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, [...]

District Masses, cathedral tours

Mr Jevon Liew, a cathedral volunteer, conducting a tour of the cathedral.“It’s important to understand what hospitality means. It is simply seeing to the one who is in need,” said Fr Peter Tan, from the Church of St Michael.Hospitality is about serving the person who “comes to us knocking at our door”, and even going [...]

Questions on the Faith: On a dress code for altar servers, lectors

Should there be a uniform dress code for altar servers and lectors? Q: As a cradle born Catholic in Singapore, I have visited almost all the different parishes scattered across Singapore and it is rather perturbing that all the parishes have different standards for altar servers and lectors. Some parishes require their altar servers to [...]

A tribute to Sr Agnes Kong, FMDM

Sr Agnes Kong passed away on Aug 4.Born on July 3, 1936, Sr Agnes Kong grew up in a loving home. She was educated at the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, Victoria St. As a young girl she loved the Novena and became an active member of the Novena Church choir directed by Fr [...]

Praying for the Church in China

Pray for China’s clergy to be witnesses for God, and support the Church there through donating religious books and sharing of experience.These were some suggestions that Fr Henry Siew gave during a Mass to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China on May 24.Fr Henry, who is spiritual director of the [...]

A daily reminder to love in Religious community

“Religious life is a way of life, a life that is free and allows for growth and maturity. It is not easy, but it is worth it,” said Cenacle Sr Francisca Tan.This was her advice to those thinking of joining the Religious life. “People think joining a Religious means giving up so many things, but [...]

Church of Transfiguration starts series of monthly Masses

Leaders and well-wishers of the yet-to-be-built Church of the Transfiguration (COTT) in Punggol gathered to celebrate their very first monthly Mass on Palm Sunday. The March 20 event was held at the school hall of Holy Innocents’ High School on Upper Serangoon Road. The 150-strong congregation sang and waved their palms as the Palm Sunday [...]

Baptisms in newly-renovated church

Ms Jeanne Aw gestures in joy after Fr Timothy Yeo baptised her in the new baptismal font of the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace.Ms Aw was among the 21 adults and three children who received the Sacrament of Baptism by immersion in the church’s  built-in-the-ground font during the Easter Vigil.The celebration was joyfully [...]

Meditating before Mass at Queen of Peace church

If you walk in 15 minutes before Mass at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace this Lent, you may notice parishioners sitting still, eyes closed and deep in prayer.Usually there will be a flurry of activity 10 minutes before any Mass begins with the faithful scurrying into church with animated children on tow. [...]