Commemorating pope’s visit to Myanmar, Bangladesh

Slides on the plight of the Rohingya refugees were shown at the end of the 10.30 am Mass at the cathedral on Dec 3.By Christopher KhooPope Francis’ visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh and his outreach to the marginalised was specially commemorated during a Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.Rector Msgr Philip Heng, [...]

St Anne’s Church holds Hair for Hope event

For the first time since its inception in 2003, Hair for Hope, Children’s Cancer Foundation’s (CCF) signature annual fundraiser, welcomed a church onboard as a satellite partner. More than 100 St Anne’s Church parishioners made their bald statements on June 22, to raise childhood cancer awareness and funds for CCF beneficiaries and their families. “We want [...]

Pope Francis: Do Not Seek The Living Among The Dead

Vatican City, April 2014 (VIS) – “Why do you seek the living one among the dead?”. With this question Pope Francis began his first catechesis following Holy Week, on the feast of St. George, the Holy Father’s name day. He continued, “How often we look for life among dead things, things that cannot give life, [...]

To The Clergy Of Rome: Sterile Priests Do Not Help The Church

Vatican City, 6 March 2014 (VIS) – This morning, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, Pope Francis met with the clergy of the diocese of Rome. The central theme of the meeting, inspired by the Gospel of St. Matthew, was mercy. The Holy Father recalled how Jesus walked through towns and villages, feeling compassion for [...]

The Church Is Close To Those Who Suffer In Syria

Vatican City, 30 November 2013 (VIS) – “You come as witnesses of the apostolic origins of our faith. Since then, the joy of the Gospel continues to enlighten humanity, and you continue to walk on in this joy, in spite of the many ordeals you have experienced throughout history, up to our times”, said the [...]

Cathedral to close for restoration for 2 years

Last Masses to be held on Oct 27. New building to be fully airconditioned.The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd will hold its last Masses on Oct 27 before closing for restoration works.These are expected to begin on Nov 1 and will last for two years, said Fr Adrian Anthony, who is in charge of the [...]

The Church Is Close To Seafarers

Vatican City, 23 November 2012 (VIS) – “Ever since the dawn of Christianity, the maritime world has been an effective vehicle for evangelisation. The Apostles and disciples of Jesus were able to go into the world and preach the Gospel to every creature, partly thanks to maritime navigation; the journeys of St. Paul provide just [...]