Caritas Singapore gets new Executive Director

Ms Christine Wong (left) takes over the reins as Executive Director from Ms Bernadette Lau.It is the call to share our professional talents and to get closer to God that lead many to work at Caritas Singapore. Caritas Singapore is the social arm of the Catholic Church for about 12 years now, with 27 Catholic [...]

Kids experience faith and fun at West District Bible camp

Over the course of five mornings from Nov 24-28, more than 100 children aged five to 12 from the West district parishes gathered at the Church of St Ignatius to get to know Christ better through fun and faith-filled activities.The aim of the programme, titled Cathletics – Training to be Champions of Christ, was to [...]

SG50 banners go up in parishes all over S’pore

By the time you read this, red-and-white banners would have gone up at all parishes here asking parishioners to pray for the nation.As part of the archdiocese’s SG50 celebrations, each parish is being asked to pray for “joy” and another fruit of the Holy Spirit throughout 2015.In addition to joy, the other fruits are peace, [...]

SG50 Mass to be celebrated on July 4

SG50 banners will also be put up at parishes to exhort Catholics to pray for SingaporeMore than 10,000 faithful and guests are expected to gather at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on July 4 afternoon to participate in a thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration to commemorate the nation’s 50th birthday.The Mass will commence at 2 pm. However there [...]

Fun-filled Bible camp sees kids decorating sweet treats

It wasn’t just an ordinary five-day Bible camp, as children with their plastic spoons decorated doughnuts and cupcakes.The camp, which ran from Nov 24-28, was called Cool Kingdom Party – Mary Leads us Closer to Jesus.The theme served as a reminder to the children, about 60 of them from K2 to Primary 6, as well [...]

Committee to help revamp Vatican communications

VATICAN CITY – Seven months after hiring a consulting firm to study the Vatican’s communications structures, the Vatican has set up an 11-member committee – which includes former Singapore Cabinet minister George Yeo – to suggest ways to increase collaboration and cut costs.Australian Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy and [...]

Singapore’s Housing Problem

“Housing is the first essential in Singapore today. The population is increasing at an ALARMING rate. Every year there is an increase of from 25,000 people and this surplus population has to be provided with homes. It is a gigantic task. However the problem can be solved by proper sensible planning.” These are some of [...]

Catholic Teachers’ Movement Elect New Office-Bearers

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Catholic Teachers’ Movement held in S'pore, the following were elected office-bearers of the movement: President, Mr. Lawrence Sia; Vice-president, Mr. Valentine'Tan'; Organising Secretary, Mr. Jacob Chng; General Secretary Mr. Patrick Mowe; Asst. Secretary, Mr. Joseph D'Cruz; Treasurer, Mr. Peter Leong; Asst. Treasurer, Miss Shirley Tan' Chairman Katong [...]

The Study Of History, One Of The Paths To The Truth

Vatican City, 12 April 2014 (VIS) – “The study of history indeed represents one of the paths for the impassioned search for the truth, which has always pervaded man’s soul”, said the Pope in his audience with the participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, which celebrates its 60th anniversary [...]