Kids learn about Fatima apparitions

Children re-enacting the Fatima apparition on Aug 19.A re-enactment of the apparition of Our Lady at Fatima took place during Holy Hour for children on Aug 19 at St Joseph Church (Bukit Timah).Visiting priest Fr Lionel Thomas from St Peter’s Church, Melaka, who conducted the Holy Hour, explained to the children the significance of the [...]

Learning about serving the less fortunate in Asia

Redemptorist Br Karl M. Gaspar giving the keynote address at the Humanitarian Forum & Fair organised by CHARIS.By Christopher Khoo More than 800 people listened raptly as people who have served the needy in the region shared their experiences at the recent Humanitarian Forum & Fair.The two-yearly event, organised by CHARIS (Caritas Humanitarian Aid & [...]

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 [...]

Students, parents bond in school’s Lenten retreat

A St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School student praying over her parents during the school retreat.A hundred and twenty students of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School (SACPS) together with 80 parents came together for a Lenten retreat organised by the school.The March 31 retreat, which was focused on Faith, Hope and Love, was in line with [...]

About the movie, Beauty and the Beast

The archdiocese has released the following response to media inquiries about the new film, Beauty and the Beast: “Disney’s remake of Beauty And The Beast has been given a PG rating in Singapore. With extensive media reports of the purported ‘gay moment’ in this movie, we believe that parents must discern and reflect with their [...]

Archbishop comments on state of catechesis in S’pore

Archbishop Goh said he was unhappy with the state of catechesis (children, youth and RCIA) as it had failed to bring people to an encounter with Jesus Christ.Catechists from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association pose for a photo with Archbishop William Goh and catechetical director Fr Erbin Fernandez at the launch of the [...]

Christmas storytelling at the mall

Mrs Jessie Goh telling kids Christmas stories at Jurong Point Shopping Centre. Photo: ZHAO YI OF INFOCOMM ASIA HOLDINGSChildren who visited Jurong Point Shopping Centre recently had a rare treat as they listened to stories such as the birth of Baby Jesus and the Little Drummer Boy.Mrs Jessie Goh, a Holy Family parishioner, enthralled them [...]

Serving people with special needs in Pattaya

Parishioners of the Church of the Risen Christ playing games with the kids at Father Ray Children’s village in Pattaya, Thailand, during a recent mission trip.A mission trip to charitable institutions in Pattaya, Thailand, serving people with special needs proved to be a moving experience for the Singapore participants.“Even without their sight, they could do [...]

Kids learn value of life at camp

Children exercising their art skills at the Craft station during the West District Kids’ Bible Camp. Photos: Jerome HoFive-year-old Luke Peh and his sister Serene listened to the story of St Dominic Savio and learnt that children like them were not too young to try to be saints. Elsewhere, their sister Gracie put the finishing touch [...]

Canossian schools put on Christmas choral concert

Children from Magdalene’s Kindergarten performing at the combined Canossian thanksgiving and Christmas choral festival on Nov 18.The six educational institutions of the Canossian Daughters of Charity came together to perform a Thanksgiving and Christmas Choral Festival recently.Titled Musica Gioiosa (Joyous Music), the festival was held at the Church of the Holy Family on Nov 18. [...]