Buddhist monks, lay people visit Divine Mercy Church

Father Damian De Wind explaining the various features of the church to Buddhist monks and lay people.Five monks and three Buddhist lay people from Sri Lanka were given a special tour of the Church of Divine Mercy in Pasir Ris on Oct 29.It was their reward for graduating with First Class Honours from the Buddhist [...]

Special trishaw ride a highlight of hospice’s charity event

Business leader Sherman Kwek ferrying Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood Sr Florence Wong and Gracelyn Ng, granddaughter of an Assisi Hospice patient, during the hospice’s Kampong Assisi event.A charity trishaw ride and a guess-the-number-of-Lego-bricks contest were some of the new activities held during Assisi Hospice’s recent fundraising event.The ride saw business leader Sherman Kwek [...]

Inspiring, challenging moments of WYD

Reflections from the Office for Young People, which led a group to WYD accompanied by Archbishop Goh and local priests Praying the Divine Office in the field with Archbishop William Goh (right).The Office for Young People (OYP) contingent for World Youth Day (WYD) was the official contingent of the Singapore archdiocese led by OYP chaplains Fr Jude [...]

SJI students put mercy into practice with various initiatives

SJI students posing for a photo with Fr Stephen Yim, parish priest of the Church of the Sacred Heart. The students made pilgrimages to all five Holy Doors in the archdiocese as part of a programme to deepen their understanding of mercy.St Joseph’s Institution (SJI) students took part in various projects throughout 2016 to reach [...]

Pilgrims continue spiritual preparations ahead of WYD

Young pilgrims from all over Singapore came together at the Office for Young People for a time of spiritual preparation for World Youth Day (WYD) on May 7.The event was the second such session organised for those travelling to Poland for WYD.Archbishop William Goh will be one of the pilgrims.During the May 7 event, sharings [...]

Questions on the Faith: Why did God ‘harden’ Pharaoh’s heart?

Q: I would like to pose the following question in the Questions on the Faith section of CatholicNews. Why did God harden the following characters in the Bible which contradicted His gift of free will? God hardened Pharaoh’s heart which resulted in many dying from devastating plagues (Exodus 9:12). God hardened the hearts of Gentile [...]

Walking barefoot to experience Jesus’ Passion

Neither blistering heat, aching limbs nor a downpour dampened the fervour of some 150 pilgrims who took part in a barefoot Lenten walk across the island on March 19. The event, called Crucis Singapura, was organised by the Jesus Youth movement. This was the sixth year in a row that the group has held the [...]

Parishes open their doors to pray for 24 hours

Responding to Pope Francis’ call to participate in the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative, several parishes in Singapore held Eucharistic adoration and reconciliation services from the evening of March 4 to the evening of March 5.The pope launched this worldwide initiative in 2014, to be held on the Friday and Saturday preceding the fourth [...]

Chancery warns against ‘Maria Divine Mercy’ and Fabienne Guerrero

The two claim that they have received divine revelationsLAST November, it was reported that a group of individuals was distributing unusual devotional objects within Singapore’s Catholic community. Later, a charismatic speaker gave talks about her reconversion to Catholicism. These episodes are related to a much larger phenomenon which Catholics are advised to be cautious about. [...]