faith

Do you have your children’s interest at heart?

This is made even tougher when one considers the pressure placed on children in striving for academic excellence and juggling social media and peer pressure.What then, can parents do?“Your mindset and attitude are key,” said Father Henry Siew. “Are you God-centred or worldly-centred? Relationship or achievement oriented?”Parents are often pressured by external factors such as [...]

Franciscan deacon feels call to serve poor, work for justice

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Franciscan Friar Aiden Peter at his diaconal ordination Mass. Photo: VITA Images

Bernadette Lee

“You are here not to be served, but to serve.”

This was the message Archbishop William Goh gave to Franciscan Friar Aiden Peter at his diaconal ordination Mass.

The Feb 3 ceremony at the Church of St Mary of the Angels marked the final stage of Deacon Aiden’s preparations for priestly ordination.

Archbishop Goh reminded the friar that as a “minister of the Gospel, he has to show himself “chaste and beyond reproach in his actions” and to bring the message of hope to those who need to hear the voice of God.

Lunar New Year interfaith outreach spreads message of harmony

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Participants of various faiths give oranges to people during the World Interfaith Harmony Week event. Photo: MUIS

Michelle Voo

Happy World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019! “One Blood, One Humanity”.

From “wows”, polite “thank yous” and bewilderment to downright suspicion and outright rejection – such was the spectrum of reactions various faith-based groups received on Feb 9 when they offered this greeting of peace (printed on a postcard), an invitation to a blood donation drive at a mosque, and a pair of oranges to members of the public at the Bishan MRT and Junction 8 mall area.

Around 70 members of various faiths took part in this outreach, including seven young people and three adults from the Catholic Church.

Singapore youth at World Youth Day

EXPERIENCING THE UNIVERSALITY OF THE CHURCH: The Novena Church contingent from Singapore with young people from Argentina at World Youth Day 2019 in Panama. The contingent, led by Redemptorist Father Francis Vijayan, were in Panama from Jan 19-29 to share their faith with thousands of other pilgrims. […]

Supporting schools in their mission

Catholic schools share the mission of the Church. The Archdiocese Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS) works with Catholic schools to strengthen the Catholic ethos in their communities by supporting them in their mission to provide a holistic education that includes the dimension of spiritual growth and the fulfilment of potential of gifts and talents given [...]

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 [...]

Bringing Christ to others

Visitors to the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary get an explanation of symbols on the altar.For a group of visitors who had never stepped into the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a tour of the sanctuary was more than just sight-seeing. It was for them to find out more about the [...]

“Talk show” helps people understand Catholic faith better

Panellists (from left) Keith Neubronner, Kathleen Sim, Father Terence Pereira and Eric Lam at the Love in the City event.A special “talk show” held a few days after Christmas Day helped some 50 people gain a better understanding of the festival celebrated by Christians all over the world.The event, titled Love in the City, was [...]