Little known CATHEDRAL ARTEFACTS

A look at some of the historic religious items available for viewing when the cathedral is restored {loadposition artefact}The ring and crosier used by the first Archbishop of Singapore, Archbishop Michael Olcomendy; the Mass booklet Pope St John Paul II used when he was in Singapore in 1986; and a brass crucifix with candlesticks given [...]

Lucy Kang Liang Hoi, 1956-2011

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”  (Matthew 5:5)Many people will remember the face and voice that represented the Singapore Pastoral Institute (SPI) for more than thirty years. Lucy Kang worked at SPI since its inception in 1978. Initially assisting Fr Nicholas Chia in running the religious articles shop and doing secretarial [...]

Prayer for Vocations

Our Loving Father, source of all goodness,we turn to you with trust and confidence, followingyour Son’s instruction to pray for more labourersto bring in the harvest.Bless your Church with families and communitiesof faith and love, and from among them produce menand women dedicated to a life of holiness and service.Guide those you have called to [...]

Canossian nuns and schools mark anniversaries through song

The Canossian Sisters, together with four Canossian schools held a choral festival to celebrate the 180th anniversary of St Magdalene of Canossa’s passing (foundress of the Canossians) and the 15th anniversary of the canonisation of Canossian St Josephine Bakhita.Titled One Heart, One Voice, the choral performance was held at St Joseph’s Church (Victoria Street) on [...]

Bernard Chen dedicated time and effort to state and Church

The Singapore Catholic Church mourned the loss of Mr Benard Chen, who dedicated much of his time and effort to the archdiocese and the state.He passed away on April 8 at age 72.During his funeral Mass on April 13, Redemptorist Fr Simon Tan spoke about how Mr Chen willingly took up the post of chairman [...]

Archbishop William sends condolences to PM Lee & family

Dear Prime Minister and Mrs Lee,The Roman Catholic Church in Singapore and I are with you in your pain as you mourn the loss of your beloved father and father-in-law.Your father was not only a great statesman. He was also a good and upright man who lived passionately his calling in life, which was to [...]

Special Mass held for Friends-in-Need

A special Mass to pray for the poor and aid recipients of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) was held on April 12.About 400 Vincentians, together with their Friends-in-Need (FINs or aid recipients), Caritas representatives, Canossian Sisters and well-wishers attended the celebration held at the Church of St Stephen.Archbishop William Goh, Fr Eugene [...]

Pope Francis Close To The Victims Of The Mafia

Vatican City, 15 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father will visit the parish of San Gregorio VII in Rome on Friday 21 March to meet with the participants in a meeting organised by the “Libera” Foundation, presided by Don Luigi Ciotti. The meeting is dedicated to relatives of the victims of the mafia and [...]

Fr Noel Chin: a quiet and dedicated priest

Priests and former parishioners have described the late Fr Noel Chin as a quiet person, caring towards others and dedicated to his vocation.Fr Chin returned to the Lord on Aug 21 at St Joseph’s Home & Hospice. He was residing there for the last seven months or so after being discharged from hospital following a [...]