Dance, colour at Child Jesus devotion

Dancers taking part in the Sinulog celebration.Margaret Alforque-UyIt was a sea of colour and festivity as some 2,800 mainly Filipino devotees congregated at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour to honour the Child Jesus.The Festivity of the Señor Santo Niño, held on Jan 27, included a special Mass followed by a special ritual [...]

Special Filipino devotion filled with dance, colour

Devotees in procession together with the Señor Santo Niño image at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. By Margaret Uy It was an afternoon of colour, dance and devotion at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour as 2,800 mainly Filipino devotees along with a few local parishioners celebrated the Festivity of [...]

Working alongside typhoon victims

For seven days, 25 CHARIS volunteers worked alongside victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, shovelling sand and soil into sacks and helping to lay foundations for houses. The Singapore volunteers also built a water filtration system for villagers in Bogo City, Cebu, to help them have clean and safe drinking.“It was a wonderful experience [...]

Singapore priests praised for sharing their vocation stories

SINGAPORE – Vocation stories by priests are a new way of evangelization and are an effective means to reach out to the young, said a Philippines bishop. Referring to the book, "Called and Chosen" (a compilation of 17 vocation stories of Singapore priests produced by Serra Club of Singapore), Bishop Grace Jesus Y. Varela commented [...]