Because we CARE, we give new meaning to HIV/AIDS patients

Diana Lee, a volunteer, shares her experiencesCatholic AIDS Response Effort volunteers and staff (facing camera in black and white tops), together with residents having a singalong session.Four years ago, at the blissful age of 67, a nagging desire to be a volunteer enveloped me. Whenever I hear a homily, read a spiritual book or watch [...]

Deepavali message 2018

Photo: PIXABAYDear Hindu Friends,Happy and blessed Deepavali! We share your joy at this time of festival – may the light of the Diyas illuminate your hearts and homes, and those of your families, friends and communities in the year ahead!On 15 May 2018, an interfaith conference was held in Rome which brought Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, [...]

A carnival to raise awareness of social service programmes

Activity station showcasing services of Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE).It was a carnival with a difference at Agape Village in Toa Payoh. While visitors could still enjoy the fun and games, there was an underlying objective at each activity booth.Staff from various social groups were present to share with visitors about the variety of [...]

A sign of love and care to the poor, elderly

Participants of the Catholic Welfare Services walkathon in the 2-km walk from the Singapore Flyer to the Merlion and back.Jared NgIt was a Sunday walk with a special significance. It was an event to bring the message to our needy, aged and underprivileged that the community do love and care for them.The two-kilometre walk organised [...]

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 [...]

MC Sisters to perform pastoral care at St Theresa’s Home

Missionaries of Charity Sisters at the grotto of the Gift of Love Home in Jurong.The Gift of Love Home (GOLH) was established in 1987. It comes under the purview of the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). The GOLH has all along been run by the Missionaries of Charity Sisters (MC Sisters) under the [...]

Care for and support those living with HIV/AIDS

Items such as rosaries and candles made by people living with HIV and AIDS were on sale at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the World AIDS Day Mass.“Following the example of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, can we be compassionate in how we treat our brothers and sisters?” asked Fr [...]