The church that was once only a make-shift hut

Catholic News features the Church of the Holy Family in this series on parish communities.The church serves up to 5,500 parishioners every weekend.Jared NgDuring the Octave of Christmas, Catholics around the world celebrated the feast of the Holy Family. The feast, celebrated on Dec 30, teaches us about Jesus, Mary and Joseph – and about [...]

Bringing aid to rural families in Sabah

The 11 missionaries pose with Mount Kinabalu in the background. Franciscan aspirant Julian Chua (front row, right) shared how he encountered God during the trip.A team of 11 missionaries, made up of 10 Singaporeans and one from Sabah, Malaysia, made the arduous journey to Ranau, Sabah, as part of a mission trip to distribute essential [...]

Ambassadors of peace visit archbishop

Members of Roses of Peace (from second left, Ms Noor Hanisah Binte Noordin, Mr Wan Muhammad Fazlan Nordin and Mr Mohamed Irshad) presented Archbishop Goh with a ‘Letter of Peace’. Also in the photo are Mr Andre Ahchak, director of communications, Archbishop’s Office (far left); Msgr Philip Heng and Mr Gerald Kong from the Archdiocesan [...]

Connecting with Marriage Encounter teams in other countries

S’porean couple Daniel and Shelley Ee, who are among the Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s global leaders, share their experiences giving presentations in Mexico and Europe.Daniel and Shelley Ee (front row in white tops), together with Fr Nathaniel Gomez (in white beside them), singing at the end of a Mass during the 45th anniversary celebration of WWME [...]

Parish establishes Filipino community

Filipinos from the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace and members of other Filipino communities at the Tagalog Mass on Oct 15.Oct 15 marked the establishment of the first Filipino community at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace. About 400 Filipinos from the parish and members of other Filipino communities came to [...]

Learning about serving the less fortunate in Asia

Redemptorist Br Karl M. Gaspar giving the keynote address at the Humanitarian Forum & Fair organised by CHARIS.By Christopher Khoo More than 800 people listened raptly as people who have served the needy in the region shared their experiences at the recent Humanitarian Forum & Fair.The two-yearly event, organised by CHARIS (Caritas Humanitarian Aid & [...]

Participants renewed in their faith after conference

Participants taking part in praise and worship during the Conference for New Evangelisation held on Nov 19 and 20.“Serve the Lord with all your gifts!” This call to action was the theme of the Conference for New Evangelisation held at Holy Innocents’ High School on Nov 19 and 20. It was organised by the Singapore [...]

Bonding parishioners through rosary devotions, Bible study

Jared Ng looks at how the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea conducts these and other activities in this ongoing parish seriesThe Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, located in Yishun, was designed to look like an ark.Catering to the demands of a large parish can be challenging. However, the various [...]

Showing love to migrants in special celebration

Members of the Tamil-speaking community were among the various migrant communities present at the celebration on Sept 25.Thankful and appreciated. This was how Ms Nguyen from the Vietnamese community felt after attending the Migrant Sunday celebration held on Sept 25.“The locals here and even the other communities are very warm and supportive. It makes me [...]