the festival of Vesakh. Vesakh is the principal Buddhist holy day that commemorates [...]