Serving needy kids in Pattaya

Morning walk for children from day care centre. It was a mission trip to bring love, hope and joy to underprivileged children in Pattaya, Thailand. But for the 46 mostly young Singapore missionaries who went, they received from their beneficiaries as much as they gave.The missionaries, mostly aged 13-18 from the Church of Christ the [...]

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 [...]

Thai Catholics learn about catechesis in Singapore

Forty-eight of them learn about RICA, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd during a four-day visit.The Bishop of Chiang Mai, along with priests, Religious and laypeople from 10 Thai dioceses were in Singapore recently to experience some of the catechetical practices here.According to Bishop Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana, the aim of the Nov 30-Dec 3 visit [...]

Church of Transfiguration awakens ‘the force’

Volunteers and well-wishers of the Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) took time off during the December holidays to catch the latest Star Wars saga – Star Wars: the Force Awakens, at the Grand Cathay on Dec 28. About 50 children from various children’s organisations including Arc Children’s Centre, Care Community Services Society, Society of the [...]

Bringing Christmas message to kids

Members of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society brought cheer to children from the Canossaville Children’s Home with an Advent skit on the true spirit of Christmas.The skit, planned with the help of members of Ubi Caritas, the Catholic society in Yale-NUS College, depicted how Christmas was not about presents or decorations but about [...]

OBITUARY: Sr Genevieve called to the Lord

Sr Genevieve Ng, from the Missionary Sisters of Service, was called to the Lord on June 19. She was 77. Inspired by her Zen-Buddhist father’s call to always seek the truth, she came upon the Novena Church at the age of 14. Under the guidance of Fr Thomas Creede, she embraced the Catholic faith at [...]


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong receives a gift of a scroll as he officially opened the Good Shepherd Place on May 2. The scroll, presented to him by Marymount Kindergarten children and Sr Joan Lopez, provincial superior of the Good Shepherd nuns, contains the Chinese character for “a spirit of good will”.The Good Shepherd Place, [...]

Reaching out to cancer-stricken kids

Sisters in brown veils and skirts are a common sight at Mount Alvernia Hospital and Assisi Hospice. They are often seen mingling with children and adult patients there. But in a secular children’s centre?For Sr Carmen Francis, who belongs to the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood, it’s a calling.She said, “After Arc started, I [...]

Peranakan initiative raises funds for children’s centre

Performers at the Project Intan concert on Aug 21. Photo: BOB LEETeachers and students of Mandeville Music School recently donned Peranakan attire and put on a special concert in aid of children suffering from cancer.The performance was held at The Intan, a Peranakan museum in Joo Chiat, on Aug 21.The event was part of Project [...]

Calling ex-staff, residents of Canossaville Children’s Home

The Canossaville Children’s Home, which will mark its 70th anniversary on Aug 20, is calling former residents and ex-staff who passed through its doors to attend a special celebration that day.This will include a Mass, to be held at the Church of St Stephen, and activities such as a concert and video presentation to be [...]