Neocatechumenal Way members share experience of meeting pope

Members of the Neocatechumenal Way from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand pose for a photo at Tor Vergata, Rome.By Andrew J. Wong About 160 members of the Neocatechumenal Way from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand were in Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movement with Pope Francis.The Neocatechumenal Way guides Catholics in an itinerary of [...]

Building communion, hospitality in parishes

Parish leaders learned about these and more at a recent conferenceParish representatives praying at the New Wine Conference on Sept 17.How can parishes build greater communion among their members? This was a major question tackled during the New Wine Conference held at SJI International on Sept 17.About 400 representatives from parishes across the archdiocese attended [...]

The Harvesters raise funds for missionaries, evangelise by carolling

SINGING CAROLS at commercial establishments has enabled The Harvesters to raise funds for a missionary group and evangelise the general public about Christmas.“We started carolling for fundraising purposes last year as an extension of our evangelistic ministry,” said Ms Jane Lau, who coordinated the carolling.The group, whose mission is to evangelise, raised some $2,000 last [...]

Conference on being witnesses for God

KUALA LUMPUR – More than 125 participants from 10 different parishes attended a Bible Conference with the theme “You shall be My Witnesses” on Oct 3. It was organised by the Kuala Lumpur Archdiocesan Bible Apostolate (KLABA) and held at Assumption Family House in Petaling Jaya.Sr Sandra Seow and Sr Leticia Lopez from the Verbum [...]

Yearning to share your faith?

The Office for the New Evangelisation was set up to offer help Evangelisation is a word that evokes fear in many Catholics. The thought of going out to share the faith is a daunting task for many.To some, faith is a personal thing with it being up to the individual to live the faith the [...]

What can you do to evangelise China?

Pope John Paul II says in his Apostolic Exhortation, “Just as in the first millennium the Cross was planted on the soil of Europe, and in the second on that of the Americas and Africa, we can pray that in the Third Christian Millennium a great harvest of faith will be reaped in the vast [...]

Young people learn to evangelise through mime and drama

How can one share Jesus with others? One creative method is through mime and drama!This was what a group of mostly young people learnt when they gathered at the Catholic Archdiocesan Youth Centre on Feb 23.The participants, aged 17 to late 30s, attended a creativity workshop led by theatre practitioner and mime artist Krysztof Najdowski. [...]

Priest encourages youth to evangelise at youth rally

An overseas Redemptorist priest recently encouraged local Catholic youths to “know Jesus in discipleship and make Him known through evangelisation”.Fr Joseph Royan spoke to a total of 1,500 youths at the Archdiocesan Youth Day held on Nov 16 and 17. The rally was a half day event for the youth of parishes in the east [...]

Chinese youths hold rock concerts to evangelise

The rock band, Margaret, performing in church during Easter. – UCANEWS.COM photoNANNING, CHINA – One Chinese rock band does more than just play music to entertain. Members use their talents to bring Catholics closer to God and tell others about their faith.The band, called “Margaret”, was formed in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Nanning, [...]

Youths learn to evangelise through Internet

A screenshot of Father Cuyos taken during the ‘webinar’. Image provided by Winifred LohSINGAPORE – Videos are modern-day parables that can help proclaim God’s word, a priest told youth communicators from the parish of St. Mary of the Angels.Besides entertaining viewers, online videos can communicate values, elicit response, stimulate discussion, and “have the power to [...]