Subscribers receive Catholic News late

Dear readers, we understand that some of our subscribers received copies of our December issues late. We fully acknowledge your disappointment and we extend our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. While our team looked into strengthening our internal processes, there were some external factors beyond our control. […]

Archbishop’s Easter message

My dear brothers and sisters,The peace of the Risen Lord be with you! Peace is the first gift of Easter which the Lord imparted to His disciples. Peace comes from the victory of Christ over sin and death. With His resurrection, we know for certain that everything has been overcome and conquered. Evil is not [...]

Progress of archdiocesan update on parish Mass attendance survey

The Archdiocesan Strategic Planning of Resources Team is pleased to report that we are making good progress with the Parish Mass Attendance Survey. As of the weekend of Feb 20/21, we have received 35,000+ responses representing a estimated total of 106,000 Catholics in Singapore. This is encouraging indeed and we thank all of you who [...]

Memorial Mass held in wake of Paris tragedy

“I’m at peace now, sometimes I’m angry and depressed, but this gives me hope. Now I have managed to pray for them and the jihadists as well,” said Ms Beatrice Burguet.The 45-year-old French woman was speaking to CatholicNews after attending a memorial Mass for the victims of the Nov 13 Paris terror attacks.About 200 French [...]

Update on Archbishop Chia

The Archbishop’s Office released the following update on May 31: His Grace, Archbishop William Goh, wishes to thank you for your well wishes, prayers and concern for His Grace, Archbishop Emeritus Nicholas Chia.Archbishop Goh wishes to share with you the following medical update on Archbishop Emeritus Chia:Since his transfer to Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation [...]

Spanish-speaking kids receive First Communion

Twenty-three children from the Spanish-speaking community received their first Holy Communion on May 17 at the Church of St Bernadette.Fr Joe Lopez, chaplain of the community in Singapore, celebrated a special Mass at the parish, in front of at least 100 Spanish speakers from 19 different countries.In his homily, Fr Joe urged the parents to [...]

Archdiocese’s message for Vesak Day 2015

Dear Buddhist Friends,We rejoice with you in your celebration of the feast of Vesak recalling the birth, enlightenment and final nirvana of Gautama Buddha. May your celebration be a very joyful and peace-filled one. It is a fitting occasion for us to remember and reflect on the poor, needy and marginalised who suffer so much [...]

At Latin Mass, archbishop stresses importance of priestly holiness

“The Immaculate Conception invites us to reflect on the dignity of the priesthood: the priesthood, just like the Immaculate Conception is purely the grace of God,” said Archbishop William Goh during a traditional Latin Mass on Dec 8.He was speaking to Catholics who packed St Joseph Church (Bukit Timah) to celebrate the Solemnity of the [...]

Corrinne May shares about family life through song

Corrinne May performed several of her Christian-themed songs for the audience during the dialogue event, at one point breaking down in tears, apparently moved by the song.She started off by giving her own rendition of the Hail Mary, while accompanying herself on the piano.  Before singing the next song, Beautiful Life, she shared that the [...]

Message for Guru Nanak Jayanti 2014

Dear Sikh Friends,I rejoice with you on your Gurpurab celebration of Guru Nanak Dev Ji on 6 November, with sincere wishes for peace, harmony and the greater strengthening of the bonds of solidarity among your families, friends and communities. May the warm friendship between our Sikh and Catholic communities continue to blossom and bear abundant [...]