Happiness is within reach, if only we …

Mission work can be an eye-opening experience. Here, a volunteer shares his experience helping the mentally and physically disabled in Malacca. A youth feeding a resident of Happiness Centre for the mentally and physically disabled. Ian C.As our buses pulled over at a centre for the mentally-disabled, I wondered what it would be like meeting people who [...]

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 [...]

Centre to help people with intellectual disabilities

A look at Mamre Oaks in this series on Catholic social service organisationsA volunteer with a Mamre Oaks member. Mamre Oaks runs a day activities centre for those aged 18 and above who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).Jared NgFive days a week, Ms Ong Pek Hoon, 49, visits Mamre Oaks where she joins her [...]

PSLE no hurdle for visually-impaired Montfort pupil

Joshua Babol using the CCTV device, which works as a screen magnifier, to complete his homework as well as for revision.By Jared NgHe began losing sight in his right eye towards the end of Pri 4. In Pri 5, he began to see clouded images in his left eye.However, Joshua Babol did not want anyone to [...]

President thanks Agape Village, Caritas for ‘service to community’

President Halimah Yacob poses for a photo with (from left ) Mr Gordon Pinto (general manager, Agape Village), Ms Janet Ang (Caritas chairperson), Ms Teo Jin Lee (chairperson, Agape Village management council), Msgr Ambrose Vaz (Caritas board member) and Ms Bernadette Lau (Caritas executive director). Photos: VITA ImagesBy Christopher KhooAgape Village is a “good concept”, [...]

CHARIS affiliates launch vocational centre for poor youths in Myanmar

Canossian Sr Angela Ng speaking to trainees at the Gate of Hope vocational centre.Two CHARIS affiliates have jointly opened a vocational centre in Myanmar to cater to impoverished youth.The Canossian Sisters and the Magdalene Mission Myanmar (M3) opened the Gate of Hope centre in Nyuang Shwe on March 25.The centre, located in the Shan State’s [...]

Christ the King pilgrims share their WYD stories

The contingent, called W4, visited various churches and learned about the universality of faith July 19 Arrived in Warsaw, Poland Visited the St Maximilian Kolbe Shrine and Monastery in Niepokalanów Visited Church of St Anne in Old Town, Warsaw After checking in the hostel, we travelled to the St Maximilian Kolbe shrine. It was beautiful [...]