New year, new leadership for Caritas

Leaders representing Caritas Singapore and its 27-member organisations after the annual Mass.Recognising that the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life, the Caritas Singapore family gathers annually to celebrate Mass to give thanks for the past year as well as to begin a new year with blessings and faith.And this year on [...]

Boys’ Town marks 70 years, holds open house

A Boys’ Town staff sharing with Mr Desmond Lee (centre), Minister for Social and Family Development, and Mr Gerard Lee (right), Boys’ Town’s Chairman, the tools used to engage young clients.Boys’ Town celebrated its 70th anniversary with an open house filled with a series of activities such as tours and exhibitions that showcased the work [...]

‘Id al-Fitr message

Dear Muslim friendsHari Raya Aidil-Fitri! We rejoice with you as you celebrate the end of your holy month of Ramadan with prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Indeed, these are wonderful signs of your desire to be holy through a life of obedience and charity and reverent worship of God, and a great witness to the world [...]

A Church that reaches out to the periphery

Archbishop Goh urges Catholics to take up Pope Francis’ mission of being people of mercy at Pope’s Day MassArchbishop William Goh and Msgr Yovko Pishtiyski, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Apostolic Nunciature in Singapore, celebrating the Pope’s Day Mass on March 11.  Photo: VITA ImagesBy Christopher KhooFollow Pope Francis in being people of mercy, people [...]

Sec 3 youths take part in Project G.O.D.

Newly confirmed youths from the Church of the Holy Cross distributing meals as part of a social mission project.Teenagers from the Church of the Holy Cross cooked meals for the needy and helped raise funds for a charity serving them as part of an Advent project.The parish’s Sec 3 confirmands visited Willing Hearts a few [...]

Serving the poor with simple acts of great love

A look at the Missionaries of Charity’s work in S’pore A Missionaries of Charity Sister feeding a resident in the Gift of Love Home in Boon Lay. The Missionaries of Charity (MC) are “happy and humbled” by the recent canonisation of Mother Teresa, said Sr Mary Carmel, the local superior. “We want to imitate her [...]

Religious raise funds at carnival

“It is very inspiring and encouraging to experience the solidarity of the various Religious congregations, coming together to share their blessings with their fellow Religious,” said Daughter of St Paul Sr Jocelyn Kwek. She was referring to the Church of St Ignatius Carnival on July 31. Various Religious gathered to man food and game stalls [...]

Charities Week collection matches last year’s amount

Charities Week 2016 closed on May 6 with a total collection of more than $5.8 million, matching 2015’s collection (see chart). Despite an increasingly challenging economic outlook and numerous fundraising events, Catholics, their families and friends have banded together, to generously support this annual campaign, said Caritas Singapore.Charities Week is the annual archdiocesan fundraising campaign organised [...]