Charities Week raises $6.5m, exceeding last year’s amount

Caritas Singapore’s annual archdiocesan Lenten campaign, Charities Week 2018, raised $6.5 million, exceeding last year’s amount by more than $480,000.Caritas Singapore, the archdiocese’s social mission arm, is the umbrella body of 25 Catholic charities serving more than 50,000 beneficiaries from among the poor and vulnerable. It runs more than 70 programmes ranging from psychotherapy to [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

Celebrating life with generosityGivers is a series that features how Catholics, in ways big or small, help to build up the Church. ln this first issue, writer John Tan learns why an 80-year-old desired to celebrate his birthday by welcoming generosity toward the Church.80-year-old James in a candid moment at his birthday party, where he [...]

Aiding communities affected by crisis in Rakhine State

Displaced persons from Myanmar’s Rakhine State cluster around a food distribution truck in Kutapalong camp, southern Bangladesh. Photo: TOMMY TRENCHARD (CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS)Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) has pledged 40,000 euros (S$63,000) to its partner, Caritas Bangladesh, in response to the influx of displaced communities which have fled into Bangladesh due to the [...]

Archbishop’s message for CHARIS’ Humanitarian Aid Fund

The annual fundraising launch is set for Oct 7 and 8People reach to get ice cream at an evacuation centre outside Marawi, Philippines. CHARIS is appealing for funds to support organisations undertaking disaster relief and humanitarian work. CNS photoMy Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,The protracted crisis in Marawi, Philippines, has resulted in more than [...]

‘I keep going because the poor keep coming’

… says founder of Willing Hearts who recently received the Magsaysay award Mr Tony Tay receiving the Ramon Magsaysay Award from Philippine vice president Leni Robredo at the Cultural Centre of the Philippines in Manila on Aug 31. Photo: RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARD FOUNDATION By Jared NgWhen he first received phone calls telling him he was one [...]

Why giving for Mission Sunday is so important

Pontifical Mission Societies’ Mission Sunday MessageDuring World Mission Sunday this year, Catholics are invited to be conscious of the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and financial contributions.Mission Sunday is a day set aside for the Catholic Church throughout the world to publicly renew its commitment to the missionary movement. Throughout the world the faithful will [...]

Chancery Notice – 25 July 2016

It is believed that recently until June 2016, an Indian national and layperson named Francis George Thomas had been exercising a “charismatic healing ministry” and accepting donations of money at various locations around the Archdiocese of Singapore. This was one of many visits he has made here, and may make more. During such visits he [...]

Gift of brotherly / sisterly love to the needy

Delight loved ones by donating on their behalf. And if you are feeling generous towards the less fortunate, consider  giving to the following Catholic non-profit organisations. Abilities Beyond Limitations and Expectations (ABLE)   ABLE helps youth and adults from low-income households suffering from muscular dystrophy or needing therapy to be able to perform basic daily [...]

$10 m still needed for S’pore’s Mother Church

The cost of redeveloping the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd amounts to $40 million. While donations have been forthcoming, $10 million are still needed.Said Fr Adrian Anthony, the priest in charge of the overall project: “The generosity of the people has really touched me deeply. But it is still very challenging because we are not [...]