Expressing their faith through art

Ms Irene Wong’s “Selah Moment” won her the top prize in the Open Category.An artist’s powerful portrait of herself in prayer and a moving depiction of the biblical characters of Naomi and Ruth as they caught sight of Bethlehem, their destination. These were the two winning entries in this year’s Angelico Art Award, which seeks [...]

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 [...]

Evangelising on social media

SINGAPORE – To spur the Church to evangelise through social media, the East District Youth Committee organised a workshop on July 28, at the Church of the Holy Family. About 40 participants attended the workshop. The project, called SHAREfest (SHARE as an acronym for Stirring Hearts:  A Real Encounter), draws its inspiration from Pope Francis’ [...]

Lay missionary wins mission photography competition

Judging of the mission photo competition. Photo by Lynette LohSINGAPORE – The Mission Photography Competition 2010, organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for Missionary Activity (AMCA), has come to a close.Ms Irene Tan, a lay itinerant missionary, won the first prize of $500 for her photograph of children being introduced to the Bible. The photograph was [...]

Shoot to win mission competition

SINGAPORE – Catholics, by virtue of our baptism, have a role in bringing the Good News of salvation to people of all status and walks of life. Not all of us remember this.In its ongoing endeavours to sensitise Catholics of this mission, the Archdiocesan Commission for Missionary Activity (ACMA) has organised a month-long Mission Photography [...]

ACMA invites entries for Mission Photo Competitiion

SINGAPORE – In its ongoing endeavours to further sensitize Catholics to their role in bringing the Good News of salvation to all stratas of life, the Archdiocesan Commission for Missionary Activity (ACMA) has organized a Mission Photo Competition as part of this year’s World Mission Sunday celebration activities. Mission Sunday is celebrated on Oct 19 [...]

Me… a missionary? Yes, you a missionary

SINGAPORE – If we asked most Catholics if they were engaged in the missionary activity of the church, it is quite probable that they would answer in the negative. Yet there are many individuals, many small informal groups, who are constantly continuing this mission of making Christ present and real in the world. For instance, [...]

IJ Choristers win awards at international choir festival

SINGAPORE – The IJ Choristers from CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) attained the Gold Award in Category A1 Children’s Choir (age 12 and under) at the July 14-17 Hong Kong International Youth & Children’s Choir Festival. They topped that category and won the title "Champion of Category A1". The 42 girls are aged 9-12. "Being the [...]