Boys take their first step in former convent school

Canossa Catholic Primary 1 boys join the girls on their first day of school.Visibly nervous and shy but the boys soon found their feet after a warm welcome to the new co-ed Canossa Catholic Primary School, as they mingled with the girls.For the girls, this was the first time that they had boys in their [...]

Int’l Charismatics meet to plan, share ideas

Charismatic representatives from Singapore at the UAE conference (from left): Mr Leroy Goh, Fr Charlie Oasan, Ms Jessica Francisco, Mr Gerard Francisco and Mr Charles Lim.It was an international Catholic Charismatic conference attended by 1,700 people. And the venue was the United Arab Emirates.The 4th ISAO Conference, held from Nov 30-Dec 2 at St Anthony [...]

CHARIS response to Sri Lanka floods, Marawi crisis

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) has pledged a total of US$100,000 (S$140,000) in grant aid for two separate relief efforts.The aid is for Caritas Sri Lanka in response to the floods in the country, and the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines for victims of the ongoing clashes between Philippine government [...]

Service to Country, Heart for the People

His Grace Archbishop William Goh and the faithful of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore are saddened to learn of the passing of former President S. R. Nathan last night (22 August 2016).  Known to come from humble beginnings himself, President Nathan was always known to have a heart for the less privileged in society. [...]

ARCHBISHOP’S NATIONAL DAY MESSAGE: A merciful and compassionate nation

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, This year we celebrate our 51st National Day. In the last 50 years, we, together with our leaders, have been focusing on building a progressive society with proper infrastructure and transparent governance. As a consequence, Singapore has grown economically, technologically and politically as a nation. There is equality, [...]

Learning about Ignatian spirituality to prepare for WYD

Fifty-eight people attended a 24-hour retreat as part of their spiritual formation for World Youth Day (WYD) in Poland in July.They were introduced to the Magis – Latin for “more” or “better” programme – which they would be participating in Poland before the official start of WYD.The June 24-25 retreat, organised by the MAGiS WYD [...]

Hosanna! Music Ministry continues public outreach with Christmas carolling

HOSANNA! Music Ministry (H!MM) continued its public outreaches this year by carolling in busy shopping centres and country clubs.“Christmas presents a unique opportunity for our ministry to continue in its mission to spread the love and message of God,” noted H!MM executive director Andrew Tan.From Dec 1-23, H!MM sang carols at five different locations, including [...]

ARCHBISHOP’S MESSAGE: Church and nation building

As Catholics, we have every reason to celebrate, because the Church has been instrumental to the growth and development of Singapore. From education to healthcare, she has not only founded institutions that have helped to springboard us from a backwater slum to the first world country that we are today, but more importantly, she has [...]

Archbishop urges unity in diversity

Citizens of a country need to provide hospitality to migrants. “We need to be understanding, we need to embrace them. We need to make them feel welcome,” said Archbishop William Goh.“We need to understand the challenges and difficulties that migrants have.”The archbishop made this comment in his homily during a Mass to celebrate the 100th [...]

The Church In Korea (1950)

War is raging in Korea and millions there are in agony. How can we be indifferent to the fate of our Korean brothers and sisters’? They are all creature::; of God like ourselves. And among them are Catholics, redeemed as we have been redeemed, by Christ’s Precious Blood, members of the great Christian family, our [...]