The Choice Weekend: a journey of self-discovery

Participants praying at the start of the weekend.The Choice Weekend is about helping people live out their authentic selves and acting on the values they’ve learnt from their families, in catechism classes or from the Catholic school they studied in, shared Mr Lawrence De Silva, 45, a member of the newly commissioned Choice leadership team.Choosing [...]

Using social media as a tool to evangelise

To encourage Catholics to take up the call to evangelise on social media, 10 video entries were submitted for a video competition  called SHAREfest, Stirring Hearts: A Real Encounter Festival. Each video was no more than five minutes.The competition, organised by the East District Youth Committee, was held at the Verbist Hall in the Church [...]

Choice Asia looks to future

Members brainstorm new directions for their movementBANDUNG, INDONESIA – Can we forgive those who sometimes love us poorly – the people closest to us, like our brother, teacher, father, mother? How does one live the truth that in this world love and woundedness are never separated.One can, when one keeps reclaiming one’s first love – [...]

Our Freedom of Choice

SFX Bulletin, 25 August 2012: Over the past four Sundays, the gospel passages from John 6 unfolded to us Jesus’ plan to continue the offering of himself as the way to God the Father through the Eucharist – “the living bread which has come down from heaven” (v.51). Today, some of Jesus own disciples respond [...]

Archbishop Chia drops in on Choice participants

Participants for the June/July 2012 Choice weekend had a pleasant surprise when Archbishop Nicholas Chia paid them a surprise visit on July 1. They were having a hearty Sunday breakfast at the Choice Retreat House in Jurong West when the archbishop joined them.Archbishop Chia then observed a Choice session and addressed the 21 participants. He [...]

Values: Pro-Choice or Pro-life, but Pro-Who?

Today’s article in this continuing series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore looks at the emotionally charged debate over abortion. AUSTRALIAN journalist Melinda Tankard-Reist, who draws upon the experiences of more than 200 women to write about the lasting emotional shock and trauma that follows an abortion, shares this excerpt from [...]

Thai team learns about Choice programme

Father Bunsong Hongthong (centre) and Phichit and Achara Sukeewat (extreme right) from Thailand pose for a photo with the Choice Asia team from Singapore, (from left) David and Gillian Cheong, Felicia and Fr Adrian Yeo. A team from the Catholic Church in Thailand, who were in Singapore recently to learn about the Choice programme, said [...]

S’pore assumes leadership of Choice Asia

The Choice Asia team: (from left) Fr Adrian Yeo, Felicia, and David and Gillian Cheong. The Singapore chapter of the worldwide Choice programme was recently elected to head Choice Asia, a challenge that the local team finds exciting.“We are most honoured. We are most happy to take on this role,” said Mr David Cheong, a [...]

Not just a suggestion or choice, but a command!

Representatives from the Japanese and Indonesian communities, Ms Naoko Tamura and Madam Juanita Dorothy Pantow, bring up the wine and bread. Photos by Vincent KwaSINGAPORE – Mission is not just a suggestion or choice, but a command from the Lord. It is the responsibility of every believer to spread the Good News to all.This was [...]