Give your child a head start in the Catholic faith

Harvey WeeThere are many scholarly studies that attest to the fact that a child’s personality and development is very much influenced by the home environment. The child’s beliefs, attitudes, emotions, behaviour are formed through his experience and interaction in the home as much as, if not more, than the school environment. Some parents clamour to [...]

A sign of love and care to the poor, elderly

Participants of the Catholic Welfare Services walkathon in the 2-km walk from the Singapore Flyer to the Merlion and back.Jared NgIt was a Sunday walk with a special significance. It was an event to bring the message to our needy, aged and underprivileged that the community do love and care for them.The two-kilometre walk organised [...]

Human development through the lens of faith

Mr Tan Cheng Han (far left), the conference moderator, with panellists at the Social Mission Conference: (from left) Ms Teo Jin Lee, Mr Han Fook Kwang, Dominican Friar David Garcia and Mr John Lim.Jared Ng Understanding the needs and circumstances of youth at-risk, assisting the poor in their holistic development and learning about the Church’s [...]

Vincentians hold special outreach for beneficiaries

Besides English and Mandarin, event also held in various dialectsMore than 500 of the Society of St Vincent de Paul beneficiaries attended the rally held at St Joseph’s Institution on April 21.The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) Singapore held its first evangelical outreach rally to its beneficiaries from various parishes in the archdiocese. [...]

St Joseph’s Home provides a platform for young and old to bond

St Joseph’s Home residents using the custom-made merry-go-round with children.By Jared Ng An intergenerational playground and infant and childcare centre were launched at St Joseph’s Home on Aug 28.The aim of the playground and centre, located within the vicinity of the eldercare facility, is to encourage interaction between children and the elderly and promote a [...]

Receiving Sacrament of Anointing of Sick in good time

Archbishop’s Pastoral MessageFr John Bosco Pereira giving the rite of the Anointing of the Sick to an elderly person at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.1. Purpose of this pastoral letterOften, people are disappointed, upset and angry that they cannot find a priest to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick for a loved one who [...]

One man’s unique ministry to the elderly

For decades, Andrew Goh has been using dialects to teach the faith to the elderly. Annabelle Liang catches up with him.Mr Goh using props to teach catechism in the home of an elderly person.COME rain or shine, Mr Andrew Goh mounts his maroon scooter to perform his daily mission. For the past 24 years, the [...]

One man’s unique ministry to the elderly

For decades, Andrew Goh has been using dialects to teach the faith to the elderly. Annabelle Liang catches up with him.Mr Goh using props to teach catechism in the home of an elderly person.Come rain or shine, Mr Andrew Goh mounts his maroon scooter to perform his daily mission. For the past 24 years, the [...]

SIM students, alumni visit elderly home

Members of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society having a laugh with the elderly of the Villa Francis Home for the Aged.Members and alumni of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society (SIM-CS) visited the residents of the Villa Francis Home for the Aged to engage them in games and other activities.The March 25 [...]