Reflection: Knowing God and knowing self

Fr Derrick Yap (second from left) seen here with fellow priests in Rome (from left): Frs Samuel Lim, Jovita Ho, Joseph Zhang and Jeffrey Tan.Friar Derrick Yap, OFM Who are you, Lord, and who am I?I caught myself asking these questions more frequently these last few years. Be it accompanying someone in his or her [...]

Archbishop to Religious: Be the light of Christ to the world

Religious praying during the World Day for Consecrated Life Mass on Feb 2.The Church can never do without Religious, said Archbishop William Goh.Whether it is in the field of social outreach, education or serving the elderly and less fortunate, Religious are called to be “the light of Christ to the world,” he said at the [...]

Service to Country, Heart for the People

His Grace Archbishop William Goh and the faithful of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore are saddened to learn of the passing of former President S. R. Nathan last night (22 August 2016).  Known to come from humble beginnings himself, President Nathan was always known to have a heart for the less privileged in society. [...]

Parishioners bond over fun, games

It was a day of fun, excitement and teamwork as close to 200 parishioners of the Church of St Anthony gathered for the parish’s annual Street Challenge on July 17.Cheers rang through the air as the teams, comprising a total of 80 players aged 13-50, competed in soccer, basketball and captain’s ball.Held on the hard [...]

Lonely elderly people don’t need luxuries. They need love

Archbishop Goh talks about relating to the elderly at the opening ceremony of the Villa Francis Home for the Aged “Loneliness is the greatest sickness of affluent countries”, said Archbishop William Goh.Lonely elderly people “always tell me one thing”, he said. “The greatest pain is not that they don’t have the luxuries of life. They [...]

Work as expression of a person’s dignity

There needs to be a change in the way work is viewed. Work must be an avenue for self-realisation, a platform to make the world a better place.Fr Terence Pereira made this point in his talk on work and the Church at the Church of the Holy Cross on Aug 2.A constant obsession with cost [...]

Special Mass held for Friends-in-Need

A special Mass to pray for the poor and aid recipients of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) was held on April 12.About 400 Vincentians, together with their Friends-in-Need (FINs or aid recipients), Caritas representatives, Canossian Sisters and well-wishers attended the celebration held at the Church of St Stephen.Archbishop William Goh, Fr Eugene [...]

Priests To Face Epoch Change As A Challenge To Seek The Remote

Vatican City, 16 September 2013 (VIS) – This morning, following the usual morning Mass at Santa Marta, the Holy Father proceeded to the Basilica of St. John Lateran to meet with the Clergy of Rome. In preparation for the meeting and to meet the Pope’s request, Cardinal Vicar Agostino Vallini circulated among the priests of [...]