Empowering family life in the S’pore Archdiocese

Participants at the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family’s fifth anniversary Mass pose for a photo with Archbishop William Goh and priests. Photo: VITA ImagesPatricia AngCatholics are called to bring the light of Christ to their families and to society, and to be witnesses of what it means to be members of the family of God. [...]

Understanding the Church’s teaching on in-vitro fertilisation

Dr Colin Ong explains the moral problems of this method of having childrenThe desire to have a child is one of the most natural of human desires, and when couples have difficulty having babies it is common to seek medical help. In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is often regarded as the only viable option. Not only does [...]

Book a year ahead for your wedding

A wedding is for a day but a marriage is for life. There is much to be done for marriage. However quite often much is done for the wedding. Sometimes the stress of planning for the wedding drives a wedge between the couple so much so that by the time they exchange vows, they are [...]

Celebrating marriage and priestly life at ‘Love Matters’ event

Couples renew their marriage vows during the celebration on May 1. More than a hundred couples together with several priests celebrated marriage and the priesthood at the Church of the Transfiguration on May 1.Themed “Love Matters”, it was the third year that the celebration was jointly organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF) [...]

Proudly affirming marriage

Couples mark World Marriage Day at ‘Freeze Flash Mob’ eventMarlene De Silva (left), 76, and Penny D’Rozario, 80, married for 55 years, won the prize for the longest married couple.Marking 55 years of marriage, Ms Marlene De Silva, 76, and Mr Penny D’Rozario, 80, won the prize for the longest married couple at this year’s [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating 35 years of preparing couples for marriage

Catholic Engaged Encounter Singapore marks a significant milestoneCutting the Catholic Engaged Encounter’s 35th anniversary cake: (from left) Msgr Ambrose Vaz, Lilly and Steven Yeo, and Fr Aloysius Ong.Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) Singapore celebrated its 35th anniversary at Agape Village on Sept 23. Attended by more than 150 people who have benefited from the programme, the [...]

Stations of the Cross for married couples at OLPS

Couples praying during the special outdoor Stations of the Cross on March 24.A romantic candlelight dinner, an exchange of gifts, or even a short getaway without the children are just some of the conventional ways couples celebrate a wedding anniversary.However, Mr Stephen Manlapig and his wife, Mabel, parishioners of the Church of Our Lady of [...]

Serving married couples around the world

S’porean couple Daniel and Shelley Ee, who are in the Marriage Encounter global leadership team, share their experiences since taking on the responsibilityDaniel and Shelley Ee, together with Philippine priest Fr Nathaniel Gomez, meet Pope Francis during a special audience for the Marriage Encounter movement on Sept 10.We took on the role of Worldwide Marriage [...]

Celebrating the joys of marriage and priesthood

Married couples, priests honoured during their vocation anniversariesSeventy married couples and four priests celebrated their milestone anniversaries on May 21.The event, themed LOVE MATTERS, was for the first time, jointly organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for The Family (ACF) and its Family Partners, in conjunction with Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) Singapore’s anniversary celebrations.The celebration took [...]