Work for justice, legal fraternity members urged

Participants of the Red Mass included (from left): Prof Tan Cheng Han (Caritas), Ms Peggy Yee (Catholic Lawyers Guild), Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Solicitor-General Kwek Mean Luck and Ms Janet Ang (Caritas Board of Trustees).Vanessa TokCatholic members of the legal fraternity were urged to use their skills for the good of society and to work [...]

Children from Syro-Malabar rite receive sacraments

It was a day to remember for seven children from the Syro-Malabar rite community as they received the Sacraments of first Holy Communion and Confirmation on Jan 30. The Mass, held at the Church of Anthony, was celebrated by Franciscan Fr Salim Joseph, chaplain of the Archdiocesan Commission for Malayalam Apostolate. The Mass was celebrated [...]

Prison ministry marks Prison Week

SINGAPORE – Former prison inmates and their families and Roman Catholic Prison Ministry (RCPM) volunteers observed Prison Week 2008 with a Mass at Church of St. Alphonsus on Nov 16 celebrated by prison ministry chaplain Redemptorist Father Paul Pang at which 50 volunteers  were commissioned. Archbishop Nicholas Chia celebrated Mass at Changi Prison on Nov [...]

OYP holds its first polytechnic retreat for students

The Office for Young People (OYP) held its first Polytechnic Leaders Formation Weekend at 2 Lorong Low Koon from Oct 23-25.The retreat, themed The Woman at the Well, was attended by 26 students from all five polytechnics in Singapore, and aimed to empower them to be a disciple of Christ in their respective polytechnics.Students were [...]


Hundreds of nyonyas and babas descended on the Church of the Holy Family for the annual Peranakan Mass to usher in the Lunar New Year on Feb 9.The event was a colourful affair as participants donned the sarong kebaya for women or baju lokcuan for the men.The Mass, celebrated by Frs Damian De Wind and [...]

El Shaddai marks anniversary

“Power! Power! Power!” shouted the 3,000-strong crowd of mainly Filipinos as they fist-pumped the air during a time of praise and worship at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall.The venue was bustling with activity on Oct 5 as Catholics celebrated the 23rd anniversary of El Shaddai in Singapore – a Charismatic movement founded by Filipino Mariano [...]

Our Lady Star of the Sea church turns 65

The Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea (OLSS) celebrated its 65th anniversary by holding Novena Masses based on the theme of the family in the Kingdom of God from Sept 10-18.The Masses were celebrated by priests from other churches alongside the parish’s three priests – parish priest Fr J J Fenelon, Fr Stanislaus [...]