‘The cathedral is mother of the abandoned, poor’

… says Archbishop William Goh at cathedral’s Dedication MassArchbishop William Goh, together with about 70 priests, celebrate the cathedral’s Dedication Mass on Feb 14.By Jared NgThe air was thick with anticipation as Catholics gathered for the historic Dedication Mass of the newly restored Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on Feb 14. The date was significant [...]

Chancery Notice – 7 November 2016

APPOINTMENTS1. The following have been appointed members of the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools for a term of two [2] years with effect from 20 October 2016:  a. Fr Adrian Danker SJ b. Mr Gerard Lee How Cheng c. Mr Kenneth Tan  2. The following have been reappointed to undertake a feasibility study on the redevelopment [...]

Priests are human beings, not ‘mini-gods’

Archbishop talks about the impact of unfair criticism and lack of appreciation in the lives of priestsDuring the annual Chrism Mass, Archbishop William Goh highlighted why priests sometimes lose their passion for their ministry, and what they can do to address this. “When we were newly ordained,” said Archbishop Goh, “we were full of joy [...]

Archbishop addresses priests’ ‘woundedness’ during Chrism Mass

Archbishop William Goh acknowledged the challenges that priests face in their ministries and gave them words of encouragement during the annual Chrism Mass.Sometimes the joy of sharing the Good News “gets taken away because we [priests] are disillusioned”, said Archbishop Goh at the Mass held on Maundy Thursday morning at the Church of Our Lady [...]

Blessing of the oils at Chrism Mass

“There can be no Eucharist without the priesthood, just as there can be no priesthood without the Eucharist,” said Archbishop Nicholas Chia during the Chrism Mass on Maundy Thursday, April 5.“Priests in love with the Eucharist are capable of instilling in the faithful a deep appreciation and love for the Eucharist,” he told diocesan and [...]

Chrism Mass: Priests Configured To Christ

“Is disobedience a path of renewal for the Church? We would like to believe that the authors of this summons are motivated by concern for the Church, that they are convinced that the slow pace of institutions has to be overcome by drastic measures, in order to open up new paths and to bring the [...]

Chrism Mass mirrors Jesus’ final prayer

JOHOR BAHRU – Bishop Paul Tan of Melaka-Johor diocese compared the Chrism Mass to Jesus’s prayer before suffering His passion.Jesus had prayed that his disciples may be one just as the Father and He are one, so that the world may believe, said Bishop Tan at the Mass held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in [...]

Holy Thursday: Chrism Mass and the Lord’s Supper

VATICAN CITY, 21 APRIL 2011 (VIS) At 9:30 today, Holy Thursday, in the Vatican basilica, the Pope celebrated the Chrism Mass, which is celebrated today in all cathedrals around the world. The cardinals, bishops and priests gathered in Rome concelebrated with the Holy Father. The homily was followed by the renewal of priestly vows and [...]