Putting fun into preschool education

Preschool educators doing a Zumba workout.When 75 Catholic preschool educators congregated at Catholic Kindergarten, a preschool managed by the Marist Brothers, it was to learn about the educational approaches and practices of the kindergarten. It was for them to deepen their professional knowledge.But in learning, there should also be an element of fun. And, the [...]

The deeper meaning behind the design of Queenstown’s church

Mr Steve Paul Yong explains the church’s unique roof structure to a tour group. If there’s something that will first catch the eye of the casual passers-by in Queenstown, it is often the church with the sharp roofs that looks like a tent.The unique architecture of this church in Queenstown has attracted not only those [...]

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 awakens ‘the force’

Volunteers and well-wishers of the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) took time off during the December holidays to catch the latest Star Wars saga – Star Wars: the Force Awakens, at the Grand Cathay on Dec 28. About 50 children from various children’s organisations including Arc Children’s Centre, Care Community Services Society, Society of the [...]

S’pore chapel in Holy Land basilica

A Singapore chapel built in a new basilica in Magdala, the Holy Land, is “providential”, said a priest working there. It is “the first in the world from Asia in the Holy Land,” Fr Juan Solana told some 200 people gathered at the St Ignatius Hall on April 24. Fr Solana, builder of the Magdala [...]

The Kingdom of Christ Cannot Be Built by Force

“Like Jesus, the messengers of peace of His kingdom must begin a journey. …They must journey, but not with the might of war or the force of power. … It is not with power, force or violence that Christ’s kingdom of peace grows, but with the giving of self, with love carried to its extreme [...]

Catholic Junior College’s newly built chapel blessed

(From top) Chapel interior; Archbishop Nicholas Chia incensing the altar of the chapel. Photos provided by Catholic Junior CollegeSINGAPORE – Catholic Junior College has built a new chapel, to the delight of students such as Celine Ong.“It allows us to seek repose with God and spiritual fulfilment,” said Celine.The chapel, built at a cost of [...]

Founder of Singapore church marks 150th year

SINGAPORE – Singapore-based priests of the Paris Foreign Missions Society (MEP) celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding at the MEP Mission House in Siglap on Jan 6. MEP’s history is closely linked with the history of the Catholic Church in the region. The first MEP priests came to serve in Singapore in 1832. [...]

Building a vibrant Singapore Archdiocese

WHEN GREGORY YONG became Archbishop of Singapore, his main task was to set up the infrastructure for the archdiocese required by the Second Vatican Council. "It was not easy to start but fortunately the priests were responsive," he said in an interview with CatholicNews on his 80th birthday. On the agenda was the establishment of [...]