God’s Mercy – Mystery of Christ’s Passion

Msgr Philip Heng, SJ God’s Mercy and Compassionate Love are a mystery that many struggle to comprehend especially when a person’s pain and suffering are overwhelming and there does not seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. In such situations God seems to be absent.    In suffering, a person could [...]


My Father: My Hero and Role ModelAs we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family on 31 December, let us turn our focus to an important but often neglected person in the family – the father. Djamila Burgos shares her memories of her late father and how he tried his best to nurture her despite [...]

S’poreans reach out to needy young people in Pattaya

Catholics from Singapore interacting with teenagers with disabilities in Pattaya during their mission trip.Some 50 Catholics, mostly from the Church of Christ the King, travelled to Pattaya, Thailand, and visited various Catholic charity institutions there in early December.Redemptorist Fr Simon Pereira and parish priest Fr John Sim led the group, which included parents and their [...]

Three-parent embryo: a new solution or a new problem?

Moral theologian Fr David Garcia explores the ethics behind this developmentPhoto of an eight-cell human embryo. Last year, one couple had a baby from a three-parent-embryo procedure done in Mexico.It is now possible to have children from two genetic mothers and one father. It is popularly known as the three-parent embryo.In April, 2016, one couple benefited [...]

A look at St Anne’s Church in Sengkang

Jared Ng looks at the unique characteristics of the parish, among them an art ministrySt Anne’s Church is located in Sengkang, next to St Joseph’s Convent.St Anne’s Church is home to an art ministry that decorates the church for certain festive occasions.Located in Sengkang, the church also houses St Anne’s Kindergarten and is located next [...]

Mt Alvernia Hospital sets up second clinic for needy

Franciscan Friar John-Paul Tan leading the prayer and blessing of the clinic on Aug 20.Mount Alvernia Hospital (MAH), has officially opened its second outreach medical clinic – Mount Alvernia Outreach Medical Clinic (MAOMC) at Agape Village. Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for Health and Communications and Information, was the guest-of-honour at the official [...]

Building the new church in Punggol

Fr Joachim Chang talks about the financial challengesFr Joachim Chang, parish priest of the upcoming Church of the Transfiguration, seen here with religious statues and artefacts to be housed in the new church.A magnificently adorned tabernacle stands at one spot, life-size statues of Our Lady line a wall, while gleaming procession lanterns adorn one end [...]

A tribute to Sr Agnes Kong, FMDM

Sr Agnes Kong passed away on Aug 4.Born on July 3, 1936, Sr Agnes Kong grew up in a loving home. She was educated at the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, Victoria St. As a young girl she loved the Novena and became an active member of the Novena Church choir directed by Fr [...]

Priest From Muslim Family

FATHER ROBERTUS SARWISESO, an Indonesian priest from the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM), will begin his assignment at the Church of Christ the King in Ang Mo Kio February 18, 2005. He was sent to Singapore last November by his superiors to minister to the Indonesian-speaking migrant community but has been reassigned to a [...]


Will the Catholic family still be relevant tomorrow? For the Tan and Long families, praying together not only allows them to lift their petitions to God, but also helps them to learn more about each other. Through prayer, they learn about the issues that worry them and the things that they are thankful for. Amidst [...]