A Franciscan burger to help bring in the crowd

During peak periods, she sometimes has trouble multitasking and keeping up with the fast-paced requirements. “The other staff always support me and encourage me and it helps a lot,” she said. Starting out as member of the service crew, Hui Ling has gone to working as a barista and making desserts. The 25-year-old said [...]

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 [...]

CHARIS response to Sri Lanka floods, Marawi crisis

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) has pledged a total of US$100,000 (S$140,000) in grant aid for two separate relief efforts.The aid is for Caritas Sri Lanka in response to the floods in the country, and the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines for victims of the ongoing clashes between Philippine government [...]

How I observe Lent

Young people tell CN reporter Joseph Lee what the season means to themRenewing my relationship with God Bryan James Francisco, 21, St Anne’s Church: Lent to me is a time when we can truly reflect and renew our relationship with our Heavenly Father. The world we live in now is so filled with sin that people tend [...]

Highlighting the Church’s social mission

Representatives of Caritas and its affiliate organisations take part in a procession during a Mass on Feb 19. Photo: VITA ImagesThe social mission of the Church is the expression of how a Christian should be living out a life of holiness.The holiest people in the Church are “those who are involved in the social mission [...]

CHARIS response to hurricane-hit Haiti

A young woman walks amid the rubble of a destroyed home after Hurricane Matthew swept through Port-a-Piment, Haiti. CNS photoCaritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS), the overseas humanitarian arm of the Church in Singapore, has pledged an initial US$10,000 (S$13,900) in grant aid to Caritas Haiti in response to the disaster caused by [...]

Sisters serve up ‘Taste of Heaven’

The Daughters of St Paul are releasing a cookbook containing various recipes from the Sisters.Titled Taste of Heaven, the cookbook was scheduled to be launched on Aug 13 at a fundraising dinner, to aid the building fund for a new convent for the Sisters.The book offers recipes of local delights, ranging from Peranakan to Teochew [...]

Religious raise funds at carnival

“It is very inspiring and encouraging to experience the solidarity of the various Religious congregations, coming together to share their blessings with their fellow Religious,” said Daughter of St Paul Sr Jocelyn Kwek. She was referring to the Church of St Ignatius Carnival on July 31. Various Religious gathered to man food and game stalls [...]

‘Solidarity’ fair to help nuns find new homes

Religious congregations in Singapore are joining hands to raise funds for two of their communities in need of a new home.They will be selling food and drinks at a carnival on July 31 to raise money for the Daughters of St Paul and Cenacle Sisters. The two congregations have to vacate their current premises at [...]

CHARIS pledges $20k to flood victims

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS), the overseas humanitarian arm of the Church in Singapore, has pledged an initial $20,000 in grant aid to Caritas Sri Lanka in response to the recent flooding disaster.The funds will be used to aid ground relief efforts – providing food, clean drinking water, hygiene kits and other [...]