Caring for the terminally ill and their loved ones

Catholic News features Assisi Hospice in this series on Catholic social service organisations.Assisi Hospice provides palliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, caring for them and their families regardless of faith, age, race and financial position.Jared NgMr Kwan Fook Chuen became an orphan when he was seven years old. Growing up without parental love, he [...]

Chancery Notice – 31 January 2017

OBITUARY Father Peter Paul (Fr Petru, also affectionately known as Fr PP) was born in Pekhon, Myanmar in 1965. He was raised in the Catholic village of Hwarikhu and joined the Minor Seminary after completing his high school SAC 5 at Taunggyi at the age of fourteen. After this, he enrolled in the Major Seminary [...]

Much loved former CJC principal called to the Lord

Sr Deirdre O’Loan passed away on Aug 13.Sr Deirdre O’Loan was a much loved and inspiring principal who was always concerned about the welfare of the students and staff of Catholic Junior College. Her students in her home tutorial group, A5 of 1975/76, treasure her as a great teacher who loved her students and inspired [...]

CHIJ students, staff donate hair to breast cancer patients

“I feel that cutting eight inches of my hair and turning them into wigs to help cancer patients is something very meaningful,” said 15-year-old Celine Lee, a student from the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Secondary (Toa Payoh).She was one of more than 50 students and current staff from the school, who pledged to [...]

Experiencing support in death and grief

A wife, a mother and a son share about how God and the faith community helped them cope in their pain and grief Transformed in the face of death Madam Germaine Yeo was 49 when she was diagnosed with stage fourcolorectal cancer in 2008. She was told she had three months to live. At this [...]

Reaching out to cancer-stricken kids

Sisters in brown veils and skirts are a common sight at Mount Alvernia Hospital and Assisi Hospice. They are often seen mingling with children and adult patients there. But in a secular children’s centre?For Sr Carmen Francis, who belongs to the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood, it’s a calling.She said, “After Arc started, I [...]

The marriage vows

Couples who marry in the Catholic Church exchange vows on their wedding day.  Two couples who have remained true in good and bad times, in health and sickness, for a total of 50 over years look back and reflect on the meaning of their vows.I take you to be my wife/husbandIgnatius: The flipside of “take” [...]

St Anne’s Church holds Hair for Hope event

For the first time since its inception in 2003, Hair for Hope, Children’s Cancer Foundation’s (CCF) signature annual fundraiser, welcomed a church onboard as a satellite partner. More than 100 St Anne’s Church parishioners made their bald statements on June 22, to raise childhood cancer awareness and funds for CCF beneficiaries and their families. “We want [...]

Girls shave their locks to support cancer sufferers

Seven girls and more than 100 boys and male teachers of St Joseph’s Institution International shaved their heads in a show of solidarity with children suffering from cancer.The June 11 event was organised as part of Hair for Hope, a fundraiser of the Children’s Cancer Foundation. In addition, 60 girls, along with one mother and [...]