Starting them young to have love for the elderly

Playing the “parachute game” where everyone has to keep flapping the fabric to prevent the ball from entering the hole in the centre.Guided by the principle that it is important for children to cultivate a love for and show appreciation to the elderly, the Marist-run Catholic Kindergarten organised a mission trip to the Miriam Home [...]

About the Archdiocese Professional Standards Office (PSO)

The Archdiocese Professional Standards Office (“PSO”) was set up in 2011 after studying the processes in Australia. This was done during the time of Archbishop Nicholas Chia. It was set up to deal with sexual abuse against children and young people.  More recently, the Vatican had instructed every Diocese to have its own office to [...]

Witnessing the plight of Rohingya refugees

A team from Jesuit Refugee Service, Singapore, visited these refugees in Bangladesh recently. Gordon Pinto shares what they experiencedChildren at the Rohingya refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar.When I read about the Rohingya crisis in September last year, I felt I had to do something. Within weeks, 700,000 Rohingya people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state saw their [...]

Virtual reality a new service for St Joseph’s Home residents

The newly renovated home celebrated its 40th anniversary on March 19Archbishop William Goh and Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health, got a first-hand experience of virtual reality technology at St Joseph’s Home. It is a project by Westwood Secondary School students.By Jared NgResidents of St Joseph’s Home can now enjoy reminiscing their [...]

Serving Myanmar refugees in Kuala Lumpur

Members of a group from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour helping Myanmar refugee kids build shelves for their library.By Mabel LeeEight missionaries from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour spent a week reaching out to Myanmar refugees in Kuala Lumpur.From Dec 11-17, they visited the Zutong Refugee Catholic Learning Centre [...]

S’poreans reach out to needy young people in Pattaya

Catholics from Singapore interacting with teenagers with disabilities in Pattaya during their mission trip.Some 50 Catholics, mostly from the Church of Christ the King, travelled to Pattaya, Thailand, and visited various Catholic charity institutions there in early December.Redemptorist Fr Simon Pereira and parish priest Fr John Sim led the group, which included parents and their [...]

Athletes to children: Chase your dreams

Children dressing up one of their parents during the relay race on Nov 23 at CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School.By Jared Ng Always do your best and don’t give up on your dreams.These were some encouraging words offered by two Singaporean athletes to children from the two student care centres under the Infant Jesus Homes [...]

Students dress up as saints, learn about work of Canossian nuns

St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School students dress up as saints to celebrate All Saints’ Day.By Perpetua HoStudents of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School dressed up as their favourite saints and learnt more about the work of the Canossian Sisters at two separate events recently.About 250 parents, students, Canossian Sisters and staff came together to celebrate [...]

Kids take part in Bible trivia

Children taking part in the Bible trivia at the Church of St Francis of Assisi.By Wilma MarieA Bible trivia and book display were organised by the Association of Pauline Cooperators (APC) at the Church of St Francis of Assisi feast day celebration on Oct 1.The APC, a lay association, together with the Daughters of St [...]

St Joseph’s Home provides a platform for young and old to bond

St Joseph’s Home residents using the custom-made merry-go-round with children.By Jared Ng An intergenerational playground and infant and childcare centre were launched at St Joseph’s Home on Aug 28.The aim of the playground and centre, located within the vicinity of the eldercare facility, is to encourage interaction between children and the elderly and promote a [...]